Michelle Thorne '07

Michelle Thorne '07 works for Creative Commons as International Project Manager, coordinating over seventy jurisdictions worldwide to localize Creative Commons tools and promote legal sharing. Her involvement in Creative Commons stemmed from her CST senior thesis on copyright, originality, and authorship. She organized the Free Culture Research Conference, an event dedicated to exploring the commons and hybrid economies, and co-chaired Mozilla's Drumbeat Festival on Learning, Freedom, and the Web, bringing together disruptive technologists and educators to forge the future of education. She co-founded the Awesome Foundation Berlin, a lightweight association to fund small projects. As a believer in making and doing things, she also helped "chaordinate" the DMY Maker Lab and other DIY projects in Berlin and around the world. She blogs at thornet.wordpress.com and tweets as @thornet.