[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Adblock AFK – swedish activists removing adverts in the subway
Sticky Rice’s Sushi in Space – “Six months of planning and testing went into this project as a lot of variables were at play: -60F in space, FAA regulations, overheating or freezing batteries, GPS issues, stabilization, and how to make the damn sushi stay together in high winds.” six months, really?
TRANSPORT – Reggie Watts / Noah Kalina, fantastic images over a mellow Reggie Watts track.
Texting While Walking by Casey Neistat – “i made this movie for the New York Times http://nyti.ms/zCjMEA as part of their OpDoc series”
CASSETTE: A Documentary Film about the Cassette Tape. by Zack Taylor and Seth Smoot – “We’ll look at all parts of popular culture influenced by the cassette, including hip-hop and B-Boy culture, indie rock, home recording, and beyond.”
ooh aah – the when harry met sally fake orgasm scene with bonus bits
“The two of us became friends through Vimeo and explored a shared interest in timelapsing Yosemite National Park over an extended period of time.”
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Moshing at a 1982 Dead Kennedys Show – “Here’s a photo taken by Irish Willis Peele of a young Jon Stewart (center) moshing at a Dead Kennedys and Front Line punk show at the Casablanca club in Richmond, Virginia. When the photo was snapped in July 1982, he was a student at William & Mary and went by his given name, Jon Leibowitz.” post-punks rule.
The Swap-O-Matic – “The Swap-o-matic is a vending machine which playfully tries to remind us that reusing and recycling can be just as fun as buying something new. The machine allows users to donate and receive items, instantly and for free!” i want to make one for bern.
Chinese artist Zhang Huan created the torsos of Jesus and Buddha – “Chinese artist Zhang Huan created the torsos of two of the most prominent religious figures in the world using the ashes from temple incense in Shanghai.”
MPAA Wins the Oscar Screener Battle, but Loses the War – “For the last 10 years, I’ve tracked the online distribution of Oscar-nominated films, going back to 2003. Using a number of sources (see below for methodology), I’ve compiled a massive spreadsheet, now updated to include 310 films. This year, for the first time, I’m calling it: The MPAA is winning the battle to stop screener leaks. A record 37 films were nominated this year, and the studios sent out screeners for all but four of them. But, so far, only eight of those 33 screeners have leaked online, a record low that continues the downward trend from last year.”
Mega-man: The fast, fabulous, fraudulent life of Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom – “Dotcom has gone out of his way since the early 1990s to put himself at the center of media attention. He’s certainly got it now. But who, really, is this guy?”
Bloomberg’s amazing — and rejected — Mitt Romney cover – “Bloomberg Businessweek chose not to run with this remarkable illustration of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.” it’s all fun and games in politics until someone gets a bloody nose
WordPress Plugin Unblocks Censored Sites, Including The Pirate Bay – “A new WordPress plugin makes it dead easy to uncensor blocked websites. In just a few clicks people can setup their own proxy site with the popular blogging software. An essential tool for people whose speech is restricted by oppressive regimes, and handy for downloaders in The Netherlands, Italy, Finland and other countries where ISPs are blocking The Pirate Bay. ”
Author Alain de Botton Plans to Build Temples for Godless Londoners – “For de Botton, temples don’t need religions to be built. “You can build a temple to anything that’s positive and good,” he said. “That could mean: a temple to love, friendship, calm or perspective. Why should religious people have the most beautiful buildings in the land?””
Cyclists: What do you do when someone yells at you from their car? – creative tipps on how to avoid road rage
Girl Band ‘Pussy Riot’ Arrested for Anti-Putin Song in Kremlin – “Moscow’s self-proclaimed “Feminist punk group” Pussy Riot terrorized the Red Square by blasting their protest song “Putin Pissed Himself” (alternatively, “Putin Is Chickenshit”) in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral, before being hauled away by the Russian version of the Secret Service.”
Marina Abramovic Throws Latest Bizarre Party at Sundance – “All guests wore white labcoats (ring a bell?) and noise canceling headphones; they were forbidden to speak for an hour. (The silence was supposed to echo Marina’s own during her MoMA retrospective performance.)”
DJ Food | A couple of reviews – “Sometimes with a release, gig or event, there are reviews that stand out, where the person has delved a little deeper than the first impression or copied the press release. Here are two” the new album is fantastic.
Infographics: The European Parliament vote on ACTA – “ACTA is the Anto Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Disguised as a Trade Agreement, ACTA goes much, much further than that …”
Radiohead Switzerland 2012 – July 9 2012 st. triphon in a quarry, tickets go on sale on january 31.
COOKIES CREAM – wow, what a great vegetarian restaurant in berlin, we will eat there thursday.
One Page Graphic Novel – “Welcome to a new story telling medium… the One Page Graphic Novel. Is this a gimmick? Yes, probably.” Henry Flint invented it… hope it catches on
Bern: Mani Matter bröckelt von der Wand ab – “Die BDP will das Bild von Mani Matter neben dem Rathaus erhalten. Dies sei nicht möglich, sagt der Gemeinderat.” Die BDP zeigt sich pro streetart, in diesem fall…