[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
— Midia NINJA (@MidiaNINJA) June 13, 2014
#biggest news this week
Sorry to all you football haters, but it’s the world cup, extremely controversial, yes, but still so exiting. Torn.
World Cup 2014 – These 736 Players aspire to be World Champions – this interactive database had me spend an insane amount of time clicking around testing the various filters. Great resource. Well done.
Contra A Copa: The Other Side of Brazil’s World Cup (Part 1) – “Although it might have seemed like a good idea to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil — one of the most soccer-obsessed countries in the world — massive social unrest has taken the country by storm in the lead-up to the tournament.”
Wolf and the Bees – “This profile film follows the beekeeper, Wolf Carr, as he brings us to his honey bee colonies outside Portland Oregon.”
Plastikman – EX (Full Album) – “Plastikman, aka Richie Hawtin, recorded EX at the Guggenheim, New York’s iconic art museum.”
How So Many Football-Loving Brazilians Ended Up Hating the World Cup – “The Brazilian people have had enough. Everyone thought, ‘Oh, they just love football, as long as they see a football being kicked by a Brazilian there won’t be a problem. Well, they got that wrong. You have seen the demonstrations: ‘No World Cup here.’ That’s Brazilians saying it, Brazilians saying, ‘We love football, we just don’t want the World Cup here.”
50 tracks in 120 minutes: Diplo throws down new BBC Radio 1 mix – “In this two hour, 50-track mix, listeners will find a funky blend of dance music, rap, pop and R&B from the likes of Route 94, Katy Perry, FKA Twigs, Nosaj Thing, Zedd and more. Ultra-goers will rejoice upon hearing Diplo’s own remix of Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” before getting down to Pharrell and Major Lazer’s “Aerosol Can.””
The Land That Never Has Been Yet – “It’s hard to write about your mom. She looms over you — at first literally — then over your life, like a mythic mountain laced with the river you drink from. And even as you travel away through time and she seems to get smaller, you know she never is, and you still drink from that same river.”
A Drone Was Caught ‘Spying’ on Team France at the World Cup – “The culprit? A hobbyist and fan, flying his unlicensed drone in Brazilian airspace, according to BFMTV. Local police are investigating and are promising a quick resolution.”
PLF Plants Liberation Forest – “Der PLF (Plants Liberation Forest) ist ein Umerziehungslager für Zimmerpflanzen, die in unseren klimatisierten Wohnungen gefoltert werden: es ist zu heiß, zu kalt, zu zugig, zu trocken, zu nass, zu dunkel, zu hell, zu wenig Platz, … Wir haben die Pflanzen vergessen lassen, dass sie von einem Baum abstammen, von einem gewaltigen Riesen aus dem Regenwald Amazoniens oder aus dem asiatischen Dschungel.”
Die weissen Herren kehren zurück – “Trotz rasantem sozialem und ökonomischem Aufstieg ist Brasiliens Bevölkerung aufgebracht. Die Weltmeisterschaft im Land des Fussballs wird die teuerste aller Zeiten, nie verdiente die Fifa mehr Geld.”