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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


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#lift14 highlights

Holzmarkt – “We want to change something, something that is bigger than any one of us!”

: LIA GIRAUD – Lia creates amazing photographic images with light sensitive algae, the photos are sustained by light, and dissappear in the dark.

La Paillasse – “The Bio-hackerspace La Paillasse at /tmp/lab is a group of passionate people about biology, each with his or her own area of expertise, interest and dedication.”

EatWith – “like airb’n’b but for meals”

Politician vs. biohacker #lift14 – “Balthasar Glättli, Leader of the Green party in Parliament (Member of the Swiss National Council) and Thomas Landrain, co-founder of La Paillasse in Paris and Do-it-yourself Biology Advocate, have a chat about the hopes and fears the bio-hacking movement nurtures after Thomas’ talk at Lift Conference 2014.”

#watch and

Reggie Watts – TEACH: SCIENCE – “In the series premiere of TEACH, Reggie Watts teaches his class about contons, the 4th dimension, and cheetahs.”

Bruce Sterling / transmediale 2014 afterglow Opening Ceremony – “Cypherpunk writer, journalist and critic Bruce Sterling gives a talk on the future of digital culture and its seedy (geo)politics at the opening ceremony of transmediale 2014”

DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot & DJ Food – ‘3-Way Mix’ trailer – “DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot & DJ Food perform a live rendition of their ‘Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way Mix’ – a tribute to The Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album”

Jimi Hendrix on The Experience – “When things get too heavy just call me helium–the lightest known gas to man.” – Jimi Hendrix. The final interview. London, 9/11/1970

chimpnology – “This is how my videos are made.” claims Cyriak.


Occupy Wall Street leader now works for Google, wants to crowdfund a private militia – “Over the last few days, Tunney has been causing a Twitter outrage tsunami after she took full control of the main Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Twitter account, claimed to be the founder of OWS and then proceeded to tweet out stream of ridiculous anarcho-corporatist garbage.”

Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova No Longer Members of Pussy Riot – “We are anonymous, because we act against any personality cult, against hierarchies implied by appearance, age and other visible social attributes. We cover our heads, because we oppose the very idea of using female face as a trademark for promoting any sort of goods or services.”

Ugly people are apparently hard to forget – Oh no!

NSA Reform – “What Could Have Been And What We’ve Got”

A Look Back – “Highlights from your * years on Facebook.”

What speed do you read? – “Compare your reading speed to the national average.”

Chaos Computer Club files criminal complaint against the German Government – “On Monday, the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) and the International League for Human Rights (ILMR), have filed a criminal complaint with the Federal Prosecutor General’s office. The complaint is directed against the German federal government, the presidents of the German secret services, namely Bundesnachrichtendienst, Militärischer Abschirmdienst, Bundesamt für Verfassungschutz, and others. We accuse US, British and German secret agents, their supervisors, the German Minister of the Interior as well as the German Chancelor of illegal and prohibited covert intelligence activities, of aiding and abetting of those activities, of violation of the right to privacy and obstruction of justice in office by bearing and cooperating with the electronic surveillance of German citizens by NSA and GCHQ.”

chapitre zero – “We’re a collectif of architects and designers performing mainly in Paris at night, collecting materials on the streets and trasforming them in public space interventions.”

An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow – “Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse. So imagine your seven-year-old daughter being led into an attic by Woody Allen. Imagine she spends a lifetime stricken with nausea at the mention of his name. Imagine a world that celebrates her tormenter. Are you imagining that? Now, what’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?”

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