[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Breaking The Taboo – Film – “Featuring interviews with several current or former presidents from around the world, such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the United States led War on Drugs and expose what it calls the biggest failure of global policy in the last 40 years.”
Pier Paolo Pasolini: A rare interview on the set of ‘Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom’ – “A rare and brief interview with Pier Paolo Pasolini on the set of his notorious film version of De Sade’s Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom. As ever, Pasolini’s is uncompromising in his views of film-making and politics” “I don’t believe we shall ever again have any form of society in which men will be free. One should not hope for it. One should not hope for anything. Hope is invented by politicians to keep the electorate happy.”
Crashed it, Stashed it! – The Occubilly Bros. – “the Occupy movement’s answer to the Cramps”
It’s A Bad Brains Christmas, Charlie Brown – “HR and friends meet the Peanuts. Let them eat jellybeans, indeed.”
Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg – “Mostly an experiment but definitely quite interesting and very rewarding to create.”
Fiscal Cliff – Mr. Burns explains it well.
Spending Time With Hanksy – “Hanksy is an NYC-based street artist whose work consists solely of pop culture puns and parodies. Heavy on the Tom Hanks.”
Eclectic Method – Beatscraper – “Ever wonder what it would look like if Terry Gilliam made drum&bass; and dub-step with the New York city skyline?”
Landings at San Diego Int Airport Nov 23, 2012 – “All landings at San Diego Int Airport on Black Friday Nov 23, 2012 between 1030am and 300pm”
TED Playlists | The end of oil? – “It’s the question of our generation: Can we find a sustainable alternative to oil? Scientists, inventors and activists present stern warnings and visionary solutions for the energy of tomorrow.”
Composting Guerrilla Style – “How to use Guerrilla Tactics to get Several Tons of Free Compost (BLACK GOLD) with very little effort. We are Taking Compost to the Next Level!
Culture: The Rise and Fall of Jeremy Hammond: Enemy of the State – “On a cold day in mid-December 2011, a hacker known as “sup_g” sat alone at his computer – invisible, or so he believed. He’d been working on the target for hours, long after the rest of his crew had logged off: an epic hack, the “digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb,””
The Unified Theory of XOXO – “Speaking only for myself, here’s why I think XOXO worked and what we were trying to do.” Every person curating or planing a conference or a festival should read this
Vote for the Guardian person of the year 2012 – Bradley Manning has a solid lead, smells a bit like Anymous is on this
New Mayor Takes Entire Salary in Local Currency – “Of his salary – currently £51,000, though the figure could change – Ferguson said he would take it in Bristol pounds, a currency introduced this year and proving a success.”
Feds Charge Anonymous Spokesperson for Sharing Hacked Stratfor Credit Cards – “A Dallas grand jury has brought charges against Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown stemming from the 2011 hack of intelligence vendor Stratfor Global Intelligence.” In effect this means linking something is illegal now.
Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Vegans Create a New Culinary Lifestyle in Israel – “So, how did the vegan craze hit Israel’s shores? By most accounts, it all started in April of last year, when Daniel Erlich and Hovav Amir, two animal-rights activists who run the online TV show Animal Log, added Hebrew subtitles to an American lecture about veganism and posted it on YouTube under the title “the best speech you’ll ever hear.” The lecturer is a Jewish American animal-rights activist named Gary Yourofsky”
Modern Prefab Goes Seriously Vertical – “Certainly Dutch architect Hans van Heeswijk owes a debt to the man who invented stairs. He puts five flights of them in his design for a tower-villa, a vertical prefab”
6 Music Celebrates: 50 Years of the Cassette – “Neneh Cherry looks at the role of the cassette in music history including the role of the tape in hip hop in the 80s”
Austrian law students sue Facebook over privacy policies – “When Schrems, a law student at the University of Vienna, requested that Facebook send him all the data it had on him, he eventually got a lot more than he bargained for: 1,222 pages of status updates, comments, photos, “likes”, “pokes,” and lots more.”
Phil Hale – American Painter lives in London, his work take smuch influence from Comic Book aesthetic, but also remind me of Odd Nerdrum
Donate to Creative Commons – “For a decade now, Creative Commons has made legal sharing and remixing easier for everyone. After ten years, it has become the default third way.”
Koubachi – Interactive Plant Care – app and wifi sensor to help people take care of their plants, at first I liked the idea. But then I thought does this really need another gadget, probably made in china, running on batteries. Plus the recommend to use fertiliser, not a word about organic etc etc etc. Many relevant ecological considerations were ignored.
Kraftwerk – The Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Tate – “Wednesday 6 February – Thursday 14 February 2013 (except Sunday 10 February) £60 Tickets go on sale Wednesday 12 December 2012 at 07:30 GMT”
Atoms for Peace shares ‘What The Eyeballs Did’ via website Easter egg – “Here’s a hint: scroll all the way to the right and look for LA’s Union Station clock tower.”
UK ISPs Unblock Pirate Bay’s Artist Promos After Protests – “After a storm of protest the local music industry group BPI has now instructed the ISPs to unblock the site. While the BPI should be applauded for their move, the incident raises the question whether a private industry group should be in control of an Internet blocklist to begin with.”
Why should we pretend to be delighted by Kate’s pregnancy? – “I don’t know the Duke or Duchess of Cambridge, but I do know too many couples who can’t afford to have children.” One sentence, pretty much says it all.
Arcade Fire: 50 Rap Songs Based on Video Game Samples – “Video games and rap music have been practically inseparable since they both sprang to life in the 1970s.”
Sneaker Speaker by Ray Kingston Inc. – “The speaker can be paired with other electronic devices such as mobile phones and iPads using bluetooth, but it also comes with an AC input so that it can be connected using a stereo jack when not being worn.”
Atoms for peace: AMOK – “We formed to learn to play The Eraser record, if you don’t know that, and discovered a really good energy doing that.. and it fell into this record.”
Last Shop Standing: the rise, fall and rebirth of the independent record shop: an interview with Graham Jones – “I wanted to explore some of the issues in the film in more depth. I was therefore delighted to be able to start out by interviewing Graham Jones, author of ‘Last Shop Standing’ and presenter of the film.”
Can Permaculture Transform Industrial Agriculture? – “Rafter Ferguson, a doctoral student from the University of Illinois, is setting out to conduct a study of permaculture farms across the US, studying what works, what doesn’t, and how permaculture techniques might be adapted and scaled up to take a significant dent out of the farming system as we know it.”
[o-o] – “Série réalisée à partir de vieilles cassettes audio.”
Mayan ‘End of World’ Stirs Panic in Russia and Elsewhere – “For those not schooled in New Age prophecy, there are rumors the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, when a 5,125-year cycle known as the Long Count in the Mayan calendar supposedly comes to a close. Russia, a nation with a penchant for mystical thinking, has taken notice.”
Street Artist Behind NYC Drone Posters Arrested – “The New York Daily News reports that Essam Attia, the street artist behind the spy-drone PSA posters that popped up around the city last summer, has been arrested by the New York Police Department.”
#lang:de or swiss focus
Binz Dezember-Aktions Kalender – “Binz ist und bleibt. Seit 2006 ist das Fabrikareal Binz bereits besetzt und gehört längst zum Inventar der Stadt. Dieser Kreativ- und Lebensraum soll laut Kantonsrat im April 2013 abgerissen werden. Schade! Das Binz Squat macht mit einem Aktionsmonat auf diesen traurigen Umstand aufmerksam und auch du kannst helfen. Entweder kannst du die Petition unterschreiben oder du lässt dich von den lustigen Aktionen im Monatskalender inspirieren. Den gibt es hier!”