[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Pro-#Gripen campaign in CH is a cluster of gaffes & approximations, fails to present a credible threat model. It'll be a wonder if they win.
— kl4v (@subtruth) April 25, 2014
#biggest news this week
Everyone’s Tweeting Photos of Police Brutality Thanks to a Failed NYPD Hashtag – “Twitter is a great place. Just not for the NYPD.” If this was football, we would speak of a classic own goal.
Tony Blair: ‘I say lies’ – “Cassetteboy’s video mashup of Bloomberg speech”
“Zu nachtschlafender Zyt” – “Bern Hyperlapsed” I find the musical choice highly questionable, but the animation is very impressive.
Karlo Marx and Fredrich Engels / Came to the checkout at the 7-11 – “the idea that most of their work is going to be removed from the website on May Day is just grotesque.”
From monastery to Bandcamp via hospital bed: meet Tatsumi, the skateboarding monk making brilliant electronic music – “This is a story that’s in equal parts sad, strange and beautiful.”
Spanish Robin Hood Swindled $700K From Banks – “Enric Duran has become a mythical anti-capitalist hero, known internationally as the modern-day Robin Hood of banks, after reportedly swindling nearly $700,000 from Spanish banks and handing out the money to people and groups seeking to affect social change.”
Matt Taibbi Talks About Criminalized Poverty and Why Wall Street Is Above the Law – “Obviously it’s not a new story that the rich get off and poor people get screwed. I think that’s a narrative that probably couldn’t be more obvious, but there are some new developments that have made this situation worse. There are these parallel policy and political developments that happened in the early 90s that mirrored each other, with the Democrats coming over on the issue of welfare reform and also deciding to follow the Republicans in terms of courting money from the financial services and hopping on board with deregulation.”
How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future – “The literary genre isn’t meant to predict the future, but implausible ideas that fire inventors’ imaginations often, amazingly, come true”
T • E • T • H • E • R – “Tether is an interactive web application created by Jono Brandel (Google Creative Lab, Patatap) in collaboration with Plaid (Andy Turner and Ed Handley). The track is accompanied by a series of graphic shapes that gradually evolve as the music progresses; you can manipulate what you hear by clicking and dragging your mouse”
Flirt mit der Grenze – “Pädophilie war zu fast allen Zeiten geächtet. Trotzdem blieb sie durch die Jahrhunderte ein wiederkehrendes Motiv in Kunst und Literatur – und eine Quelle vieler Missverständnisse.”