Weekend Clicking


Paprika film still (via Rafaël Rozendaal)
  • Internet acronym of the moment: LDL ("let's discuss live.") Virginia Heffernan for NYT: there’s a widespread apprehension that the Web is no longer a safe place to spill them. Also: The Atlantic points out email is far less protected than the letters you send or the phone calls you make.
  • YouTube for the remixing — users allowed to tag videos with a commercial reuse Creative Commons license. C-SPAN, Public.Resource.org, Voice of America, Al Jazeera and other Creative Commons videos are available to use on YouTube Video Editor
  • How to livestream a tortoise. This is a serious question: Does a tortoise move fast enough that you need a 30 FPS camera? (Ask Metafilter)
  • Gary Panter in Paris, interviewed by French Vogue
  • I want to develop an image of the world, the real background, in order to be able to unfold my unreality before it, From Robert Musil’s Diaries, 1919 (Waggish)
  • One of the ways he initially dealt with the grief was playing as her character in Entropia, but Mindark has a one-person-one-avatar rule and he was asked to stop, Virtual world mourning, (Infocult)
  • Maciej Ceglowski (Pinboard) on link rot: Links appear to die at a steady rate (they don't have a half life), and you can expect to lose about a quarter of them every seven years.
  • In Brooklyn, check out the dozens of musicians playing free in a two day John Cage Musicircus performance at Roulette June 4th and 5th.
  • Writers and their typewriters (Dangerous Minds)
  • Open Source Game Clones
  • She was an Irish revolutionary and a writer, an occultist and a mother. She wore hats with birds’ wings on them. Of the couple, she had most of the charisma, and her letters and memoirs have become a favorite topic of conversation for me. And yet, a man piped up during one of my rambles — the kind of man who makes sure you know he’s an atheist within the first 30 seconds of meeting him — “I always get sad for Yeats for his occult beliefs.” - Jessa Crispin writes about Maude Gonne
  • Symbol Dictionary — symbols from Freemasonry, Native Americans, Norse Mythology, Wiccans, Raelians, and more (via Metafilter)
  • The Underground Website Where You Can Buy Any Drug Imaginable (Gawker)
  • 4CP Fridays at Hilobrow
  • Why Stanley Kubrick Burned His Outtakes, (WSJ)
  • Philip Glass - Sesame Street - Geometry of Circles (via Interdome, CatVincent)
  • Is photographic film fading right out? (Globe and Mail)
  • X-Ray as art inspiration (Ptak)
  • History of Electronic / Electroacoustic Music (1937-2001) This is from a 62 CD set called "The History of Electroacoustic Music" that was floating around as a torrent, reputedly curated by a Brazilian student. It's sketchy. The torrent vanished and the collection has long been unavailable. It's a clearly flawed selection: there's few women and almost no one working outside of the Western tradition (where are the Japanese? Chinese? etc.). However, as an effort, it's admirable and contains a ton of great stuff. Take it with a grain of salt, or perhaps use it as a provocation to curate a more intelligent, inclusive, and comprehensive selection. (UbuWeb)
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