Happy Holidays! Here's an E-Book About a 3D-Printed Sad Keanu

Sad Keanu's Excellent 3D Adventures, an e-book gift from us to you
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It is not every day that I have an idea as bad/good as May 26, 2013. It was on that day that I took a tiny 3D printed doll of Keanu Reeves looking sad into the real world and detailed his adventures in text and photographs. 

The story was sort of a commentary on the weirdness of 3D printed artifacts, sort of a commentary on memes run amuck, and mostly a bit of fun with a new toy. 

After I had my first child in the late summer, I returned to Sad Keanu because I realized that his adventures read like a children's book. And as the holidays approached, I realized that I could actually make this children's book for the parents among us. 

So, that's what we've done for our annual gift from The Atlantic's tech team to our readers. It's been a great year. Thanks for reading us.

And now, we've got Sad Keanu's Excellent 3D Adventures available for you to download. Here's the book in PDF and iBooks formats. (The PDF is a big download, FYI.)

In return for this glorious piece of literature, just keep coming around here! Or if it sounds interesting to you, sign up to get my 5 Intriguing Things newsletter delivered to your inbox each weekday.

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Alexis Madrigal is the deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com, where he also oversees the Technology Channel. He's the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. More

The New York Observer has called Madrigal "for all intents and purposes, the perfect modern reporter." He co-founded Longshot magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the MPA and best science Web site in the 2009 Webby Awards. He also co-founded Haiti ReWired, a groundbreaking community dedicated to the discussion of technology, infrastructure, and the future of Haiti.

He's spoken at Stanford, CalTech, Berkeley, SXSW, E3, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and his writing was anthologized in Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale University Press).

Madrigal is a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's Office for the History of Science and Technology. Born in Mexico City, he grew up in the exurbs north of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Oakland.

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