I’m presenting next week at a conference AND giving a lecture to undergrad students about the same topic – Digital Fiction. A bit of synchronocity for a change between teaching, research and conferencing with the profession. I wish that would happen more often! I’ve taken a shot from one of my favourite examples of digital fiction for young people as my cover slide – the story of Inanimate Alice. I will be able to show a chapter of the story to the students but the conference venue has … well, let’s just say I had to actually write and request internet access with my reason for request so they could assess the need. *coughs*
I’m beginning to worry more and more about copyright with my powerpoint slides though. Until now I have figured that if I am using images for educational purposes in a conference presentation or a lecture it should not raise any objections, and nor will the original artists / publishers be likely to ever see that I’m doing it anyway. But then if I want to share my slides on slideshare and link to a podcast so other people can see/hear, the liberal use of images probably does matter. I don’t have time to write to a hundred different people for formal permission every time I create a presentation though. So to share or not to share, that is the question!