[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the …
Douglas Rushkoff Â» Me, Losing It – "I got really tired of listening to brand managers talk about their â€œTwitter strategies,â€ and by the time my closing keynote came around, it felt like I had watched the corporatization the net recapitulated over the course of the afternoon"
Art installation looks like burning building – "Isabelle Hayeur, an artist from Montreal, created "Fire with Fire," an artwork that simulates a fire in a "four-storey heritage building in the downtown eastside.""
Simpsons — The XXX Parody – "But instead, everybody else in Springfield seems to be getting their shorts eaten, until Marge finally decides to let her blue hair down, and show you and Homer how wet and wild it can get underneath that green dress"
oops – "oops || appropriated digital video || 2009 ||"
Il Ã©tait une fois… les technologies du passÃ©. – "Once upon a time… vintage technologies."
Charlotte: No no no – "Filmed after a long car ride, Charlotte had a lot to say…"no""
A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight? – "Try as you might, you can't walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the Sun or a star. "
schmooze and abuse
How WordPress Themes Actually Work [INFOGRAPHIC] – "This one serves as a sort of â€œcheat sheet for how your blog worksâ€ and takes the reader through the basics of a normal WordPresstheme."
Wikipedia's list of common misconceptions – "The Wikipedia entry for "List of common misconceptions" is chock-a-block with fascinating tit-bits that you can amaze and disabuse your friends with"
ai weiwei's shanghai studio demolished – "authorities have stayed true to their decision to demolish ai weiwei's shanghai studio, located in the northern district of jiading. destruction of the building has begun."
Why Twitter Was the Only Company to Challenge the Secret WikiLeaks Subpoena – "The government has almost certainly made secret requests for WikiLeaks-related material from other companies. But only Twitter (successfully at least) fought to have to have those orders brought into the open. Hereâ€™s why"
Banksy's identity eBayed – "Yours, for $25,000 or best offer, is the identity of Banksy, street artist. Allegedly!"
Banksy (Yes, Banksy) on Thierry, EXIT Skepticism & Documentary Filmmaking as Punk – "Thierryâ€™s entertainment potential wasnâ€™t difficult to spot – he actually walks into doors and falls down stairs. It was like hanging out with Groucho Marx but with funnier facial hair. Thierry arrived at a point when my world was becoming infested with hipsters and heavy irony, so his exuberant man-child innocence was fun to be around."
New Wagon Christ LP imminent – "Wagon Christ has a new album called â€˜Toomorrowâ€™ set for release in March. The excellent Celyn Brazier is on artwork duties again and you can hear a track from it here."
Nugget From The Net: Dude Makes Feature-Length Grand Theft Auto IV Machinima – "I havenâ€™t had a chance to watch the whole movie, but from what Iâ€™ve seen, the action is well choreographed, and it has a super odd voiceover. Itâ€™s an impressive feat, though, so definitely check it out:"
100 quotations every geek should know – "One thing that every geek can do is quote their favorite geek-culture media, whether it's movies, books, television, theater or music. The GeekDads have tried to compile a list of such quotes for your enjoyment."
Facebook will NOT end on March 15th. Hoax news story spreads like wildfire – "A story is spreading like wildfire across Facebook this weekend, claiming that the world's most popular social network is closing on March 15th. The reason? CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims that "managing [Facebook] has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.""
Why the Bombings Mean That We Must Support My Politics – "Many people will use this terrible tragedy as an excuse to put through a political agenda other than my own. This tawdry abuse of human suffering for political gain sickens me to the core of my being. Those people who have different political views from me ought to be ashamed of themselves for thinking of cheap partisan point-scoring at a time like this."
A LETTER FROM CHUCK D TO HIP- HOP (2) – "As far as RAP and HIP-HOP, itâ€™s like USA Olympic basketball, the world has parity now and have surpassed the USA in ALL of the basic fundamentals of HIP-HOP â€“ TURNTABLISM, BREAKING, GRAFFITI, and now EMCEEING with succinct mission , meaning and skill. Skill-wise rappers spitting three languages, have created super rappers to move the crowd with intensity and passion."
Apple Users Forced to Pirate VLC Player? Whatever Next? – "Last year, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users were delighted to learn that VLC media player had become available for their device via the App Store. But now, thanks to a licensing and copyright dispute, that particular party has been cut short and the software pulled offline. Bizarrely, the only way people can get this free and open source software now is to pirate it. You couldnâ€™t make it up."
Marcel Walldorf: â€œPinkelnde Petraâ€, 2010 – sculpture of a peeing police woman won an art price, the right wing media goes berserk in germany
ViCKi LEEKX – M.I.A.s ViCKi LEEKX mix – free
Bern: Unbekannte werben mit gefÃ¤lschten YB-Flyern – "Am Weltcupanlass in Adelboden sind im Zuschauerbereich Flyer mit politischem Inhalt verteilt worden. Auf den FlugblÃ¤ttern befindet sich ein grosses YB-Logo und dazu der Satz: Â«Aus YB zu Bern, nein zum AKW MÃ¼hlebergÂ»"