Daily Archives: September 8, 2008

Rowling wins lawsuit against Web site operator

Rowling wins lawsuit against Web site operator – NYTimes.com
A judge says ”Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has won her claim that a fan violated her copyright with his plans to publish a Potter encyclopedia.

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I’m So Totally, Digitally Close to You

Social scientists have a name for this sort of incessant online contact. They call it “ambient awareness.” It is, they say, very much like being physically near someone and picking up on his mood through the little things he does — body language, sighs, stray comments — out of the corner of your eye.

I found this piece by Clive Thompson in the New York Times quite interesting, especially for newer applications like Twitter. I’m So Totally, Digitally Close to You – Clive Thompson – NYTimes.com

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What Do You Like?

Interesting-sounding exhibit and book in the U.K. comprising of “public” figures (I think that means “celebrities”) were asked to make an illustration giving a sense of themselves.  “What Are You Like?: Self-Revealing Artworks From People in the Public Eye” opens tomorrow.  I learned about it from this very interesting piece that weighs in on the whole art of illustration in addition to the exhibit: Who do you think they are: Public figures put their personalities on paper.

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