Can you see me??!?!??!

It's very important to be astonished by everything.

I used to work here. Then I worked at the Internet Archive, leading the Open Library project. Now I work at Stamen as its Art Director.

I enjoy swearing and one of my favourite words is yoink.

Thanks to straup & fraying for letting me use photos they took of me: This and this.

A lot of my photos on Flickr have a Creative Commons license attached to them, so if you happen to stumble on one of those that you could make use of under that license, please go ahead! I've chosen to reserve all rights on most of the photos I've taken of family and friends in a personal or candid setting.

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    benvolut says:

    "I don't really know her well, but I am a huge fan of George and the work she did at Flickr (I worked at Yahoo and talked to her a bit while there). As Stewart said at one point, Flickr has a lot of her in it, people can thank her as much as anyone for it's success. I can't imagine Flickr without her. I wish her the best and I am sure she'll go on to do great things."

    December 16th, 2008

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    Bain McLeod says:

    "George is a bad person. She murders Kangaroos :("

    January 6th, 2010

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    dathan says:

    "I love George"

    December 12th, 2008

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    cyberfroom says:

    " brilliant and magnificent sister... where do i begin? she is very clever and pretty and has possibly the sharpest tongue in the west. she cooks like a kitchen goddess, writes like a nobel winner, has the voice of an angel, the enquiring mind of an explorer, and can chuck a tennis ball further than anyone i know. oh, she also has lovely hair. (ps. sorry Heather - she's already taken... but I can share...)"

    August 12th, 2008

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    Wiley Wiggins says:

    "George is made out of awesome. Please let me know if you come down for SXSW and need a place to stay, I have a spare room and would love to return the favor!"

    February 28th, 2008

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    mmmishu says:

    "George. She'll make you drink champagne."

    January 13th, 2007

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    !fatima says:

    "G is the sane one in this insane world. She is smart, vibrant, realistic, dedicated, kind, witty and vveeerrryyy creative. This color loving cappy has already made her mark on the world and continues to add her essence to everything she touches - the Glo style.

    You rock big time G. Thank you for being YOU."

    May 17th, 2006

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    Kris Krug says:

    "Optical delusions still themselves when you pass by in convexing pomp and sacral trance."

    April 28th, 2006

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    Brock says:

    "More people should like swearing, then Bees and I would be less pilloried by society for our foul mouths.

    George likes swearing. This makes me happy. George also tells me off on occasion (don't tell her, but I like it). When she combines the two, it maketh me all warm and squirmy inside.


    April 13th, 2006

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    heather says:

    "George is the bees knees. If I could adopt her as a sister, I would."

    January 27th, 2006

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    kmeelyon says:

    "Who is this George person and how does she get so many testimonials?"

    January 17th, 2006

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    Vanlal. says:

    "George, Georgie Parker, ...

    Whatever guise she adopts, she's the greatest!"

    January 12th, 2006

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    myla kent says:

    "George is fabulous."

    September 7th, 2005

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    eekaroo says:

    "George has a nice laugh, and she makes other people laugh, so generally there is alot of laughing."

    July 19th, 2005

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    Bongocopter says:

    "One of my (new) favorite colours is George."

    June 12th, 2005

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    jspaw says:

    "George is insanely funny, wicked smart, and brings *major* fashion sense to Ludicorp.

    She is definitely one of the top 5 coolest Australians working on Flickr right now."

    February 25th, 2005

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    Astrodoolallytap says:

    ""Imagine this sung slightly out of tune:
    George......oh George.... you are, you are..... George Oates. You like to row boats. Oh yes...yes you do...and you are rude. You know? Because YOU.... ARE.... GO GEORGE!""

    January 9th, 2005

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    sarahhatter says:

    "George makes me laugh often. That about sums things up."

    December 1st, 2004

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    underbunny says:

    " Vanilla Sky, David looks at the pictures on Sofia's fridge, smiles & says, 'I like your life'. That's how I feel, when I look at George's photos. (Sofia replies, 'Well, it's mine & you can't have it!' :)"

    July 29th, 2004

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    The Lambertinis says:

    "george. well really she's just lovely. talented too. should hear this woman sing! sings like aretha, cooks like nigella and chucks a ball like.... well someone who chucks a ball really well. boldly carving out a life in the land of lumberjacks and moose, much missed. good excuse to visit vankkie, but."

    June 18th, 2004

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    Metahari says:


    April 15th, 2004

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    andy oates says:

    "George is my SIS! I am lucky enough to have known George all my life, i even remember when she lay on my lap when she was fresh out of the womb. know what? she just gets better and better with time too. hmmmm... who the hell is georgie parker???"

    April 3rd, 2004

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    jimmydan says:

    "While the true origins of George are unknown at this time, researchers are working steadfast to enable the George all of us. So people, let's celebrate the George in all of us."

    April 1st, 2004

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    Plurp says:

    "She found them in an old film canister, one so dusty with neglect as to make her think twice about opening it, but she did, and upon opening it she found the desiccated bodies of three insects - beetles of some kind - each a different metallic color.

    That was how it began."

    March 18th, 2004

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    fboosman says:

    "What is the mysterious quality that makes George so delightful to be around? I can't say. All I know is that a day after meeting her, I felt like we had known each other for years. Is "George" Australian for "super cool geek grrl"? Could be..."

    February 16th, 2004

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    styler* says:

    "George is one devoted developer toiling from dawn to darkness. But when the monitor turn off. Say hello to Georgie Parker, wild woman extrodionare"

    March 15th, 2004

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    rvacapinta says:

    "While others might compare George to crack, I prefer to think of those A.C. Doyle stories where Sherlock Holmes is snorting coke and playing the violin while floating in some sort of aesthetic and intellectual nirvana."

    February 17th, 2004

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    Meer says:

    "The intrigue of George lies in the extreme variations present in her personality and interests. She's not crack; she's a test tube of fizzy, reacting goodness."

    February 16th, 2004

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    matt says:

    "There are two things that keep me coming back to Flickr. The first is a crippling agoraphobia, and the second is George, whose personality is more addictive than crack, and shinier than a brand new penny."

    February 12th, 2004

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    Loli says:

    "George is a fabboo person to get a pint (or pitcher) with. Seriously, look her up & ask her down to the pub, you will have a great time!"

    February 6th, 2004

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    georgie parker says:

    "George reminds me a bit of Cat Woman. Out of work hours, she turns into... well... me!"

    February 6th, 2004

George Oates
February 2004
Adelaide, South Australia
San Francisco, USA
I am:
a bit of george
glo [at]