ruff linkage 201232

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#watch and

Lil Buck – breakdancing in a rotating box

YAK PAK ‬‎ – Backpack filled with spray cans gets blown up by israeli bomb squad, pretty strong message, if it was not for the odd chuckle in the off.

Are Your Politicians For Sale? – “Would you like to be treated like a rapist, murderer (or a Terrorist!) for streaming an “unauthorized” copy of a TV show? Good news, because now you can!”


Did Republicans deliberately crash the US economy? – “Be it ideology or stratagem, the GOP has blocked pro-growth policy and backed job-killing austerity – all while blaming Obama”

How Countries Reward Their Gold Medal Winners – “handy infographic to let you know the true value of a gold medal.”

Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau – “The “Water Light Graffiti” is a surface made of thousands of LED illuminated by the contact of water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to sketch a brightness message or just to draw.”

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch forbids commercial use of his music – “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes.”

SOUNDSCI – “Here to remind you why you fell in love with hip hop.”

Metro Card Collages by Nina Boesch – Collages created from discarded metro cards

Dark Stores – BRIAN ULRICH – dystopian photo series of post-capitalist storescapes

Wade Michael Page and the rise of violent far-right extremism – “The man who opened fire in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin was not just a crazed loner, but a vocal neo-Nazi – in fact, his white supremacist ideology reflected a growing form of extremism that expresses its strength through violence rather than at the ballot box”

Henry Stuart – The Usain Bolt win in sperical photography

SANNAH KVIST – all I own – “The Participant (All born in the 80’s) compose and build a sculpture of all his or her possessions, which I then photograph together with the model.”

BART Idiot Hall of Fame Outs Shameful Transit Riders – “The BART Idiot Hall of Fame is an often funny, sometimes disgusting Facebook group that posts photos of “idiots, jerks, assholes on BART that deserve to be publicly outed for ruining your commute and breaking the rules!””

How Not to Become Mat Honan: A Short Primer on Online Security – “In the hope of preventing you from experiencing a similar fate, we’ve listed a number of steps you can take to protect your data and your identity online.”

Wikipedia Redefined – “Wikipedia is one of our favorite sources of accumulated knowledge, hats off to Jimmy Wales. But from the user’s and designer’s point of view it still has room to improve.”

Rencontre Internationale de l’Anarchisme – St-Imier 2012 – “All libertarians from the various anarchist movements around the world, and all those interested in learning more about anarchism, are invited to gather from August 8-12, 2012 in St-Imier in the Jura mountains in Switzerland.”

One Race, Every Medalist Ever – Interactive Graphic – “Based on the athletes’ average speeds, if every Olympic medalist raced each other, Usain Bolt (the London version) would win, with a wide distribution of Olympians behind him.”

Beck, Amon Tobin, Pantha Du Prince and more remix Philip Glass – “The 2CD album, assembled by Beck to celebrate the minimalist pioneer’s 75th Birthday, features contributions from the likes of Amon Tobin, Pantha Du Prince, Dan Deacon, Peter Broderick and Tyondai Braxton, as well as Beck himself.”

Iconic Painters to Guess (Pt. 1 of 3) – “today we present what we actually did. Instead of TV series this time we coded a famous painter through three icons.”

S U R V E I L L A N C E S E R I E S – CCTV images turned into amazing paintings

photographs composed of crayons by christian faur – “this material limitation can also be a strength, as there is the potential to contain thoughts and ideas in unique ways, so that the ‘medium’ can become the ‘message’. this intertwining of form and function can be seen most directly in my work, which is comprised of crayons and shredded paper.”

lee materazzi – cute photographer hiding in unusual places in her place

The Universal Texture – “these particularly strange snapshots, where the illusion of a seamless and accurate representation of the Earth’s surface seems to break down.”

Homemade Cream Cheese – “This cream cheese recipe is the perfect starter recipe for anyone who’s ever thought about making their own cheese. It requires no special equipment, starter cultures or complicated ingredients.”

City reinvented – digitally

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