ruff linkage 201145

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#watch and

Midget Parkour – Finger Parkour seems *gasp* dangerous

Occupy Wall Street teach-in with Douglas Rushkoff – – “They say the Occupy movement has no leaders. They are wrong. YOU are the leaders! The rest of us are your followers! What you do here shows us what we can do out there.”

Timelapse-icus Maximus HD Burning Man 2011 by James Cole, Music by Elite Force/DISTRIK – “Burning Man 2011 Tilt Shift Time-lapse by James Cole”

Occupy Your Mind: An Interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky – “Topics include Occupy Wall Street, why revolutions fail but mutation succeeds, the magical side of reality, the search for gurus and wisdom and why Twitter is the haiku of this century!”

Something Inspirational – “Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security.” yes, it’s a good time to re-listen the charlie chaplin in the great dictator, video and transcript

Welcome to Kitty City – Strange Brilliant Kitteh Animation by Cyriak

Roger Doiron – A Subversive Plot: How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard – “Roger Doiron is founding director of Kitchen Gardeners International, a network of people taking a hands-on approach to re-localizing the global food supply.”


This 28-Year-Old’s Startup Is Moving $350 Million And Wants To Completely Kill Credit Cards – “Unlike PayPal, Dwolla doesn’t take a percentage of the transaction. It only asks for $0.25 whether it’s moving $1 or $1,000.”

Metrics used to track tweets, Elven – “The intelligence analysts… are tasked with sifting through millions of tweets, Facebook messages, online chat logs, and other public data on the World Wide Web to glean insights into the collective moods of regions or groups abroad.”

Polar bears pushing blocks of ice – It’s the Polar Bears! melting all our ice. we finally found the culprit.

Marina Abramović’s Allegedly Kinky, “Criminal” MOCA Gala – “I hope the performance itself will bring some kind of dignity, serenity, and concentration to the normal situation of a gala, and actually change the energy of the space and bring the performance into an everyday life situation.”

Arthur Recreates Scenes from Classic Movies – a rather irritated baby used to recreate famous movie scenes? great parenting 2.0 [via b3ta]

decagon tent by logos: japan good design award 2011 – “japanese outdoor equipment company logos has created ‘decagon tent’, a series of outdoor structures that can be used separately or linked together to create larger, more complex spaces.”

Artist creates volcanic rupture in wall – “If you came into a room and saw a crack in a wall that seemed to be filled with fire or bubbling with lava, would you go any closer? French designer Thierry Dreyfus says of his installation “Wall Rupture for Flos” that most people do.”

MOUSTAIR – “Where men meets moustaches meets hair meets moustaches meets hair meets MOUSTAIR.”

Anonymous 101: Introduction to the lulz – “Anonymous is a nascent and small culture, but one with its own aesthetics and values, art and literature, social norms and ways of production, and even its own dialectic language.”

Guardian Weekly hangman game – “Guess the city by using the letters below, remember it could be anywhere in the world.”

BLOOD RICE: CHINESE MUTANT HUMAN-RICE HYBRID MAY SAVE LIVES, FREAK PEOPLE OUT – “No, this is not some neo-communist plot conceived to create a 21st century “red army” of genetically superior mutant rice-soldiers intent on securing China’s world-dominance. China is well on its way without a mutant army.” as eww as hmm

1st challenge winners – The challenge was to create a datavisualisation to illustrate the end of some relevant natural resources, if our consumption stays the same.

Which is the greenest football club? – “Following a football team can involve lots of travel – but some clubs are now starting to think about their carbon footprints”

Plastic bullets available to police for Wednesday’s student protests – “Scotland Yard says officers are free to use baton rounds in extreme cases but critics say tactic is ‘appalling and un-British'”

The Kitten Covers – Album Covers redone with Kittehs

Earth fail wale – lol

US entrepreneurs cash in on Occupy movement – “T-shirts, coffee mugs and other merchandise being offered on campsites that have sprung up in cities across country” how rather cynical

Data Points: An Overview of the Euro Crisis – “Charting the web of debt exposure among sagging economies”

Tweet Like Don Draper With This Retro Rotary Phone – “Russia-based firms UP Digital Bureau and Unteleported Tech Agency collaborated to produce the world’s first analogue Twitter client: Tweephone.”

Occupationalist / Covering the Occupy movement as it unfolds. No filters. No delays. – Interesting approach, but so far focused soley on US cities

Great but fairly strange Russian Photos – By a guy named Petros

Laurie Penny: A woman’s opinion is the mini-skirt of the internet – “I believe the time for silence is over. If we want to build a truly fair and vibrant community of political debate and social exchange, online and offline, it’s not enough to ignore harassment of women, LGBT people or people of colour who dare to have opinions. Free speech means being free to use technology and participate in public life without fear of abuse – and if the only people who can do so are white, straight men, the internet is not as free as we’d like to believe.”


Statement von Sven Väth 1993 zur Berliner Mayday – “Ein intellektuell forderndes, spannendes, ausführliches – ja, beinahe schon ausuferndes! – Statement von Sven Väth 1993 auf der Berliner Mayday, das in seiner epischen Breite fast schon das gesamte Spektrum der Partykultur der Neunziger schlüssig aufbereitet, selbst die kleinsten Details berücksichtigt und dabei im Subtext selbst vor Gesellschaftskritik nicht zurückschreckt. So war das damals.”

Distanzlos gegen Fangewalt – “Die Berichterstattung über «Fussballfans ausser Rand und Band» (Blick) gerät zunehmend selber ausser Kontrolle.”

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