On Sept. 10, we’re opening the next Challenge, on libraries. Our 12th News Challenge, it will build upon the 19 projects we funded with $3.47 million in June through the News Challenge that sought ideas to strengthen the Internet. That work, conversations such as the ones we recently had at the Aspen Institute this month and longstanding initiatives such as the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy have affirmed for us the centrality of libraries for building and maintaining an informed citizenry.We’re hoping to hear ideas for leveraging the assets that libraries have built: physical spaces open to anyone; professional staff trained in how to seek, retrieve and share information; and a legacy of aiding new readers, new entrepreneurs and new Americans. In recent years we’ve seen libraries leverage the Internet and digital approaches for education, entrepreneurship, the arts and “making.” In a digital age we see libraries—public, university, archival, virtual—as key for improving Americans’ ability to know about and to be involved with what takes place around them….
Hoping to finish the His Golden Lair scarf tomorrow. Then on to my friend’s socks and the charity knitting I hope to accomplish before the weather gets too cold. I’ve already got a pair of fingerless gloves I can give away (too big, barely worn, and a nice soft wool blend), and then probably a hat or two. Deciding between a cowl and a scarf to complete the ‘set,’ so to speak.
if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future
because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive
our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.
Juuuust now realizing I can show my piece for the Iron Giant tribute show as well! Judging from this and my Bioshock piece, I’m really into trompe l’oeil and obscure references right now.
The Iron Giant is still one of my favourite animated films, and Dean is still one of my favourite animated hotties. Mmmm boy.
Fuuuuck. I have to work the weekend TF Con is on. Also have to work during AwesomeCon. October is not kind to me.