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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


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#biggest news this week

Berlin Besetzt – “Illustrierte Karte zu Hausbesetzungen in Berlin”

#watch and

Paul’s Boutique – A Visual Companion – “In a world where most people express themselves with 140 characters or less, does it make sense to write something that will actually take time to read? Maybe not, but since this story started long before the internet became our window on the world, I’ll do it anyway.”


Artist Profile: Genevieve Belleveau – “I live for that ecstatic bliss of being that we can achieve if we open our hearts to really loving ourselves and sharing that self-love with one another. I don’t think that selfies solve the problem, but I think they can be a step towards self-acceptance that can be further explored as we inevitably thrust onwards in this vision of the future.”

Tracking and combatting our current mass extinction – “based on the current rate at which animals are vanishing for good, we’re currently in the midst of another mass extinction, this one driven by a single species: humans. (And many of the extinctions occurred before we started getting serious about messing with the climate.)”

As Israel’s assault on Gaza intensifies, it is not anti-Semitic to say: not in my name – “In the end, it is about blood.”

Paul’s Boutique 25th anniversary Visual Companion – “To celebrate we have SM&A from Italy who have put together a ‘Visual Companion’ to the album, made from existing videos, film clips, ads and other footage to make a long playing video. This has been a labour of love for months now”

How to Be Productive in Hell – “Remember that the further you get behind, the harder it will be to catch up, but once you are caught up, you’ll be almost entirely like a single thing and you’ll barely feel the tug of the void.”

Yony Leyser’s New Film Is a Time Capsule of Berlin’s Underground – “Yony Leyser’s new film Desire Will Set You Free is a fictional, albeit pretty realistic, time capsule of Berlin’s current underground scene. While his last highly acclaimed movie William S. Burroughs – The Man Within stayed inside the boundaries of a classic documentary, Desire Will Set You Free transcends genres, blending documentary with fiction.”

Hacker Paradise – a programming retreat in Costa Rica. – “Hacker Paradise is a programming retreat in the beautiful country of Costa Rica, inspired by Hacker School. Our HQ is El Sueno Tropical, a boutique hotel located on the edge of the jungle in the coastal town of Playa Carrillo.”

Taking Stock of a France that Has Fallen Sick – “The TV images of the Tour de France show an idyllic country, but behind the gloss is a nation where fears of decline are prompting people to vote for the far right. A trip along the route of the world’s most famous cycling race reveals the deep uncertainty ailing the French.”

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