[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the…
Meat Beat Manifesto – Totally Together – totally meat beat manifesto
Bruce Sterling Forecasts The Future – "Sterling describes the following 10 years as a period of uncertainty and “Atemporality,” characterized by a feeling of being outside the normal timestream, no longer rooted firmly in the past, present or future." if he didn’t exist already you’d have to invent the guy.
So you want to go to law school… -… – "oh my god, why would you do that.." "no, i want to help people" only mildly funny yet i watched the whole thing? boohoo
"Dictaphone Parcel" – "a package with a dictaphone inside :: with the record button left on"
We Celebrate the Birthday of the Barcode with Barcode Artist Scott Blake – "In honor of the 61st birthday of the barcode, we spoke with Scott Blake, an artist based out of Omaha, Nebraska, who creates portraits of public figures, as well as various other media out of scannable UPC and QR barcodes."
The Rent Is Too Damn High Party's Jimmy McMillan at the NY Governor Debate – "Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party provided the fireworks. Watch his inspired views on karate, gay marriage, and, well, rent." it’s too damn high. and i am too damn not high enough.
schmooze and abuse
Globe Genie – takes you to a random streetview spot, kinda magic.
Danish don't like (Duplo) dalliance – "Employees at the town hall of Roskilde near Copenhagen have apparently taken offence at images, on show in the building, of two men made of Duplo (a Lego-style material) having sex. … But no objections have been raised about Duplo depictions of Adolf Hitler and Osama bin Laden." danes censoring art part 2.
FaceTime Mac security flaw identified – "Update: Apple has fixed the problem via a software update on their servers. Even if you have the old version of the client, the problem has been fixed, and no other action is required on your end." phew
Armando Iannucci: 'Now is not the time for a crap opposition' – "Armando Iannucci, creator of The Thick of It, is Britain's greatest political satirist in recent years. So, when is he going to sink his teeth into the coalition?"
Aubergine with herbs recipe – "It's less a complete dish than a deliciously spicy template to build on" how geeky, a template recipe.
The World Social Networking Ban Race – interactive map showing where web 2.0 sites haven been banned and why.
Prada: Made in… – "Prada has found a way to localize globalization, and to make the traditional current. "Prada Made In…" is forward-thinking, while honoring the past." ok, yes, in a way…
Super Twario: Twitter Sidescroller For iPhone – "Super Twario isn't nearly as fun as a Mario (or Wario) platformer), but it's a curious concept for the iPhone/iPod Touch that allows players to read and interact with their tweets in a sidescrolling world."
Enrique Chagoya makes peace with Loveland, Colorado – "Under normal circumstances, the immoral act of destroying ones art would likely make an artist completely irate. Chagoya, however, has agreed to work with the pastor of Loveland’s Resurrection Fellowship church to create a piece of artwork depicting Jesus in a positive light. Pastor Jonathan Wiggins wrote Chagoya after opposition to the artwork began asking if Chagoya would be able to “offer [his] artistic ability and compose an image of Christ representing love and understanding, something precious.”"
Offensive print destroyed with crowbar – "This Wednesday, a truck driver from Montana walked into Loveland Museum/Gallery in Colorado and destroyed a 7.5×90 inch acordion-fold colour print with a crowbar. The print, titled “The Misadventures of Romantic Cannibals” by Mexican artist and Stanford University professor Enrique Chagoya, is a work meant to mix contemporary issues with humour, and shows images such as Jesus engaged in a sex act and an Islamic prophet kneeling before bikini-clad pigs, among other things."
Danish artists' exhibition cancelled over royal orgy cartoon – "A retrospective of artist duo Surrend has been scrapped because of a poster depicting the Danish royal family having sex" danes censoring art part 1.
Sane or Not – "Clearly the first step in restoring sanity to our nation is restoring sanity to our nation’s rally signs." click.
R2D2, the bathing-suit edition – "The Artoo bathing suit from Australian designer James Lillis will make help you blend in on the sandy beaches of Tatooine."
Ari Up (Goodbye, True Warrior) – "Her ongoing mission: “to fight for musical expression, women, and cultural freedom.” Love you, Baby Ari. Madussa. True Warrior. The mission continues."
pumpkin me!!!! – "happy halloween!! :: click below, then click MAKE YOUR OWN PUMPKIN and try it out! :: (sign-up for STAR.ME beta, too!)"
Write a Novel in a Month – Wired How-To Wiki – "November is National Novel-Writing Month. If writing an entire novel in 30 days strikes you as damn near impossible"
If Gurus Aren’t Real then How Come Their Followers Have Real Experiences? – "Peace and love, man. Sorry, grasshopper, I think I forgot the question. But hopefully that answered it." tell us, diana.
Anselm Kiefer’s last days at Barjac – "The director spent more than two years filming the artist at work in his complex at Barjac near Avignon in the south of France. Kiefer had invited Fiennes to document his final days at the immense studio-cum-installation, as he prepared to finally abandon the site before moving back to Paris."
Pope Bans Carla Bruni From the Vatican – "Carla Sarkozy is not welcome in the Vatican." The message, which led her to stay in Paris, is said to be over the Pope's fears that more racy photographs of her days as a catwalk model would emerge. Nude and semi-naked pictures from her days as a model are regularly published in the media."
What The Fuck Is My Social Media Strategy? – "Making it up so you don't have to" and do i need one?
Gene Simmons Threatens Anonymous, Responds to DDoS Attacks Against His Site – "Second, they might find their little butts in jail, right next to someone who's been there for years and is looking for a new girl friend." way to make friends, gene, and how adorable, so naive.
Hamam-Torino – next trip, a must-go!
Exhibit explores how Hitler taught a nation to hate – "No, it's not a neo-Nazi convention. Rather, it is a groundbreaking exhibit that opened Friday in the German capital and is intended to show Adolf Hitler's relationship with the German people."
King Cannibal – The Way Of The Ninja – ze complete tracklist of this impressive mix, "74 minutes of 250 tracks blended, sliced, diced, torn up and finally rendered to audio."
"Das Argument der Gutgläubigkeit ist ziemlich lächerlich" – "Ich schmettere auch keine legendären Bücher mehr gegen die Wand um mich vom Zufall leiten zu lassen. Ich recherchiere gerade sehr konkret für mein nächstes Buch. Ein Roman. Sie haben richtig gehört: Ich recherchiere!" must be a fake interview, since tom kummer didn’t come to europe for the launch of this film.
Exklusives Interview – “«Das war für alle verfluchten Ignoranten», zischte er, als er zum Tisch zurückkehrte und die Hände ungewaschen in das Salzgebäck tauchte.” this find a bit obvious.