ruff linkage 201220

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#watch and

Making beats on the iPad with WerkBench – “WerkBench is now available for the iPad in the app store”

Thievery Corporation – The Numbers Game – R.I.P. Chuck Brown

TAPE RIOT – ASPHALT PILOTEN (BRUSSELS) – German Artist Performance in Brussels, Dancers, Duct Tape Street Art

Beastie Boys – Sabotage / MCA tribute – Worked on this with the wife, kids and our nephew over the past week to pay tribute to Adam “MCA” Yauch.

How to wake up a kid – ( Breed- Nirvana ) – “How to wake up a sleeping kid. Only 3 years old!”

The Making of the Leica M9-P »Edition Hermès« – sexy craft work for a perverted and decadent camera

GMO Film Project Sizzler – “Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Massive agro-chemical companies like Monsanto (Agent Orange) and Dow (Napalm) are feeding us genetically-modified food, GMO’s, that have never been fully tested and aren’t labeled. This small handful of corporations are tightening their grip on the world’s food supply—buying, modifying, and patenting seeds to ensure total control over everything we eat.”

Vinyl Throw: MusicBunk – “Vinyl record trick shots.”

Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers – EULAs for your after life, please select a plan

How to Sweep. By Tom Sachs – “Watch the other two movies from the “Energies and Skills” trilogy: Love Letter to Plywood: Space Camp:”


Ufabulum — track by track written by Squarepusher – “exclusive writing from Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher, bringing you one step closer to the thought processes behind the new album Ufabulum.”

Scott Scheidly’s “Portraits” – “From Hitler’s pink armband to Chairman Mao’s heart shaped glasses, Scheidly’s work casts some of history’s most notorious characters in a new light rife with suggestion and commentary on masculinity, power, and satire.”

Pepe Deluxé sample stalactites, pneumatics and Tesla coils on latest album – “The way we work on albums is quite a unique combination of art and science,” said Spectrum. “When doing music we mix early hip-hop sampling and collage approach with our version of 50s and 60s studio techniques.” Geeky stuff

Mobile Evolution – “Miniaturisation in the style of a Russian Doll” Exiting, fantastic, funny

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet – “What happened to Flickr? The same thing that happened to so many other nimble, innovative startups who sold out for dollars and bandwidth: Yahoo.”

The Story of Send – ‘Take a journey through Google’s data centers by following an email along its path.’

Will Work for Fun – “When you’re out of money to give a company, you can always give them your time. The company will always find a way to reconvert the gift of your time into profit, though you probably won’t care when transfixed by the glittering explosions of fun lighting up the screen like framed miracles.”

Why Disco Happened – “The simple answer is a combination of beat, tempo, instrumentation, and song length. The disco beat has four beats per measure, with equal emphasis on every beat: BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP.” i quite enjoyed reading this, but have read better accounts on the history of disco.

Italian anarchists kneecap nuclear executive and threaten more shootings – “We are wild lovers of freedom, and will never renounce the revolution or the complete destruction of the state and its violence.”

Cards Against Humanity – “Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people.”

New Cement-Making Method Could Slash Carbon Emissions – “Cement production alone emits 5 to 6 percent of total man-made greenhouse gases, and most of that comes from producing lime. Some of the greenhouse-gas emissions from conventional cement production come from using fossil fuels to heat up limestone to high temperatures—about 1,500 ⁰C.”

Super weeds no easy fix for US agriculture-experts – “Many of the worst weeds, some of which grow more than six feet and can sharply reduce crop yields, have become resistant to the popular glyphosate-based weed-killer Roundup, as well as other common herbicides.” Gee thanx, Monsanto

Aerial tilt-shift photography – “Right, here we go with small selection of tilt-shift pictures taken from the plane around the Manchester and Bolton area, hope you enjoy.”

Russell Brand says drug addiction should be treated as a health matter – “Actor tells MPs committee on drugs that an abstinence-based recovery approach would better benefit addicts”


Studio Bühler: “Selbstmordquartett” – “Das Selbstmordquartett besteht aus 32 Spielkarten die in 8 übergeordneten Kategorien unterteilt sind: Selbstmord durch Vergiftung, Selbstmord durch Elektrizität, Selbstmord durch Verkehr, Selbstmord durch Erstickung, Selbstmord durch Waffen, Selbstmord durch großen Blutverlust, Selbstmord durch Springen und Selbstmord durch Idealismus.”

Street Party Bern 11.05.2012 – Lerch sei dank

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