Timothy from Creative Commons writes, "In the US beginning Jan 1, 2019–after a devastating 20 year drought brought on by the infamous 1998 'Mickey Mouse Protection Act.' Creators, commons advocates, librarians, legal activists and others are celebrating in San Francisco at the Internet Archive on January 25, 2019 to mark the 'Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain.' There will be keynotes (including from Cory Doctorow and Larry Lessig), panels with legal experts like Pam Samuelson and EFF, and lightning talks to showcase the important, weird, and wonderful public domain."
If you're at all involved in the maker community, or watch a lot of DIY videos on YouTube, or saw the recent Making Fun show on Netflix (or NBC's Making It), you're likely familiar with Jimmy DiResta. This ridiculously talented jack-of-all-trades, video content creator, and undeniable force of nature has achieved almost guru-like status among… READ THE REST
As the name suggests, Deep Dive goes deep. I recently got the opportunity to play this cool new game with its creators, Aïcha Doucouré, Laura Turiano, and Richie Rhombus, who developed it during the height of the pandemic. When it was my turn, I played a "wild card" that instructed each of us to share a project… READ THE REST
I have been obsessed with the "Opossum Lady" for years — she's been posting videos on her YouTube channel for over a decade — and am always delighted when one of her videos pops up in my feed. I decided to find out a little bit about her to share with you, in case you've… READ THE REST
Sometimes, the holidays sneak up on us. You have to buy someone a present, but you don't know what to get them — and of course, there's the fear it won't show up on time to be under the tree Christmas morning. That's why our Last Chance sale is an excellent opportunity. It provides great… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's nothing more nerve-wracking than wondering if the holiday gifts you ordered will arrive on time. Unfortunately, on-time delivery is hardly promised this season, except during our Last Chance Shipping Sale.… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It's time for some holiday shopping, and if you're not doing it online, you'll be, well, in line. Since there aren't many folks who find hanging out at big box stores… READ THE REST