Links: The Organ Detective, Drowning Miami, 3 Ways to speak English and Katamari Da-Emcee

19.07.2014 Misc #Linkdump

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Hier die Links, die in den letzten zwei Wochen liegengeblieben sind, unter anderem mit Christoph Schlingensiefs Rocky Dutschke '68, Autoren bei der Arbeit, einem kompletten New Wave Festival von 1983, Bienenkunst, einer annotierten ersten Ausgabe des Wall Street Journal von 1889 und jede Menge mehr, nach dem Klick:


Writers At Work: Archive

Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Yes, I have decided to treat all three of my languages as equals Because I’m “articulate” (Transkript)

1983 US FESTIVAL / New Wave Day

Saturday, May 28 (New Wave Day): Divinyls, INXS, Wall of Voodoo - Stan Ridgway's last appearance with Wall of Voodoo, Oingo Boingo, The English Beat, A Flock of Seagulls, Stray Cats, Men at Work, The Clash - Mick Jones' last appearance with The Clash.


BLDGBLOG: Architecture-by-Bee and Other Animal Printheads, Concrete Honey

Wax Poetic: Ren Ri Studies the Interaction of Humans and Nature with His Hive Sculptures - Core77

Cyberbeetle on Vimeo

The Cyberbeetle is based on a gorgeous Chalcosoma atlas beetle represented in the insect box scans of the Museum für Naturkunde. Being little bit of a geek, the Cyberbeetle has his own hi-tech insect box with a home theatre, which enables him to enjoy special music video entertainment made of animal sounds and insect and plant pictures.

MWM Graphics | Matt W. Moore: This series was created entirely with elements foraged on the mountain and in the valley : River pebbles and stones, shale, red rocks from the high elevations, dead branches from aspen trees, bark from evergreens, cattails from the lake's edge, dried wild grasses from yesteryear, and cut dead branches exposing the rings of the tree's life.

The Wall Street Journal's First Edition - The annotated 1889 Wall Street Journal

Power and Money

Unter Überwachung – „pod nadzorem” – Animationsfilme demonstrieren den Einfluss von Überwachung auf das tägliche Leben | Die polnische Panoptykon Stiftung, die sich für Menschenrechte im Internet und gegen Überwachung einsetzt, hat eine kleine Animationsserie veröffentlicht: In vier kurzen Episoden aus dem Alltag einer polnischen Familie stellen sie einzelne Aspekte des täglichen Lebens dar, auf die Überwachung Einfluss nimmt.

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away | World news | The Observer: Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers

Ultra-rich man's letter: "To My Fellow Filthy Rich Americans: The Pitchforks Are Coming": But the problem isn't that we have inequality. Some inequality is intrinsic to any high-functioning capitalist economy. The problem is that inequality is at historically high levels and getting worse every day. Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society. Unless our policies change dramatically, the middle class will disappear, and we will be back to late 18th-century France. Before the revolution.

The Organ Detective: Hidden Global Market in Human Flesh - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society: Tracking the organ trade, anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes visited African and South American dialysis units, organ banks, police morgues, and hospitals. She interviewed surgeons, patient's rights activists, pathologists, nephrologists, and nurses.

Science-fiction writers predicted Ukraine conflict: Now they’re fighting it.: They predicted and possibly inspired the conflict in the Ukraine, and now they’re fighting it.


Team Teamwork - Katamari Da-Emcee: Remixes of some songs I like, using beats made from Katamari.

The story of No Man's Sky | One Of The Most Talked About Games of #E32014

The incredible story of No Man's Sky & how a tiny UK team took E3 by storm

A Tale of Internet Spaceships

A Tale of Internet Spaceships is a documentary about Icelandic sci-fi MMO game EVE Online, its dedicated community and the sometimes complicated relationship between its players and developers.

5 Genre-Defining Games Forgotten by History - YouTube

A documentary about the history of video games.

What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned? - Laura E. Hall - The Atlantic: “The great paradox about these digital communities is that they’re easily kept around forever, and they are even more easily deleted utterly,” said Jason Scott, an Internet advocate and archivist who launched a digital preservation team that year. His Archive Team worked quickly to capture as much of the info as they could, backing it up on the Internet Archive and releasing a torrent of all of the files, and a handful of other sites scraped and reposted what they could.
“When we founded Archive Team, it was in a dearth of recognition that these communities had lasting historical and societal value,” Scott said. “They were considered to be byproducts, like a street corner—thinking of it as the point where two streets collide, rather than being a hangout that when removed, removes the entire community.”


Lettuce See the Future: Japanese Farmer Builds High-Tech Indoor Veggie Factory - GE Reports: Shimamura turned a former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory into the world's largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs. The special LED fixtures were developed by GE and emit light at wavelengths optimal for plant growth. The farm is nearly half the size of a football field (25,000 square feet). It opened on July and it is already producing 10,000 heads of lettuce per day.

googleThe Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World's Spy Agencies | Threat Level | WIRED: For the last month, 34-year-old Morgan Marquis-Boire has been the director of security for First Look Media, the media startup founded by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar that has recruited journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras.1 The website has become the most prolific publisher of NSA leaker Edward Snowden's remaining secrets. Marquis-Boire's daunting task is to safeguard those documents, and the communications of reporters who have perhaps the press' most adversarial relationships with Western intelligence agencies.

Breach - A browser for the HTML5 era: Entirely written in Javascript. Free. Modular. Hackable.

Nicholas Negroponte: A 30-year history of the future - YouTube

For This Author, 10,000 Wikipedia Articles Is a Good Day's Work - WSJ: In Sweden, Sverker Johansson and His 'Bot' Have Created 2.7 Million Articles; Some Purists Complain


Everything You Never Knew About The Making Of Last Starfighter

'Star Wars' as a Shadow Play - WSJ: "I'm trying to combine the traditional with the high-tech to find a unique way to preserve Malaysian culture," says originator Tintoy Chuo. "I myself sometimes find shadow play too long and boring. But this is something cool that young people can relate to. Even my mom knows 'Star Wars.'"

Michael Bay - What is Bayhem?

There are filmmakers we love and then there's Michael Bay. Even if you dislike him (as I do), Bay has something valuable to teach us about visual perception. This is an exploration of "Bayhem" – his style of camera movement, composition and editing that creates something overblown, dynamic and distinct.



The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9!

A space bounty-hunter travels to a distant planet to kill a terrible monster.

Legend of the Flying Tomato

Once a victim of bullying, Frida finds a hero in the legendary luchador El Pirana. However she finds herself at her lowest once more when she's ridiculed during the biggest wrestling match of her life. Through an unexpected meeting with a mysterious taco salesman, Frida learns that she must find strength in herself to overcome her demons.

Time Travel Lover

The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels

It was the change that no-one saw coming: the idea that we could take a book, a painting or a song and send it through cables and wires and even thin air to the other end of the world - and it would be identical on the other side. But this idea underpins everything about the Information Age we live in. How did we make such a mind bending transition into the digital world? And how does it work? It turns out it's all based on a concept that is surprisingly beautiful in its simplicity. This short video essay explores what that idea is and tells you about the man who figured it all out. Computers are everywhere and control almost every aspect of our lives. In the next 6 minutes you'll find out how they really work.

It's a plastic world

It's everywhere. We need and want it. We find it in places where we wouldn't expect it. A world without plastic is inconceivable. But do we know the consequences of our self-indulgent plastic consumption? This film shows various problems associated with plastic and looks at possible solutions.


Researchers Translate the Meaning of Over 60 Gestures Used by Chimps: In the first systematic study of a non-human primate language, scientists from St. Andrew's University have deciphered the meaning of 66 wild chimpanzee sign language gestures. Ranging from flirting requests to grooming instructions, the gestures may reveal how language evolves.

Writing In The 21st Century | can you use linguistics, cognitive science, and psycholinguistics to come up with a better style manual–a 21st century alternative to the classic guides like Strunk and White's The Elements of Style? Writing is inherently a topic in psychology. It's a way that one mind can cause ideas to happen in another mind. The medium by which we share complex ideas, namely language, has been studied intensively for more than half a century. And so if all that work is of any use it ought to be of use in crafting more stylish and transparent prose.


WDR Hörspiel: Rocky Dutschke '68: Ein Aufstand gegen die ewig richtig Gerechten und politisch Korrekten. In einer furiosen Collage zerstört Christoph Schlingensief die Illusion der "Verarbeitung" von Geschichte in monströsen Mischungen und emotionsgeladenen Improvisationen. Buch und Regie: Christoph Schlingensief.

Kybernetik und Utopie - Menschmaschine. Maschine Mensch: Der US-amerikanische Mathematiker Norbert Wiener (1894 – 1964) legte mit seinem 1948 veröffentlichten Werk "Kybernetik" den Grundstein für eine der spektakulärsten wissenschaftlichen Utopien: Die Steuerungswissenschaft für Organismen, technische Geräte und Gesellschaften wurde sehr bald zu einer Richtschnur, an der sich zahlreiche Fachrichtungen orientierten.
Robotik, Familientherapie, soziologische Systemtheorie und moderne Hochleistungsrechner gehen auf sie zurück. Skeptiker dagegen sahen in der Kybernetik einen Machbarkeitswahn am Werk, der die Lösung aller Probleme um den Preis der Kapitulation des Menschen vor der Technik verheiße. Kulturell fanden und finden diese unterschiedlichen Positionen ihren Reflex in der kybernetischen Ästhetik Max Benses, den Literaturen Stanislaw Lems oder des Cyberpunk, der Fernsehserie "Raumpatrouille" wie auch in der Musik der Gruppen Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode oder Alphaville. Das Feature fragt nach den Einflüssen kybernetischen Denkens auf die Kultur.

Der Ökonom Thomas Piketty und das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert - 13.07.2014: Extremer Reichtum für Wenige, soziales Elend für die große Masse - das ist historischer Normalzustand, sagt der französische Ökonom Thomas Piketty. Sein Forschungsthema seit mehr als 15 Jahren: Die globale Vermögensverteilung. Pikettys Fazit ist ernüchternd. Es existiere eine Jahrhunderte alte Dynamik, die dazu führe, dass sich mit Vermögen mehr Geld verdienen lasse als mit realer Arbeit. Das sei noch nie anders gewesen. Die Folge: Eine immer tiefer gehende Spaltung der Gesellschaft – wenn die Politik nicht massiv gegensteuert.