[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Jason Collett – I Wanna Rob A Bank (Official Video) – Me too (metaphorically speaking)
Pussy Riot release new single Putin Lights Up the Fires – “Pussy Riot, the feminist Russian punk band from which three members were found guilty of hooliganism driven by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in jail, have released a new single called Putin Lights Up the Fires.”
Brooklyn Grange : Bee Keepers Featurette – “Brooklyn Grange: A Portrait of Urban Farming” follows the construction of the largest rooftop farm in the world.”
How to Eat a Watermelon Tutorial Tom Willett – “This is a beginner’s tutorial showing the correct way to eat a watermelon.”
GHOST TITS (feat. Olivia Munn) – “the story of a man whose life is turned upside down when his girlfriend’s breasts suddenly disappear.”
Shepard Fairey Interviewed – “Shepard Fairey on street art and his work for The Dallas Contemporary.”
Young Grandmaster Flash getting busy – “Excerpt of a Dutch documentary about hip hop in New York from 1986, featuring Grandmaster Flash and Schoolly D.”
Daddy Skills (music video) – “Damn dude, you got daddy skills…”
Hysterical Literature: Session One: Stoya – “Stoya visits the studio and reads from “Necrophilia Variations” by Supervert.”
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen (Chatroulette Version) – and a happy sunday to everyone
スローロリスがおにぎり食ってます – Slow Loris eating rice
Floyd’s Functional Tattoo – “Naturally, the lines of the notebook are normally blank, making his materials list always accessible.”
Pollen detectives help the fight against honey counterfeiters – “Bryant is also a melissopalynologist, a scientist who studies pollen in bee products. He can ID a honey’s origin by analysing pollen traces left behind by the bees who harvested the nectar.”
Wishmountain – Tesco (AC58CD) – Matthew Herbert made this album with samples of a Tesco bag
#freepussyriot poster Download Hi-Res Here…. – “Print, post, mashup, share”
Remy Charlip R.I.P. – Remy Charlip, the very beautiful dancer, choreographer, performer and all around great person has died in San Francisco. R.I.P.
tintypes – “Since each plate is a unique direct-positive, there is no negative and only one copy of the image exists. So, I scan them before I give them away. But this is something I very much like about tintypes: they are things, actual objects! And things are good.”
Street art mural stirs racial row in Boston – “A mural by the Brazilian street artists Os Gêmeos, installed in Boston as part of their first US solo show at the Institute of Contemporary Art, has drawn some divisive comments and stirred up debate about cultural understanding.”
Instagram 3.0’s New Maps Feature: A Privacy Wake-Up Call? – “the initial knee-jerk reaction was “Yikes! This is creepy.” It was also a huge reminder of how easily we can forget that our location information is tracked and stored by apps.”
Major Transformations to 2100 – “Decline to Disaster (25% probability): World fails to react, resulting in catastrophic natural and economic calamities. Possible loss of civilization.
Muddling Down (35% probability): World reacts only partially, so ecological damage, increased poverty and conflict create major declines in life.
Muddling Up (25% probability): World reacts in time out of need and high-tech capabilities; widespread disaster averted, although many problems remain.
Rise to Maturity (15% probability): World transitions to a responsible global order.
Totnes: the town that declared war on global capitalism – “The locals of the Devon resort have gone to war – with Costa Coffee. But why are they desperate to stop a branch of the giant chain opening up in town? And can they win?”
Armed to the Teeth: Gun Ownership in America – 88.8 firearms per 100 people is the highest gun ownership rate in the world, 40% more than second highest Yemen with 54.8 firearms per 100 people.
Free Pussy Riot! #freepussyriot – “Berlin, August 8th 2012: About 400 people joined Peaches on the street to show support for the members of Russian conceptual art punk activist band, Pussy Riot, 3 of which are on trial for performing a “punk prayer” against President Vladimir Putin.”
Mo Farah Running Away From Things – oh the fear, the drama
Man-eater – Daniel Disselkøen – “For four years, each day I took the same tram to art academy. Why would you then look out the window with curiosity when there is no reason to expect anything new. I decided to change the daily journey for my fellow passengers and myself.”
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots New – “Inspired by the whimsical and psychedelic music of Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips, this world premiere musical integrates music from several albums (“Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,” “The Soft Bulletin,” “At War with the Mystics”) with Coyne and multiple Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff’s poignant, humanistic story about the triumph of love and optimism over the mystery of our own mortality.”
International Teletext Art Festival in ARD and Pflueger68 – “The potential of Teletext as an tool for artistic expression has not yet been fully discovered though the aesthetics of Teletext have slowly creeped in to the most fashionable street ware, graffiti and fine art”
Pussy Riot: Russian Doll – Just what it says on the tin
The True Blasphemy: Slavoj Žižek on Pussy Riot – “Their message is: IDEAS MATTER. They are conceptual artists in the noblest sense of the word: artists who embody an Idea. This is why they wear balaclavas: masks of de-individualization, of liberating anonymity. The message of their balaclavas is that it doesn’t matter which of them got arrested — they’re not individuals, they’re an Idea.”
Yekaterina Samutsevich closing statement at the Pussy Riot Trial – “Now the whole world sees that the criminal case against us has been fabricated. The system cannot conceal the repressive nature of this trial. Once again, Russia looks different in the eyes of the world from the way Putin tries to present it at daily international meetings.”
Russell Brand: methadone is a bad way to treat heroin addicts – “watching old footage of himself smoking heroin and admitting: “I’m jealous of me then.””
Caffè Malatesta – politically correct italian coffee