ruff linkage 201225

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#watch and

Internet Micro Celebrity – “Do you follow someone on twitter who’s lost in their own microcelebrity? This song is for them.” catchy as fuck, mr ginger führer.

Official Proof of Bob James’ “Take Me To the Mardi Gras” without the Bells. – “official, indisputable proof that a long debated break-beat myth does, in fact, exist: Bob James’ hallowed hip-hop sonic building block, “Take Me To the Mardi Gras” – without the bells.”

Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online – “Shot between 1962 and 1986, Tarkovsky’s seven feature films often grapple with metaphysical and spiritual themes, using a distinctive cinematic style. Long takes, slow pacing and metaphorical imagery – they all figure into the archetypical Tarkovsky film.”


Satellite Eyes – “Satellite Eyes is a simple Mac app that automatically changes your desktop wallpaper to the satellite view of where you are, right now.”

Concept Design For ‘Instagram Sunglasses’, See The World In Filters – “Markus Gerke has unveiled an ingenious concept idea of integrating Instagram into a pair of sunglasses—allowing users to view their world in a desired filter.”

Sebastião Salgado: this is what is in peril, this is what we must save – “culmination of an eight-year odyssey to capture the last wild places in the world” one of the best photographers of all times

Allergic to Meat: Lone Star Tick May Make Vegetarians of Some – “a tiny tick, whose bite might be spreading meat allergies up the East Coast.” this should be a obligatory treatment for everyone ;p

Where do greenhouse gases come from? – “traces the path of greenhouse gases from polluting industries, through uses, out into the atmosphere. So you can tell at a glance, for instance, that energy industries produce by far the most greenhouse gases”

Iranophobia 2.0 – “a woman was denied her purchase of an iPad at the Apple Store in Alpharetta, Georgia because of her Iranian origin.”

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography – The Ruins of Detroit – Post-capitalist views

paper strip pictures by nathalie boutté – “self-taught artist nathalie boutté is neither a photographer, sculptor, nor a painter, her collages are a combination of all of these elements. the french artist’s body of work is derived from both her knowledge of paper and the volume of this particular medium.”

“PHOTOBOOTH” « THESE AMERICANS – Vintage Photobooth Portraits

Swiss Army has Booby-trapped the Countries Landscape – “the Swiss military has, in effect, wired the entire country to blow in the event of foreign invasion. To keep enemy armies out, bridges will be dynamited and, whenever possible, deliberately collapsed onto other roads and bridges below; hills have been weaponized to be activated as valley-sweeping artificial landslides; mountain tunnels will be sealed from within to act as nuclear-proof air raid shelters;”

Worldwide Festival Magazine Summer 2012 design article – “an extensive piece in response to an interview by Miguel Angel Rolland for Gilles Peterson‘s Worldwide Festival magazine about design for music in the digital age. It’s finally been published over on Issu and it’s 16 pages long”

candy-formed war wounds by ashkan honarvar – “ashkan honarvar created the series ‘faces’ to explore the disturbing vision of fatal facial injuries by moulding and altering his models’ ‘wounds’ from brightly colored sweets such as candy and ice cream.”

The Karl Marx MasterCard Is Here. It Needs A Tagline. – “When you’re short of kapital”

Happy Planet Index – “The new HPI results show the extent to which 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy and sustainable lives for the people that live in them.”

The wonder of breasts – “Our culture is obsessed with breasts, yet we know remarkably little about them. But their secrets are starting to be unravelled, and nothing is more astonishing than breast milk”

How Depressed People Use the Internet – “We hope to use our findings to develop a software application that could be installed on home computers and mobile devices. It would monitor your Internet usage and alert you when your usage patterns might signal symptoms of depression. This would not replace the function of mental health professionals, but it could be a cost-effective way to prompt people to seek medical help early. It might also be a tool for parents to monitor the mood-related Internet usage patterns of their children.” hmm, big brother watching mah depression, no thank you very much



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