GikII by the seaside

Would normally have done this earlier but with the slow death of LJ.. :(

GikII VIII Conference - call for papers

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Sun, Sand and GikII VIII

When robots, drones, autonomous agents, Facebook stalking, teleportation, 3D printing, MMORPGS, science fiction, computer games and superhero justice are discussed within the realms of the law and LOL cats, you know the time for the annual GikII workshop has arrived! Yes, it’s time for GikII VIII - and a time to immerse ourselves in debates about cutting-edge technology, popular culture and the law.

Date: Monday 16 & Tuesday 17 September 2013
Venue: Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre, BH8 8EB

Submission of Abstracts and Deadline

Please send an abstract not exceeding 500 words to Professor Lilian Edwards and Dr Dinusha Mendis.  The deadline for submissions is 2 August 2013.  We will be in touch shortly after the deadline regarding acceptance of papers.


GikII is being hosted with the kind assistance of the Law Department and the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University. In keeping with tradition, there is no registration fee to attend GikII and priority is always given to speakers, but there are some limited spaces available for students and non-speakers.  To guarantee your place, please make sure you submit your paper early and register for the event.  Registration will be announced when acceptance of abstracts has been confirmed.

Please visit our event webpage for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bournemouth.

NOTE: I know AAA has already submitted abstract -majorclanger?cairmen ? feel free to pass on.


Dr who

Finally got a chance to see it.
Omg. That was ALL RIGHT. In fact it was more than all right. I went OMG, OMG ! At the end. When did I last do that re Dr Who? I was actually gripped.

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Watching the BAFTAS and though I have seen neither (yet), rather pleased to see little-David Argo beat all time Goliath Lincoln for most the big awards.  Has no one else noticed how much those Lincoln trailers resemble the The Comic Strip Presents version of Hollywood in Strike!? I suppose not. Sigh. (and now I see Brave won Best Animated too. yay!) I wish we'd seen more of the little awards tho, all of which seem to have gone to aliens beamed down to earth as part of the Les Miserables stage crew..   (deely bobbers??!) (and where was Daniel Craig eh? no wonder they didn't give him a best  actor nomination!)

Hohum. Watched Looper last night and was rather underwhelmed.  As a long time lover of headfuck time travel I'd expected to adore it, but really, it was a bit derivative even for me and started from an even sillier high concept than In Time.Collapse )

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