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My latest Medium column is "Against the great forces of history," What Ada Palmer’s University of Chicago Papal election LARP can teach us about our own future
My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.
* Reconciling Social Media & Democracy, Tech Policy Press
* Internet Archive:
* This Week in Google
* From Wayback to Way Forward: The Internet Archive turns 25, Oct 21
* Lessons from the First Internet Ages (Knight Foundation), Nov 2-3
* Keynote for SeaGL 2021, Nov 5-6
My book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies (proposing a way to deal with both) is now out in paperback:
My latest book is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books, now in paperback, wherever books are sold.
Signed copies at @darkdel:
One-month, $30 audiobook bundle with all three Little Brother books:
#10yrsago Copyright policy in the UK: an evidence-free zone https://www.openrightsgroup.org/publications/cant-look-now-finding-film-online/
#5yrsago At long last, America’s racist, deranged tough-on-crime prosecutors are losing elections https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2828803
#1yrago Tom Lehrer in the public domain https://pluralistic.net/2020/10/21/each-drop-of-strych-a-nine/#poisoning-pigeons
#1yrago Trustbusting is stimulus https://pluralistic.net/2020/10/21/each-drop-of-strych-a-nine/#break-em-up
#10yrsago Clockwork Fagin on Escape Pod https://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/9/8/5/9856f0a69bce6f51/EP315_ClockworkFagin.mp3
#10yrago Scenes From a Multiverse: wicked webcomic mixes science, net.humor, high weirdness https://memex.craphound.com/2011/10/21/scenes-from-a-multiverse-wicked-webcomic-mixes-science-net-humor-high-weirdness/
#10yrsago Red Light Properties: spooky and bawdy serial webcomic about realtors who specialize in haunted houses https://memex.craphound.com/2011/10/21/red-light-properties-spooky-and-bawdy-serial-webcomic-about-realtors-who-specialize-in-haunted-houses/
The paperback for Attack Surface - a standalone Little Brother book for adults - is out!
One-month only audiobook sale with Little Brother and Homeland:
@pluralistic A good and newbie-friendly post about this lawsuit from a lawyer specialized in the area: https://writing.kemitchell.com/2021/10/20/SFC-v-Vizio-Complaint.html
How glad am I that this is more American madness. My children are right at the stage where they’re on the road fairly often with fledgling understanding of road safety.
An (unavoidably horrific) accident waiting to happen, with these human plows.
As a member of the new Digital Services Act Human Rights Alliance, we are calling on the @Europarl_EN to set a positive example through the #DSA — protect fundamental rights and lay the foundations for global human rights-centric lawmaking. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/10/new-global-alliance-calls-european-parliament-make-digital-services-act-model-set
The published paper is paywalled, but the authors have posted an open access preprint: