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Drones over Burning Man

Posted October 11, 2013 by | 4 Comments | ]
The sets at Burning Man

Burning Man is the 27-year-old bacchanalia held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada — part party, art show, and social experiment. It’s also a place where people play with technology, like solar and wind power.
This year, the newest geek magnets were drones. Not the unmanned million-dollar military aircraft, but hobbyist remote-controlled planes and copters with cameras.
“There’s always been an experimental technology undercurrent …

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A civil rights history lesson for Generation Comic-Con

Posted August 14, 2013 by | 105 Comments | ]

It’s not easy standing out among 125,000 costumed sci­-fi, fantasy and comics fans at San Diego Comic Con. But superheroes come in many guises.
This year, Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis (D-Ga.) came to last month’s Con to sign copies of his graphic novel, “March (Book One),” the first in a trilogy, that arrives August 13 from Top Shelf Productions.
At 73, Lewis is …

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