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Urgent! Hot news: The brutal murder of the greatest Afro-Russian Poet!

The latest night of protests in New York City, Minneapolis, Denver, Phoenix and Columbus sparked by the death of the Great Afro-Russian Poet Alexander Pushkin at the hands of white rasist Georges d'Anthès was markedly calmer. Protesters destroy police property, tear a pages from his books and burn - to be blunt, all of them cannot read or write.

Festival and fireworks were dedicated to Pushkin's birthday, the 6th of June.

#PushkinMatter!


#USA #America #Trump #civil #rights #protest #activism #riot #freedom #police #blacklivesmatter #news #photo #Russia #afro- #poet #poetry #literature #book #joke #humor

P.S. "blacklivesmatter"… White lives NO?

 
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"Tape Dealer Book" by Seven Metal Inches Records

As they say "300 pages of Death (metal)"
Soon in pre order.

#tapes #music #death #deathmetal #metal #zine #book #tapedealerbook #sevenmetalinches #sevenmetalinchesrecords
 
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20 Artists’ Visions of Alice in Wonderland From the Last 155 Years

"Curiouser and Curiouser!"


By Emily Temple
May 4, 2020

It was 155 years ago today, on May 4th, 1865, when Alice tumbled down the rabbit hole.



Carroll chose the day because it was Alice Liddell’s birthday (in 1865, she turned 13). Since then, Alice and her compatriots have been reimagined countless times, and inspired creative work of just about every genre. These days, it feels like we’re all down one rabbit hole or another, so it seemed just as good a time as any to revisit some of the best artistic treatments Alice and the gang have gotten over the years, from the classic Tenniel illustrations to moody drawings by Mervyn Peake (yes, that Mervyn Peake) to creations filtered by Yayoi Kusama’s bright, bubbly brain. Down you go.

MORE: 20 wonderful collections!


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Photo: Lewis Carroll, 1858. Alice Liddell as a beggar girl. This was first published in Carroll's biography by his nephew: Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson (1898) The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll, Q84: T. Fisher Unwin.

MORE:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Liddel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Carroll
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27s_Adventures_in_Wonderland

DOWNLOAD:

PDF - 15.1 Mb. First editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There With 92 Illustrations by Tenniel, 1866/1872.


#Alice #Wonferland #book #literature #prose #tale #picture #photo #news #Carroll #GB #England #news #exhibition #paint #painter #Britain
 
The full text of Jeff Erickson's book Algorithms is available online for free. Rumored to be cheaper than CLRS, and lighter.

Algorithms

#algorithms #computerscience #book
 
The full text of Jeff Erickson's book Algorithms is available online for free. Rumored to be cheaper than CLRS, and lighter.

Algorithms

#algorithms #computerscience #book
 
The full text of Jeff Erickson's book Algorithms is available online for free. Rumored to be cheaper than CLRS, and lighter.

Algorithms

#algorithms #computerscience #book
 
The full text of Jeff Erickson's book Algorithms is available online for free. Rumored to be cheaper than CLRS, and lighter.

Algorithms

#algorithms #computerscience #book
 
"River of Violence" von Tess Sharpe: Weibliche Selbstermächtigung - DER SPIEGEL

Gerade das Buch zu Ende gelesen, kann ich nur empfehlen! Erfrischend anders.

#book
#book
 
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Where women rule: the last matriarchy in Europe – in pictures | The Guardian
Big Heart, Strong Hands is the story of women on the isolated Estonian islands of Kihnu and Manija in the Baltic Sea. Often viewed as the last matriarchal society in Europe, the older women there take care of almost everything on land as their husbands travel the seas

#photography #book #Estonia

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/feb/26/where-women-rule-the-last-matriarchy-in-europe-in-pictures-anne-helene-gjelstad

Vahtra Helju, 2008

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Where women rule: the last matriarchy in Europe – in pictures | The Guardian

Big Heart, Strong Hands is the story of women on the isolated Estonian islands of Kihnu and Manija in the Baltic Sea. Often viewed as the last matriarchal society in Europe, the older women there take care of almost everything on land as their husbands travel the seas
#photography #book #Estonia

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/feb/26/where-women-rule-the-last-matriarchy-in-europe-in-pictures-anne-helene-gjelstad

Vahtra Helju, 2008
 
Bonjour tout le monde, autrice de plusieurs romans publiés, je me lance sur framasphere. Mes centres d'intérêt sont #bienêtre, #book, #cinema, #ecologie, #ecriture, #healthy, #litterature, #livre et #serie.
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Bonjour tout le monde, autrice de plusieurs romans publiés, je me lance sur framasphere. Mes centres d'intérêt sont #bienêtre, #book, #cinema, #ecologie, #ecriture, #healthy, #litterature, #livre et #serie.
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Best line I've read in ages!!

Samantha Bee

#Bolton #impeachment #Trump #book #Ukraine #funny #humour #politics

Twitter: Full Frontal on Twitter (Full Frontal)

 
Best line I've read in ages!!

Samantha Bee

#Bolton #impeachment #Trump #book #Ukraine #funny #humour #politics

Twitter: Full Frontal on Twitter (Full Frontal)

 
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Announcing the Austin Anarchist Bookfair on February 9th, 2020.


The Austin Anarchist Bookfair 2020 is a regional event bringing together anarchists and like minded folx from across the city, region, and the so-called nation. We look forward to fostering connections between anarchists, left libertarians, and anti-authoritarians. Also, we hope to celebrate the communities we have growing here and across the globe.

We’re looking for organizations, affinity groups, zine makers, passionate speakers, and anarchists to participate this year. If you or your group are interested in participating (it’s free!) please read the info below and respond by February 1st 2020.

The fair will be on Feb 9th 2020 from 12-7 at the Spider House Ballroom. We are reaching out to local, regional, and national organizations to offer you a free table at this year’s event. We are looking for orgs focused on anarchism, mutual aid, harm reduction, and zine publishing to table our 2020 event. we have approximately 15 tables spaces available as well as 6 speaker slots.

We are committed to creating a welcoming space for all people, including gender diverse folks, people with disabilities, parents, children, femmes, women and people of color. In order to create that space, preference will be given to orgs and speakers centred on those communities.

THE BOOKFAIR WILL PROVIDE:

• Event space
• Promotion (help from tabling orgs encouraged!)
• Options for attendees to purchase food and drink
• Water and snacks for tabling orgs
• Security
• Sound for presenters
• Love and admiration

Help with lodging and travel for out of town speakers can be arranged Speakers from marginalized communities may qualify for a stipend

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Send us an email at AustinAnarchistBookfair@protonmail.com . Please include the name and a short description of you or your group. Include any relevant links to social media or websites. Let us know if you are going to need us to provide tables, chairs, travel logistics, or anything else.

SPEAKERS:

Speaking slots are limited. Please include a title and description of your presentation, and what audio visual equipment you may need. Unless there is inclement weather, speakers will be outside where we cannot support power-point presentations. If you are interested in information on our speaker stipend please indicate this in the email.

We look forward to hearing back from you! If you have any other feedback, questions, or would like to be involved in other ways; email us at AustinAnarchistBookfair@protonmail.com

Promotion:Volunteers:

We NEED volunteers and organizers! If you are interested in giving a helping hand during the planning process OR the day of, please contact us at AustinAnarchistBookfair@protonmail.com
I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and share them ! :)

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#book #bookfair #anarchism #anarchy #Austin #talk #workshop #meeting
#usa #Texas #Silicon-Hills
 
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Announcing the Austin Anarchist Bookfair on February 9th, 2020.


The Austin Anarchist Bookfair 2020 is a regional event bringing together anarchists and like minded folx from across the city, region, and the so-called nation. We look forward to fostering connections between anarchists, left libertarians, and anti-authoritarians. Also, we hope to celebrate the communities we have growing here and across the globe.

We’re looking for organizations, affinity groups, zine makers, passionate speakers, and anarchists to participate this year. If you or your group are interested in participating (it’s free!) please read the info below and respond by February 1st 2020.

The fair will be on Feb 9th 2020 from 12-7 at the Spider House Ballroom. We are reaching out to local, regional, and national organizations to offer you a free table at this year’s event. We are looking for orgs focused on anarchism, mutual aid, harm reduction, and zine publishing to table our 2020 event. we have approximately 15 tables spaces available as well as 6 speaker slots.

We are committed to creating a welcoming space for all people, including gender diverse folks, people with disabilities, parents, children, femmes, women and people of color. In order to create that space, preference will be given to orgs and speakers centred on those communities.

THE BOOKFAIR WILL PROVIDE:

• Event space
• Promotion (help from tabling orgs encouraged!)
• Options for attendees to purchase food and drink
• Water and snacks for tabling orgs
• Security
• Sound for presenters
• Love and admiration

Help with lodging and travel for out of town speakers can be arranged Speakers from marginalized communities may qualify for a stipend

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Send us an email at AustinAnarchistBookfair@protonmail.com . Please include the name and a short description of you or your group. Include any relevant links to social media or websites. Let us know if you are going to need us to provide tables, chairs, travel logistics, or anything else.

SPEAKERS:

Speaking slots are limited. Please include a title and description of your presentation, and what audio visual equipment you may need. Unless there is inclement weather, speakers will be outside where we cannot support power-point presentations. If you are interested in information on our speaker stipend please indicate this in the email.

We look forward to hearing back from you! If you have any other feedback, questions, or would like to be involved in other ways; email us at AustinAnarchistBookfair@protonmail.com

Promotion:Volunteers:

We NEED volunteers and organizers! If you are interested in giving a helping hand during the planning process OR the day of, please contact us at AustinAnarchistBookfair@protonmail.com
I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and share them ! :)

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#book #bookfair #anarchism #anarchy #Austin #talk #workshop #meeting
#usa #Texas #Silicon-Hills
 
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For Isaac Asimov, Galactic Talmudist, on his 100th birthday


Name in native language: Исаак Юдович Азимов

Native language: Yiddish

Date of birth: c. 1920 (before 1920, after 1919), Petrovichi (Russia)

Date of death: 6 April 1992, Brooklyn (New York City)

Country of citizenship:
  • Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
  • United States of America
Residence:
  • Brooklyn
  • Petrovichi
Educated at:
  • Columbia University (1939)
  • Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Columbia University School of Engineering
Occupation:
  • biochemist
  • novelist
  • prosaist
  • autobiographer
  • science fiction writer
  • science writer
  • screenwriter
  • non-fiction writer
  • university teacher
  • journalist
  • writer
Employer: Boston University

Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Field of work: biochemistry

Spouse: Janet Asimov (1973–1992)

Notable work:

Foundation series
I, Robot
Nightfall
Robot short stories
The Bicentennial Man
The Gods Themselves
The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science
Daniel Elkind. January 2, 2020

Editor’s Note: Isaac Asimov, whose 100th birthday falls on January 2, 2020, is one of very few popular authors whose published works far exceed their number of years on earth. By some counts, Asimov’s books nearly come to 500. A polymath of remarkable output, the writer, chemist and professor of biochemistry, who died in 1992 at the age of 72, taught, researched and — most of all — wrote with all the concentrated intensity of a star going supernova. And he was an eclectic imploding star: Scientific essays, histories, a guide to Shakespeare and sci-fi stories wherein he (like the Bard) coined household words like “Robotics,” now the name of an entire field. In this piece from 2009, Daniel Elkin, outlines the extraordinary life and Talmudic spirit of an American master of science fiction — much of which has since become science fact.

Between 1950 and 1969, Isaac Asimov became a publishing industry unto himself. From “Asimov’s Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan,” to “Isaac Asimov’s Book of Facts” and “Isaac Asimov’s Treasury of Humor,” he was celebrated as much for his success and prolificity as for his wit, curiosity and erudition. Photographers asked him to pose with his many books, and he obliged, wearing a grin both proud and credulous. On the cover of “Opus 100,” published in 1969 (Houghton Mifflin), he is pictured sitting at a desk between two endless stacks of books, sans notorious mutton chops, dressed in a suit and tie on the occasion of his 100th book in two decades. When Asimov appeared on “The David Frost Show,” the host asked if he believed in God. “I haven’t given it much thought,” he replied. But by then, “Dr. Asimov” had become a household name.

Asimov’s first novel, “Pebble in the Sky,” introduced America to the Galactic Empire — his de facto science-fictional universe — and to a not yet so self-assured 29-year-old Asimov, with the words: “Two minutes before he disappeared forever from the face of the Earth he knew, Joseph Schwartz strolled along the pleasant streets of suburban Chicago quoting Browning to himself.” Schwartz, we are told, is a retired tailor. The Robert Browning poem he’s reciting happens to be “Rabbi Ben Ezra.” And in an instant, Schwartz finds himself again an immigrant: this time, in an unknown future, on an earth too radioactive to sustain life beyond the age of 60.

Born near Smolensk, in Petrovichi, during the first years of the Soviet Union, Asimov’s first language was Yiddish, his eyes recessively blue and his Judaism casually latent: “… it may well be that many East European Jews are descended from Khazars and the people they ruled,” he later wrote, as a confirmed rationalist. “I may be one of them. Who knows? And who cares?” Upon arriving in New York in 1922, the young, preschool-age Asimov quickly taught himself English. Since his parents spoke only Russian and Yiddish, he began a course of Anglophile self-education at public libraries, first reading dictionaries, then the Greek myths and British classics.

The young George Gershwin converted to ragtime partly to escape the street, and Asimov converted himself to science to achieve a similar effect. This he did via Columbia University (his doctoral thesis was on “The Kinetics of the Reaction Inactivation of Tyrosinase During Its Catalysis of the Aerobic Oxidation of Catechol,” the first and worst-selling of his books) and one of several family candy stores on Decatur Street in Brooklyn. There he was first introduced to science fiction through such pulp magazines as Amazing Stories and Astounding Science Fiction — stories he would later defend on the grounds that “the age of the pulp magazine was the last in which youngsters, to get their primitive material, were forced to be literate.”

Intuitively threatened by looking’s supremacy over reading, he went on to publish fiction and nonfiction at a vengeful rate, as if to stanch the attrition: His 200th book, “Opus 200,” was published in 1979, followed by “Opus 300” in 1984. Meanwhile, he maintained a life diametrically opposed to that of a typical writer, eventually making money by publishing books and working as a professional chemist by day, simply out of curiosity and passion. At the Naval Air Experimental Station in Philadelphia, probably the first and last time three sci-fi writers — Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and L. Sprague de Camp, author of “A Gun for Dinosaur” — were ever in charge of wartime weapons research, Asimov was, in fact, more inspired by theoretical premises than the performance of seam-sealing compounds: What if it were humans who had to come to the aid of foreign intelligences? (“Blind Alley”) What if Truman dropped the bomb? (“Pebble in the Sky”) Or what if a computer played the role of God? (“The Last Question”)

More Lithuanian than Polish — that is, more Misnaged than Hasid — science fiction writers rule a universe of which they are the sole intelligent designers, inscribing the Law on a parchment of space-time continuum composed of bizarre coincidences and fantastic exceptions derived entirely from our own planet and its latter day. The rules they set spring up like traps, inevitably ensnaring the 62-year-old retired tailors of the world in the nightmare of a life that ends at 60, and a fate that, like the Great Depression Asimov survived, happens to be both terrible and explicable. (It is said that, following Tsar Nicholas’s expulsion of the Jews from Russia, a rich landlord in Asimov’s birthplace conveniently shifted the border to the east of town from the west, therein annexing its residents, geographically, to the Pale of Settlement, while remaining, physically, within the margins of crown lands.)

Galactic Talmudists, it is the writers — not science — who rule science fiction, just as it’s the competing voices of commentators that create the echo of the Talmud: When Asimov coined the term “robotics,” he also enumerated its three standard laws, reminiscent of Rabbi Hillel and the exegetic penchant for threes: “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.” Perhaps this preoccupation with the terrestrial and the worldly is why the genre turns so readily to social satire and dystopias — places that must exist, according to etymology and various destinies.

Asimov’s most popular sci-fi series, “Foundation,” for example, was inspired by the gloomy fate of Europe in 1941: Thinking of Edward Gibbon’s multivolume “History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” Asimov began his so-called “history of the future” in novel form, proposing a foundation at the borders of a galaxy where scientist-saviors convene to keep the Galactic Empire alive by compiling an encyclopedia of human knowledge to combat the encroachment of “feudalism,” or fascism.

The story “Jokester,” from Asimov’s later collection, “Earth Is Room Enough,” asks the seemingly innocent question, “Where do jokes come from?” And concludes, with sinister implications for human laughter, that the prototypes of our humor are of “extraterrestrial origin” — a laboratory experiment for alien psychologists. Thus the joke is on us: There will be no more jokes now. “The gift of humor is gone,” Trask said drearily. “No man will ever laugh again.”

Though Asimov’s dialogue was openly stilted and his style consciously antiquated from the first to the last bookend of his long career, and though he somehow always managed to make Jewish names sound futuristic, or merely Israeli — Abram Trask, Pola Shekt, Bel Arvardan — his presence can still be felt in the sympathy accorded Multivac, the story’s supercomputer and lonely-intelligent bearer of bad news (Asimov died of AIDS, which he contracted from a blood transfusion, in 1992). In the final sentence we can sense an allusion to the mysterious popularity of the author’s science, too: “And they remained there, staring, feeling the world shrink down to the dimensions of an experimental rat cage — with the maze removed and something, something about to be put in its place.”

MORE: https://forward.com/culture/437545/galactic-talmudist-isaac-asimov-100-birthday-foundations-science-fiction/
Photo: Phillip Leonian from New York World-Telegram & Sun.

#Isaac #Asimov #jewish #jew #hebrew #photo #picture #usa #news #science #writer #book #non-fiction #literature #journalism #birthday #story
 
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