Links: World Wide Weirdies, Monster Bash Pinball, Acoustic Cryptanalysis and that War Games Magazine

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Hier die Links, die in den letzten Wochen liegengeblieben sind, unter anderem mit ollen Karten von Mexiko, einem Blog über Blumen und Pflanzen in Games, Adam Ant-Comics, Podcasts über Märchenillus, Mandela und Fakes, eine minutiöse Rekapitulation der Slam Shell-Aktion, gleich vier Artikel über Clickbait-Crap (unbedingt den von Felix Salmon bei Reuters lesen, sehr schön differenzierte Sichtweise), Facebooks AI, einem Algorithmus, der die Zukunft vorhersagt und jede Menge mehr nach dem Klick:

Design

Mexico history: Pages from a 19th-century atlas by Antonio Garcia Cubas: These beautiful pages come from the Atlas Pintoresco e Historico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (Picturesque Historical Atlas of the United States of Mexico), by cartographer Antonio García Cubas. The volume was published in 1885 in Mexico City.

MONSTER BRAINS: Ken Reid - More World Wide Weirdies: Ken Reid's "World Wide Weirdies" series was originally published in the comic Whoopee!

Games

Developing Monster Bash | PAPA.ORG: George Gomez recently released a series of photographs detailing the development cycle of Monster Bash, an all-time classic pinball machine created by Williams in 1998. All photographs and captions are the property of George Gomez and are reproduced here with permission.

Video Game Foliage: A blog dedicated to the beautiful and weird approximations of plants found in video games.

Criminal Mind: The Reclusive Genius Behind the Grand Theft Auto Franchise: The most reclusive man in video games and the mastermind behind the 150-million-selling Grand Theft Auto series is biking to work in the pouring rain. His custom pink Independent Fabrication racer weaves through New York City traffic, the type of chaotic gridlock Grand Theft Auto players love to career through in a stolen car. Houser has a heavy nest of a black beard he rarely cuts, one that provides him the anonymity he covets as he speeds through the streets from Brooklyn to the SoHo office of Rockstar Games. "I do this 365 days a year," he says. "Sometimes the snow's so deep I have to carry my bike over the bridge. But every day, every day."

Memories Of Doom, By John Romero & John Carmack: Twenty years ago, on December 10, 1993, John Carmack, John Romero and the rest of the team at upstart id Software unleashed a game called Doom upon the world. Twenty years later, both men have written about their favorite memories of the game for you and all fans of Doom to read. Here they are, in their own words...

Tech

RSA Key Extraction via Low-Bandwidth Acoustic Cryptanalysis: Here, we describe a new acoustic cryptanalysis key extraction attack, applicable to GnuPG's current implementation of RSA. The attack can extract full 4096-bit RSA decryption keys from laptop computers (of various models), within an hour, using the sound generated by the computer during the decryption of some chosen ciphertexts. We experimentally demonstrate that such attacks can be carried out, using either a plain mobile phone placed next to the computer, or a more sensitive microphone placed 4 meters away.

How I Built Emojitracker – Medium: Adventures in Unicode, Real-time Streaming, and Media Culture

Drop Kicker – Providing a healthy dose of pessimism: Drop-kicker is a blog designed to question the technical claims of Kickstarter and other crowd-funded projects.

Misc

How The Media Will Report The Apocalypse: In early 2014, a series of devastating catastrophes bring about Armageddon. Papers of record like the New York Times soberly report this news.

Dangerous Minds | The Fantastic Comic Book Adventures of Adam Ant, 1982

Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like The Wolf” Isolated Tracks

Odysseus' Journey: A map of the locations in Homer's Odyssey

Movies

WarGames Magazine Identified By Michael Walden: An intrepid researcher wanted to figure out what magazine was used in movie WarGames and using the Internet Archive collection found it was Creative Computing.

Rocky Morphology: It's interesting to see the battle between dialogue, montage and fighting throughout each film. Dialogue beats out training and fighting in the first two Rocky films, but fighting and montage occupy the most time in Rocky III and Rocky IV. Rocky V favors dialogue over fighting – undisputedly slowing its pace next to the previous films. In the final round, Rocky sticks with dialogue over fighting but – 'it ain't over 'till it's over' – Rocky delivers one last montage and fight scene to close out the series and complete the Rocky Morphology.

Monster Love | an.schläge: Monsterheldinnen? Klar gibt's die. JULIE MIESS arbeitet nicht nur wissenschaftlich, sondern auch musikalisch zum Thema. Wer im Horrorgenre welchen Handlungsspielraum besitzt, warum sie mit dem Final Girl ungeduldig ist und wo auch ihr Gewalt im Horrorfilm zu weit geht, erzählte sie VINA YUN.

Podcasts

Die Geschichte des Bilderbuchs: Grimms Märchen: Die Grimm-Illustrationen spiegeln 200 Jahre Buchillustration.

Die Geschichte des Bilderbuches: Neue Künste: Das Bilderbuch und seine neuen Themen, Gestaltungsweisen und Adressaten.

WDR Feature: Vom Freiheitskämpfer zum Friedensstifter: Nelson Mandela, am 18. Juli 1918 geboren, ist eine der 'Lichtgestalten' des 20. Jahrhunderts. Kompromisslos kämpfte er gegen die Apartheid und für ein demokratisches Südafrika – und widmete diesem Kampf sein Leben. Von Ursula Voss

BBC Podcast: Madeba's African Footsteps: Mandela's 1962 pan-African journey to explain the mission of the ANC and seek political support, money and military training. What impact did these travels in free Africa have on Mandela the man - and Mandela the politician?

WDR Hörspiel: Fake - schöner Schein: Ein Menschenbild, das in seiner Summer Null ergibt: Einen Schritt vortreten. Vor das Bild. Vor die Kulisse. Etwas lauter sein müssen, aber allein. Selbstdarstellung - ohne Publikum. Entregelt. Allgemeingültig in bestechender Individualität, als Prototyp vor der Serienherstellung. Absaufen in Details. Buch und Realisation: Schorsch Kamerun

WDR Hörspiel: Fake Dimensions: Im Prinzip hat es Johann Sebastian Bachs Kantate „Falsche Welt, Dir trau ich nicht!“ aus dem Jahr 1726 schon auf den Punkt gebracht. Für die Leichtgläubigen des 21. Jahrhunderts legt der Komponist Matthias Kaul jetzt nach. Sein Hörstück „Fake Dimensions“ zeigt, dass wir unseren Ohren nicht trauen sollten. Buch: Matthias Kaul; Realisation: Matthias Kaul, Christoph Franke

Power and Money

Sascha Lobo zum Spähskandal: Geheimdienste hassen unsere Freiheit - SPIEGEL ONLINE: Die Angst vor diesem Apparat ist berechtigt. Denn er hat die Macht, Kameras in Laptops per Fernzugriff anzuschalten. Er kann in weltweiter Zusammenarbeit mit vielen - auch deutschen - Geheimdiensten jedes Handy in eine Wanze verwandeln. Er hat die weltweite Vorratsdatenspeicherung ohnehin längst eingeführt. Warum so zögerlich und nicht gleich jedes Handy heimlich alles aufzeichnen lassen, mit dem Argument, dass es schon nicht missbraucht würde? Das ist keine Scherzfrage mehr, so absurd es sich anhören mag. Sondern erklärtes Ziel der überwachungsmaschinerie: Alles speichern. Alles. Und obwohl dieses Ziel von NSA-Chef Alexander bekannt ist, ist den meisten Leuten nicht klar, um was für ein faschistoid weitreichendes "alles" es sich handelt.

Umweltaktivisten stören Shell Science Slam: Wochenlang bereiten sich die Umweltaktivisten auf diesen Moment vor. Sie wollen in Berlin eine Veranstaltung des Shell-Konzerns stören und haben dafür extra eine Maschine konstruiert, eine Wundermaschine, sagen sie. über einen bösen Plan, der einer guten Sache dienen soll.

The Robots Are Here - POLITICO Magazine: Not only are they taking our jobs–they're harbingers of a new libertarian age.

Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire - Charlie's Diary: TL:DR; the current banking industry and late-period capitalism may suck, but replacing it with Bitcoin would be like swapping out a hangnail for Fournier's gangrene.

Clickbait

Can you fact-check a twerking video? | Felix Salmon: My undergraduate philosophy thesis was about the semantics of belief ascription, and the way in which 'Lois Lane believes Superman can fly' is true, and 'Lois Lane believes Clark Kent can fly' is false, even though Superman is Clark Kent. I think this debate is similar: when you point to a twerking video, are you pointing to the video, or are you pointing to the actions which take place in the video? BuzzFeed says it's doing the first kind of pointing, which means that it's true, while the likes of Dave Weigel see instead the second kind of pointing, which means that it's false. To a large degree, this is a discussion which only journalists, and maybe the occasional underemployed philosopher, could ever care about. But it's going to be hard to avoid in 2014.

Why Are Upworthy Headlines Suddenly Everywhere? - Robinson Meyer - The Atlantic: Clickbait has been around for years. Through ridiculousness, sexiness, or just by withholding critical information from a reader, it tantalizes people in such a way that they can't help but see what's on the other side–tallying, crucially, a page view (and then maybe a Facebook like) for the clickbaiteer. Clickbait–old clickbait–makes Twitter accounts like @HuffPoSpoilers possible

From Deleuze to LOLCats, the Story of the BuzzFeed Guy | Critical-Theory.com: you might be surprised to know that the genius behind it all once wrote an article about Gilles Deleuze, Fredric Jamesons, queer theory and the commodification of the internet. New York's Andrew Rice describes the surprise of the viral mastermind's background Peretti makes for an unlikely adman. He was raised in an atmosphere of East Bay liberalism, the son of a Berkeley professor and a criminal-defense attorney, and in his twenties he was something of an armchair anti-consumerist. He read Adbusters and Harper's, and published a dense academic treatise about advertising and 'resisting the logic of late capitalism' in a journal called Negations.

What tools does Upworthy employ to test its headlines? - Quora: In his answer to What advice does Upworthy have for making viral videos?, Adam Mordecai mentions that he writes 25 headlines for every post, and that his testing tools help focus his write ups. Since he's A/B testing headlines, each headline is likely different enough from the others, which suggests that he might adapt a different pattern for each. What are those patterns?

Science

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos | Popular Science: Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less analyze. And so that's one big reason the company just hired New York University (NYU) machine learning expert Yann LeCun, an eminent practitioner of an artificial intelligence (AI) technique known as 'deep learning.' As director of Facebook's new AI laboratory, LeCun will stay on at NYU part time, while working from a new Facebook facility on Astor Place in New York City.

This Scientist Uses The New York Times Archive To Eerily, Accurately Predict The Future | Co.Exist | ideas impact: Kira Radinsky has written an algorithm that dissects old news stories and other Internet postings to look for past cause and effect, and then can alert us to possible disasters, geopolitical events, and disease outbreaks.

American student PISA scores: Math has to be at least a little boring.: This weekend, after American students failed to impress on the international PISA exams, the New York Times editorial board ran a piece asking 'Who Says Math Has to Be Boring?' By 'boring,' the Times apparently means any math that is substantive in a traditional sense: 'arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry.' So let me answer the question: Anyone with an understanding of what math actually is believes it must sometimes be boring.

Shortfilms

 Youtube Direktlike

▶ LIKENESS directed by Rodrigo Prieto - YouTube: The directorial debut of Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, "LIKENESS" is a personal meditation on eating disorders created by Prieto and his daughter. "LIKENESS" stars Elle Fanning as a girl struggling with self perception, and challenges us to consider the role of society in presenting an idealized image of the female body.

 Vimeo Direktlumin

Lumin in Vimeo Staff Picks on Vimeo: A lone hunter making ends meet in a world without a sun. He uses light to catch his prey, but unfortunately, so do the other creatures.

Wallflowers: This is a film for everyone who has ever been on a shit night out.

Manifold: While a small-town sheriff investigates a mysterious multiple murder scene, a brilliant young software engineer is bizarrely linked to the crime–and to a much bigger conspiracy.

RechtsLinks 23.1.2017: Track Trump, Wikileaks sucht Tiny Hands Steuererklärung und die Logik von Punching Nazis

Track-Trump: „Donald Trump has made many statements about his plans. Below are the concrete items from Donald Trump's Contract with…

Links 12.1.2017: You are Fake News, we are fired, everyone is a partisan Identity-Designer of the Tribes

Washington Post: What the [fuck] happened at the Trump news conference? First, he has decided that his official position on…

Links 9. 1. 2017: Identity Headlines, The Metaphysics of Pepe, Safety Pins and Swastikas und warum die Linke ihr Mojo verloren hat

Die NYTimes über das amerikanischen Vorbild von #KeinGeldFürRechts: How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News: In…

Links 22.12.2016: Berliner Kaltgelassenes, Truth and Social Justice und die AfD-Provo-Clowns

Ich habe keine besondere Meinung zum Anschlag von Berlin, mir ist der Terror seltsam fern, weder jetz' besonders kämpferisch-jetzt-erst-recht-und-Glühwein noch…

Links 17.12.2016: Gesetze und Plugins gegen Fake-News und die Lügen des Neoliberalismus

Wird bestimmt super lol: Gesetz gegen Fake News geplant: „Geplant ist nach Angaben von Oppermann, marktbeherrschende Plattformen wie Facebook gesetzlich…

Links 15.12.2016: Mindfucking, Facebook is the World and the Rythm of Clicks

Buzzfeed News: This Is What Happens When Millions Of People Suddenly Get The Internet: „I will use Facebook. I have…

Links 10.12.2016: Manufacturing Normality, South Parks Trevor Axiom und die Subjektivität von Fake News

South Park hat den Algorithmus für das gefunden, was ich Outrage-Memetik nenne: Trevors Axiom. Erinnert mich auch so ein bisschen…

Links 01.12.16: Biased News, Slavoj Žižek über das Versagen der Linken und ein Aussteiger aus 8/pol/

Interessantes Reddit-AMA: Ich bin ein Aussteiger aus der rechten Online Szene und habe an Propagandaprojekten wie "With Open Gates" mitgewirkt.…

DasGeileNeueInternet-Links 16.9.16: Post-Fact Society, More Content, Twitterquits

Bloomberg mit einem angemessen bissigen Portrait von Milo Yiannopoulos Is the Pretty, Monstrous Face of the Alt-Right. In einem weirden…

DasGeileNeueInternet bei Pubnpub

Ich hielt gestern meinen Vortrag über DasGeileNeueInternet, Veranstalter Leander Wattig hat das ganze Ding per FacebookLive gestreamt, die Aufzeichnung davon…

Podcasts: Heute schon gehasst?, German National Tours, Ekel und die Krise der Aufmerksamkeit

Podcasts, die ich in den letzten Wochen angehört habe, am interessantesten wahrscheinlich die HR2 Der Tag-Podcasts über die Hatespeech-Debatte und…