[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Kid Koala – 8 bit Blues (Official Video 2012) – “Official video for Kid Koala’s ‘8 bit Blues'”
LS3 – Legged Squad Support System – “designed to carry 400 lbs of payload and travel 20 miles without refueling”
Burning Man 2012 – “Filmed and edited by Vincent Rommelaere”
Eclectic Method – Fight Dub – Fight Step. Or Punch really
Cute Baby Elephant Taking a Bath – too cute alarm
Bob Marley-Is This Love (Metal Version) – weee, mosh
Uneasy Allies in the Grocery Aisle – “Giant bioengineering companies like Monsanto and DuPont are spending millions of dollars to fight a California ballot initiative aimed at requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods. That surprises no one, least of all the proponents of the law, which if approved by voters would become the first of its kind in the nation. But the companies behind some of the biggest organic brands in the country — Kashi, Cascadian Farm, Horizon Organic — also have joined the antilabeling effort, adding millions of dollars to defeat the initiative, known as Proposition 37.”
Deep Sea Angler Fish by JustinLaDoux – “This Deep Sea Angler Fish is made with recycled objects and energy efficient lighting.”
Wall Street Inferno – “As gripe continues over whether or not Occupy Wall Street is over, or failed, a video surfaces from the recent Burning Man 2012 gathering in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, which re-ignites the OWS revolutionary spirit in even the most cynical of us all.”
Tony Weingartner & Chifumi: “El Suculum – Radical Drift” – guy gets a tattoo everytime you don’t pick him up hitchhiking.
Make Noise – “A brilliant new initiative that’s as exciting as it sounds, Make Noise aims to raise awareness about the importance of recycling electronics by supplying the UK with a host of free club nights around the nation this November. The project is the brainchild of Heavenly Recordings and European Recycling Platform”
Twitter Reluctantly Coughs Up Occupy Protester’s Data – “Twitter on Friday reluctantly complied with a judge’s order to divulge the tweets and account information connected to an Occupy protester. The case concerns Malcolm Harris, who was among hundreds arrested last October for disorderly conduct in an Occupy movement march along the Brooklyn Bridge.” And we have precedent …
michael bernstein: ten yards of futopia – “new york born designer michael bernstein has developed a plan for a series of small gardens, and forests to be placed in recycled refuse dumpsters. his project ‘ten yards’ refers to the payload capacity of each dumpster. once constructed, these gardens can be installed with relative ease in any urban location”
Documenta ignores Kassel’s bloody history, artists say – “Weapons are still being produced in the city that hosts one of the largest art exhibitions in the world”
BoC – Untitled (Machinedrum Edit) by machinedrum – “Since I am a huge nerd I decided to take this bootleg recording and re-produce it for fun. Using the recording I laid new drums over the existing drum patterns (almost 100% accurate to original), replayed some synth parts and the bassline”
Protesters Blockade Monsanto Seed Facility in California – “Opponents of genetically engineered foods blocked shipments and deliveries yesterday at Monsanto Co’s vegetable seed company that developed a new genetically modified sweet corn that will hit stores this fall.”
How to Use Stone Fruit Pits – this sounds amazing, but as one commentator points out, these pits do contain poison. How safe is this?
My Galaxies – “Ever wanted to see your name in lights? Well, lights don’t get much bigger than this!”
Insane Clown Posse Talk the FBI, Juggalos, and the Gang Classification – “I want to raise my son as a Juggalo. Even if he himself doesn’t want to be a Juggalo, I want him to love and respect Juggalos. If he’s going to college one day, somebody’s like “Fuck Juggalos” I want my son to be like, “Fuck you.” Even if he’s something else, I want him to be like, “Fuck you, I was raised by Juggalos.” But now, all of that is in jeopardy.” Yeh, but fucking magnets, how do they work?
Invader New Invasion In Space – “French street artist Invader recently launched his first space invasion from Miami, Florida. A month ago, the mosaic took off on a custom device elaborated by Invader. Equipped with a camera, the balloon reached the stratosphere before flying back down to earth to bring back those awesome pictures.”
Grand-Central – “Write something in the above textbox and it will be written next on Presto the printer.” don’t show this to the b3ta guys.
Nipplegate: Why the New Yorker Cartoon Department Is About to Be Banned from Facebook – “we got temporarily banned from Facebook for violating their community standards on “Nudity and Sex,” by posting this Mick Stevens cartoon”
The Master [Soundtrack] – “Nonesuch releases composer Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Oscar-nominated writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master on September 11, 2012.”
The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity Suggest a Better Way to Choose Politicians – “In the model, individual legislators can cast particular votes that advance either their own interests (one of which is to gain re-election), or the interests of society as a whole. Party discipline comes into play, effecting the votes of officials who got elected with help from their party. But when some legislators have been selected at random—owing no allegiance to any party—the legislature’s overall efficiency improves. That higher efficiency, the scientists explain, comes in “both the number of laws passed and the average social welfare obtained” from those new laws.” Can I be random dictator, please?
Typography Bird Houses: Living Typography – “Living Typography, as the project is titled, can be used as nameplates and/or house numbers while providing shelter to the many sparrows that have lost their homes with the recent construction of new high-rises and malls.”
Angry man critiques noisy neighbours’ karaoke – “A man’s angry critique of his noisy karaoke neighbours has become an online hit.”
Sudanese rapper, activist Emmanuel Jal beaten by police – “South Sudan must move forward with positivity and equality,” he said in a statement. “Tribalism, police brutality, corruption and other problems of de-stabilization must be highlighted and stopped in order for the country to progress.” It’s not right to punch rappers, even if their rapping sucks so much that you want to punch them.
Animated Banksy #6 – Anim Gif of Banksy Stencils
VOTEL IS PARANOID MIX.mp3 – andy votel mixes a jolly bunch of black sabbath paranoid versions
Anonymous: behind the masks of the cyber insurgents – “But who and what are Anonymous? A radical new form of activism – or just bored teenagers? We talk to some of the ‘hacktivists’ and the experts who tracked them down in the deep web”
Warren Ellis: How To See The Future – “To be a futurist, in pursuit of improving reality, is not to have your face continually turned upstream, waiting for the future to come. To improve reality is to clearly see where you are, and then wonder how to make that better.”
“One year after Occupy Wall Street: DEBT, CRISES and GLOBAL REVOLUTION” a talk of DAVID GRAEBER with TASOS SAGRIS – “Commemorating one year from Occupy Wall street movement and the movement of open public assemblies in thousands of squares, parks and streets all over the world, the anarchist anthropologist David Graeber speaks about the past and the future of exploitation and global revoltwith the poet and writer from Greece Tasos Sagris”
calderon-folch-sarsanedas arquitectes: low energy house MZ – “spanish practice calderon-folch-sarsanedas arquitectes refurbished a 94 square-meter house built in 1918 in only 120 days, to improve its energetic and acoustic comfort. the ‘low energy house MZ’ posed three challenging parameters: it’s northeast orientation, a small budget, and the client’s need to inhabit the dwelling as soon as possible.”
Peacemaking Power of Pita – “Though they grew up a few miles from each other—Ottolenghi in the western Jewish part of Jerusalem, Tamimi in the Arab quarter of the Old City—the two communities “lived in perfect segregation”
CryptoParty – “What is CryptoParty? Interested parties with computers and the desire to learn to use the most basic crypto programs. CryptoParties are free to attend and are commercially non-aligned. ” Bern, anyone?
Burning Man: Life’s a Playa – “we searched high and low on Instagram to bring you some of the photos that best capture the essence of life on the Playa. ” brilliant collection of instagram burning man photos
Fifty years as a vegetarian has kept me in tune with nature – “if our claim to be the highest form of life is seriously undermined, on what authority do we put the others into our mouths, chew and swallow them?” I feel lame with my 25 years vegetarian.
Prinzessinnengarten – “Helft, dem Prinzessinnengarten eine Zukunft zu eröffnen, unterzeichnet unsere Petition!”