My apologies for the feigned death of Everything Between over the weekend… call it a classic weekend bender as the site celebrated a bit too hard in its transition into flashier, more spacious digs over at BlueHost.
After a bumpy .sql upload and multiple re-upping, we have landed. And the view is great. (as an aside, the Cubs swept the Cardinals, further proof that this MAY BE THE YEAR)!
The violence doesn’t seem to be weaning at all in Iraq…
AFP: Three suicide bombers, two of them disguised as women, killed at least 69 people and wounded 130 as worshippers left a popular Baghdad Shiite mosque after weekly prayers, in the second major attack on Iraq’s majority community in as many days…
In other unsurprising news, no disputes from the White House after allegations that President Bush approved the Plame leak bubbled to the surface.
Very exciting news announced this week for those of us involved in the study and facilitation of public diplomacy…
From the USC press release:
Canadian novelist and technology visionary Cory Doctorow will join the USC Center on Public Diplomacy as a visiting scholar beginning in September, the Canadian Fulbright Commission announced.
Doctorow, who edits the widely read culture and technology blog site Boing Boing, will be the first to hold the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy.
[…]”I’m looking forward to being part of the academic discourse on the ways that technology can either liberate or control us,” Doctorow said.
In addition to his work at Boing Boing, Cory regularly releases podcasts of his literary works at his website, CrapHound.
Doctorow was a staff member for several years (and remains a fellow) at the Electronic Frontiers Foundation.
Get your Che Doctorow t-shirts at Giant Robot now.
(This blogger is particularly psyched as he will have the privilege of working with Cory as the primary web editor for the USC Center on Public Diplomacy).