[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Quick question is Donald Trump real
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 25, 2014
#biggest news this week
I Will Only Bleed Here – “Today I will do this. We will share a look that encompasses last night’s indignities and acknowledges tomorrow’s. We will keep our heads down and our hearts guarded, and I will only bleed here, in words, on this page”
Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl – “We spent the week together exploring Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us.”
New video emerges of black cosplayer running for his life from cops who then shot and killed him – “Two months after Darrien Hunt was shot in the back and killed by Utah police, surveillance video that captured the moments before his death has been released. Hunt, 22, lived in Saratoga Springs Utah. The city’s population is 93% white and 0.5% black.”
Ferguson: Chronicle of an Insurrection – “But we, as people who are trying to resist, sometimes don’t realize how we harm each other when we are not conscious of our own sexisms, our own ageisms, ableisms, our own inferiority complex, or how we act out, you know, especially men, how we act out of our own sense of male supremacy and hurt others. So the caring part means that we have to really look at how we treat each other. The loving part means that we have to see how we treat each other, because it means that we gonna create this new society right out of what we are doing to each other, or trying to do better in terms of how we wanna be loving to each other, we wanna be caring to each other…that part, we can’t minimize, we can’t say that ‘Oh, we’ll change after the victory.’ The victory is really how much we can accomplish as we struggle in changing our own social relationships.” This is a few month old, but that Interview with Asanti alone makes this a must-see video.
A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2 – “An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.”
Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at group carrying unconscious woman in Ferguson – Tim Pool filmed it, I ran out of words to say …
Projekt A – Eine Reise zu anarchistischen* Projekten in Europa – “PROJEKT A delves into the world of Anarchy. A documentary about people who dare to take their first steps into a new society. They dream of a world without authority and without exploitation, modeled on the principle of mutual help.”
Artist Interview: Levalet – “you do something that nobody ask for, in a place who is not a place for art, you do it for free, and there is nothing to win except the relative success of your action. But I believe the most important thing for us, much more than illegality, is the quality of the location.”
UKIpsum – “None of that shit foreign placeholder text. Just good old fashioned UKIPsum! Generate your proud British dummy text How many paragraphs of slightly racist and homophobic dummy text do you want?” The irony is in the word “slightly”.
Fight Over Yahoo’s Use of Flickr Photos – “Yahoo Starts Selling Canvas Prints From Free Pictures Uploaded to the Internet Sharing Site”
Activist pasts, austere presents, queered futures: An interview with Emily Davidson – “Imagine a new relationship to every aspect of everything.” “Capitalism has fallen; Art must be redefined.” “You get to pick your gender when you come of age, but feel free to change your mind.” “Living together is still hard; Art makes it better.”
If you build it, will they come back? – “Efforts to remake the downtown did nothing to stem the demographic and economic forces devastating the city.” Comparing Detroit with WoW? Strange, but somehow interesting.
One Day, I Will Die on Mars – “Paul Ford’s short story “One Day, I Will Die on Mars,” depicts a chilling, all-too-believable dystopian world where Uber becomes a massive transhuman immortal colony-organism that treats its labor force as its gut-flora, to be continuously measured and perfected or discarded.”
Comfort & Civilization | Mirabelle Jones – “My nearly nude, entirely public isolation was part of a performance piece entitled “Comfort & Civilization,” an attempt to communicate with my hometown community about the shifting residential and commercial landscape of the Bay Area and the position and treatment of women within that transitioning society.”
More problems for bees: we’ve wiped out their favorite plants – “Pollen samples from old museum specimens indicate bees’ favorite meals are gone.”
The Influencers 2014 – “Non conventional art, communication guerrilla, radical entertainment”
Shit or Die – “ONE TORINO: SHIT AND DIE – Curated by Maurizio Cattelan, Myriam Ben Salah and Marta Papini” Palazzo Cavour, Turin, Italie”
The Temple Of Holy Shit – “Collective Disaster has a new way to make money. Turning shit into something holier… soil. This magnificently green initiative is taking place in an unused urban space in Brussels, combining innovative business structures, social schemes, witty architecture and science.”
Demo: “Unsere Antwort auf ECOPOP: No Borders – No Nations!” – “Wir erheben unsere Stimmen – unabhängig vom Abstimmungsresultat zur ECOPOP Initiative – auf der Strassen! Demonstrieren wir am kommenden Sonntag gegen dieses System, dass auch nach der ECOPOP Abstimmung weiterhin in In -und Ausländer*innen unterteilt.”