A friend of mine moved to Philadelphia recently and is looking for places where he might run into people of a similar intellectual/philosophical/political bent as him, namely left wing, interested in critical theory, interested in reading hard books. My suggestion was the sort of cafe that radicals, hippies, immigrants and homeless people hang out at. We have a few of those in Minneapolis, but I don't know anything about Philadelphia. Help me, hivemind, you're my only hope!
Any economics geeks out there who can point me to how the government calculates intellectual property now in GDP figures? Is there information on how they calculate the value of a movie versus a TV show versus a book? I've seen some articles that say news shows and newspapers don't count towards the intellectual component of GDP, but is there a thorough explanation anywhere?
I ran a Kickstarter last month to develop a language learning app. It ended up getting a lot of media attention and doing really well. I'm a few days into setting up the business side of things, as I prepare to actually *receive* the Kickstarter funds, and I'm wondering whether I have any protections from a bigger company coming in, using my ideas and making their own competitor products. [more inside]
Obviously higher education is excellent and should be supported by those who have the want, desire, or ability to obtain a doctorate. The question however that was thrown on me the other night was that a PhD and a friend would have trouble conversing about politics and humanity because they are more intellectual. Thoughts?
I'm about to submit my first academic journal article for review. The article contains several images / figures and I need to obtain permission to reproduce these before the article goes to print. [more inside]
Lack of intellectual stimulation in my relationship is bothering me. Projecting feelings onto therapist as a result. How can I remedy this? [more inside]
Can I sell photos I took of people on the street who didn't know they were being photographed? [more inside]
I sent a video outlining an idea I came up with for a DB and series of apps to a contact I made at a big org. I received a terse reply that appeared to be claiming the idea as theirs. What is the best way to respond? [more inside]
I 'm learning English. When you say,"She is an intellectual person." or "She is an intelligent person.", what's the difference of meaning actually? I think ..."My cat is intellectual." is odd,though.("My cat is intelligent." is okay!??)
Needing recommendations for a competent, reasonably affordable intellectual property attorney in the US. [more inside]
Design rip-off advice needed. I made a few tshirt designs on Zazzle, and have been making a little extra money with one recent design in particular. Today I found that someone is selling nearly the same design on tshirthub.com. They are too similar for it to be a coincidence. Do I have any right to ask them to take it down? [more inside]
What is the general opinion of a Masters degree in the humanities?
Seeking lectures, poetry readings, interesting films, art talks for visitor from NYC to Denver this weekend (through Tuesday). [more inside]
New York intellectuals: where do I find them? Where in the city would I go if I wanted to find intellectuals of the old-school variety, all ready to discuss literature and history, existentialism and poetry, theater and mythology and politics? I know they exist--some older specimens write letters to the New Yorker--but where do these special fauna array to be met and befriended?
I have an idea for a new piece of software, and I want to ask people for their advice/opinion without getting the idea stolen. [more inside]
How do I go about proposing a new business service concept to Google? [more inside]
Can you think of any recent writing, or art, about it being somehow intellectually damaging, or spiritually dangerous, or in any other way harmful to constantly be plugged into content, particularly via an ipod or some other mp3 player? [more inside]
What are some other "intellectual" or though-provoking websites like: TED.com BigThink.org Fora.tv Also, what are, in your opinion, some of the best books in the following topics: -economics -investing -psychology -design -religion -self-help [more inside]
What are some good intellectual magazines? [more inside]
I love counterfeiting. Especially counterfeit toys and clothes, cars and other crazy items! I LOVE counterfeiting. I want to explore the possibility of a career in intellectual property law or other careers that have to do with counterfeiting (like: becoming a counterfeiter!) [more inside]
I would like to be the bright kid again, but I've just turned 30. What should I do? [more inside]
How would a contractor paid a weekly rate by Company X make ownership distinctions between works created for X and works for others?
I've been offered a new contract/consulting job where I would be paid not by the hour or for a specific deliverable, but at a flat weekly rate. Under this arrangement, how might I make intellectual property distinctions between works that will belong to this client, and outside works I may do for myself or others? [more inside]
How to find someone to be an intellectual mentor for them? The difficulties I see in finding someone are: 1) I'm not around many new people (esp. younger) that would be interested and 2) why would they choose me? [more inside]
So, I was listening to the new Saul Williams album and its awesome. Can you recommend other more intellectual hip hop.
An artist friend of mine was surprised to see his artwork used without permission on a flier for a band. He had posted the artwork on his website. What can/should he do to stop the misuse? I know that he automatically holds a copyright on the work as its creator. (I have advised him to post watermarked versions of his work in the future to prevent future misuse.)
can someone form an LLC specifically and solely based on another individual's work/product -- without telling/consulting them? A *LOT*-- [more inside]
Can someone help me find an article that defends american football NOT baseball as the thinking man's game? [more inside]
My Dad sells computer games on the Internet as a hobby. He has done nothing to protect his intellectual property rights other than placing a copyright notice on an "About" screen. He thinks Nintendo might like one of his game ideas and would like to contact them about it. Should he be concerned about protecting his IP rights before contacting Nintendo or is it too late? [more inside]
I really enjoy Arts and Letters Daily and Political Theory Daily Review. Are there any german equivalents?
How to I protect my book from being adapted to film/screen/movie without my permission? [more inside]
What are the Intellectual Property Rights boundaries for revenue-generating blogs that recycle others' work? [more inside]