[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
#best news this week
Eco Market – Etsy for eco friendly and natural products.
Cobwebs – "The endless universe of spiders. I made this video last year for Showtime, so you may have seen it before."
Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA – “Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs.”
Stevie Wonder A Capella Cover – I Wish – Yeo Inhyeok – this is brilliant, I also have a special connection to this song, it was the first single I ever bought.
Cassetteboy & Amnesty International vs The Arms Trade – “Amnesty International asked us to make a video to publicise their campaign for an International Arms Trade Treaty, so of course we said yes.”
MultiLingo – “Concept and direction by Reggie Watts”
Plants Use Caffeine to Lure Bees, Scientists Find – “A new study shows that the naturally caffeine-laced nectar of some plants enhances the learning process for bees, so that they are more likely to return to those flowers. ”
Actipedia – “Actipedia is an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism. It’s a place to read about, comment upon, and share experiences and examples of how activists and artists are using creative tactics and strategies to challenge power and offer visions of a better society.”
MARTÍN AZÚA | eng | bios-urn (English) – “Bios is a mortuary urn made from biodegradable materials: coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose. Inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once the urn is planted, the seed germinates and begins to grow.”
empty honeycomb husks cast in bronze – lost wax by kris martin – “continuing his inquiry into the themes of chance, time and material metamorphosis, belgian artist kris martin has created a body of work that
revisits the ancient technique of lost wax casting”
Harvest Energy from Power Lines to Recharge Your Batteries – “The entire city is your power source with an innovative gadget by designer Dennis Siegel that harvests energy from electromagnetic fields and instantly recharges batteries. These ‘energy parasites’ make use of electromagnetic fields produced as a result of information transfer”
myIDkey – a fingerprint secure voice-activated USB drive – “myIDkey, the fingerprint secure voice-activated USB drive is a complete password management system that auto-fills confidential information across all personal computers and smart mobile devices. utilizing ‘myIDkey’ apps for iPhone and android, users can easily manage and edit passwords and encrypt select files to protect with your unique fingerprint.”
Life Inside the Aaron Swartz Investigation – Quinn Norton – “It all began with a call from Aaron Swartz on a jail-room phone. This essay is my attempt to explain what happened between that call and my friend’s suicide.”
Fukushima-Gedenktag am 9. März in Bern – heute! kommt zahlreich.
Keine Zeit für Wut – Vier Schicksale zwei Jahre nach «Fukushima» – "Nach der Dreifachkatastrophe im Nordosten Japans 2011 berichtete die NZZ aus Fukushima und dem Fischerort Ofunato"