ruff linkage 201212

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#watch and

Union Square Regulars Have Mixed Feelings on Occupation – pretty disenchanting

The Beekeeper – “Local farmer Megan Paska has witnessed beekeeping as it morphed from an illegal (and possibly crazy) habit to a sustainable, community-supported skill.”

234 gritos de Messi para la historia – his 234 goals for Barca in 14:20, shit music

Golden Tiger – “Street Mapping in Paris”

Modeselektor feat. Miss Platnum – “idea, animation, cut, composition: François Chalet”

Girl Walk // All Day – a feature-length dance music video, kickstarter financed


Hyuro New Mural In Valencia, Spain – “With the recent context and various aspects of the Spanish’ crisis, this clever piece goes straight to the point.”

Imaginawesome – “Kids have the ability to come up with some pretty amazing things, but not always the ability to draw exactly what they were imagining. I’m here to help make those drawings come a little bit closer to reality.” / watercolor – “our watercolor maps apply raster effect area washes and organic edges over a paper texture to add warm pop to any map.”

In Yo’ Face, Facial Recognition! – “One day, I hope to upgrade the Anti-Facial Recognition System with a vision-providing, head-mounted camera that will identify nearby facial recognition systems by linking to a database”

Documentary Bad Brains: A Band in D.C. Sheds Light on Punk Group’s Legacy – “when H.R. was forced to record vocals to the song “Sacred Love” using a pay phone in jail, where he was serving time for pot possession.”

10 Places You’re Not Allowed to See on Google Maps – “if you want to see towns or streets in North Korea, you can’t. Also blurred is the Royal Palace in the Netherlands and even a power plant on Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, New York.”

From Kony2012 to Horny2012: the blurring of lines between memes and movments – “I suggested to a friend last night who is a screenwriter that if he’d written this story into a script I’d say it was a little too far-fetched to believe. If I’m completely honest part of me still just doesn’t believe in the egomaniacal characters, overly-designed insignia and far-fetched decline of it all. What if — just what if — this is an extraordinary hoax? A social experiment? A marketing campaign?”

Occupy Movement To Launch Online News Site, ‘’ – “After a winter of extensive planning, the Occupy movement will launch its own online news site later this month., which has the associative meaning of “occupying the commons,” will go online in late March”

Very, Very Minimalist LEGO’s Versions of Toons You Know – “A tipster tells us the campaign “borrowed” from an uncredited Internet image. Surprised?”

Letter From Athens: Inside the Greek Crisis with Anarchists and the Radicalized Ex-Middle-Class – “They try and threaten us with bankruptcy,” he says. “We’ve already gone bankrupt! What is bankruptcy if not hungry people in the streets? For years the banks and the politicians shared the profits with themselves, but now that there are losses we have to pay for them?”

Posterous is Joining the Flock at Twitter – “The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing our team’s expertise to a product that reaches hundreds of millions of users around the globe.”

stillspotting nyc – “The interactive map developed by SIDL presents actual noise complaints generated by New York residents when calling 311, the city’s phone number for government information and non-emergency services. Reading the complaints offers insights into the city’s noise, and the contrasts between private and social space and between residential and commercial necessities.”

Join us to stand in solidarity with Occupy… – “No Work ✩ No School ✩ No Housework ✩ No Shopping ✩ No Banking – Instead, take to the streets and protest with us!”

Damien Hirst and the great art market heist – “Hirst is the world’s richest artist and the Tate’s big retrospective will mark the zenith of his power. But when his stock falls, how will an art world in thrall to big money respond?”

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