[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
#best news this week
Can Vegetarians Eat In-Vitro Meat? The Debate Rages. – "So…if a piece of beef is grown in a lab, without killing the cow, can vegetarians eat it? Some say no. Others say they must. Nico Hines on the in-vitro meat dilemma."
Let The Machines Do The Work – “Let Me Be The One” (Official Music Video) – "The debut single and video from LTMDTW is probably the first ever video to be shot at an actual EDL rally. Rather than members of the English Defence League, the Brighton four piece are fans of the English Disco Lovers"
Sheep Protest! – FREAKING HILARIOUS!! – "sheep political rally"
Golf de Hitler – That Chapman Bros. shock value golf course.
Get inside a bee colony without ever getting stung – "the hive cam allows you to observe the day-to-day comings and goings of the colony. The camera tracks around the colony, which is located inside a hollow log, and shows the bees doing what they do—feeding brood, building comb, and making honey."
The Innovation of Loneliness – "Inspired and Based on the wonderful book by Sherry Turkle – Alone Together."
What is a “dirty little (or big) secret” about an industry that you have worked in, that people outside the industry really ought to know? – You will never be the same after reading some of these.
Chains.cc – Don’t Break The Chain App – "Chains.cc helps you improve your habits. One day at a time. "
James Lavelle presents : Urban Archaeology – A Classic Mo’ Wax Def Mix – "This is the special mix put together by James Lavelle for the Mo’ Wax Urban Archaeology Kickstarter campaign."
BOARDS OF CANADA – VINYL REPRESSES 2013 – "Responding to popular demand, Warp Records is repressing its seminal Boards of Canada catalogue on vinyl for the first time in over five years."
Black Flag: Anatomy of a Lawsuit – "As this lawsuit travels through the courts, take a few minutes, as we travel back to those dark days of the 1970s when the world was one giant macraméd happy face and teenage angst was drowning in the swill of the deadly folk rock, back when a few fuckups dared to challenge the status quo…."
Facebook use ‘makes people feel worse about themselves’ – "Using Facebook can reduce young adults’ sense of well-being and satisfaction with life, a study has found."
“One Murder Is Statistically Utterly Unimportant”: A Conversation with Warren Ellis, Molly Crabapple – "Somewhere, on an NSA server in Utah, there sits an email from Warren Ellis threatening to strangle me to death with my own intestines."
Your meat addiction is destroying the planet – "Two million years ago, there were probably naysayers too, laughing at the guy with the DIY spear running after a bear. And there were also probably plenty of people who disagreed when it was first suggested that you could raise massive quantities of animals, and that meat could be something which even poor people could afford to eat on a daily basis."
Atlas of the World Wide Web – "My project sets out to draft a collection of maps, showcasing data about the internet gathered from it, reflecting the influence this technology has on our lives."
The 1931 Histomap: The entire history of the world distilled into a single map/chart. – "This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931."
Digital Detox’s Device-Free ‘Disconnect To Reconnect’ Spot at Outside Lands 2013 – "The folks behind tech-free event Camp Grounded, Oakland-based organization Digital Detox, offered a place to power down in the woods of Outside Lands 2013. Festival attendees stepping into their roped-off spot could “disconnect to reconnect” by first turning off their phone and then hammering out notes on manual typewriters, kicking off their shoes, stepping into a yurt to sip some tea, contributing messages to a communal chalkboard and bulletin board, and other ways to have device-free fun."
Nobutaka Aozaki – From Here to There – A map of Manhattan composed of hand-drawn maps by various New York pedestrians whom the artist asked for directions.
Pirate Bay Releases ‘Pirate Browser’ to Thwart Censorship – "The Pirate Bay is taking a stand against the increased censorship efforts it faces in several European countries. On its 10th anniversary the infamous BitTorrent site is releasing its “Pirate Browser,” a fully functional web browser that allows people to access The Pirate Bay and other blocked sites just fine."
#lang:de – swiss focus
Flucht aus Suburbia – "Ob das eine Utopie ist? Das glaube ich nicht. Ich versuche, die Leute zur Vernunft zu bringen. Das kleine, eigene Häuschen auf dem Land ist natürlich eine Fluchtreaktion auf die Zumutungen der industriellen Zivilisation. Man hat ja nirgendwo Platz, man hat nirgendwo was zu sagen, man wird überall herumkommandiert. Und dann will man sozusagen irgendwo der eigene Herr oder die eigene Herrin sein. Aber das stimmt ja gar nicht."
Censorship: The power of pictures – "Swiss photographer Christian Lutz began a reportage on the International Christian Fellowship (ICF) more than two years ago after gaining explicit approval from the founder of the community, its managers and event organisers. But more than 20 legal complaints stopped the publication of Lutz’s book, In Jesus’ Name."