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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


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#biggest news this week

Byung-Chul Han: “Tut mir leid, aber das sind Tatsachen” – “Im Neoliberalismus ist jeder von uns Unternehmer seiner selbst. Kapitalismus zu Zeiten von Marx hatte eine ganz andere Arbeitsstruktur. Die Wirtschaft bestand aus Fabrikbesitzern und Fabrikarbeitern, und kein Fabrikarbeiter war der Unternehmer seiner selbst. Es fand eine Fremdausbeutung statt. Heute findet eine Selbstausbeutung statt – ich beute mich aus in der Illusion, dass ich mich verwirkliche.”

#watch and

STUFF PICK – A humorous look at “the Hipster universe magnifying its virtues and vices but also taking its styles and thematics to an extreme level, getting them close to something similar to a parody that, actually, is just pure and sincere celebration.”

Memory Hole – deliciously weird americana, find them on vine.

99 Red Balloons – played with red balloons. – A bit obvious, but quite nice.


Just say BO-NO: Mark Hosler of Negativland on Apple’s ‘U2rusion’ – “A guest editorial from Mark Hosler of Negativland on Apple’s ‘U2rusion’”

Zoe Quinn Told Us What Being Targeted by Every Troll in the World Feels Like – “I’m still kind of couch-surfing, because threats are still coming in. Friends and family of mine are still being targeted”

upstairs shop’s grably combs are made from old vinyl records – Finally, something I could do with all my vinyl records … except, of course, this guy had the idea first. grml

WHO | Suicide prevention – “Over 800,000 people die due to suicide every year and there are many more who attempt suicide. Hence, many millions of people are affected or experience suicide bereavement every year.”

Hacked Celeb Pics Made Reddit Enough Cash to Run Its Servers for a Month – “It’s sad that Reddit already made their money and then made a show of banning the site”

The Internet’s Newest Subculture Is All About Creating Imaginary Friends – “Tulpas are sentient beings imagined into existence using meditation-style exercises. Their creators, known as “tulpamancers”, form the internet’s newest subculture, meeting online at and the subreddit r/tulpas.”

Chat logs show how 4chan users created #GamerGate controversy – “I think all the sleeper cells are hard at work.”

architect lucien puech winds path through a garden of damned flowers – “the collaborative team of charlotte trillaud and lucien puech architecture has conceived ‘les fleurs maudites’, translating to ‘the damned flowers’. responding to the event’s theme of ‘the seven deadly sins’, the installation takes visitors around a sinuous path enclosed by chain-link fence among a garden of historically ‘unloved’ and potentially hazardous plants.”

Do We Have to Worry About Someone Actually Killing or Raping a Feminist Activist? – Interview with “David Futrelle, who has tracked anti-feminism, the Men’s Rights Movement, and the campaigns against Sarkeesian and other women on his blog We Hunted the Mammoth.”

Atari Teenage Riot return with the video for their hacktivist battle cry “Modern Liars” – “Alec Empire may be a stoney-faced political activist who is personally responsible for some of the harshest music this side of Kreuzberg, but the new record is all about the power of positive thinking. Informed by events surrounding Edward Snowden and the NSA, Reset concerns itself with life in a surveillance state, digital activism, and our problematic relationship with the truth in an age of information.”

Meet the Girl Who’s Crowdfunding Her Abortion – “Yeah, I’m nervous. It’s scary. It’s a surgery. In Illinois it’s a two-day surgery. And it’s painful, like any surgery is going to be. It’s just an absolutely necessary thing, so I’m more nervous about running out of time than any pain.”

Welcome to the feast: exclusive recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi’s new book – “In an exclusive extract from his new book, he serves up some of his best ideas”


Politporno am Büffet – “Der tägliche Konsum von Politporno verlangte nach Illustration, die man in mir gefunden zu haben hoffte. Inzwischen ist die verwirrende Lage im Nahen Osten vollends aus dem Ruder gelaufen, sodass man mich der Einfachheit halber nur noch fragt, was ich zur Verschleierung von Frauen meine.”

Wie ein 20-jähriger Niederländer die Ozeane vom Plastikmüll befreien will – “Da wir etwas vorhaben, das nie zuvor unternommen wurde, ist es wahrscheinlich, dass wir auf viele unerwartete Dinge stoßen”

Cahoots – “Cahoots zeigt dir Verbindungen von Journalisten zu Vereinen, Organisationen und Unternehmen. Das hilft dir dabei einzuschätzen, durch welche Interessen ein Artikel geleitet sein könnte.”

P.M.: Die Grand Hotel Verschwörung von 2014 – “Nur 10 -14% der Zürcher Bevölkerung leben in Familien, «Familie» ist also nur eine Phase, die etwa 15 Jahre dauert. Es ist völlig abwegig für diese Phase sog. Familienwohnungen zu bauen.”

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