Today’s Linkage – August 1, 2012

Here’s what I found out about today. It’s been a slow day, but thankfully I’ve found more than one link to show you all.

  1. Flavorwire published an article called “10 albums you need to hear in August”. I’ll spend the rest of the week listening to them and do a separate review post on it.
  2. Dangerous Mind’s has a short post on: HUNTER S. THOMPSON: FEAR AND LOATHING IN GONZOVISION, 1978, the documentary, which I will watch eventually after reading some of Thompson’s work.
  3. I’m a huge fan of pop-ups. Pop-up anything–restaurants, stores, venues, anything. So here’s a fantastic idea, a rental space for any sort of pop-up you want! Here in SF in the Mid-Market area that is trying really hard and doing fairly well to become more habitable. Here’s a link to the GOOD article.
  4. I’m sure you seen variations of this news story: infamous officer at UC Davis for pepperspraying no longer works there. Here’s where I first found it.
  5. Everyone has struggled getting a job. Here’s an interesting post on the thought catalog about how one guy did a small experiment to see who his competition was.
  6. I hope you’ve heard about The Creator’s Project. They are a self-proclaimed “global network dedicated to the celebration of creativity, culture and technology”. They are AWESOME. Essentially a collective promoting art that indulges in technology and vice versa. This post is on an artist who is close to indescribable. He used Processing to transcribe sounds into physical 3D artwork.
  7. Now, what is Processing you ask? It is “a programming language, development environment, and online community that since 2001 has promoted software literacy within the visual arts”. Awesome right? It is free and open source software, so feel free to explore it and create something you really are passionate about.
  8. NPR’s Planet Money posted an article called “How The Poor, The Middle Class And The Rich Spend Their Money“. Fairly simplistic and reliable sources, it’s interesting to see how things line up.
  9. Last but not least, an event page for a concert at Mezzanine SF in SOMA in October for 2 of my favorite artists, Emancipator and Welder (also known as Eskmo). Please go to this and/or listen to them!!! They have incredible talent.

 

What I was listening to 

Die Antwoord – She Makes Me a Killer

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