[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
stereo skifcha – dubstep kitteh [via b3ta]
Everything is a Remix Part 4 – and finally part 4
How to find your way home- the new google maps – “Listen carefully to her say “around someone’s yard” and “past the mango tree”.”
Plastic Snacks | My Strange Addiction – “Kailyn is only 18 but she consumes a huge amount of plastic objects every day.”
99ProblemsInFilm(EM) – “Jay Z’s “99 Problems” recreated with film clips by Eclectic Method”
Interview with Kultivator, an experimental cooperation of organic farming and visual art practice – “This cooperation of farming and visual art practice involves an organic farm with where pigs are raised, cows are milked, potatoes are harvested and linseed oil is pressed. But KULTIVATOR is also a space for artist residencies, exhibitions, performances, installations and screenings.”
Beauty and the Geek Jeans Embed Real Speakers, Keyboard & Mouse – “So I came up with the idea of putting a keyboard in your pants, and to make jeans with all the important computer stuff (like a mouse, keyboard and the speakers) in it. Besides the new look the jeans would get, there was some sort of freedom behind your computer screen. You didn’t have to be stiff behind your screen, but you can move in any position you want because the keyboard would be in the same place.”
Rem Koolhaas to Build Marina Abramovic’s New Museum of Performance Art – “Marina Abramovic signed a deal with architect Rem Koolhaus earlier this week to design and construct her Center for the Preservation of Performance Art in Hudson, New York.”
MOMA Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 – “Over eight consecutive nights, MoMA presents a chronological exploration of the sonic and visual experiments of Kraftwerk with a live presentation of their complete repertoire in the Museum’s Marron Atrium. Each evening consists of a live performance and 3-D visualization of one of Kraftwerk’s studio albums—Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans-Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991), and Tour de France (2003)—in the order of their release.”
Damien Hirst’s Latest (and Greatest?) Scheme: Saving the World Through Eco-Architecture – “Sustainable luxury flourishes like rooftop wind turbines, solar panels, and the most technologically advanced methods of insulation. He has made it clear the development wasn’t going to be a “retirement home” community, either.” ahh, devon. but I do wonder how they plan to make single homes like this eco-friendly.
Switzerland to Build ‘Janitor Satellite’ to Clean Up Space | Swiss Scientists Combat the Growing Space Junk Problem – “Swiss scientists and engineers have announced the launch of CleanSpace One, a project to build the first in a family of “janitor” satellites that will help clean up space.” this is so swiss, tidy but kinda cool
Shepard to guest star on The Simpsons TV Show on March 4th!! – “On March 4, 2012, Shepard will guest star on the 23rd Season of the iconic television series, The Simpsons. Episode 15 – “Exit Though The Kwik-E-Mart”, In order to get back at his dad, Bart goes undercover as a graffiti street artist and plasters Homer’s unflattering image all over Springfield. But one night, Bart and Milhouse get caught in the act by established street artists Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal” do not read more, shepard pretty much manages to give the whole plot away. but this should be fun.
The Simpsons at 500: your top 10 episodes – “We asked you for your favourite Simpsons episode. Surprisingly the top 10 were made during the first decade of the show”
Anarchistic and self-trained, are street medics the future of first aid? – “Anarchistic, high-energy, and self- organized, street medics have been part of activist counterculture since the 1960s, with major presences at civil-rights protests, anti–Vietnam War actions, the American Indian Movement’s occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973, anti-globalization protests in the 1990s and early aughts, and most recently, at Occupy encampments internationally.”
Penny Red: A love letter for London – “London is more than two cities. It is many cities. It is the city and the city and the city and the city, a delicate, dirty palimpsest of history layered on history. A city where kids with hoods and hopeless eyes can start burning police cars and looting the high streets and the question on the lips of the broadsheet writers and politicians who live and work a few streets away can still be: where the hell did these people come from?”
remove app deletes unwanted passersby from photos – “upon pressing the shutter button, the app actually snaps multiple pictures in a row in order to assess the ‘real’ background, without passersby. clicking ‘remove’ automatically displays the composited shot without the objects that the app has detected to be removable;”
The Transparency Grenade – “The Transparency Grenade fights against the lack of corporate and governmental transparency. It captures network traffic and audio at the site of closed meetings and anonymously streams the data to a dedicated server where email fragments, HTML pages, images and voice are extracted and displayed on an online map.”
‘Losing’ the world: American decline in perspective, part 1 – “US foreign policy ‘experts’ only ever provide an echo chamber for American imperial power. A longer, broader view is necessary”
Anarchism Is Not What You Think It Is — And There’s a Whole Lot We Can Learn from It – “The word anarchism has been so stripped of substance that it has come to be equated with chaos and nihilism. That’s not what it means.” Mostly on Kropotkin and his writing
I Love Architecture. | Architecture for Humanity – “Our work has the ability to effect the lives of billions and rather than cynically fighting with each other for the 1% lets work together to restore the pride of the profession and find ways to bring great design for the seven billion people that long for great spaces to live, work and play.”
plastic bottle carrier by ka-lai chan – “the flat rubber-like disk has a ten openings whereby one can easily slip the nozzles of the empty bottles through the holes. the lightweight design has a built-in handle making it user-friendly to carry around, encouraging green behavior.”
1% Art – “If we, as curators, critics, art historians and artists, withdraw our cultural capital from these markets, we have the potential to create a new art field where radical forms of autonomy can develop: not as secessionist “alternatives’ that exist only in the grandiose enactments and magical thinking of artists and theorists, but as fully institutionalized structures, which, with the “properly social magic of institutions,’ will be able to produce, reproduce and reward noncommercial values.”
Ana Tijoux: Addressing Global Unrest In Rhyme – “I live in Chile, with all those student protests, and this parallel situation that is happening with Indignados in Spain, or the crisis in Greece, or Occupy Wall Street or Occupy Oakland. When I was making [the album] I was reading a lot of news and talking about the world with friends, and in the end that totally influenced my work.”
Cindy Sherman as Hugh Hefner, or Is It Hugh Hefner-Esque? – “Perhaps the most remarkable shot is Cindy as Herself, sans make-up, wigs and facial locutions. The photographer as tabula rasa — blank, translucent, riddled with metaphysical tracks from decades of drag. ”
Cinemagram, An Animated Photo GIF Maker for iPhone – “Create a stunning hybrid between photo and video. Animate small portions of your photo to create a magical image that’s part-photo and part-video. Apply vintage / cross processing filters, and share your masterful creation.”
plastic bottle cap art by satoshi hirose – “the piece is formed from plastic– a heap comprised of caps from the recyclable tops of plastic bottles gathered by the artist over the course of nine years.”
The Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde: It’s evolution, stupid – “We all know how evolution works, except one industry that refuses to evolve: the entertainment industry. Instead of looking at evolution as something inevitable, the industry has made it their business to refuse and/or sue change, by any necessary means.”
What Greek Austerity Looks Like – “Half-Greek and half-Indonesian, photojournalist Eirini Vourloumis moved back to her hometown of Athens, Greece, in 2010 to cover the economic crisis. She found her country unrecognizable.”
Mapping Stereotypes – the swiss perspective map scares me.
Long Term Unemployment Stories – I have been unemployed for so long, reading these stories made me cry and cringe.
The Orb to release album with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – “The Orb’s Alex Paterson has revealed that he’ll be releasing a collaborative album with dub legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry this September.”
Him & Her Chairs, Anatomical Chairs from Designer Fabio Novembre – I ate at the Osha Thai restaurant, and not only the chairs are excellent.
Watchlist: Maria Anwander – “The Kiss 2007/2010″: “The Kiss” was given to the MoMA as a donation without asking for permission. I entered the museum as a regular visitor and gave an intense French kiss to the wall. Next to the invisible kiss I then fixed a fake label, which simulated the style of a regular MoMA caption.”
Oliver Schau: Guerilla-Bänke DN_100 – guerilla benches made with drainage pipes wrapped around bicycle racks and other objects
Luzinterruptus: “Drinking water running through the streets” – “In Madrid, in less than 30 years, more than 50% of the public fountains in service have been lost, which now are seen to be dismantled, broken, without a tap to drink from or simply dry. To criticize the indifference of the administration in regards to a necessary public service, we carried out our action”
Post-Crash Fascism – “Climate change is happening faster than initially predicted, and its impacts are already upon us in the form of more extreme weather events, desertification, ocean acidification, melting glaciers and incrementally rising sea levels.”