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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 21 August 2008 Cory Doctorow and DJ Spooky Blowout f

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 21 August 2008 Cory Doctorow and DJ Spooky Blowout for Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Date: 20 Aug 2008 13:29:27 -0400

  what="official announcement, via Free Culture @ NYU"
  note="this is a benefit, payment required, see below"

 Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 14:24:27 -0400
 From: "Fred Benenson" <>
 To: "Free Culture @ NYU's list serv" <>
 Subject: [free-culture] Fwd: Cory Doctorow in NYC/ Aug. 21st

 Free Culture @ NYU,
   Veteran copyfighter and friend of Free Culture @ NYU, Cory Doctorow will
 be hosting an event on Thursday. Check out the info below and let me know if
 you are interested!



 *Cory Doctorow Meets DJ Spooky: A CBLDF Benefit Mashup!*

 * *

 Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 PM at the Helen Mills Theater on 137-139 West
 26th Street NYC 10001

 New York, NY -- On August 21, Cory Doctorow <>,
 award-winning author and co-editor of the popular blog Boing Boing and
 experimental writer / artist / musician Paul Miller, a.k.a. D.J. Spooky That
 Subliminal Kid <>team up for a multimedia speaking event
 benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Following their respective
 presentations, Doctorow and DJ Spooky will take the stage together for an
 open forum discussion about their work and the futurepresent each eloquently
 addresses across different media.

 Cory Doctorow will read and discuss the issues behind his bestselling young
 adult novel, Little Brother <>.
 Addressing internet and government security, censorship, and civil liberties
 in a post-9/11 near-future atmosphere, Little Brother tackles timely issues
 while telling a story that's smart, funny, and jam-packed-with-pop culture
 nuggets. Doctorow "hopes it'll inspire you to use technology to make
 yourself more free." Doctorow is the former European Director of the Electronic
 Frontier Foundation <>, a civil liberties group that works to
 keep cyberspace free. IDW recently published Cory Doctorow's Futuristic
 Tales of the Here and Now <>a collection of
 comics based on his cyberpunkiest Sci-fi short stories.

 DJ Spooky joins Doctorow to present concepts from Sound Unbound: Sampling
 Digital Music and Culture <>, his new book /
 literary mixtape collecting writing by artists and thinkers including Brian
 Eno, Jonathan Lethem, Saul Williams, Steve Reich, Moby, Chuck D, and more.
 "Young artists regard sound as a language they may freely sample to
 construct new compositions," says DJ Spooky, who, in addition to his own
 recordings, has collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yoko Ono, Kronos
 Quartet, Kool Keith, Killa Priest from Wu-Tang Clan, and Thurston Moore from
 Sonic Youth. He also composed and recorded the score for film Slam, starring
 poet Saul Williams. In 2006, Miller was given access to the vaults of the
 classic reggae label Trojan Records, producing the compilations In Fine
 Style, DJ Spooky Presents 50,0000 Volts of Trojan
 Creation Rebel. Prior to the Trojan works, Miller released Drums of
 Death, featuring Dave Lombardo of Slayer, Chuck D., & Vernon Reid. He
 traveled to Antarctica in December 2007 to gather sonic and visual materials
 for his next large scale work Terra Nova: The Antarctic

 Tickets for this benefit are available now at, for a $20
 donation, while supplies last.

 Following the event, DJ Spooky spins a rare small-venue set at Sutra Lounge
 on 16 1st Ave at 1st Street. This afterparty benefits the Comic Book Legal
 Defense Fund. Admission is a $10 donation to the CBLDF or free with pass
 from the Mashup.

 (Invitation art by


Distributed poC TINC:

Jay Sulzberger <>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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