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An exclusive comic created by graphic artists Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes for the BBC’s freedom2014 season. The award-winning artists tell a story of freedom, which, apart from the title, has no words.

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And Another Thing: Brooklyn

A Link Round-Up For Upcoming Brooklyn Events

Gotham Writers Workshop: Dialogue with Raven Burnett, 2/23
Get ready for Raven Burnett’s class with this article that covers the common mistakes writers make with dialogue.

Kristopher Jansma in conversation with Brendan Kiely, 2/25

Deji Olukotun in conversation with Joel Whitney, 2/26

Jeff VanderMeer presents Annihilation, 2/27
Jeff VanderMeer explains the dream that inspired his new novel (and much more) on Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy..

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penamerican:

Human rights won’t stand a chance against the latest Beyoncé video. Learn how you can take action to help PEN preserve the open net.

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returnofthedeji:

My book launch is here! Come out to Word Brooklyn to hear me speak with Guernica founder Joel Whitney.

Word Brooklyn.
Wednesday, 2/26. 7p.

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penamerican:

King, Obama, and Surveillance Today

Would MLK approve of Obama’s proposed surveillance reforms?

Read it here

Source: The Huffington Post
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penamerican:

"A long night, my love / my sweet, sick sunrise / my drunken doll / my pearly, priceless doom."

Poetry reserved for a better sort of people, or porn not suitable for public consumption? You decide.

http://www.pen.org/blog/nsfw-poetry-and-porn

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penamerican:

Tonight! Interactive art on privacy and surveillance at Apex Art gallery.

291 Church Street
New York, NY 10013 USA
6-8pm

Click here to learn more.

photo credit: Huck Finn

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Apex Art Gallery Launches Exhibit on Privacy, Surveillance, and Relationships
Private Matters brings together a group of artists who, through individual strategies of sharing various kinds of secure information with the audience, eliminates the boundaries between public and private.
organized by: Ceren Erdem, Jaime Schwartz, Lisa Hayes WilliamsOn view: January 16 - March 1, 2014Opening Reception: Wed, Jan 15: 6-8 pm
credit: Pilvi Takala, Broad Sense, 2011

Apex Art Gallery Launches Exhibit on Privacy, Surveillance, and Relationships

Private Matters brings together a group of artists who, through individual strategies of sharing various kinds of secure information with the audience, eliminates the boundaries between public and private.

organized by: Ceren Erdem, Jaime Schwartz, Lisa Hayes Williams
On view: January 16 - March 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Wed, Jan 15: 6-8 pm

credit: Pilvi Takala, Broad Sense, 2011

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penamerican:

Three major tech companies pass a stress test for free expression and privacy. What does this mean for writers? 

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"Not only is ubiquitous surveillance ineffective, it is extraordinarily costly. I don’t mean just the budgets, which will continue to skyrocket. Or the diplomatic costs, as country after country learns of our surveillance programs against their citizens. I’m also talking about the cost to our society. It breaks so much of what our society has built. It breaks our political systems, as Congress is unable to provide any meaningful oversight and citizens are kept in the dark about what government does. It breaks our legal systems, as laws are ignored or reinterpreted, and people are unable to challenge government actions in court. It breaks our commercial systems, as U.S. computer products and services are no longer trusted worldwide. It breaks our technical systems, as the very protocols of the Internet become untrusted. And it breaks our social systems; the loss of privacy, freedom, and liberty is much more damaging to our society than the occasional act of random violence."

- Bruce Schneier
Source: The Atlantic