[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the …
Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem – Muppets rock out in Brighton – "Delayed Gratification in the Happiest Place on Earth"
Guns Of Brixton _ Short Test – nice! very!
Cat Laser Bowling – "involves cat, cups, towel and laser."
Deutsch – Türkisch / Keks! Alter Keks! bersetzung LUSTIG! – a song about kekse
"Smack My Bitch Up" performed by The Beatles – "(Enjoy before the lawyers take it down)"
UBERMORGEN.COM: WOPPOW Episode 1 – "A French fashion designer who calls himself “woppow” travels to his homeland of Kenya and gets incredibly inspired by Somali pirates for his next “Art Couture” collection. He creates the new lines “MZUNGU by woppow” (pret-a-porter) and a kids collection called “woppow SHIFTAZ”. Influenced by the superficiality of media reports on the mysterious Somali pirates he starts to copy the mitumba pirate-style and the local fishermen wear."
Banksy [Have You Reached a Verdict?] – "A unique audio-visual approach to the graffiti artist's (and now also a director) Banksy's street art."
LEGO Star Wars: Make Your Own Story – "LEGO Star Wars “Make your own story”, a clever ad campaign by the Brazilian advertising school Escola Cuca."
Inside LSD-Full Length Documentary – "Could LSD be the next drug in your doctor's arsenal? New experiments have a few researchers believing that this trippy drug could become a pharmaceutical of the future."
Baby trashes bar in Las Palmas – "Trailer for the short movie "Las Palmas" by Johannes Nyholm."
Ricky Gervais – "British comedians, Ricky Gervais & Russell brand appeared in The Simpsons Episode 'Angry Dad: The Movie' Episode First Aired in the US – 20th Feb 2011"
Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy(1998)-Full Length Documentary – "Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy is a documentary on how Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime made use of ancient mysticism and occultism to win the war. The Nazi's also used occult mind control techniques to brainwash Germans to perceive themselves as the master-race. "
schmooze and abuse
Büro Destruct Interview | Theoryhaus – "I spoke with BD director Lopetz about some of their most recent work, a series of games and apps made exclusively for the iPhone"
kids waiting in line bored at disneyland – "Delayed Gratification in the Happiest Place on Earth"
A Taste of Honey – "very informative news piece starting with the history of mankind's honey consumption and cultivation, discussing small scale vs. large commercial apiaries, colony collapse and ending with new breakthrough medicinal application of honey for aliments ranging from types of cancer to drug resistant staff infections."
CV Dazzle by Adam Harvey – "CV Dazzle™ is camouflage from computer vision (CV). It is a form of expressive interference that combines makeup and hair styling (or other modifications) with face-detection thwarting designs"
Ranked: Radiohead Albums from Worst to Best – "Without warning, Radiohead sprung a new album on the world last week. Given the intricacy of their music and the obsessiveness it tends to provoke, we decided against ranking their work ourselves, instead handing the job to Radiohead die-hard Sean Owen, of the blog Radiohead At Ease. Here are his rankings"
benedict radcliffe dunstan james: graffiti bike and double bowl skate feature – "uk based artist benedict radcliffe painted a boarded up shop front in early december with his graffiti bike, an invention consisting of 9 spray cans attached to a cascading arm and fixed to the rear assembly of a bicycle. the rider has a control on the handle bars to determine when all the cans will be set off, resulting in 9 simultaneous lines to the left of the bike."
Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner, New York – "Marcel Dzama (previously featured here and here) has once again created a whole microcosm of multi-genre art for his Behind Every Curtain solo show at David Zwirner"
Exclusive: The Hi-Fructose BLF Photo Shoot – "Our latest issue includes an exclusive article with the legendary Billboard Liberation Front. For over 30 years, the infamous pranksters and performance artists have made it their mission to "improve and clarify" Madison Avenue's constant stream of advertising that pollutes our urban skylines"
PREMIERE: Royksopp – Keyboard Milk – "If you were ever looking for an Angel Just Got Its Wings theme song, look no further. Royksopp's "Keyboard MilK' is just that"
Datamining Hip-Hop's History – "An artist named Tahir Hemphill wants to datamine 30 years of hip-hop lyrics to provide a searchable index of the genre’s lexicon. The project analyzes the lyrics of over 40,000 songs for metaphors, similes, cultural references, phrases, memes and socio-political ideas. For each, it registers a date and a geographical location"
Top Trumps: Leaders of Middle-Eastern Nations – "Anyone else think this bbc article would make a good Top Trumps pack?"
"Thom Yorke Dancing" Is the New "Sad Keanu" – "The combination is rather reminiscent of “Sad Keanu,” a meme that was born from a photo of Keanu Reeves looking dejected whilst holding a sandwich (then eating a cupcake, then wearing a helmet, etc)."
Steve Lambert I WILL TALK WITH ANYONE – "I set up this table near other individuals and organizations tabling for political, religious and other causes. When people approach I offer to talk to them about whatever they would like. If they don’t know what they want to talk about I keep a list of questions such as: – how about this weather?- what have you been up to lately?- what are you doing after this?- how are things? This formula has lead to conversations with all kinds of strangers on topics from the weather to the Iranian revolution, Native American philosophy, agricultuture, film, etc. The table is very popular."
Exact time now in Berne, Switzerland – the url says it all, nifty!
Hipster Bingo by HipsterBingo – "1. LOCATE HIPSTERS.2. Take out Bingo card.3. Use found items like change or bottle caps for game pieces. If hipsters are nearby this means you will be able to find plenty of pennies, guitar picks, cigarette butts, mustache combs…4. PLAY hipster bingo!"
Hundreds of Tourist Photos Weaved into One – "Switzerland-based Corinne Vionnet is our guide to the world's most famous landmarks, monuments millions have visited before. Her art is created not by acrylic, oil, or watercolor, each piece is made by combining hundreds of tourist photos into one. " what happens if you take many photos of landmarks and overlay them? it looks like a cheap photoshop filter!
MTA.ME – visualistaion of the new york subway system
Urban Homesteading – "Our super lawyer, Corynne McSherry, Intellectual Property Director of the EFF, has a blog post up on the EFF site: Riding the Fences of the “Urban Homestead”: Trademark Complaints and Misinformation Lead to Improper Takedowns"
Japanese Photographer Takes Self Portraits of Herself Levitating – "Photographer Natsumi Hayashi takes regular self portraits of herself levitating around Tokyo. She calls the series “Today’s Levitation” and the photos are wonderfully convincing."
He can never get those things right. – caught in captcha limbo
EFF takes on trademarkers of term "Urban Homestead" – "The EFF has stepped in to represent the publisher and authors of the book Urban Homesteading, who have been harmed by the Dervaes' accusations."
Rift: The game to take the MMORPG throne? – "Like it or hate it, there is no denying that the MMORPG genre is completely dominated by one game: World of Warcraft. In terms of critical reception, commercial success and influence on popular culture, World of Warcraft is here to stay reigning from its lofty throne. Yet, with the introduction of Trion World’s upcoming Rift, this reign of terror may soon be challenged."
Privacy and Security Fanatic: Anonymous: It's a trap! – "According to Anonymous, Westboro Baptist Church was behind the Open Letter allegedly from Anonymous, and then added fuel to the flames with WBC's "Bring it" reply. Anonymous warns don't DDoS, it's a trap to collect IPs for suing."
Google Street View to show Zermatt slopes – "After the cities, the slopes. Google Street View is moving onto the ski pistes, and Zermatt has been chosen for the first European outing of its special snowmobile."
When protest becomes art – "It’s exciting to not only see the students, workers and general population of Madison stand up for fair wages, collective bargaining rights and accessible education (among other things), but incredibly inspiring to see such actions transformed into the kinds of media Wisniewski has shared with the world."
What does Libyan revolution mean for bit.ly? – "DomainWire asks what will happen to the popular bit.ly URL shortener if Libya shuts down its Internet service (.ly is the country code for Libya)."
Pure fantasy – everything else seems very plausible.
Charting The Death of The Music Industry – "Analytics company Bain created a chart that illustrates the Global music industry turnover (1973-2009)."