[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Cory Doctorow – The Politics of Copyright and the New Cultural Economy (Video Podcast) – Cory Doctorow in Zürich
OCCUPY TOGETHER: THE SHORT FILMS – “Our aim is to educate and empower a broader public on sustainability issues and solutions through the medium of film, photography and the written word.” The Occupy Sustainability Group has put together some very nice films.
Yoga Breakdancing – impressive. odd. cooky.
The diagnosis – “The thing that brings you back is love.” a very brave, very inspiring Xeni on her diagnosis. Thank you so much.
Your Favorite Kanye West Tweet Handstitched – “you have to admit that his Twitter is pure comedy gold (if you’re a fan of 30 Rock, add the words “Liz Lemon” to the tweets and you will swear they’re coming straight from Tracy Jordan)”
Law and Order builds replica of Zucotti Park – “Law and Order was shooting an episode about Occupy Wall Street, and the production team built a perfect replica of Zucotti Park, as it was before the brutal eviction of the protesters by NYPD. So members of the original Occupy camp went and occupied it.”
Roasted aubergine with fried onion and chopped lemon recipe, plus creamy cabbage with roasted pork belly – “A whole peeled lemon, chopped up and added, flesh, juice and all, will work wonders on your cooking. Plus a warming winter roast with a difference” meow, if you manage to ignore the pork recipe just bellow it.
Sell your News images – “You retain the copyright for your work meaning you are free to use and sell your images in any way you wish.”
Interview with Cory Doctorow – “The Euro might collapse on the back of collateralised debt obligation and of virtual currency issued by private corporations whose monetary policy isn’t about maximising benefit for the users of the currency, but rather maximising the benefit for the shareholders of the firm that issued the currency.” this has got to be one of the most eloquent and concise sentences ever regarding the euro crisis.
V for Vendetta’s Alan Moore, David Lloyd Join Occupy Comics – “Moore will contribute a long-form prose piece, possibly with illustrations, to the Occupy Comics project. His writing work will explore the Occupy movement’s principles, corporate control of the comics industry and the superhero paradigm itself.”
It’s not easy being desaturated. – “Desaturated Santa costume only works when there are lots of other red Santas for contrast. Otherwise you just look sort of weird and sickly due to the gray body paint, and it’s not immediately obvious what you’re up to.”
England riots: was poverty a factor? – “Did deprivation and poverty cause the riots? We’ve mapped them with suspects’ addresses. Find out what it showed”
The start of a revolution – O.o. Bees are up for a surprise.
Newt encounters a different kind of Tea Party – “Newt Gingrich — a man with the aspect of a toad with expensive dental work”
The Cyriak Method: How To Turn Madness Into Millions Of YouTube Views – “The British animator Cyriak Harris has translated his surreal creature creations into YouTube stardom.” Interview
Alan Moore Responds to Frank Millers ‘Occupy’ Rant – “I’m sure if it had been a bunch of young, sociopathic vigilantes with Batman make-up on their faces, he’d be more in favour of it. We would definitely have to agree to differ on that one.”
Delusions of Self-Immolation – “The person would stand on a platform covered in a flame-resistant gel. A flame-thrower would then burn their body for less then half a second. The platform then turns on itself so that the extinguisher situated on the opposite side of the machine can extinguish the person immediately.” Radical stuff
Politik findet nicht in den eigenen vier Wänden statt: Die Occupy-Bewegung gründet auf einer langen Tradition des Protests – und hat bereits die USA verändert – “Man kann die Habgier von Wall Street nicht mit ein, zwei Gegenforderungen bekämpfen. Es geht um ein demokratisches Erwachen. Und letztlich um das, was Martin Luther King eine Revolution genannt hätte: den Transfer der Macht von den Oligarchen zu den gewöhnlichen Menschen aller Hautfarben. Das geschieht Schritt für Schritt. Es ist ein demokratischer Prozess. Ein gewaltfreier Prozess. Aber es ist nichtsdestotrotz eine Revolution.” Cornel West
Nicht meine Zeitung – “Ein Jahr lang will die Schweizerische Post testen, ob es für eine personalisierbare Tageszeitung einen Markt gibt.”