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Content Dictates Form: An interview with Mitch Weiss

In Content Dictates Form, Mitch Weiss’ recently concluded photography show at the Piano Factory Gallery, I was most taken with the occasional mix of natural elements, or naturalistic gestures, and artificiality bordering on the surreal. The above image –Monet the Mollusk– is a prime example. The yellow and black snail and the mossy branch are […]

Weaponizing Copyright Law

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly ran this op-ed of mine on December 13, 2011, one week before the Mehanna trial concluded in US District Court in Boston.

Somewhat mysteriously, the piece has managed to cross MLW’s paywall event horizon…

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Cainian Opinionoids

Nein, Nein, Nein—The Cain campaign’s slogan is a beautiful exercise in self-deconstruction.

Comparative Timelines from Morehouse—In the immediate wake of WWII, MLK graduated from Morehouse in 1948 and then left Atlanta for Chester, PA, where he enrolled in seminary school at Crozer. He was assassinated in 1968.

With the maximally intense moments of the Vietnam War –and, […]

Science Fiction, Politics &MLK

Appearing as a beautiful butterfly spliced with a majestic lioness, Nichelle Nichols dramatically recounts MLK’s demand (repeated three times) that she not quit Star Trek during its inaugural season. Apparently the Kings allowed their kids to watch no prime-time TV outside of Star Trek, because of its relatively positive depiction of a Black character (from […]

Google’s International Web-Based Science Fair Begins 01.11.11

“Get me Jack Bauer!” in Pashto, anyone?

Requiescat In Pace, Harvey Pekar

“Seems like everyone is trying to get out of Cleveland, one way or another”–Dave Dee.

1939-2010

The Ripley Solution: Going Frakkin’ Nuclear in the Gulf?

Having grown up a short drive from the beautiful beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast, I am desperate for an effective and sensible close to the Deepwater Horizon fiasco. The situation is horrendous: ecologically, psychically, politically, economically and technologically. But is it time to get Ripley on the Deep Ho?—

The Only Way to Be Sure???

Nearly three […]

Accelerator Envy Syndrome

Is it possible that the folks at Fermi’s Tevatron and Brookhaven’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) are feeling anxious now that CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the heavyweight champion of the subatomic world?

Fermi’s DZero collaboration —a small army of researchers from 80+ institutions— has proposed a possible explanation for the preponderance of matter over anti-matter […]

Northeastern Nano Regulation Conference

It’s unlikely that we’ll spend much time discussing the deleterious potential applications of productive nanoscale machinery at next week’s Global Regulation of Nanotechnologies Conference, May 7-8. Those days are behind us; for now, at least.

This gathering, hosted by Northeastern University’s School of Law –disclosure: I will officially join NUSL’s law faculty this summer– promises a […]