Some Ton of Links: Odd Futures Burning Palm Tree, Underground Resistance and the PigGoatBananaMantis!
Hier erstmal Odd Futures brennende Palme in Los Angeles: Palm Tree Fire – Los Angeles 2012 – YouTube: „Here is a video of a massive palm tree just burning like hell, and raining fire down on all the innocent Angelenos unfortunate enough to be below it. This happened on Fairfax Avenue earlier this month, when some kids at rap group Odd Future’s T-shirt store shot a bottle rocket into it, igniting it and causing it to then burn the awning of the pizza joint next door.“
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Chasing Bones on Vimeo: the making of an urban vinyl toy.
breaking bad locations on Vimeo: The Harrisons went on vacation to Albuquerque New Mexico and visited some Breaking Bad locations.
Doodling in Math Class: Connecting Dots – YouTube: Anti-parabola propoganda, plus musing on math class, cardioids, connect the dots, envelopes of lines, even a bit of origami.
Underground Resistance (Slices DVD Feature) – YouTube: “Fuck it, we gonna do our thing faceless for as long as we possibly can” (Mad Mike Banks) – UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE feature, taken from Slices Issue 3-06.
Art as Money talk at the Boom Festival – YouTube: 20 minute excerpt from the Art as Money talk by Dadara at the Liminal Village on the 31st of July 2012 at Boom Festival, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal
PigGoatBananaMantis! – YouTube: PigGoatBananaMantis live in a semi-isolated cement treehouse they inherited from their Old Uncle Robot. They grew up in the treehouse, raised by their Uncle, until the trithalium crystals in his cerebrex burned out, causing him to permanently deactivate, leaving them suddenly on their own. Because they all grew up in the same treehouse together, they have developed a really close bond, but they still have very different personalities that often clash in dramatic ways. However, even though they do battle with each other from time to time, they always come together whenever a crisis threatens their home or strange family unit.
FLUORESCENT on Vimeo: A stranger asks to leave reality behind and embark on a sincere journey through the depths of modern Israeli society. Vision facing reality, Significance facing recognition, The boundaries become blurry.
Jon Ronson: Strange answers to the psychopath test – YouTube: Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)
Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell – YouTube: The Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything – Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at CUNY
What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein’;s “e=mc^2.” Thanks to advances in string theory, physics may allow us to escape the heat death of the universe, explore the multiverse, and unlock the secrets of existence. While firing up our imaginations about the future, Kaku also presents a succinct history of physics and makes a compelling case for why physics is the key to pretty much everything.
GLUED on Vimeo: A short film about a mother trying to deal with her videogame addicted son.
Visualing Poetry With 1960s Computer Graphics – AT&T; Archives – YouTube: From 1964 through around 1969, artist Stan VanDerBeek worked with computer scientist Ken Knowlton on a series of films:
PoemField No. 1 (1965)
PoemField No. 2 (1966) (this one, with a free jazz soundtrack by Paul Motian)
PoemField No. 3 (1967)
PoemField No. 4 (no date)
PoemField No. 5 (1967)
PoemField No. 6 (no date)
PoemField No. 7 (1971)
PoemField No. 8 (no date)
Collido-Oscope (1966) (VanDerBeek, Knowlton and Bosche)
Man and His World, 1967 (shown at Expo ‘;67)
The coming civil war over general purpose computing – Boing Boing: Even if we win the right to own and control our computers, a dilemma remains: what rights do owners owe users?
Twiplomacy | Mutual relations on Twitter: Twiplomacy is the first-ever global study of world leaders on Twitter. The governments of almost two-thirds of the 193 UN member countries have a presence on Twitter: 45% of the 264 accounts analysed are personal accounts of heads of state and government, but just 30 world leaders tweet themselves and very few on a regular basis.
This study shows that while the social network invites direct interaction between users, few world leaders take advantage of this opportunity to develop connections. Almost half of world leader accounts analysed don’t follow any of their peers. A quarter of world leaders and governments follow President Barack Obama and the White House, but @BarackObama and the @WhiteHouse have established mutual Twitter relations with only three other world leaders: Norway’s Jens Stoltenberg, the UK Prime Minister and Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev.