ruff linkage 201211

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#watch and

Good Books – Metamorphosis – “It is not very often that we have the opportunity to create a graphic equivalent of a drug fueled rant bringing all of our collective skills to bear.” awesome animation for, the booksellers that passes all its profits to charities…

Free Starbucks Day | Help us wipe out local business. – nice hijack idea

we are ready – “Dancefloor Diplomacy introduces ‘collage music.’ 20 musicians. 38 songs quoted. All live / No samples”

Sarah Palin versus Julianne Moore – “A scene for scene comparison of Sarah Palin’s actual media appearances and Julianne Moore’s reenactments of them from the movie Game Change.”

‘Bike Thief’ – “I recently spent a couple of days conducting a bike theft experiment, which I first tried with my brother Van in 2005. I locked my own bike up and then proceeded to steal it, using brazen means — like a giant crowbar — in audacious locations, including directly in front of a police station. I wanted to find out whether onlookers or the cops would intervene.”

Adrian Frutiger – Ein Leben – “Einer der größten Designer des 20. Jahrhunderts ist den meisten Menschen vollkommen unbekannt. Dieses Interview soll das ändern.”

Occupiers set up living room in Bank of America lobby – “A crew of occupiers makes a home of a Bank of America lobby with a couch, a coffee table, a rug and a potted plant. “Bank of America took our homes so we though we’d move in here!””

A Life in Pictures on Vimeo – Moebius Documentary with many interviews and images


New York′s Best Coffee App – ;p

In response to an open letter from Rose Collins,… – “when we saw the open letter from Jeremy Hammond’s mother linked above, we knew we had to issue a response of some sort.”

How Christian Marclay created “The Clock” – “Christian Marclay created the ultimate digital mosaic.” super cut of super cuts

Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs – “Over the last 12 months I have seen five different managing directors refer to their own clients as “muppets,” sometimes over internal e-mail.”

streetagainst – escif, very intersting street artist based in valencia spain

HEXEN 2.0 – “The body of works is based on an impressive congregation of actual events, historical figures and fields of knowledge but its main anchor is the Macy Conferences, a set of meetings held in New York right after the Second World War to investigate and set the foundations for a general science of the human mind.”

Olympics 2012 security: welcome to lockdown London – “All this in a city convulsed by massive welfare, housing benefit and legal aid cuts, spiralling unemployment and rising social protests. It is darkly ironic, indeed, that large swaths of London and the UK are being thrown into ever deeper insecurity while being asked to pay for a massive security operation, of unprecedented scale, largely to protect wealthy and powerful people and corporations.” Madness, 59’000 pounds per athlete…

Haruki Murakami – As an Unrealistic Dreamer – “You might say that we are living as uninvited guests on planet earth. Planet earth never asked us to live here. If she shakes a little, we can’t complain, because shaking from time to time is just one of the earth’s natural behaviours. Whether we like it or not, we must live with nature.”

Four Tet, Colin Greenwood and more contribute to the new album from One Little Plane – “the first audio to emerge from the record, which is due for release in May, features both Four Tet (on production) and Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood (bass). You can stream ‘She Was Out in the Water’ below.”

Another Occupy Wall Street activist’s Twitter account subpoenaed – “Just one month ago, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office subpoenaed the Twitter account of Occupy Wall Street participant Malcolm Harris, aka @destructuremal. Today, Jeff Rae received word of the same. He has published a copy of a notice he received from Twitter, which was accompanied by a copy of the DA’s subpoena.”

At SXSW, homeless people become WiFi hotspots – “Homeless people have been enlisted to roam the streets wearing T-shirts that say ‘I am a 4G hotspot.”

What to Do When Shepard Fairey “Uses” Your Photo – “When Shepard Fairey reached out to photographer Andrena Douglas to use her portrait of a fellow cancer survivor to use in his work, she consented under licensing terms: credit her photo and let her take portrait of Fairey with the work in his studio, before it goes off to be exhibited. They confirmed it by phone and email. Well, he didn’t.” More and more of a douche…

The Holy Trinity Issue Hath Descended – “due to the United States Postal Service’s disgusting and ambiguous censorship policy, we were forced to obscure the very realistic-looking fake penis that graces the March issue’s cover conceived by Italian art superstars Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.”

sebastian errazuriz: occupy chairs – “Nothing like profiting off an anti-capitalist movement and passing it off as scribbled “art”. Almost as bad as Jay Z’s t shirt release. ” that comment sums up my feelings about this project

Update: ± MaisMenos – “Been doing a few interventions and videos related to the economic situation running in Europe, wich is affecting Portugal very badly.”

Sounds of the Internet – “a mixtape of websites with autoplay music” completely reframes that annoying phenomenon

PirateBox Takes File-Sharing Off The Radar and Offline, For Next To Nothing – “Users wirelessly accessing the device are presented with a web interface which allows them not only to download files but upload them too. No logs or other identifying information is stored in the device.”

On Kony 2012: – sums up everything you need to know about that Kony 2012 video. “The bottom line is, research your causes thoroughly. Don’t just forward a random video to a stranger because a mass murderer makes a five-year-old “sad.” Learn a little bit about the complexities of the region’s ongoing strife before advocating for direct military intervention. There is no black and white in the world. And going about solving important problems like there is just serves to make all those equally troubling shades of gray invisible.”

Does Propranolol Reduce Racism? Probably Yes, Subconsciously – “A small study found that people’s subconscious racial bias is considerably reduced if they are taking propranolol, a heart disease drug”

After Kony, could a viral video change the world? – “a lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on”


Menschenstrom 2012 – I tried my best to sport my post-nuclear redneck mutant smile…

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