ruff linkage 201252

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#watch and

Jacob Appelbaum 29C3 Keynote: Not My Department – thanks to youtube it’s almost like being in hamburg, but why didn’t we go???

EVERYWHERE – “The acclaimed Toaster image has been prolifically and obsessively placed across the world by three people. Using stickers, posters and stencils on the streets”

Cabinet – “Music video for Montreal musician Taperecorder directed and edited by Dan Meth”

The Power of Introverts – Ep 1 – “This is a video series about introverts based on the book “Quiet” by Susan Cain.”

The DEFCON Documentary Preview Reel – “This is the 20 minute preview reel of the DEFCON Documentary, a film about the world’s largest hacking convention and its 20th year running. Filmed over the summer of 2012 and containing hundreds of hours of interviews, parties, presentations and spectacle, the Documentary is to be released on 2013”

Shout Out Louds – Blue Ice The Ice Record Project – shout out loud record made out of ice

The Spirit of Christmas – “A heartwarming tale of seasonal goodwill. Probably not safe for small children…”

Cabot Institute Annual Lecture 2012 – “Real clothes for the Emperor: Facing the challenges of climate change”


Greg Rutter’s Definitive List of The Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet In 2012 Unless You’re a Loser or Old or Something – “01) Best Marriage Proposal Ever 02) Bob Ross Remixed 03) Gangnam Style 04) Mr. Wizard’s A Dick 05) Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee 06) Dog Shamin 07) Texts From Hillary”

The Black Dog – Industrial Smokers Behind The Factory Wall – “The Haxan Cloak – Disoder – Aurora Borealis Black Sabbath – Planet Caravan – Vertigo”

Tactical Technology Collective – “Turning information into action”, find their 293C talk.

State of the World 2013: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky – “In 2012 it made less and less sense to talk about “the Internet,” “the PC business,” “telephones,” “Silicon Valley,” or “the media,” and much more sense to just study Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft. These big five American vertically organized silos are re-making the world in their image.”

12 Sound Files For Your Mouse to Hover Over – an awesome collection of sound snipplets by WFMU

Journey Into Analog: The Chalkstress – “Lots of people around here don’t have computers or televisions,” she says while holding a jumbo stick of chalk, “So I keep them informed of what’s happening around the world. Like what’s happening in Egypt right now.” Susan has been writing news snippets on the sidewalks of Market St for years, often sharing URLs out-loud to important stories to passersby.”

Gifts of Holidays Past: How Nintendo 64 brought my mom and I together – “Most may see this plastic toy as a piece of their technology past, but the gaming system was the glue that kept my family together in light of immigration, assimilation, and cancer.”

Douglas Rushkoff’s Present Shock: The End Of Time Is Not The End Of The World – “Digiphrenia: Because technology enables us to be aware of and have control over multiple conceptual spaces simultaneously, our attention is increasingly divided. Whether we are “multi-tasking” at work or piloting drone strikes in Afghanistan from a suburban office park in Las Vegas, we are not in the present moment (in a zen sense) but actually in fragments between moments that happen to be occurring at the same time. The key to avoiding these dislocation, Rushkoff suggests, is to understand the difference between time as data flow (like a Twitter feed) and time as data storage (like a book.) Knowing when to be in “the now,” and when to insulate yourself from it can help you reclaim control of your time and attention.”

2012-12-21. Mayan Oxlajuj Baktun: End of an Era, More of the Same. – “The media exploited erroneous apocalyptic rumors, the government and business sectors viewed it as an opportunity to gain economically through tourism, and progressive groups seized the opportunity “to strengthen ancestral wisdom and never-ending search for balance” while vindicating what seem never-ending struggles for justice, inclusion, and self-determination.”

raumlaborberlin: international urban interventions – “the result is a three-dimensional metal frame of platforms that support copies of the archetypal house, each with its own specific construction and character, built to illustrate or serve a unique purpose, and collectively begin to define a working city of a smaller scale. the mini-constructs were designed and built by a team of artists, architects and the community, and are arranged in an almost surreal-looking building of overlapping functions that work in conjunction.”

“Zero Dark Thirty” not good enough to justify torture fantasies – “My problem with “Zero Dark Thirty” isn’t just that it validates the use of torture, and sends a clear message that the systematic violation of human rights, drone strikes, and extrajudicial assassinations are just the dirty truths that “protecting our freedom” requires. My problem is that its use of accurate documentary detail and artistic verisimilitude seems not merely a weak justification for its inaccurate depiction of torture’s value, but a way of drawing the eye to it, a whispering and surreptitious endorsement. And to borrow a line from the film’s protagonist, the pottymouthed CIA torture vixen Maya, that’s “kind of fucked up.”

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design – “Few other objects offer as much scope for interpretation or have such evocative potential as the christmas tree. the combination of the specific and the universal is what makes it so unique – on the one hand there is the classic image of a cone-shaped object clad in green needles, (red) baubles and (white) candles, and on the other is the widespread recognition and value of this symbol. the christmas tree is both pagan and christian; it can be found in supermarkets and at winter fairs; it represents fertility and commerce;”

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