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Seattle library hides 1,000 books around town for young people to find - Boing Boing
"The Seattle Public Library system's annual Summer Reading Program is called Century 22: Read the Future, and is tied in with the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair. Young people are encouraged to scour the city's landmarks for 1,000 books hidden throughout town, and then to re-hide them for other kids to find. Among the books in this summer's program is my own YA novel Little Brother, which is a source of utter delight for me."
libraries  seattle  books  seattlepubliclibrary  cascadia  2012  readthefuture  littlebrother  corydoctorow  play  games  reading  summerreading 
may 2012 by robertogreco
"I am adapting and directing Cory Doctorow’s novel Little Brother for Custom Made Theatre Company, opening January 2012 in San Francisco. I’ll be blogging about the process here. Blog posts will include insights into the process of adapting the novel for the stage, changes that our production will make (spoilers!), and the process of staging the play. Single tickets aren’t on sale yet, but you can purchase a subscription to Custom Made’s full 2011-12 Season on their website. Want to get involved? Check back soon for information about auditions, design positions, and how you can support the production."
littlebrother  sanfrancisco  theater  custommade  2012  books  adaptation  corydoctorow  blogs 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Cory Doctorow: willing science fiction into fact | Books |
""I'm a presentist," he says, smiling broadly as he leans back in his chair. "All science fiction writers, whether they admit it or not, are writing metaphorically about the present. To extrapolate the future is really to comment on the now." ... "The job of a science fiction writer, historically, has been to understand how technology and social factors interact," he says, "how technology is changing society. An activist's job is to try to direct that change."
corydoctorow  sciencefiction  scifi  activism  littlebrother  privacy  howwework  identity  futurism  fiction  security  technology  future 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Watching Back: a list for kids who care about technology and freedom - Boing Boing
"Smári McCarthy, a high-school teacher in Iceland, has been teaching a course unit on civil liberties and technological literacy based around my novel Little Brother. He's launched a new Google Group for the kids in his class (and other classes around the world) to continue the discussion"
teaching  littlebrother  tcsnmy  civilliberties 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Children's Books - Book Review - 'Little Brother,' by Cory Doctorow - Review -
"It's a stirring call to arms when Doctorow writes: "Even if you only write code for one day, one afternoon, you have to do it. Computers can control you or they can lighten your work — if you want to be in charge of your machines, you have to learn to write code." The framers of the American Constitution were in a sense a bunch of political science nerds too, pulling all-nighters to hack together the code for a government without tyranny. "Little Brother" argues that unless you're passably technically literate, you're not fully in command of those constitutionally guaranteed freedoms — that in fact it’s your patriotic duty as an American to be a little more nerdy. "
corydoctorow  littlebrother  reviews  books  tcsnmy 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Photo-emulsion Screen Printing
"This Instructable covers the standard photo-emulsion screen printing process, which is great for printing text or images with fine detail...and at the end, you have your own personally-designed entirely unique prints on fabric, clothing, paper, or whatever else you can get under your screen." video here:
make  screenprinting  littlebrother  tutorials  howto  tshirtsclassideas  glvo  printing  instructables 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Hypertext - The wide world of the web | Chicago Tribune | Blog
"We have the capacity to surveil and control adolescents ion a way we’ve never done before. We chase them indoors and then we tell them that all the virtual places they might gather, we need to surveil them because of the ever-present threat of pedophiles and because of the ever-present need to market to them. We've really hemmed in adolescence in a way we never have before."
corydoctorow  littlebrother  surveillance  privacy  children  adolescence  youth  freedom  childhood  society  parenting  interviews  books  opensource  security  boingboing  sciencefiction  design  obsolescence  apple  technology  creativecommons  blogging  writing  copyright  piracy  law  generations  optimism  rss  rfid  making  hacking  diy  internet 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Locus Online Features: Cory Doctorow: Nature's Daredevils: Writing for Young Audiences
"the frightened and easily offended are doing a better job than they ever have of collapsing the horizons of young people...Literature may be the last escape available to young people today. It's an honor to be writing for them. "
corydoctorow  littlebrother  society  children  youth  teens  books  writing  subversion  control 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Adopting (and Defending) Little Brother
"I don't know of another book which provides so much detailed information on how to transform its alternative visions into realities. And as such, this may be the most subversive book aimed at young readers in the past decade. I fear that in the current p
politics  privacy  corydoctorow  henryjenkins  subversion  books  littlebrother  policy  technology  security 
july 2008 by robertogreco [making the OS from Cory Doctorow's Little Brother a reality]
"When those words were written, ParanoidLinux was just a fiction. It is our goal to make this a reality. The project officially started on May 14th, and has been growing ever since. We welcome your ideas, contributions, designs, or code. You can find us o
linux  privacy  security  opensource  littlebrother  paranoia  activism  corydoctorow  hacking  hacks  software  development  arg 
june 2008 by robertogreco

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