ruff linkage 201126

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


Squarepusher – video profile on The Creators Project

Break Dancing Gorilla at the Zoo – he shreds

Everything is a Remix Part 3 – part 3 is out. no more explanation needed

Zero – "Zero is a 12'32 stop motion animation" australian reminds me of sackboy

The Loving Trap – In a landmark new documentary produced for YouTube, Adam Curtis has not examined his career and laid bare his style in the light of some confused academic papers he stumbled across on the internet.

WIM•BLE•DON – nadal vs. federer in stop motion

Cows and Cows and Cows – "This piece was choreographed by Shena. It is based off the Cows & Cows & Cows video"

Miss USA 2011 – Evolution taught in school – so so so sooooo scary

Cereal Killer – "Sometimes picking a cereal can be really tough!"


Inside LulzSec: Chatroom logs shine a light on the secretive hackers – "Leaked IRC logs identify LulzSec members and show a disorganised group obsessed with its media coverage and suspicious of other hackers"

That's Vaginal – Join the movement to place one incredible word in its rightful place of superiority over all other words. – "Join the movement to place one incredible word in its rightful place of superiority over all other words.That’s Vaginal is a campaign to replace the word “awesome” with the word “vaginal."

Dear Photograph – "take a picture of a picture from the past in the present. "

Brand Reversions – "A Brand Reversion is a brand logo that has undertaken a creative change based on the visual style of another brand logo: Brand identities with a split personality"

World's Most-Wanted Hacker Says He's Never Felt Safer – "As an arrogant and violent sociopath driven to a frenzy by the sense of my own power, I can't divulge the upcoming releases" gawker interviews lulz sec.

Things I'd like to see in – "The service is only a few weeks old, but is already the bee’s knees. But seeing as how it’s just barely off the ground, there’s a ton of cool features that I’d love to see them add. Rather than sit on them, I thought I’d compile a list of the things that I’d love to see the most (and some criticisms)"

▶ Toddla T – 'Watch Me Dance (with Roots Manuva)' (Andrew Weatherall Remix) by toddla_t – "Andrew Weatherall remix of Toddla T's 'Watch Me Dance (with Roots Manuva)" legend

Tipping Etiquette Around the World – handy infographic

Should I Change My Password? – " has been created to help the average person check if their password(s) may have been compromised and need to be changed. "

Golan Levin’s Infoviz Graffiti, or Communicating Dissent in a Short-Attention-Span World – "Can the insertion of that data, semi-permanently, into urban space, change people’s behavior? When is it worth risking arrest to ‘publish’ that information? These are the questions I hope my stencil project raises." data viz stencil project

Kind of Screwed – "Last year, I was threatened with a lawsuit over the pixel art album cover for Kind of Bloop. Despite my firm belief that I was legally in the right, I settled out of court to cut my losses. This ordeal was very nerve-wracking for me and my family, and I've had trouble writing about it publicly until now. " a real dick move.

LulzSec leaks Arizona law enforcement papers (Updated with excerpts) – "We are releasing hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement. We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona."

RSS Art 001 – Franziska Nyffeler – 22-06-2011 – I WANT TO SEE, more of this 😉

viva la – revolución

jon salerno: habitat microhome concept – "'habitat', conceptualized by american product designer jon salerno, begins with the idea of docking, intuitive
to our usage of technology, and applies it to solve problems of unsustainable living and commuting."

Radiohead make new track 'Staircase' available – "Radiohead keep on taking us by surprise and uploaded a new track on YouTube. The song ‘Staircase’ is included in their From The Basement session."

Performance Artist To Lock Himself In A Crate And Play A MMORPG As It Travels Cross-Country – "Performance Artist Jordan Wayne Long is about set forth on a journey; on July 1 he will depart Bald Knob, Arkansas, and is scheduled to arrive in Portland, Oregon on July 7. The key detail here is how he'll be locked in a crate, with his only means of communication with the outside world being Lord of the Rings Online, which he'll be playing the entire time."

Breaking the MMOuld: Moving on from World of WarCraft – "In fairness, WoW is not the only MMO to habitually treat its players like hamsters on a wheel. It merely exemplifies a genre that has well and truly stagnated, that builds time and time again upon the same tired assumptions and principles of design"

Kindskoepfe – reverses the child/parent heads too freaky effect

The Euthanasia Coaster – "Euthanasia Coaster is a hypothetical euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster, engineered to humanely kill a human being. The rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness and eventually death."

DEFENDER of the favicon – "DEFENDER of the favicon is a JavaScript remake of Eugene Jarvis' brilliant arcade game Defender written by Mathieu 'p01' Henri and inspired by Scott Schiller's experiment with generated favicons VU meter. The idea was to push the concept of generated favicons further and pack a thrilling retro shooter in 16×16 pixels using JavaScript, canvas and data: URIs."

washed up – "Washed Up is an ongoing project by Mexican-born, New York-based artist Alejandro Durán that addresses the issue of plastic pollution making its way across the ocean and onto the shores of Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve."

Can you draw the internet? – some fantastic ideas

puma: clever little shopper – "a 100% biodegradable carrier bag composed entirely of cornstarch. the bag decomposes naturally within a three-month period, or can be dissolved in water in about three minutes. the same biodegradable material will also be used for apparel bags in the company's 'clever little packaging' initiative."

Statue of Soviet Red Army Soldiers Transformed Into American Icons – "Pranksters in Sofia, Bulgaria painted a Soviet era statue of Red Army soldiers to look like American icons."

Nerdprotest: QR-Code gegen Apple – “US Uncut, the grassroots effort pressuring corporate tax cheats to pay their fair share, crashed Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference on Monday, using Apple’s own technology to expose the company’s systematic tax dodging."

Grey Hair May Be A Thing Of The Past – “Scientists believe they have cracked the code to restore hair to its original color. They have found a protein called wnt that is responsible for producing color in hair and also stimulates hair growth and produces new hair follicles. The lack of wnt activation in melanocyte stem cells leads to de-pigmented or grey hair.”

#swiss focus

Drei junge Schneeleoparden im Zoo Basel – 3 baby snow leopards in basel

Ö – "Swiss Freedom of Information Act web platform “Ö”. Enabling journalists and swiss citizen with more transpareny and clarity"

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