Links: Proto-Blogger Justin Hall, Banksy is a Woman and Cut Chemist mixes Bambaataa-Dubplates

09.11.2014 Misc #Linkdump

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Hier die Links, die in den vergangenen Wochen liegengeblieben sind, unter anderem mit dem hervorragenden Interview mit Liana Kerzner von David Packman, Cut Chemist mischt zerkratzte Dubplates von Afrika Bambaataa, einem Vortrag von Justin Hall, der vor 20 Jahren mit seinen „Links from the Underground“ das Blogging erfand, einem „Deep Shit“-Interview mit Thomas „Capital in the 21st Century“ Piketty und jeder Menge mehr, nach dem Klick:


Justin Hall at XOXO - In 1995, starting at age 19, he started spilling the most intimate details of his life online, from his father's suicide, the drugs he was taking, and the interactions he was having with friends, family, lovers, and long-time partners. He wanted everyone to experience this, so spread the word in person and on TV and on roadtrips, an evangelist for the web as a personal communications medium. A Johnny Appleseed for HTML, trying to use technology to generate empathy. [Justin hat vor 20 Jahren praktisch erfunden, was ich seit 10 Jahren hier mache, eine Mischung aus kommentierter Linkssammlung und ultrapersönlichen Postings. Seine „Links [from the Underground]“ gelten als das erste Weblog der Welt.]

Bertolt Brecht’s Marie-Antoinettism by Anthony Daniels - The New Criterion: We, however, should always remember what Voltaire said: that the best way to be a bore is to say everything.


Sea of Crises: when he comes into the ring, Hakuho, the greatest sumotori in the world, perhaps the greatest in the history of the world, dances like a tropical bird, like a bird of paradise. Flanked by two attendants — his tachimochi, who carries his sword, and his tsuyuharai, or dew sweeper, who keeps the way clear for him — and wearing his embroidered apron, the kesho-mawashi, with its braided cords and intricate loops of rope, Hakuho climbs onto the trapezoidal block of clay, two feet high and nearly 22 feet across, where he will be fighting. Here, marked off by rice-straw bales, is the circle, the dohyo, which he has been trained to imagine as the top of a skyscraper: One step over the line and he is dead.

The Birth of the Internet Troll: The earliest documented form of internet troll was something called a net.weenie, who did what s/he does " just for the hell of it." In early internet usenet forums, they were the people being assholes simply for the sheer joy of being an asshole.



Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview | Rolling Stone: Stephen King's office building sits on a particularly dreary dead-end road on the outskirts of Bangor, Maine, just down the street from a gun-and-ammo store, a snowplow dealership and, appropriately enough, an old cemetery. From the outside, the anonymous building looks like a new branch of Dunder Mifflin, a very deliberate choice meant to keep King and his tiny staff safe. "We can't be on a main road because people would find us," says one of his assistants. "And it's not people you want to find you. He draws some weird people."

Comic Book Heaven on Vimeo: Comic Book Heaven is a short documentary that tells the story of Joe Leisner, owner of the comic book store Comic Book Heaven located in Sunnyside, Queens NY.

sfgrewupWhen Science Fiction Grew Up: How renegade sci-fi writers of the 1960s paved the way for today's blending of literary and genre fiction

The Internet Archive's Map of Book Subjects: This map offers an alternative way to browse the 2,619,833 images contained in the Internet Archive's book collection. It shows 5500 different subjects which have been algorithmically arranged by their thematic relationships. The size of each link resembles the amount of images that are available for that topic. Clicking on a link will open the flickr page containing all the pictures for that subject. Rolling over a link will highlight all the topics that have a direct link with the subject.


David Pakman Show: #GamerGate: Liana Kerzner Says Sexism IS an Issue, BUT...: Liana Kerzner, Canadian media personality, sex-positive feminist and video game writer, joins David to discuss #gamergate. [Das Interview mit Kerzner ist wahrscheinlich die ausdifferenzierteste Sicht auf GG, die ich bislang hören konnte. Die zwei arbeiten wunderbar die durchaus vorhandenen validen Punkte aus dem ProGG-Lager heraus, und widerlegen gleichzeitig sehr, sehr viel Bullshit, der innerhalb von GG rumfliegt.]

Games and the Internet: Fertile Ground for Cultural Change - OpenMind: Games are powerful cultural artifacts. Games instantiate play. Play can occur without a game, but when you put a game in action, play will generally occur. Games are a tool by which to bring play to bear on a situation, and play is believed by many scholars to be a critical driving force in social and cultural affairs.

Everything not saved will be lost: What Destiny tells us about life, the universe, and everything.

Does Media Violence Predict Societal Violence? It Depends on What You Look at and When: Evidence from societal data does not support claims of dramatic videogame violence effects on violence among youth.

Misc C64 Scene Stuff

Power and Money


Soak the Rich - The Baffler: This exchange is from a conversation in Paris between David Graeber and Thomas Piketty, discoursing on the deep shit we’re all in and what we might do about climbing out.

The Secret to Getting Top-Secret Secrets — Matter — Medium: The range of stuff that zips by on his feed is staggering and kind of thrilling: 140-character dispatches about guards and prisoners, spies and secrets, corporate intrigue, torture and war. Many of his tweets link to government documents he’s dug up. The documents regularly supply ammo to left and libertarian causes (curtailing NSA surveillance, closing Guantánamo), but Leopold doesn’t present as an activist. He comes off more like a stonecutter chipping away at the base of a mountain, sometimes getting pebbles, sometimes boulders.

Art and Design

Various & Gould @ARTvergnuegen - YouTubev

Why Banksy Is (Probably) a Woman - CityLab: The world's foremost street artist is a social justice warrior and a viral media master. She could be anyone.

Who Drew the Rooster on the Sriracha Bottle? - Modern Farmer: Sriracha, that tangy hot sauce with the sweet aftertaste, is best known for its bright red color, green cap, and of course, the sketch of a rooster featured prominently in the center of its label.


Marvel artists walk through the creation of kickass fight sequences in comics · Expert Witness · The A.V. Club

Cubic Bezier Curves - Under the Hood on Vimeo: Take a peek under the hood to see how computers draw cubic Bézier curves, as used in design and motion graphics programs.

Lillian Schwartz on Vimeo: Interview with computer art pioneer Lillian Schwartz, filmed at her home in Manhattan in April, 2014. Video produced by the Office for Creative Research for the 2014 Eyeo Festival.


interview with graphic designer david carson: david carson is a graphic designer, art director and surfer. his work for the magazines beach culture and ray gun in the 1990s brought a new approach to type and page design breaking with traditional layout systems. he continues to explore the possibilities of graphic design, particularly typography as a form of expression across print and video for both commercial and cultural clients. designboom spoke to david about his work and influences.

interview with graphic designer neville brody: neville brody is the founder of brody associates – a globally renowned, innovative, creative agency specializing in digital, typography and identity. brody is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the fields of graphic design, art direction and brand strategy having established his reputation working with record labels (stiff records), magazines (the face and arena) and a range of other international clients (samsung, yamaha, LVMH, NIKE, the BBC and the times london among them).

Movies and Shortfilms

!!RENEGADE!! on Vimeo: ACTION, ADVENTURE, ROMANCE all here for you in 3 minutes! Join Renegade as he Battles the Evil Dr. Monocle to save his Love Gwenyvier. Renegade is an homage to the 1940's American pulp magazines, like Thrilling Wonder Stories, Terror Tales and Thrilling Mysterys. These magazines featured cover art by artist like Rudolph Belarski, Tom Blame and Earle Bergey who often drew thinly clothed heros and heroines fighting off mad scientist, druids, henchmen and goblins. Renegade is Pulp comic fun, with classic arch characters, romance and adventure.

The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl on Vimeo: Nature, red in tooth and claw, fork and flower.

The Pixar Theory - YouTube: What if I told you that all Pixar movies are connected? That all the characters in those movies actually live in the same universe, only in different times? How is that possible, watch this video and you'll find out.

David Fincher - And the Other Way is Wrong: For sheer directorial craft, there are few people working today who can match David Fincher. And yet he describes his own process as “not what I do, but what I don’t do.” Join me today in answering the question: What does David Fincher not do?

Science and Technology

John Gruber, Daring Fireball - XOXO Festival (2014) - YouTube: For the last 12 years, John Gruber’s tracked the modern era of Apple on Daring Fireball, his personal web site turned full-time job. Bootstrapped with reader contributions and shirt sales, John’s thoughtful approach to sponsorship allowed him to remain fiercely independent, while working on projects like Markdown, The Talk Show, and Vesper, his minimalist note-taking app.

tildeTilde.Club: I had a couple drinks and woke up with 1,000 nerds — The Message — Medium: This is the story of an accidental network of hundreds of people all (sort of) working toward a vague common goal on a ridiculous project that did not exist two weeks ago.

How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri - It’s not that Gus doesn’t understand Siri’s not human. He does — intellectually. But like many autistic people I know, Gus feels that inanimate objects, while maybe not possessing souls, are worthy of our consideration. I realized this when he was 8, and I got him an iPod for his birthday. He listened to it only at home, with one exception. It always came with us on our visits to the Apple Store. Finally, I asked why. “So it can visit its friends,” he said.

Minority languages: Cookies, caches and cows | The Economist: Ibrahima Sarr, a Senegalese coder, led the translation of Firefox into Fulah, which is spoken by 20m people from Senegal to Nigeria. “Crash” became hookii (a cow falling over but not dying); “timeout” became a honaama (your fish has got away). “Aspect ratio” became jeendondiral, a rebuke from elders when a fishing net is wrongly woven. In Malawi’s Chichewa language, which has 10m speakers, “cached pages” became mfutso wa tsamba, or bits of leftover food. The windowless houses of the 440,000 speakers of Zapotec, a family of indigenous languages in Mexico, meant that computer “windows” became “eyes”.


Mix By Jimmy by Cut Chemist: Take a peak into the exclusive material from hip hop pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa. "Mix By Jimmy" features recordings Bambaataa had pressed to acetate for spinning live at shows in the late 70's and early 80's. This mix includes entirely unreleased material along with demo versions of hits like "Looking For The Perfect Beat," "Renegades of Funk" and "Planet Rock. " Listen and take a trip through the deepest part of the most important music collection of our time.

John Peel's Labour for Love. Erinnerungen an den größten Radio-DJ aller Zeiten. - 12.10.2014 (MP3): Am 25. Oktober 2004 ist John Peel mit 65 Jahren an einem Herzinfarkt gestorben. Am 14. Oktober 2004 lief seine letzte Radiosendung. Im Zündfunk Generator blickt Judith Schnaubelt auf das Leben und Schaffen von John Peel zurück. „Er hat ’ne Menge getan, um anderen Gehör zu verschaffen. Ein größeres Geschenk kann keiner machen. Er war meinungsstark, begeisterungsfähig und unbestechlich. Seine Radiosendung war ein erstaunlicher Ort. Vergleichbar mit einer Universität, an der man sich echt wohl fühlt. Deshalb war John Peel ein soziales und musikalisches Phänomen.“ Mit diesen Worten würdigte Iggy Pop vor Kurzem auf der BBC-Homepage einen der größten Radio-Moderator und -DJs aller Zeiten: John Peel. Auch der Zündfunk Generator würdigt ihn zum 10. Todestag.

romanRoman Flügel | XLR8R:
01 Robag Whrume "Polch Dutto" (Pampa)
02 Jackal's Doom Disco "The Smell of Fear" (Tigersushi)
03 Soylent Green "Camera Obscura" (Playhouse)
04 DJ Nori "Spaceg" (Running Back)
05 A Made Up Sound "What Preset" (A Made Up Sound)
06 LoSoul "Soul Down" (Playhouse)
07 Vermont "Macchina (Prins Thomas Version)" (Kompakt)
08 Session Victim "Bison" (Delusions of Grandeur)
09 I:Cube "Falling" (Versatile)
10 Vakula "Track 2" (Unthank)
11 October "HD-189733B" (Misericord)
12 Willie Burns "Fast Times at Long Island City High" (Unknown to the Unknown)
13 William Kouam Djoko "Behind Closed Doors" (Rush Hour)
14 Roman Flügel "Tense Times" (Dial)
15 C.A.R. "Idle Eyes (Roman Flügel Remix)" (Kill the DJ)
16 LFO "El Ef Oh" (Warp)
17 Simian Mobile Disco "Blake's Hitch" (Anti-)


Hörspiel: Die Infektion: Als innerhalb von wenigen Stunden zahlreiche Patienten mit den gleichen schweren Krankheitssymptomen in die Uniklinik Köln eingeliefert werden, wird Katastrophenalarm ausgerufen. Zunächst ist unklar, ob es sich bei dem Massenanfall Infizierter um einen bioterroristischen Anschlag oder um ein mutiertes Virus handelt. Als die ersten Infizierten sterben, wird die Klinik großräumig abgeriegelt. Als die ersten Toten wiederauferstehen, beginnt nicht nur für die Eingeschlossenen ein erbitterter Überlebenskampf.

Raumschiff Voyager: Die unendliche Reise: Das Zeitalter der interstellaren Raumfahrt hat begonnen: Die Messdaten der Raumsonde „Voyager 1“ deuten darauf hin, dass sie den Einflussbereich unserer Sonne verlassen hat und sich nun im Raum zwischen den Sternen befindet.

HR2 Der Tag: Hier darfst Du töten! Junge Männer und Gewalt: "Der Kampf wird über unserem Leben stehen, solange wir atmen". Man könnte diesen Schlachtruf der Terrorgruppe Islamischer Staat zuordnen. Stimmt aber nicht. Es war das politische Credo der gefürchteten Sturmabteilung der NSDAP. Ihr Kürzel SA weckte so viel Schrecken wie das Kürzel IS heute. In der SA wurden junge Männer organisiert, die sich als Avantgarde einer neuen Gesellschaft verstanden. Und die für dieses höhere Ziel im Auftrag der Nazis töten durften. Man sammelte sich hinter einer Fahne. Man trug Uniform. Und lebte kollektiv Gewaltphantasien aus. Kommt uns das nicht bekannt vor? Was unterscheidet eigentlich heutige Dschihadisten vom einstigen SA-Schläger?

WDR Hörspiel: Angriff der Terror-Zombies: Regisseur George Steel ist verzweifelt: Ganz Hollywood lehnt sein Drehbuch „Angriff der Terror-Zombies“ ab. Als er in dem reichen Mr. Laine endlich einen Produzenten findet, stellt dieser eine Bedingung: Der Film muss innerhalb von zwei Wochen abgedreht sein.