At CNN.com, an interesting piece on the hassles created for foreign firms by China's trademark 'squatters,' who register trademarks within China for world-known brands, and basically hold those marks ransom until the brand owner pays them off for rights to use the mark within China.
London-based artist Eliza Bennett began by working in textiles and fashion design, and uses techniques from those realms on her own hands. Her skin becomes cloth, on which she stitches embroidered patterns that trace a narrative.
In Smithsonian, read about the new National Postal Museum exhibition where you can see the anthrax-laden letters that were sent to media outlets and two Democratic senators in 2001 and the mailbox into which they were dropped.
Dave from EFF sez, "Scorpion, Person of Interest and transformative art are among the highlights we're looking forward to most at San Diego Comic-Con this year. You can also meet up with me (Dave Maass) at the Alaska Robotics table 2 - 3 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday."
May Sum, an artist based in Hong Kong, is best known for carving figure portraits from lipstick. Her "Woman Power" series depicts the iconic busts of influential women, using many different shades. Read the rest
He made the announcement at the HOPEX conference in New York this past weekend, calling on other attendees to join him in a project to "improve the future by encoding our rights into programs and protocols by which we rely every day."
Experimenting with dosa. For the uninitiated, it’s a crepe-like Indian “tortilla” made from fermented lentil and rice. You can use other grains, too. These are white basmati and red lentil, fermented for about a day after being soaked for a day, jumpstarted with a little coconut kefir.
Juice prep. Easiest way to clean a large amount of produce: toss it in a sink of cold water, thrash it around, drain. I rinse leafy greens right when I bring them home from farmers market in this way; makes them last longer in fridge.
Carrot-flax-chia sweet red pepper crackers (#raw #vegan #dehydrator #gf). Broiled sweet tomatoes over summer salad; lemon from the tree outside; salt flakes, olive oil. All local plants from the farmers market.
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence