My former EFF colleague Kevin Bankston writes, "For Boing Boing readers in the Washington DC area, here's a great event: this coming Tuesday, science fiction writer (and Cory's occasional collaborator) Charlie Stross will be doing a happy hour interview at think tank New America. He'll be talking about cross-pollination between science fiction and real tech and policy with Kevin Bankston, who runs New America's tech policy shop the Open Technology Institute."
"Someone clearly took great care to make sure it did not break," writes in Boing Boing reader Chelsea. "It was delicious." READ THE REST
Every once in a while it's a good idea to remind yourself that this otherworldly human existed. Image: Screengrab READ THE REST
Concetta Antico is the world's most famous tetrachromat, meaning she has four types of color receptors (cone cells) in her eyes. Most of us have three types. As a result of this mutation, Antico can see around 100 million colors, 100 times more than other people. Antico is an artist and she says that her… READ THE REST
From picking out the right decor to making sure your home is spotless, hosting your friends and family over can get pretty stressful. But if you really want to make an impression on your party guests, the key is providing them with an experience they can remember — and that isn't going to happen with run-of-the-mill… READ THE REST
A beautiful light can really tie together a room or even a car for that matter. And while there are some really not-so-subtle ones that can drum up conversation, you're much better off having a more subdued-looking light that lets its color do the speaking. Unfortunately, there's no shortage of tacky and attention-grabbing pieces of furniture out there,… READ THE REST
Whether it's winter or summer, there is something so inviting about a fire. It's a great way to create intimate lighting, adds to the coziness of an atmosphere, and enhances the aesthetics of any situation. We haven't even gotten to the s'mores benefits of fires yet! But the reality is that fires can be frustrating… READ THE REST