• I have been writing about the amazing paper art by Jen Stark a couple of times. Jen Stark is now in a 2-person show (together with Diem Chau) at the OKOK Gallery in Seattle. Among here paper art is also a couple of felt-tip pen drawings which I have paste
  • Village Voice interviews porn producer Dez, who says he got bored of making gonzo porn and applied his talents toward making porn based on World of Warcraft. He calls the Web-based video series Whorelore: Swords, Sorcery, and Sex.
  • Letzte Woche war Cory Doctorow für einen Tag in Berlin, um seinen neuen Science-Fiction-Roman “Upload” vorzustellen. Ich hab die seltene Chance genutzt, um ein Interview für NetzpolitikTV mit ihm zu machen. Darin geht es auch um seinen Roman, der un
  • My second novel Eastern Standard Tribe has been published in German by Heyne, under the title Upload. As with the German edition of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (published as Download), they’ve released the German text under a Creative Commons
  • Science Fiction-Fans aufgepasst: einmal mehr ist einer der SF-Romane vom Boingboing-Autor Cory Doctorow ins Deutsch übersetzt worden. Das Spannende: Doctorow hat das Buch bereits unter Creative Commons-Lizenz veröffentlicht, sein deutscher Verlag Heyne
  • Larry Niven’s Free Fall isn’t based on any of Niven’s existing works. Desiring more involvement than simply handing over his books as source material, Niven is working with Alchemic to create an entirely new fiction for the game, which will center around
  • Bei einigen der “Designerleuchten” gibt es konkrete Bauanleitungen, andere sind eher als Inspiration gedacht.
  • The serious power and glam passions of Marissa Mayer, the gorgeously geeky Googler who’s generating a new kind of Silicon Valley notoriety.
  • [..] it only works when merchants target the proper audience and provide decent discovery tools to dig into the deep back catalog; teenage music lovers are unlikely to buy into the obscure portions of The Kinks’ repertoire without guidance, but 50-year-ol
  • The ever compelling Alex Steffen over at WorldChanging is talking about Infrastructure a lot lately. A lot of the US and much of the world is built on an infrastructure of highways, electric grids and waterways, which are struggling to keep up with popula
  • Das Pentagon warnt wieder vor dem Cyberkrieg. “Der Cyberkrieg ist bereits hier”, sagte am Montag Vizeverteidigungsminister Gordon England, “das ist eines unserer größten Probleme”. England verglich die gegenwärtige Situation mit der Zeit, als die “Mens
  • Snapshot from a computer simulation of the formation of large-scale structures in the Universe, showing a patch of 100 million light-years and the resulting coherent motions of galaxies flowing towards the highest mass concentration in the centre. The sna
  • Am letzten Wochenende fand die sechste Auflage der art Karlsruhe, der internationalen Messe für Moderne Kunst, in den weitläufigen Arealen der Neuen Messe statt. Das ist, wenn man den Feuilletons der Republik glauben darf, schon eine durchaus erstaunlic
  • Recently, quantum computing has been heralded as the new cool kid on the block. The point of quantum computing is that, during a calculation, the bits (called qubits) that are being manipulated are never in a definite one or zero state. Instead, they can
  • A NASA spacecraft in orbit around Mars has taken the first ever image of active avalanches near the Red Planet’s north pole.