[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Earth's gravity mapped in colourful geoid visualisation – "This psychedelic space blob is the most accurate representation yet of gravity's tug on planet Earth."
The Story of Bottled Water (2010) – "Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces."
Akira Kiteshi – Pinball (Hexstatic video edit) – "Hexstatic video edit for Pinball."
Blow Up Jeff Koons' Balloons With A Bazooka – "The game is set in a large museum during a Jeff Koons retrospective. The viewer is given a rocket launcher and the choice to destroy any of the work displayed in the gallery. If nothing is destroyed, the player is allowed to look around for a couple of minutes and then the game ends. However, if one or more pieces are destroyed, an animated model of Jeff Koons walks out and chastises the viewer for annihilating his art."
"Share The Air" Presentation – someone made the valid point, if color can get it, this project should easily get vc funding as well. lolololol
Jack draws anything – "Welcome to my website. I will draw anything you like to raise funds for the Sick Kids, just ask me. My name is Jack and I am 6 years old."
WHERE THE FUCK IS THIS – "Did you ever find a picture on the internet and thought „Where is this ?“. We can help you find this place! "
The ideas, hopes and challenges of today’s robots – “For three full days, robots have taken the center stage and all those sessions ended up forming a coherent picture made of several key ideas and questions surrounding what will be major market in the future.”
Butting In: Portrait Made of Over 20K Used Cigarette Butts – "Overall, there are 20,394 cigarette filters making up the legendary singer’s face." smoking hot serge gainsbourg portrait.
'Fuck This, I'm Out' – Banksy Piece – no, you missread that, it’s A banksy piece, not banksy’s piece.
This is how cheese is made, right? – well, yes, of course it is, how else?
How To Hack the New York Times Paywall … With Your Delete Key – "Frustrated by the idea of paying for what was once free, some New York Times readers have devised widely publicized methods for subverting its newly erected paywall. Their efforts, it turns out, may have been for naught."
Google +1 Button, Recommending Things To Your Friends – "Google has launched their new +1 button, which lets you recommend things to your friends through your Google Profile."
Shoot an Iraqi by Wafaa Bilal – “Art is meditation,” continues Bilal, “you could meditate on aesthetic, but also you could meditate on pain and unfortunately, I’m not privileged or in a position to meditate on aesthetic.” now as a book”
Aua Wir Leben Poster – "Poster, web and info-booklet design for the Contemporary Theater Festival «Auawirleben» 2011 in Bern, Switzerland. "
Quakebook Blog – "The official Quakebook Blog – A Twitter-sourced charity book about how the Japanese Earthquake at 2:46 on March 11, 2011 affected us all. All proceeds from the QuakeBook Book go to the Japan Red Cross."
SPENT – can you make it through the month?
3eanuts – "With the last panel omitted, despair pervades all."
Louis Vuitton sues artist, again – “In a T-shirt sold in 2008 to raise money for victims of violence in Darfur, artist Nadia Plesner depicted an African child holding a Louis Vuitton-style bag. So Louis Vuitton sued her. When she recently included the same design in a painting, it sued her again.”
Color App Hack Lets You Spy On Anyone’s Photos Anywhere – “"Over the weekend, he put that idea to the test. Using a jailbroken iPad and an app called FakeLocation, Wysopal was able to set his device’s location to anywhere in the world. Launching Color a moment later, he found, as predicted, that he could see all the photos of any person at that location."”
Another Photographer Mixes Nudity With NYC – “"Next month photographer Erica Simone will unveil her nude self-portraits in an exhibit titled "Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen." The 20 photographs feature Simone all over the city—from the Bowery to the Bronx—sans clothing."
What really happened in Trafalgar Square – "A riot," said martin Luther King Jr, "is the language of the unheard." There are an awful lot of unheard voices in this country. What differentiates the rioters in Picadilly and Oxford Circus from the rally attendees in Hyde Park is not the fact that the latter are "real" protestors and the former merely "anarchists" (still an unthinking synonym for "hooligans" in the language of the press). The difference is that many unions and affiliated citizens still hold out hope that if they behave civilly, this government will do likewise."
Denis Cotter: for the love of food – "Denis Cotter’s fourth book, for the love of food, is a collection of recipes with a focus on home cooking and the pleasures of preparing and sharing meals." if this is anything like his previous 3 books, this will be an excellent inspiration, full of simple yet imaginative vegetarian recipes. coming out 14. april.