ruff linkage 201131

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


WE MISS YOU – pretty amazing short movie

Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum – "If Rick Santorum runs for President on an anti-gay platform, Dan Savage will have no choice but to redefine his first name now, too."

Every Argument Every Couple Ever Has EVER. on Vimeo – a template for couples aruments

‪Shocking illusion – Pretty girls turn ugly! – "These faces have not been altered in any way. It's a new scientific finding called the "Flashed Face Distortion Effect" via habi.


corian bench bike rack – "designed by american graduate student matt gray, 'bench rack' is a combination bike rack and bench seating hybrid."

Mimésis – Sarah Garzoni – amazing branded butterflies

Mini Tenders – San Francisco – more awesome illustrations by wendy macnaughton – "On the 17th of September, we want to see 20,000 people to flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months."

Arcade Fire The Suburbs Exclusive Listen Deluxe Edition Unreleased – "In a The Daily Beast exclusive, we invite our readers to listen to the deluxe edition of Arcade Fire’s 'The Suburbs'."

Lulzsec's Topiary and the Shetland Islands – "Overall, this gives us a very strange impression of the alleged hacker mastermind, and unless he led an itinerant life, the facts hardly add up. In fact, one is left wondering whether there may have been several people operating under the same pseudonym."

augmented art on times square billboards – "a collaborative effort between public ad campaign and the heavy projects, 'augmented reality advertising takeover' is an initiative to democratize public visual space by using augmented reality technology."

Ultimate hack: LulzSec may have duped British authorities into arresting innocent man – "on Wednesday that British police had arrested a 19-year-old suspect thought to be the spokesperson of notorious hacker group “LulzSec,” new information suggests authorities may have been duped into arresting an innocent man"

Facebook Censors Nirvana Album Cover – "the photographer of the original “controversial” cover wants to re-shoot baby Spencer Elden"

Spock Is Not Impressed – a new tumblr meme blog

Douglas Rushkoff in conversation with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge – “The bottom line is that the human species has to realize the human body really is just a cheap suitcase.”

OK Go premiere HTML5-powered dance-typeface for 'All Is Not Lost' – "The band have collaborated with choreographers Pilobolus and Google Japan to allow users to embed a message spelled out in a typeface generated by the band's feet, viewed below a clear floor."

Before and After Shots of Joggers – "He stopped joggers, asking them for a favor – would they sprint for him and then pose right after for his camera? Many obliged. Out of breath, these joggers showed an overwhelming amount of fatigue on their faces. Goldberger then asked these same people to come into his professional studio exactly one week later. Using the same light, he asked them to pose the same way they had before."

No Man’s Land at Mishka Henner – "No Man’s Land explores the margins of our urban and rural European environment as experienced by what appear to be women soliciting sex in liminal, post-industrial and rural settings, captured by Google’s Street View cameras."
How Bjork's 'Biophilia' album fuses music with iPad apps – excellent article on Bjorks iPad album, i just wish her voice didn't currently irritate me so…

YouTube set to revolutionise football broadcasting – "The most interesting novelty at the Copa America – which concluded on Sunday with Uruguay beating Paraguay 3-0 in a surprise final pairing – was not a swing in the balance of power of South American football, but a peek at the way football will be mostly watched in the coming years."
Flower Grenade – "Turn the concrete jungle into a wilderness with our compacted wild flower seed grenades."

Human Cloning in Japan – japanese Clone Factory creates clone dolls

Marshall McLuhan's message was imbued with conservatism – "Although an icon of the counterculture movement, the man who coined 'the medium is the message' was no pill-popping hipster"

The evil of ordinary men – "as Alexander Solzhenitsyn observed, “the line between good and evil runs through every human heart.” The best we can hope to do is stay on the right side of it." interesting reflections on how many people wish or are even sure that Breivnik is "insane".

Online commenting: the age of rage – "The worldwide web has made critics of us all. But with commenters able to hide behind a cloak of anonymity, the blog and chatroom have become forums for hatred and bile"

Here’s a way to peacefully combat seat-recliners… – "Here’s a way to peacefully combat seat-recliners on airplanes. Print. Copy. Keep a couple in your carry-on, just in case." wow, wish i had thought of that when i was still flying… oh well, a similar card might come in handy on a train or bus too.

Melting Arctic ice releasing banned toxins, warn scientists – "Unknown amount of trapped persistent organic pollutants poses threat to marine life and humans as temperatures rise"

Making Salves, Lip Balms & etc. – "If you've got some herb infused oil, you can make that into a medicinal salve or balm. Salve is nothing but oil thickened by the addition of wax. I prefer beeswax salves, though there are vegan alternatives, like candelilla wax. "

The @-symbol, part 1 of 2 – "Unlike the ampersand, though, whose journey to the top took two millennia of steady perseverance, the at symbol’s current fame is quite accidental. It can, in fact, be traced to the single stroke of a key made almost exactly four decades ago."

Chromatic RPM – long exposure photos of records, available as prints

Periodic Table of Heavy Metals – Periödic table of Heavy Me†als

How to make a Calendula oil infusion – "Calendula. As a skin treatment it displays regenerative properties, making it really helpful for healing dry, scraped up, or otherwise damaged skin."

Why does my car smell like cookies? – "And when I was told the “experiment” would make my car smell like cookies for a month, how could I turn it down?" How To bake cookies in your hot car.

Oslo Bombing Video Is a Facebook Scam – "a bogus post claims to link you to a video from an Oslo security camera showing the detonation of a car bomb near a Norwegian government building in which at least 10 people were killed. The truth is, there was no security camera that captured such a video, at least as far as we know thus far."


Creative Commons Lizenzen in Deutschland gerichtlich durchgesetzt – "Das ist sehr erfreulich, weil es zeigt, dass die Creative Commons LIzenzen in Deutschland gerichtsfest sind. Davon gingen wir bisher immer aus, es fehlte aber der Realitätstest vor Gericht."

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