Own the Lord of the Rings art Tolkien hated (and everyone else loved)

Right now, on eBay, you can buy Barbara Remington's original artworks that inspired the covers of the 1965 editions of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Tolkien loathed this artwork, with its surreal touches and loose connection to his story — but over at BoingBoing, Mark Dery explains why fans loved it. » 12/06/13 1:28pm 12/06/13 1:28pm

"Futureshock" proves that the future really is unevenly distributed

The other day, we asked whether futureshock still exists — and depending on who you talk to, it's either everywhere or an obsolete idea. One of the people we wrote to didn't get back to us in time for our deadline, but when Mark Dery (inventor of the term "culture jamming" and noted writer about cyberculture) did write… » 2/08/13 4:20pm 2/08/13 4:20pm