[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
#oh yeah, there was some good news this week
does not apply
Fly on Out – “We can get out of here”
Suicide Jumper (Remastered!) – “We found a four-foot tall ledge in Midtown Manhattan and decided to put a suicide jumper on it.”
Stéphane Hessel: EMPÖRT EUCH! – "DIE STREITSCHRIFT VON STÉPHANE HESSEL ALS FILM VON TONY GATLIF"
Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence – “one of the biggest challenges of my career came in November of 2012, while working on a project about the stigma associated with being an ex-convict. Suddenly, an incident of domestic violence unexpectedly became my business.”
The ‘Harlem Shake’ becomes a protest in Egypt and Tunisia – “they become important when used as a weapon to defend art and the freedom of expression and to oppose the ascendant Islamism — because that weapon is far from perfect.”
Why I’m quitting Facebook – “That brings me to Facebook’s most recent shift, and the one that pushed me over the edge. Through a new variation of the Sponsored Stories feature called Related Posts, users who “like” something can be unwittingly associated with pretty much anything an advertiser pays for. Like e-mail spam with a spoofed identity”
Good Eggs – “Local groceries, right to you.”
Salford Spring to see fruit and veg sprout from the industrial past – “In the world’s first industrialised city, Vincent Walsh is hoping that Manchester will now become “the first biospheric city”, in his flagship project transforming a disused printworks in a deprived area of Salford into a state-of-the-art urban farm and research centre.”
Hey, it’s John Cusack. I’m here talk to about Freedom of the Press Foundation, among other things. Ask me anything. – “We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world — a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us.” Hunter S. Thompson quoted by Cusack
phobophobia – book of phobias – “fear has many eyes and can see underground” – miguel de cervantes
Did Pollution Make These Otter Penises Tiny–And Is Yours Next? – “A new study found that various pollutants might be affecting otters’ manhood, just one in a string of studies about modern chemicals messing with males in the animal kingdom.”
Inner Vision (Final build!) – “The main goal of the game is to convince three people not to commit suicide. Each person has a personality, set of problems, and issues that are specific to their character.”
How To Save A Public Library: Make It A Seed Bank – “A library card gets you a packet of seeds. You then grow the fruits and vegetables, harvest the new seeds from the biggest and best, and return those seeds so the library can lend them out to others.”
Bahrain bans Guy Fawkes mask – “Bahrain has banned Guy Fawkes masks, in an apparent bid to further stifle opposition protests in the wealthy Gulf state.”
Three floating solar islands to launch on Swiss lake this year – “Two Swiss companies have teamed up to build three floating “solar islands”, each with 100 photovoltaic panels, on Lake Neuchâtel this year.”
#VeryShortFilmFest Winners and NSFW Net Exhibit – "We made a special net gallery for the best submissions: #VeryShortFilmFest Wall of Vines."
The Pirate Bay moves to safer shores, Norway and Spain – "In the end, maybe the anti-interneterians will understand that they can’t win a fight when they have the people against them."
Aram Bartholl: “Offline Art” @ Xpo Gallery, Paris – "Browser-based digital art works are broadcast locally from wifi routers which are not connected to the Internet. Each art work is assigned a single wifi router which is accessible through any device, like smart-phones, tablets or laptops."
Notorious hacker Sabu has to help the FBI for another six months – "fax from the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who requested that Monsegur’s sentencing be pushed back to August 23 "in light of the defendant’s ongoing cooperation with the Government.""
Zero Dark Thirty, the CIA and film critics have a very bad evening – "The stigma attached to the pro-torture CIA propaganda vehicle, beloved by film critics, results in Oscar humiliation"
Behind the Brands – "Change the way the food companies that make your favorite brands do business."
Rutherford Chang – We Buy White Albums – "Q: Are you a vinyl collector? A: Yes, I collect White Albums."
New Jersey ‘Pastafarian’ denied right to wear spaghetti strainer on his head for drivers’ license photo – "Despite explaining to officials a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission office that he was a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Aaron Williams was not allowed to wear a colander on his head while having his drivers license photo taken. A devout “Pastafarian,” Williams says the incident is a clear case of religious discrimination."
Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us – "which may help explain why 60% of the personal bankruptcy filings each year are related to medical bills."
«Träumt! Behaltet eure Würde!» – “Shakespeare hat einmal geschrieben: «We failed because we didn’t start with a dream» – wir scheiterten, weil wir nicht mit einem Traum begannen. Ohne Traum kann man nicht vorwärtskommen. Das Träumen ist eine Notwendigkeit der Menschheit. Diese Träume haben uns dorthin gebracht, wo wir sind.”