About Me

Crowdsourcing: A Definition

  • I like to use two definitions for crowdsourcing:

    The White Paper Version: Crowdsourcing is the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call.

    The Soundbyte Version: The application of Open Source principles to fields outside of software.

The Rise of Crowdsourcing

  • Read the original article about crowdsourcing, published in the June, 2006 issue of Wired Magazine.
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April 02, 2007



Congrats to Shaz and Russell for such an interesting interview. This article shows how creative arts and crowdsourcing can have synergy and positive outcomes. Good to see another side of the crowdsourcing model, ie, from the supply side.


Awesome interview.. I'm really glad to know more about Russel, an illustrator really talented and that I truly like and respect!!! Awesome work! Thank you to Shaz for the interview and to Russel for sharing a part of his creative life with us!



Hey Luke & Salut Lise!
Thanks for the visits and feedback.

Danish Khan

great interview, I love your work its inspiring as well as your talk.

Daren C. Brabham

I thought Lise Gagne = Shazz Mack? No?


Hey Daren,
Nope! :D
Lise Gagne = Lise Gagne (photographer, designer, top crowdsourcer)
Shazz Mack = Shazz Mack (teacher, writer, consultant)

Here's my Q&A with Lise:

Daren C. Brabham

Holy crap. How did I miss that? I swear every time I've re-read that interview I thought Mack was Gagne's "nom de plume."

Well, I'm glad there's two of you then. The more the merrier.


Inspiring interview! Thank you both.


Alright Shazz, your questions promoted some great responses from Russell! I really like your Brush Painted Red Background Russell. The Statcom project must have been enormous, great flow through the various stations. Has the demand for your interactive work increased and is there any noticeable connect to the changing status/perception of the customer as participant rather than audience from a PR point of view? Alan.


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ew, I'm creepy.


Thanks for your Pos' comments everyone :)

Hi Alan, Interactive is starting to pick up, I've decided I just want to stick with Illustrating components though and not get sucked into Flash/Animation side of things. There are so many experienced guys out there already I'd rather aid them rather than compete.
I think that is why Statcom worked so well. I stuck to my knitting


PS. The short answer to your long question is, :)


Great interview :)


wooo hoooooo... very nice read...
Thanks Shazz and Rusty



Hey Che, thanks for the visit.
Congrats on the new site launch.


Great interview. I always enjoy seeing Russell's work.

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