many web cameras in the world that bring the world into my room.so
we can see the world in my room. But who do these image belong
to? In real world, we can take a photograph or draw a sketch
of scenery in the world and use these created images and works
for any purpose. Can I use the images I found through web cameras
as creative material? Who has copyrights on these?
The Internet has had ability to make all of us information senders.
Actually, even I can send images from our laboratory by a web
camera. In the next step of the Internet development, the Internet
should have ability to make us creators of something, I believe.
For that purpose, more web information, such as images of web
cameras and documents should be open contents and many type
of creative tools we can use should increase. Furthermore, hints
about image creation and know-how to use such tools must be
Through Webcam Art, I ask the web camera owners about copyrights
of these images and I show the works created from web cameras
by SIC as a new image creation tool. SIC is a creative tool
that fits open contents culture, because the image created in
SIC has a history of process added to the image. Everyone can
get the history, modify the processing information and apply
it to their own images. We can share the hints and know-how
about creation of new image expression through history information.
Other examples of Webcam Art and its history as processing information
are shown below. Figure 1 is the work created from a web camera
of the Hudson Liver and Figure 2 is a Japanese girl portrait.
I confirmed copyrights of their images of web camera when I
ask them to send the comments about my works.