Ton of Links: Thunderpaw, Susan Sontag on Love illustrated, Space Lawyers and Hemingway doing JavaScript

15.08.2012 Misc #Linkdump

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Im Video oben erklärt Massimo Banzi seinen Arduino-Microcontroller und das Maker-Movement auf der TED-Konferenz: „How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination: Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that's inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine -- from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, "You don't need anyone's permission to make something great."

Eine Tonne weiterer Links nach dem Klick.

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A fox tale on Vimeo: In the heart of ancient China, two brothers are hunting fox, this mad journey will have them face treason, bravery, hatred and love.

Juxtaposis - Floris Kaayk on Vimeo: Short experimental film we produced with director Floris Kaayk. The concept is based on the principe 'growth through battle', the mechanism that creates evolution in nature. Various organisms try to gain terrain by conquering parts of eachothers bodies. Through this battle they grow into more and more complex beings.

What I have to Offer on Vimeo: Eliot Rausch's short film What I Have To Offer was effectively co-written by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Synecdoche, New York screenwriter Charlie Kaufman – not that he knew it. Rausch has taken material from a lecture Kaufman gave at the BFI last year, cut it down and set it to visuals that underscore and counterpoint it.

Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau, created in the Digitalarti Artlab on Vimeo: The "Water Light Graffiti" is a surface made of thousands of LED illuminated by the contact of water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to sketch a brightness message or just to draw. Water Light Graffiti is a wall for ephemeral messages in the urban space without deterioration. A wall to communicate and share magically in the city.

Honor the Treaties | The Film on Vimeo: A portrait of photographer Aaron Huey's work on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Featuring Shepard Fairey.

Order Up on Vimeo: A pizza is delivered to a creepy, abandoned location. Then it gets weird.

Terraform on Vimeo: An overran world is about to be changed. Over generations, the legend lives on...

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Live Action "Sleeping Dogs" Fight Film - YouTube

Talking Heads CBGB's December 1975 on Vimeo: 1. Psycho Killer
2. Tentative Decisions
3. With Our Love
4. I Wish You Wouldn't Say That
5. I'm Not in Love
6. 96 Tears
7. No Compassion

Ye Animated Git

New York Underground: Main Menu @ New Yorkers go about unaware of what is happening just beneath their feet: Power pulses, information flies, and steam flows. The city's infrastructure starts just below street level, but it doesn't stop there.

How an Unknown Grad Student Saved Apollo 13 - and how NASA covered it up.: All the engineers and everybody else at NASA in Houston were working hard at recovering the moonshot, and they were in real trouble, weren't sure they could get it back. They got a phone call from a grad student at MIT who said he knew how to get them back. They put engineers on it, tested it out, by God it worked. Slingshotting them around the moon. They successfully did. They wanted to present the grad student to the President and the public, but they found him and he was a real hippy type – long hair and facial hair. NASA was straight-laced, and this was different than they expected, so they withdrew the invitation to the student. I think that is a disgrace.

I wake up, every day..... right here. : funny: Internet explained thru Groundhog Day.

Space Lawyers: They Exist | Fast Company: There are stellar opportunities for lawyers specializing in space exploration. Space law is quickly becoming an integral part of the evolving aerospace industry. These lawyers exist in a tightly knit industry that deals with all kinds of practical issues and some that seem cribbed from science fiction. Depending on whether the space lawyer is in private practice or academia, he or she could handle anything from liability laws pertaining to litigious space tourists to the legal framework surrounding human encounters with E.T.

A Timeline Of Future Events | The Awl: Looking forward to science fiction dates that have yet to come, here are some dates to put on your future calendar.

Voices Of East Anglia: The Who - 1975 European Tour Programme: scrapbook style programme for their 1975 tour of Europe, from the Bulldog smoking cover right through to the pernod advert on the back page.

Your change, with thanks - Graphic Arts: Among the refinements of middle-class Victorian shopping was the giving of change not directly from hand to hand but in paper packets. Chamber's Edinburgh Journal in a review of London shops and shopping (15 October 1853), makes passing note of the custom.

Dreams of Space - Books and Ephemera: Prudential's Guide to Outer Space: The future belongs to those who prepare for it (1965)

Complete Stories, by Rudy Rucker

If Hemingway wrote JavaScript: Recently I had a dream in which I asked Hemingway and four other literary luminaries to write some JavaScript for me; specifically a function that returned a fibonacci series of a given length. Interestingly each author chose to solve the problem in a different way.

The Heretic - The Morning News: In surveys administered shortly after their LSD-enhanced creativity sessions, the study volunteers, some of the best and brightest in their fields, sounded like tripped-out neopagans at a backwoods gathering. Their minds, they said, had blossomed and contracted with the universe. They'd beheld irregular but clean geometrical patterns glistening into infinity, felt a rightness before solutions manifested, and even shapeshifted into relevant formulas, concepts, and raw materials.

Susan Sontag on Love: Illustrated Diary Excerpts | Brain Pickings: I sieved Sontag's journals for her most poignant, most private meditations on love – candid, vulnerable, hopeful, hopeless – and asked artist extraordinaire Wendy MacNaughton to hand-letter and illustrate them exclusively for Brain Pickings. Enjoy.

XKCDs What If: Robot Apocalypse: Here are a few snapshots of what an actual robot apocalypse might look like:
In labs everywhere, experimental robots would leap up from lab benches in a murderous rage, locate the door, and–with a tremendous crash–plow into it and fall over.
Those robots lucky enough to have limbs that can operate a doorknob, or to have the door left open for them, would have to contend with deceptively tricky rubber thresholds before they could get into the hallway.
Hours later, most of them would be found in nearby bathrooms, trying desperately to exterminate what they have identified as a human overlord but is actually a paper towel dispenser.

Full Show: Capitalism's 'Sacrifice Zones' | Moyers & Company | There are forgotten corners of this country where Americans are trapped in endless cycles of poverty, powerlessness, and despair as a direct result of capitalistic greed. Journalist Chris Hedges calls these places 'sacrifice zones', and joins Bill this week on Moyers & Company to explore how areas like Camden, New Jersey; Immokalee, Florida; and parts of West Virginia suffer while the corporations that plundered them thrive.

Envisioning Technology 2012 | Envisioning Technology: Understanding where technology is heading is more than guesswork. Looking at emerging trends and research, one can predict and draw conclusions about how the technological sphere is developing, and which technologies should become mainstream in the coming years.