ruff linkage 201535

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


Tumblr Image of the Week


#watch and

Chvrches lead singer Lauren Mayberry on misogynistic trolls – “Lauren Mayberry from Chvrches spoke to Cathy Newman about being a target of misogynistic trolling online.”


Translating Borges into Trees: An Interview with Book Artist Katie Holten – “I think of the book as an archive of human knowledge filtered through branches of thought. It traces a shift in consciousness from anthropocentric thinking to a contemporary realization that our way of life has probably created a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. The book maps the move from Darwin’s “I think,” written beside his sketch of the tree-of-life illustrating human consciousness as the highest step on the evolutionary tree, to Eduardo Kohn’s “How Forests Think,” an anthropology beyond the human.”

What killed Knut the polar bear? – “Tests on his brain tissue have revealed that the four-year-old polar bear died from “anti-NMDA receptor” encephalitis, caused by the bear’s immune system attacking his own brain cells.”

BEEcosystem: Reconnect with Honeybees – “BEEcosystem is a reimagining of the observation honeybee hive, designed for both bees and you: simple, modular, naturally beautiful.”

This Changes Everything – And again they made a movie that is supposed to change the world and our way of thinking, BUT they forgot to offer it as a downloadable stream. A film that is supposed to challenge capitalism, but is released in the most capitalist way possible.

About Trees – “About Trees considers our relationship with language, landscape, perception, information, systems, time and memory. Holten has created an alphabet from her tree drawings and made a new typeface called Trees.”

The globe of economic complexity – “The globe of economic complexity dynamically maps out the entire world production of goods to create an economic landscape of countries around the globe.”

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle) Talks with Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) by The Talkhouse – ““Transsexuals are the stormtroopers of the future.” So says Genesis P-Orridge, the iconic, visionary musician who has fronted influential bands like Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle. While P-Orridge isn’t transgender — they* call themselves a pandrogyne — their partner in this Talkhouse Music Podcast, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, came out as transgender in 2012. Still, as P-Orridge points out, both musicians have done something very brave: they’ve transitioned, in one way or another, in front of their audience.”

Kraftwerk on Cycling, 3D, ‘Spiritual Connection’ to Detroit – “Yes, we are always working on new tracks and patterns and sound compositions, and once we are finished with our work on the 3D Catalogue, those eight albums, then we will concentrate on number nine.”

Festival of Dangerous Ideas – How I wish I could be in Sidney 5. – 6. September …

Laurie Penny on Finding Room in Feminism for Men – “It’s a hugely important step that men are starting to realize how much patriarchal oppression has affected their lives. The logic “men don’t have rights therefore women must have taken them away” is gradually disappearing outside the so-called men’s activist movement. Men need to claim space to talk about masculinity and its problems in a way that isn’t solely about attacking women.”


Flüchtlingselend und Wahlkampf – das ist unerträglich – “Flüchtlinge kommen nur wegen des Geldes? Falsch. Flüchtlinge sind besonders kriminell? Falsch. Deutschland kann sich Flüchtlinge nicht leisten? Falsch.”

About trees – Zentrum Paul Klee – Starts 17.10.2015 “Mit Werken von Carlos Amorales, Merijn Bolink, Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Mark Dion, Peter Doig, Valérie Favre, Anya Gallaccio, Rodney Graham, Katie Holten, John Isaacs, William Kentridge, Paul Klee, Rosemary Laing, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, Paul Morrison, Shirin Neshat, Jill Orr, Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, Julian Rosefeldt, Su-Mei Tse, Shinji Turner-Yamamoto”

Schweigeminute (Traiskirchen) – 60 Sekunden Stille für Flüchtlinge – “Die aktuelle Nummer 1 der österreichischen iTunes-Charts ist keine Musik, sondern Stille. Der „Track“ „Schweigeminute (Traiskirchen)“ ist den rund 2.000 Flüchtlingen gewidmet, die in der niederösterreichischen Gemeinde 20 Kilometer südlich von Wien aktuell untergebracht sind.”

Thalys-Angriff: Kommentar zur Sicherheit an Bahnhöfen – “Der Anschlagsversuch in einem Thalys-Schnellzug hat auf EU-Ebene eine teils bizarre Debatte zur Folge: Forderungen nach mehr Sicherheit werden laut, bis hin zu Sicherheitsschleusen auf jedem Fernbahnhof. Es wäre ein Sieg für die Radikalen.”

Refugees Welcome – Deichkind – “Der komplette Gewinn geht an ProAsyl.”

[ or subscribe to this RSS feed – with all the typos]

About Jan Zuppinger

Jan Zuppinger has been writing this blog since 2002. He likes to grow vegetables. He likes to eat them too. He has opinions on everything, but sadly no one cares. Jan Zuppinger is not joking, just joking, he is joking, just joking, he's not joking. *click.