Neil Gaiman, prolific creator of prose, poetry, film, journalism,
comics, song lyrics, and drama, is known as one of the world's top ten
living post-modern writers. He is also patron of the Open Rights Group
(ORG). On October 24th at the first public appearance of his Graveyard Book UK
tour, he invites fans and ORG supporters to discuss piracy from the
perspective of a creator, what it means to be one of the tribe of
readers, and why most people discover their favourite authors for
Entry to this special event is free to new supporters of ORG who join
between now and the event. Existing ORG supporters will be charged a
discount rate of £5 and the general public will be asked for the full
price of £10.
Attendees will receive an A3 poster celebrating the publication of
Neil's latest work, The Graveyard Book, and a chance to win a signed
copy of the book.
In 2014, IKEA, the Swedish-based global furniture company, sent a cease-and-desist letter to a blogger by the name of Jules Yap. Yap ran the extremely popular website IKEAhackers.net, which helped people “hack” IKEA furniture into new, creative, and unexpected designs. The site was already almost a decade old when IKEA’s lawyers demanded that Yap hand over the URL. What follows is a case study from Superfandom: How Our Obsessions are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are.
CSIR-Tech is the commercial arm of the Indian government’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research; after spending ₹50 crore (about USD7.6M) pursuing more than 13,000 “bio-data patents” (patents of no real value save burnishing the credentials of the scientists whose names appear on them), they have run out of money and shut down.
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What could be more fun than a slingshot that shoots tiny airplanes? A slingshot that shoots tiny glowing airplanes of course! These toy planes are outfitted with ultra-bright LEDs, so you can fly all night without losing them in the trees.Whether you are a regular-sized child, or an overgrown adult one, these light-up flyers offer […]
You know the drill. You go to the dentist and they ask you how often you floss. You lie through your teeth and say, “every day!” (Bonus points if you have some cilantro or chives stuck in your gums from lunch). You don’t want to keep up the charade any longer, but rubbing that tiny strand […]
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has done outstanding work packing a fully capable desktop computer into a package the size of a deck cards—especially one that only costs $35. But if you already have a working laptop, why should you care? Oh, how much you have to learn. Besides operating well as a compact digital media hub, […]