Archive for January 31st, 2007

Posters for Cory’s visit are available here.

2/22 at 2pm Cory Doctorow will be here visiting at Duke and dropping by UNC:

Who: Cory Doctorow

Quick on Cory: Boingboing editor, EFF, SciFi Writer, Disney-obsessed Copyfighter, Fulbright Chair at Annenberg UCSD

When: 2 pm Thursday February 22nd (aka 2/22 at 2)

Where: Freedom Forum Conference Center
3rd Floor, Carroll Hall

NOW in Wilson Library


UNC-Chapel Hill

Cory’s previous trip to UNC on Video

Sponsors: ibiblio.org, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Free Culture Carolina, School of Information and Library Science

More about Cory:

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.

Cory will also be speaking at Duke that evening at 5 pm as part of the Provost Lecture Series.

Another nice version of the UNC announcement of Cory’s visit from the School of Information and Library Science.

Cory Doctorow

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North Carolina’s best BBQ makes the LA Times. We await the streams of Hollywood visitors coming to taste the Nanner Puddin’.

Barbecue done in rare form. 

Selected snippet:

Allen tastes every batch of barbecue that comes off his chopping block. He seeks that biting, smoky flavor he says only a properly maintained hickory fire can impart over many hours of cooking.

“I think about barbecue like some people think about wine,” he said. “The good stuff? You know it when you taste it.”

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