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Going dark against SOPA.

On January 18th, many sites across the internet will be going dark for 12 hours to protest SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, and PIPA, the Protect IP Act. This site will be taking part as well.

On that day, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will be holding a hearing to examine the impact of DNS and search engine blocking on the Internet community and related industry. The Senate will be voting on PIPA on January 24th. See for more information on these bills and how to get involved.

If you’ve got a WordPress blog and want to join in, I recommend installing the SOPA Blackout plugin. It’s dead simple to set up, replaces your content for the day, and spits out a 503 so that search engines don’t freak out.

Both SOPA and PIPA undermine the core structure of the Internet, and pave the way for even more nefarious uses of censorship in the future. Contact your representative, and help us defeat these bills!

Update: SOPA has been shelved! Unfortunately, PIPA is still moving forward, so we’re not quite there yet.

The TransAtlantic Telectroscope

This is the Telectroscope, an art installation designed by Paul St George and produced by Artichoke, the same folks responsible for the absolutely amazing Little Girl Giant a couple years back. We were (obviously) at the Brooklyn end; the connecting end was set up in London, giving visitors at each location the opportunity to view and wave hello to the other side.

The Telectroscope installation ran from May 22 to June 15, 2008.

Home again.

Wow, gone for one week and Itagaki left and is suing Tecmo, LucasArts canned half of its dev team, and somebody played Pac-Man with a Roomba. At least I was home in time for the Apple keynote.

I’ve got something like 3700 RSS feed items to scan through and a ton of email to catch up on, but fresh content will return within the next couple days. Two interviews and an article or two on deck, along with the regular bits of this and that. For now, here’s a zombie apocalypse reinterpretation of our wedding photo. I love my friends.

Also, There Will Be Blood = good movie. Thankfully I’d completely missed out on the whole “I drink your milkshake!” phenomenon beforehand.