Beloved nerd troubadours The Doubleclicks, fresh off their successful, oversubscribed, $80,000 Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a new album, offer some incredibly sensible advice on making a go of it with crowdfunded support for your art. Read the rest
The ongoing revelations about UK domestic spying on political activists, continued in some case for decades, and which included an incident in which an undercover police officer fathered a child with the woman he was spying on, illustrate an important point: once you decide someone is suspicious enough to follow around, there's no evidence that you can gather to dispel that suspicion. Read the rest
Tim writes, "I made a giant wearable low-polygon Kim Jong Un head for Halloween, and you should too!" Read the rest
Democratic party partisans like Sean Wilentz, George Packer and Michael Kinsley spent the Bush years condemning the tactics they now defend under Obama -- apart from sheer intellectual dishonesty, how can this be explained? Read the rest
Thanks to the generous Kickstarter funding of Boing Boing readers and others, the delightful Baman and Piderman cartoon is back for another season!
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Jane Mai is an artist specializing in food, eye patches, and bugs. Her work stands at the intersection of cute and disturbing.
You can pick up her autobiographical comic Sunday in the Park with Boys on Amazon, and she's on Twitter @janemai_.
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Micah Lee, the former EFF staffer whom Edward Snowden reached out to in order to establish secure connections to Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, shares the methodology he and Snowden employed to stay secure and secret in the face of overwhelming risk and scrutiny. Read the rest
Todd Bryant demonstrates this interesting three-channel video sculpture at Tisch ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program). He explains it's made entirely from reused and recycled parts and uses a low-energy consumption form of projection.
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This decades-old club maintains one of the finest science fiction libraries in the world, have a host of deeply, awesomely nerdy traditions, and are still going strong after influencing the lives of countless happy mutants.
The season finale of "Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories" airs this Thursday night on Adult Swim, at 12:15am. Duke Aber made these amazing unique posters for each episode. Read the rest
"Gipson, 37 ... was wearing a red and white Hello Kitty costume, minus the doll’s mammoth head" Read the rest
Two dramatic videos that capture the unfortunate explosion of the Orbital Sciences Antares rocket: one from a plane at 3,000 feet, and the other from the press area near the launchpad.
In celebration of William Gibson's newest work, here's Leigh Alexander taking a crack at the 1988 Interplay adaptation of Neuromancer. Read the rest
Shoshana B Roberts spent 10 hours walking the streets of New York with a hidden camera crew, documenting over 100 catcalls (plus countless less-visible forms of harassment), as part of a campaign from Hollaback, who work to fight street harassment of women. Read the rest
After a leak caused the duo to release the free album early, Killer Mike and El-P have basked in the accolades owed to rap's top tag team for two summers. America waits with baited breath for Meow the Jewels, the joke turned flesh of an entire album mixed with cat sounds. Read the rest