Literati roundup: A reading list on the sharing economy… 77,000 more Images to Getty Open Content Archive…

A reading list on the sharing economy

open Democracy News Analysis – by Adam Parsons

Want more details on the sharing economy and where it might be heading in the future? Check out this comprehensive list of resources, complete with web links.

Agyeman, Julian, Duncan McLaren and Adrianne Schaefer-Borrego, Sharing Cities, Friends of the Earth briefing paper, September 2013.

Getty Museum Adds Another 77,000 Images to its Open Content Archive

Open Culture by Dan Colman

Last summer we told you that the J. Paul Getty Museum launched its Open Content Program by taking 4600 high-resolution images from the Getty collections, putting them into the public domain, and making them freely available in digital format. We also made it clear ? there would be more to come.

Everyone’s ?Gabo?

Global Voices Online by Marianna Breytman

Pain undoubtedly overwhelms literature. Gabriel García Márquez, affectionately known as Gabo, was a precursor to ?magic realism? and although some of his works were about love, his furies and other fantastic stories about his native village, Aracataca, gained followers in places as remote as China and Iran

Arab World: Farewell Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Arab netizens mourned the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday aged 87 at his home in Mexico City.

On Twitter, Yasmine Zohdi puts to words what many feel:

Márquez is dead ? a little bit of magic has abandoned the Earth today.

Read Hundreds of Free Sci-Fi Stories from Asimov, Lovecraft, Bradbury, Dick, Clarke & More

Open Culture by Colin Marshall


Science fiction’s contributions to science terminology

Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow  /

From the Oxford University Press’s blog, “Nine Words You Might Think Came from Science but Which Are Really from Science Fiction.”

4. Deep space. One of the other defining features of outer space is its essential emptiness. In science fiction, this phrase most commonly refers to a region of empty space between stars or that is remote from the home world. E. E. “Doc” Smith seems to have coined this phrase in 1934. The more common use in the sciences refers to the region of space outside of the Earth’s atmosphere.


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