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Science fiction writer Cory Doctorow will be on campus Monday, Feb. 13, for a lecture and book signing, "Down and Out at MIT: An Evening With Cory Doctorow," starting at 5 p.m. in Bartos Theater, followed by a reception.
A blogger for the web site BoingBoing.net and European affairs coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Doctorow develops his own books from notes and ideas posted on his weblog and prefers to make his books -- or "blooks" -- available for free downloads by readers through Creative Commons licenses, now operating in 81 countries.
While at MIT, Doctorow will meet with students in formal and informal settings. He'll also be guest of honor at Boskone, the Boston science fiction convention, to be held Feb. 17-19.