I am thinking to use a bit of the money you're sending us to make some
sample videos. They would help us engage online communities, show them
a sample of what we're hoping for with the contest, provide reusable
material in the Public Domain, and help us think through the
practicalities of the Mornflake contest.
Some videos that we could easily make (if they agree):
* Nafsi Afrika Acrobats keep their box of Mornflake cereal up high in a
safe place. They build a human pyramid to retrieve the box and put the
box back when they are done.
* Samwel Kongere and the women he works with in Rusinga Island explain
their situation, their cereal business and how a healthy breakfast is a
difference that keeps them from migrating to the city from the countryside.
* Douglas Green (visiting in Texas) is a professional photographer who
does artistic / ethnographic work, he's interested to think up something.
* Marcin Jakubowski of Factor E Farm in Missouri (if interested) could
show an elaborate chain of open source technologies and beliefs that
show why he would be a good supplier (and/or competitor) to Mornflake.
* Ana Ilic and Zdenka Mrkailo could present Public Domain Fashion for
We would need to think of a way to distinguish the videos as qualifying
for the Mornflake contest.
* It could simply be the inclusion, spoken or written, anywhere in the
video, of the word "Mornflake" and "This video is in the Public Domain".
* Additionally, there could be a version of the logo that says "We
support Mornflake" or "Mornflake supporter".
Another theme to develop is that Mornflake is the cereal for "remix"
(because their oats are copyright free).
What do you think?
Also, it would be good if we could have images that we could print out
to make our own Mornflake boxes, given that we don't have Mornflake.