- the Triggertrap: universal and opensource remote camera trigger
- The Transparent State Enemy: Western Surveillance Technology in the Hands of Despots
- george clooney becomes a spy on the side of good: this is not a film it is real life.
- ten things everyone should know about time: a nice refresher of late night stoner talk on physics
- New Christmas Catalog Price List - Anders Brekhus Nilsen
- My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan: how long will we condone the violence perpetrated by police.
- The Problem of Paint: Walker Art Center article about the restoration of art featuring my friend and neighbor Joe King.
- Longform's best of 2011: Who says journalism is dead?
- Retooling Libraries: Make magazine calls out to rethink libraries.
- NY Times Best Books of 2011
- LA Times domestic surveillance: Police use Predator Drone to aid in domestic arrest.
- Naomi Kline on Capitalism and Climate. Also, question and answers with her in the NY Times
News for the ‘Gear Gab’ Category
Links to more links that have even more links
Meet you in the trans-future!
This week I found out about this event in LA called the Extreme Futurist Festival. This seems to take transhumanism so far beyond life extension, singularity and science. It brings a futuristic culture into the fold and combines hacking, performance and definitely some edge. I would love to see a more cultural take on bio-hacking. The Quantified Self and Humanity + crowd is pretty dry and this is a topic that need to be shaken up some to really get the discussions started.
They have talked a bit about livestreaming the festival. I hope they do!
Also: I usually try to check out the sponsers of events such as this and the two listed on the festival home page do not disappoint.
Sniffcode.com is a site dedicated to the research done for the fiction book Clone. I haven't read this book but I will now. The site works great because you actually have to figure out how to navigate it. There is nothing obvious. At first I just saw the odd art and photography. On second look I found content and then more and more content. Great site.
Mythos Media is a site linked to the idea that myths are not dead stories that explain our history. They are alive and interacting with us at all times. There are stories, essays, music, books and events. Tons of things to occupy your off hours. Like Sniffcode and the festival they have a real futuristic edge.
Hopefully as I dig through these sites and communities I find the one thing that makes sub-cultures work, a sense of humor. There is nothing worse than taking it all to serious. Have fun and do cool things.
Happy Dormant Vegetation Season
We can all agree that Christmas is the most Dickensian of the holidays. And by that I mean "it is the best of times, it is the worst of times".
Now to get you in the festive mood we point you to fine folks at HOMETAPES. They have provided us with a new album of the season's finest hymns available for whatever price you wish to donate.
Here is a sample:
Comics for Free!
Here is a list of current webcomics that I love. Best of all they are free (as in beer)!
First up are titles that are current and regularly updated.
|Bucko||written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by Erika Moen|
|Freak Angels||written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield|
|Minimum Security||written and illustrated by Stephanie McMillan|
|Falling Skies||written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Juan Ferreyra|
|Romantically Apocalyptic||written and illustrated by Vitaly S Alexius|
|The Abaddon||written and illustrated by Koren Shadmi|
Here is a list of either finished or irregularly updated webcomics. In other words, my all time favorites. Enjoy!
|Copper||written and illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi|
|the Pekar Project||written by Harvey Pekar and illustrated by various artists|
|Vanessa Davis||various comics from Tablet Magazine by Vanessa Davis|
|Next Door Neighbor||various comics from Smith Magazine|
Here are a few sites with many web comics. Find your own favorite
|Top Shelf 2.0||one of the finest indie publishers anywhere!|
|TX Comics||Toronto / Montréal collective of amazing comic artists|
|act-i-vate||almost a hundred titles. something for everyone.|