The Stormformer – Forming Storms
A creative project of Mark Dollin.
What am I up to? There is no set plan or campaign here – just a space where a yet-to-be-fully-formed creative thread can be explored and shared. This website is an attempt to reclaim content control from external, commercial and corporate social media websites, where works are often completely lost in low-vibrational-noise, and ill-presented in generic structures. As far as it can be, this is a statement of creative independent sovereignty.
There is quite a complex creative history leading up to this point, which won’t be laboured here. Nevertheless, those with curiosity can explore a journeyman legacy here; as well as ongoing collaboration with double hElyxir.
I am currently locally active in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; after many twists and turns in the New England and Mid North Coast regions of New South Wales.
Yes. There will be music. A lot of it. When it’s ready…
More will be added here when the time is right… For now there’s this.
Hosting is provided by an allegedly ‘green’ provider. The website core is WordPress, however a number of providers of third party software have been used (including Headway) – at this time I cannot vouch for their integrity one way or another. The above is no endorsement, simply a transparency indication and an example of the compromises that are made in order to independently make a website without technical expertise.
HTTPS will be added later, particularly if a user and/or commerce system is set up. Please feel free to comment on posts – however be aware that your comment will be public on the web. Malicious or spamming comments will be moderated. The current anti-spam system is run by the Stop Spammers plugin. Also, the Contact form gathers your email address strictly for purpose of us having a conversation – at the moment, for what it is worth, all that can be provided as reassurance that your information will not be used for malicious or spamming intentions, is my word.
All content on this website, unless otherwise specified, is covered by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike license for Stormformer Productions, 2017.
In other words, if you’d like to use or remix something I’ve created for a non-commercial purpose: go ahead and do so, as long as you let me know about it and give credit to my work. Also, please share the work far and wide – the main motivation for doing the work in the first place is to have a cultural impact. Let’s form storms.
A number of images have been used to compliment content. As best I’ve could I’ve tried to use images that are already widely available on the internet, and provided attribution where possible. If you notice an un-attributed image or an image I have used inappropriately (e.g. it is your copyrighted image), please get in touch via the Contact form so things can be put right.
The theme design uses a modified photo, taken by Paul D Moulton. The image is © and used under license.