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Beyond Comparative Constitutionalism: Abusive Legal Borrowing

For the Balkinization symposium on Rosalind Dixon and David Landau, Abusive Constitutional Borrowing: Legal globalization and the subversion of liberal democracy (Oxford University Press, 2021).  Alvin Y.H. Cheung The street finds its own uses for things. - William Gibson, Burning Chrome There is broad consensus that liberal democracy is in retreat, despite the spread and apparent triumph of liberal democratic institutions and ideas in the late 20 th Century.   Professors Dix...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, China, Singapore, Beijing, Hungary, Poland, Brazil, William Gibson, Branding, Guest Blogger, Nyu, State, Landau, Dixon, AML

Cosplay, Being James Bond, And A Theory Of Watch Collecting

Cyberpunk godfather William Gibson, and being James Bond – or his boss.
Tags: Watches, James Bond, William Gibson

Here's Where You Can Stream Every Matrix Movie

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, "Hey, where can I watch this thing?" In this edition: the Matrix franchise.)The recent trailer for "The Matrix Resurrections" has stirred its fair share of reactions both positive and negative, including our own staff's mixed-positive opinion. Whichever way you went with it, if you're a fan of the over two-decade-old series it no doubt stirred some memberberries, and perhaps put you in the mood to enter The Mat...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Australia, Stephen King, Superman, Conan, William Gibson, Will Smith, Warner Bros, Smith, Philip K Dick, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Wachowskis, Michel Gondry, Lana

Weekend reading: Bonfire of the magic money trees

What caught my eye this week. A bad week for those who long for sunlit uplands swathed in magic money trees. National insurance rates up. Dividend tax rates up. The triple-lock on pensions suspended. It’s good that the government has at least made a stab at fixing the social care crisis, with a new cap on lifetime costs. But otherwise the best that can be said about this week’s machinations is that nearly everyone has something to moan about. Time to pay Credulous people who voted to leave ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, UK, London, Singapore, Marketing, US, National Insurance, Eu, Bbc, NHS, Silicon Valley, Boris Johnson, William Gibson, Espn, El Salvador

Interview: Director Andrew Baird Discusses the Astonishing World of Zone 414

Andrew Baird’s Zone 414, starring Guy Pearce and Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, is now available to purchase on digital platforms. Sporting a strong script by Bryan Edward Hill and packed with wondrous visuals and intriguing themes regarding artificial intelligence and the very nature of humanity, the film offers a unique look at an alternate future where technology has become the bane of existence; and mankind has all but relinquished emotion. Lucky for us, director Andrew Baird was on hand to discu...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Interview, La, Sci-fi, United States, Northern Ireland, Guy Pearce, Belfast, William Gibson, Terry Gilliam, Ridley Scott, James Cameron

"Flying Saucers are Real!" is an awesome book about UFO culture and history

Flying Saucers Are Real! by Jack Womack (not the one by Donald Keyhoe!) features an extensive catalogue of UFO content from his personal library. I received this book recently for my birthday and was thrilled to add it to my library—it even includes an introduction by William Gibson. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, William Gibson, Jack Womack, Donald Keyhoe

Whoa, the William Gibson Alien 3 Novel Is Based on a Different Screenplay

Alien 3 has some issues. Even the movie’s most ardent fans have to admit this, given that it went through countless story, script, director, and editing changes, leaving what many feel is the most muddled of the four classic Alien films. Legendary Neuromancer author William Gibson was one of the (many) writers to give…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Fiction, William Gibson, Bill, Alien, Bishop, Pat Cadigan, Hicks, Speculative Fiction, Newt, Lance Henrikson, Michael Biehn, Hugo award, Alien 3, Renny Harlin

Audra McDonald Discusses Broadway’s Return, A Potential ‘Good Fight’ Musical Episode, and ‘The Gilded Age’ During Series Mania Keynote

When Audra McDonald was nine, she was offered to play “the little Black servant girl” in a production of William Gibson’s “The Miracle Worker.” McDonald desperately wanted the part, but her parents stepped in and refused. “The said no, it’s a demeaning role, you don’t have to do that, there are other roles you can […]
Tags: Global, Festivals, Broadway, William Gibson, McDonald, Audra McDonald, the Good Fight, The Gilded Age, Audra McDonald Discusses Broadway

The metaverse: From science fiction to virtual reality

The metaverse is a network of always-on virtual environments in which many people can interact with one another and digital objects while operating virtual representations – or avatars – of themselves. Think of a combination of immersive virtual reality, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game and the web. The metaverse is a concept from science fiction that many people in the technology industry envision as the successor to today's internet. It's only a vision at this point, but te...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Technology, Media, Information, Innovation, Virtual Reality, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Ernest Cline, Roblox, Fortnite, Information Michigan State University, Media and Information Michigan State University

Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Aug. 8 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 2. Billy Summers: Stephen King 3. Afterparties: Stories: Anthony Veasna So 4. Malibu Rising: Taylor Jenkins Reid 5. The Paper Palace: Miranda Cowley Heller 6. Klara and the Sun:...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Matthew Mcconaughey, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, James Lapine, William Gibson, Quentin Tarantino, Pasadena, Michael Lewis, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tolkien

49 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Keep You Turning Pages in August

The end of summer is approaching, but there’s still a full month of what we can technically refer to as “summer reading.” Good thing August has a galaxy’s worth of new sci-fi and fantasy book releases, with parallel universes, ghost hunters, supernatural battles, deep-space intrigue, all manner of witches, and so much…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Fantasy, Angels, Stephen King, ESP, Netflix, William Gibson, Luciana, Adrian, Pat Cadigan, Dungeons Dragons, Lee, Hugo, Andra, Stark

Alexandra Billings Joins Chloë Grace Moretz in Amazon’s Sci-Fi-Thriller ‘The Peripheral’

Transparent star Alexandra Billings is set for a key recurring role in The Peripheral, Amazon’s upcoming original series based on the bestselling novel by William Gibson. She joins Chloë Grace Moretz (Shadow in the Cloud) and Jack Reynor (Midsommar), who have already been announced to star in the sci-fi thriller series. What is The Peripheral? Created by Scott B. Smith, The Peripheral is described as a “dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond.” Th...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, News, America, Broadway, Marine Corps, William Gibson, Gibson, Amazon Studios, Moretz, Davina, Flynne, Jonathan Nolan, Warner Bros Television, Alexandra Billings

Dune: The Sisterhood's TV Future Is Suddenly Looking Brighter

Jordan Peele’s newly revealed horror film is already lining up its cast. Here’s hoping the boat doesn’t sink because Disney is already ready for a Jungle Cruise sequel. Plus updates from Shining Girls and Shining Dale, and a new look at The Green Knight. Spoilers are so happy it’s Friday...Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, William Gibson, Dev Patel, Chloe Grace Moretz, All, The Shining, Dune, Shining, Abigail, Genres, Alysia Reiner, Diane, Tom Ellis, Roswell, Dale

These are the 9 worst states to buy an electric car in (ars technica)

Enlarge / America is a land of contrasts. (credit: stellalevi/Getty Images) William Gibson's quote about the future being here, just not very evenly distributed, is a cliché at this point. But I was reminded of it this morning when I saw a new report on electric vehicle accessibility. Compiled by the Consumer Choice Center (CCC), the report scores all 50 states based on how hard they make it to buy an EV, whether that's banning direct-to-consumer sales or requiring extra registration fees or r...
Tags: News, California, US, America, United States, William Gibson, Dc, District Of Columbia, Ccc, Rhode Island, Vermont, Jonathan M Gitlin, Consumer Choice Center CCC

News Post: Avatar I Guess idk

Tycho: As a spectacle, as a meticulously engineered media experience lensed through the twin magnifications of IMAX and 3D, James Cameron's Avatar is absolutely - I am confident in saying this - a film. It didn't really stick with me. I was at Disney World a couple years back, and they had a whole fuckin' Avatar, like… zone, and I was surprised. Like The Matrix, I think it provided a tool to get at some existential concepts a youth informed William Gibson had already formatted me ...
Tags: Comics, William Gibson, Ubisoft, James Cameron, Tycho, Disney World

Weekend reading: The sci-fi stock market

What caught my eye this week. T he sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel . So runs the first sentence of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, a book I first read as an 11-year-old and have judged technology against ever since. As one of the first few thousand people in the UK to encounter the ‘World Wide Web’ in the very early 1990s, I half-saw Neuromancer becoming half-true. Admittedly I wasn’t sliding through coloured shards of anti-viral software in a 3D manife...
Tags: Google, Amazon, UK, England, Amc, Marketing, US, America, Eu, Bloomberg, Stock Markets, Bbc, Britain, Reddit, Argentina, William Gibson

Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended May 16 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit HARDCOVER FICTION 1. While Justice Sleeps: Stacey Abrams 2. The Hill We Climb: Amanda Gorman 3. The Last Thing He Told Me: Laura Dave 4. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 5. Project Hail Mary: Andy Weir 6. The Midnight Library: Ma...
Tags: Books, California, La, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Warren, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, House, Seth Rogen, William Gibson, Ursula K Le Guin, Michael Lewis, Kazuo Ishiguro, Malcolm Gladwell

Why Digital Leaders Bet on the Future (Thinks Out Loud Episode 327)

When is it a bad idea to bet on the future? How about… never. First, we’re seeing massive shifts in customer behavior during the pandemic — behaviors that look likely to last. Second, the emergence of Millennials and Gen Z as significant market segments suggest that those new behaviors are just the beginning. Third, and most importantly, the big guys of digital — Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft — are all placing big bets that threaten to reshape the landscape for every business in...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Podcast, New York, Digital Transformation, Microsoft, Australia, Future, Strategy, Seo, Walmart, Bloomberg, E-commerce, Netflix

Then again, this is pretty cyberpunk...

"Hey, 1990 Tamara! It's me, your future self from 2021. Let me get a couple things out of the way: No, we don't have flying cars yet, and also you should bet way more than twenty bucks on the Coalition ground forces when we invade Iraq next January. They're going to beat the point spread, and by a lot . Anyway, that's not what I'm here to tell you about. What I'm here to tell you about is that a billionaire telling jokes on Saturday Night Live is going to affect the exchange rate of a virtual...
Tags: News, Guns, Iraq, Cnn, Coalition, William Gibson, SF, Musk, Tam, Dogecoin, T'hee, Money Makes The World Go 'round, Memeishness

Amazon Horror Anthology Series Being Developed by ‘Westworld’ Creators Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy

Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are teaming with Craig Macneill and Clay Chapman, the team behind the indie horror film The Boy (no, not the one about the creepy doll, the other one), for a new psychological horror anthology series being developed for Amazon. The series is called Unknown, and “plunges into the corners of the American landscape, probing the intersection of folklore and our bloody history of true crime.” The intersection of folklore and our bloody history of true c...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Horror, William Gibson, Nolan, Kristen Stewart, Unknown, Chapman, Lizzie, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Borden, Jonathan Nolan, MacNeill, Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan Lisa Joy

How Should We Honor the Legacy of Dan Kaminsky?

Last week came the news that Dan Kaminsky, security researcher (and popular speaker at security conferences), had passed away at the age of 42. In a half hour the DEF CON security convention will hold a special online memorial for Dan Kaminsky on Discord. But interestingly, Kaminsky was also one of ICANN's "Trusted Community Representatives," part of a small community involved in a ceremonial root key generation, backup and signing process. (Since 2010 Kaminsky was one of the seven "Recovery K...
Tags: Tech, Icann, William Gibson, Dnssec, Def Con, Dan, Slashdot, Davies, Kaminsky, Russ, Dan Kaminsky, Kim Davies, Internet Hall of Fame, Jeff Moss, IANA Services, Matt Devost

Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended April 18 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Hill We Climb: Amanda Gorman 2. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. First Person Singular: Stories: Haruki Murakami 5. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 6. Northern Spy: ...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Philip Roth, William Gibson, Haruki Murakami, Philip K Dick, Kazuo Ishiguro, Brit Bennett, Paul Theroux, Southern California, Robert, Frank Herbert

Eli Goree to Star in Westworld Creators’ Amazon Series The Peripheral

Eli Goree to star in Westworld creators’ Amazon series The Peripheral Coming off of the Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated historical drama, One Night in Miami star Eli Goree has found his next big project as one of the leading role in Amazon’s series adaptation of The Peripheral from Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, according to Deadline. RELATED: Lisa Joy’s Hugh Jackman-Led Reminiscence Sets Release Date Goree is set to portray the role of Conner, who is Burton’s friend from t...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, America, Star, Hugh Jackman, TV News, Streaming, Miami, William Gibson, Westworld, Chris Pratt, Burton, Golden Globe, Hernandez, Amazon Studios

‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Star T’Nia Miller Among Five to Join Amazon Series ‘The Peripheral’

T’Nia Miller, JJ Feild, Charlotte Riley, Adelind Horan and Alex Hernandez have been cast in the Amazon series adaptation of the New York Times-bestselling William Gibson novel “The Peripheral” from “Westworld” creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, Variety has learned. They join Jack Reynor, who stars in the lead role of Burton along with fellow cast […]
Tags: Amazon, News, New York Times, William Gibson, Westworld, Burton, Jack Reynor, Jonathan Nolan, Alex Hernandez, The Peripheral, T'Nia Miller, Bly Manor ' Star T'Nia Miller Among Five, Nia Miller JJ Feild Charlotte Riley Adelind Horan, Lisa Joy Variety

Partial Q1 Vacation – Books and Running

I sort of took a Q1 Vacation last week. 2021 didn’t really feel like it started for me until January 21st. Yeah, I took a company public on January 4th, but then January 6th happened. It was a cold, dark, and anxious stretch where January felt like it had about 51 days in it. Then I was deep in SPACland and lots of deals and financings. I definitely had some “I just need to get to March 26th, and then I get a break” in my head. We got back to Boulder on a Friday, settled into our house on...
Tags: Guantanamo, Obama, Trends, William Gibson, Boulder, Biden, Sierra, Neal Stephenson, Twilio, Marc Andreessen, Ken Williams, Aspen, Amy, Cooper, Jeff, UNC

‘The Peripheral’: ‘Midsommar’ Actor Jack Reynor Will Star In Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy Amazon Series

Jack Reynor, AKA the guy who got stuffed into a bear at the end of Midsommar, has joined the cast of The Peripheral, a new Amazon series from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The Peripheral also stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Gary Carr and is based on a sci-fi novel from William Gibson, described as “a dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond.” Deadline has revealed that Jack Reynor has joined the Peripheral cast alongside Chloë Grace Moret...
Tags: Amazon, London, Television, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, America, William Gibson, Westworld, Nolan, Joy, Vincenzo Natali, Burton, Veterans Administration, Moretz, Wilf

Jack Reynor Joins Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy’s The Peripheral

Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy’s The Peripheral adds Jack Reynor According to Deadline, Cherry actor Jack Reynor has joined the cast of Amazon’s upcoming series The Peripheral in which he will co-star alongside Chloë Grace Moretz. RELATED: Let Us Prey With The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Trailer & Key Art The sci-fi thriller from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy is based on the bestselling novel by William Gibson which centers around a woman named Flynne (Moretz) and her brother Burton...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, TV News, William Gibson, Westworld, Joe, Vincenzo Natali, Burton, Tom Holland, United States Marine Corps, Anthony Russo, Jack Reynor, Flynne, Jonathan Nolan, ComingSoon

Jack Reynor Joins Amazon Series Adaptation of ‘The Peripheral’ in Lead Role

Jack Reynor has been cast in a lead role of the Amazon series adaptation of the William Gibson novel “The Peripheral,” Variety has learned. Reynor will star as Burton. He joins previously announced cast members Chloë Grace Moretz and Gary Carr, with Moretz set to play Flynne and Carr set to play Wilf. In the novel, […]
Tags: Amazon, News, William Gibson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Carr, Burton, Moretz, Wilf, Jack Reynor, Flynne, Gary Carr, The Peripheral

This Unassuming Little Device Can Hack Your Smart Home

This strange little device may look unassuming—after all, it’s a nod to William Gibson’s famous cybernetic dolphin, Jones. But Flipper Zero, a pocket-sized, dolphin-themed hacking tool, can actually open NFD-based locks, hack access points, and even send keyboard commands to unsuspecting laptops and PCs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Electronics, Kickstarter, Wireless, Arduino, William Gibson, Device, Jones, Microcontrollers, Flipper, Ubiquitous Computing, Technology Internet, Automatic Identification And Data Capture, 1 Wire

"A perpetual stew, also known as hunter's pot or hunter's stew, is a pot into which whatever one can find is placed and cooked. The pot is never or rarely emptied all the way..."

"... and ingredients and liquid are replenished as necessary. The concept is often a common element in descriptions of medieval inns. Foods prepared in a perpetual stew have been described as being flavorful due to the manner in which the ingredients blend together, in which the flavor may improve with age.... Wattana Panich restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, has continued to maintain the broth from the same perpetual stew for over 47 years.... William Gibson references a perpetual stew served on ...
Tags: Law, Senate, Wikipedia, Restaurants, Metaphor, House, Soup, Philadelphia, William Gibson, Mccarthy, Danny DeVito, Trump, Bangkok Thailand, Kevin McCarthy, Herrera Beutler, HB