Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and a contributor to Wired, Popular Science, Make, the New York Times, and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. He was formerly Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. In that capacity, he worked to balance international treaties, polices and standards on copyright and related rights, advocating in the halls of governments, the United Nations, standards bodies, corporations, universities and non-profit. Presently, he serves as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. His novels are published by Tor Books and simultaneously released on the Internet under Creative Commons licenses that encourage their re-use and sharing, a move that increases his sales by enlisting his readers to help promote his work. He has won the Locus and Sunburst Awards, and been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards. He co-founded the open source peer-to-peer software company OpenCola, sold to OpenText, Inc in 2003, and presently serves on the boards and advisory boards of the Participatory Culture Foundation, the MetaBrainz Foundation, Technorati, Inc, Stikkit, Annenberg Center for the Study of Online Communities, SiteShuffle, and Onion Networks, Inc. His latest novel is Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town.
Academic talk title of the week — Are you a man or a mollusk?:
We are pleased to announce a talk sponsored by the Department of English: William Stott will give a talk titled “Of Bivalves and Men: The Eastern Oyster as Fact and Symbol,” tomorrow (Wed., Jan. 31) at 1:00 pm in Donovan Lounge in Greenlaw Hall. Dr. Stott will discuss his research on the Carolina coast.
On the panel will be: Quinton Baker: Leader in the 1963-64 sit-ins; one of the protagonists of John Ehle’s book “The Free Men” Karen Parker: Activist in the 1963-64 sit-ins; first black female to earn her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill Braxton Foushee: Activist in the sit-ins; graduate of Lincoln High School; later became a member of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen and the School Board Erika Stallings: Current UNC-Chapel Hill student; active in Campus Y, Black Student Movement, and Student Government
Philip Lopez is known to his friends as Tom. He’s an artist whose work is at once a reduction of three dimensions into two and a master of working textures in to his paintings by layers of overpainting and removal by a variety of means. Think of that you see out of the corner of your eye as you drive by a building then flattened and abstracted
We bought Little Crook which I learned was inspired by Tom aka Philip’s chicken house. That seems appropriate since I’ve started some of my better poems recently in a small building in a chickenyard out on Peter Kramer and Susan Gladen’s farm.
Substantial abstract and semi-abstract paintings on wood panels display richly colored, highly worked surfaces, layered, squeegeed or abraded by sanding, then divided into compositional compartments by roughly gouged lines. Painted areas are sometimes contrasted with areas cut from metal plates, nailed into the panel. Ovoid forms reminiscent of eggs or pods, and even a vaguely floral motif find their way into the geometry of this intriguing body of work.
It began with a trip to Raleigh to the Museum of Natural Sciences for Astronomy Day where Tucker and I took in the very cool Elumenati Dome, stumped the “Stump the Scientist” with a question about the size of the Radiosphere, asked “If the Sun were to be suddenly removed, how long would it be before the lack of solar gravity would be noticed on earth?” (and got no real answer — my own guess about 8 and 1/3 minutes, the time it takes for light from the sun to reach earth) and generally enjoyed visiting the exhibits.
social Networking: five sites You Need to Know
(Fred Stutzman, Unit Structures, June 14, 2006)
This blog entry gives an overview of five lesser known social networking sites and describes three emerging trends related to the use of such sites.
Quinton Baker: Leader in the 1963-64 sit-ins; one of the protagonists of John Ehle’s book “The Free Men” Karen Parker: Activist in the 1963-64 sit-ins; first black female to earn her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill Braxton Foushee: Activist in the sit-ins; graduate of Lincoln High School; later became a member of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen and the School Board Erika Stallings: Current UNC-Chapel Hill student; active in Campus Y, Black Student Movement, and Student Government
As much as 50 per cent of the world’s pirated movies come from Canada, prompting the film industry to threaten to delay the release of new titles in this country.
According to an investigation by Twentieth Century Fox, most of the illegal recording, or “camcording,” is taking place in Montreal movie houses, taking advantage of bilingual releases and lax copyright laws.
Hello again. We wanted to contact you one more time to extend our heartfelt thanks to you for attending the 2007 North Carolina Science Blogging Conference. Bora, Brian, Paul and I were delighted to meet you and greet you last weekend, and we truly appreciate your participation in the event.
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