Posts Tagged: Kevin Kelly

Vincent Toro: Challenging Whiteness and Refusing to Be Colonized

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Poet Vincent Toro on his debut collection, Stereo.Island.Mosaic, his writing process, and searching for identity.

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The Fair Use Posse

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The Authors Alliance officially launches on May 21st at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. The group, founded by Pam Samuelson, Cory Doctorow, Katie Hafner, Kevin Kelly and Jonathan Lethem, is aimed at digital writers and will “represent the authors who like fair use, users’ rights, and who reject censorship and surveillance,” Doctorow stated at Boing Boing. […]

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The Constitution in Pictures

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Over at Cool Tools, Kevin Kelly has posted a review of a graphic adaptation of the US Constitution. Describing the document as “a robust self-correcting legal OS,” but admits that it can be hard to understand. But he recommends the primer very highly. Although it’s the comic book version, “rather than dumbing it down, it […]

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Country Music in Kenya & Mumbai

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“Country music has fans wherever people are departing rural areas. In other words, worldwide. Turns out that the weeping tunes about better days can be understood even without understanding the lyrics. That crying slide guitar is the perfect accompaniment for the universal nostalgia that millions of migrants experience in their new urban homes. They miss the […]

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Default Settings

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After two years of near-flawless performance, my install of (gasp!) Windows Vista suddenly stopped working in myriad annoying ways, and so I spent this morning first restoring my system to factory settings and reinstalling all my stuff, and then restoring all my custom settings, while doing work on another machine. It was appropriate, then, for […]

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