Rothfuss pledges to buy Firefly from Fox and give it away

Rothfuss pledges to buy Firefly from Fox and give it away

Bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss has pledged to help actor Nathan Fillon buy the rights to Firefly from Fox. Fillon, who starred in the series, has publicly said that if he had the money to get Firefly back from Murdoch and Co, he’d make it free and release it on the net:

Here’s the deal. My second book is about to come out. My publisher tells me there’s a decent chance of us selling a truly ridiculous number of copies. If this happens, I will have more money than I’ll know what to do with.

Except that’s not exactly true. I know exactly what I’d like to do with that money. I’d like to help you buy the rights to Firefly back from Fox.

I’m only a fledgling author. But by a strange twist of fate, I happen to be a fledgling author who is also an international bestseller.

Left to my own devices, I will probably spend my royalty money on useless stuff. I will buy rare books and narwhal horns. If the book sells extremely well, I expect I’ll probably do something like buy an abandoned missile silo and convert it into my secret underground lair.

(Via Boing Boing.)

A Way to See the Wind

A Way to See the Wind:

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Interesting Light: A Way to See the Wind….

This experimental site-specific installation illustrates alternative, sustainable ways of harnessing energy that will explore the power of the wind in the city, visualizing it as an ephemeral cloud of light. The installation is custom built, using 500 mini wind turbines to generate power, which illuminates hundreds of mounted leds, creating firefly-like fields of light, with wind visually interpreted as electronic patterns across the installation. Wind around the southbank generates the power, creating a unique and thought-provoking light art piece that will delight all ages.

(Via MAKE Magazine.)