Kia ora, I’m Sam.
I’m an animator and activist working to spread the collaborative, transparent, and ethical ideas of the Free/Libre Open Source movement into wider society – with a particular focus on the arts. In 2018/19 I worked with Creative Commons as a Mozilla Fellow, developing adaptable open source approaches to visual storytelling for activism: Drawing on the Commons.
In 2012 I lived an experimental Year of Open Source, applying the concept to every aspect of my life, from furniture, to music, to clothing. Since then I’ve helped kickstart a global network around the idea of an Open Source Circular Economy, made Free Culture videos and animations, about Open Everything, using Free Software. Since 2016 I’ve been developing a practice for co-creating and customizing open source animation, and running workshops that give non-coders an experience of open source collaboration, without using digital tools: Cut, Copy & Paste.
Get in Touch!
If you’re interested in Open Source & the arts, I’m always on the lookout for interesting collaborations!
I’m based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, but happy to travel – English, German, Spanish, and te reo Māori (NZQA L4) spoken.