ruff linkage 201317

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#best news this week

Aaron Swartz Documentary – The Internet’s Own Boy by Brian Knappenberger – "An investigative documentary from director Brian Knappenberger about the life of the internet pioneer and activist Aaron Swartz. "

#watch and

Follow me on Twitter @nqtv (Rémi Gaillard) – Follow me on Twitter taken quite literally

Carbon Omissions Animation – "A new animation about consumption, climate change and wellbeing by PIRC, George Monbiot and Leo Murray."

Lie Witness News – Coachella 2013 – "I wish Get The Fuck Out of My Pool was a real band." I so agree with this comment.


Next Boards Of Canada code found hidden in messageboard banner; might include title of new record – The fascinating hunt for clues regarding a possible new Boards Of Canada Album continues. Might this be the title? "Cosecha clue"

Debunking the HTML5 DRM myths – "1.) DRM is not about protecting copyright. That is a straw man. DRM is about limiting the functionality of devices and selling features back in the form of services. 2.) DRM in HTML5 doesn’t obsolete proprietary, platform-specific browser plug-ins; it encourages them. 3.) the Web doesn’t need big media; big media needs the Web."

Churnalism Search – "Ever wonder if the news story you’re reading is a product of real journalism or just a spin off of another story posted elsewhere?"

Matthew Herbert prepares The End Of Silence – "In stark contrast to the written reports of the atrocities committed by dictators in the Arab word during the Arab Spring, here was something that rendered it real. It turned the virtual word back in to the visceral. Despite immediate and disparate access to news of world events, it’s rare to find something that punctures the safe veneer of distance that computers create. By hearing this sound, one is compelled to live inside the moment."

Reflections on the Recent Boston Crisis – "However, though started with noble intentions, some of the activity on reddit fueled online witch hunts and dangerous speculation which spiraled into very negative consequences for innocent parties. The reddit staff and the millions of people on reddit around the world deeply regret that this happened."

Douglas Rushkoff: The Terror of Real Time – "In a world where crises are constant and perpetual, we might as well begin to develop more sustainable approaches to solving them in real time, rather than once and for all." Life goes on.

Boards Of Canada Distribute NEW Vinyl Releases Out For National Record Store Day – "It seems as though Warp Records took to National Record Store day today to let us know that Boards of Canada’s follow up to their 2005 release The Campfire Headphase is well on its way!"

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