Links for 5/15/17

My mother was a dictionary. She was one of the last ?uent speakers of our tribal language. She knew dozens of words that nobody else knew. When she died, we buried all of those words with her. My m…

Source: Eulogy, a Poem by Sherman Alexie | Literary Hub


 

‘Listen to the dead whale’s wake-up call, look closer and see what plastic pollution does to the ocean.’

Source: A Giant Beached Whale Illustrates the Plastic Pollution Problem — Plastic Pollution Coalition


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qVh9zlDe3E

 

The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a “forest city” for China, modeled after the firm’s completed green towers in Milan.

Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China


 

One of only two dozen ever made, a super rare vintage BTR-3 tape machine from Abbey Road Studios has been found in Southampton University.

Source: Super rare Abbey Road tape machine discovered at student radio station


 

https://vimeo.com/55448896

Links for 5/7/17

“My life has been one non-stop unfolding miracle – and I don’t believe in time.” Billy Childish begins his weeklong takeover.

Source: Billy Childish – Interview — Coney’s Loft | Culture magazine & creative studio


 

Animal Sound Recordings


 

Dakota Access Pipeline Now Has Oil Beneath Missouri River | PopularResistance.Org


 

Hey, Computer Scientists! Stop Hating on the Humanities


 

With decreasing freshwater supplies, Egypt may face nationwide shortages by 2025

Source: Report: Nile Delta’s increasing salinity and rising sea levels may make Egypt uninhabitable by 2100


 

GDP is no longer the gold standard for measuring a country’s progress.

Source: Measuring What Matters: GDP, Ecosystems and the Environment

Links for 1/18/17

Source: Holy Barbarians: Beat Culture on the West Coast – Artwire Press Release from ArtfixDaily.com


 

Source: Groovy vintage ads for classic guitars | Dangerous Minds


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75sEr-bBqPg

The Latin soul craze that hit New York 50 years ago only lasted a few years, but its effects still linger – Oliver Wang takes a look at the defining songs of the scene

Source: We like it like that: the songs that defined New York Citys boogaloo craze | Music | The Guardian


 

Rex Tillerson dodges question about who knew what when at ExxonMobil about company’s history of promoting and funding climate science denial, as state AG probes continue.

Source: Tillerson Dodges Discussing Who Knew What When about ExxonMobil’s Efforts to Deceive the Public on Climate Change | naked capitalism


 

Global sea ice levels are at their lowest in recorded history, according to new statistics from the U.S. National Snow & Ice Data Center.In the Arctic, the loss is due to climate change and extreme weather events that are likely influenced by global warming, while the changes in the Antarctic may be attributed to natural variability, the center said.

Source: Global Sea Ice Hits Lowest Levels ‘Probably in Millenia’


 

Make driving safer by replacing air bags with daggers that stab you in the heart


 

Many researchers previously argued that giant animals became extinct soon after the arrival of the First Australians

Source: Megafauna and Indigenous Australians coexisted for at least 17,000 years | Australia news | The Guardian

Links for 8/27/16

A pair of First Nations are using a monumental 2014 Supreme Court of Canada decisions as legal precedent in their protest against major fish farms on Vancouver Island.

Source: How a historic court decision is driving a new wave of First Nations protests


 

Drinks that fell out of fashion as the epitome of kitsch are being revived as joyfully composed craft cocktails.

Source: Tiki’s Comeback


 

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s “frozen wall of earth” has failed to prevent groundwater from entering th

Source: Panel: TEPCO’s ‘ice wall’ failing at Fukushima nuclear plant?The Asahi Shimbun


 

Source: Obsession | Jackson Foundation Gallery

Links for 7/4/16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHC1LkbZD10

 

Recent research provides a better understanding of urban populations throughout history, digitising almost 6,000 years of data for the first time

Source: The rise and fall of great world cities: 5,700 years of urbanisation – mapped | Cities | The Guardian


 

PineappleGate in Madagascar is much more than meets the eye.

Source: Why Everyone in Madagascar Is Making Jokes About Pineapple · Global Voices


 

Video: Roadfino / Duct Tape Invitational


 

In classic art, the Ocean is frequently featured as a dark and dangerous entity, waiting to destroy ships and lives. Marine art progressed along with the evolution of ocean going vessels. Swell-pro…

Source: Brush Strokes: The Classics | Swell Lines

Links for 3/10/16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmJrvzyEwWc

Nerdwriter Evan Puschak put together a video about The Ren & Stimpy Show, a “seminal cartoon of the animation renaissance.” When the psychotic chihuahua and imbecilic cat debuted in…

Source: Why Ren and Stimpy was one of the greatest cartoon series ever


 

Source: Good Vibrations – How Not To Get Your Art Into a Beach Boys World Tour: Col Chandler, Aussie Artist 


 

How to Longboard Extras: Slop


 


 

Patty McGee

Source: contemporama : Photo

Links for 3/7/16


 

Unlike most people, the children of a Thailand tribe see with total clarity beneath the waves – how do they do it, and might their talent be learned?

Source: The ‘sea-nomad’ children who see like dolphins


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pxWddNzf04

THE TL;DR: “Bershukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend” is a new vinyl collection of Adnan Othman’s sixties psychedelic rock that was curated and produced by my brot…

Source: My brother produced a tribute LP of ’60s Malaysian psychededlic rock legend Adnan Othman, and you must hear it / Boing Boing


 

Oceania Theater


 

L.A. Art Show fetes the painter of sexy girls, hot rods and cartoon monsters

Source: A Lifetime Achievement Award for the Lowbrow Art of Robert Williams – Los Angeles Magazine

Links for 1/28/16

“These traditions come from Neolithic times — from shamanism — and they have never stopped,” said Mr. Fréger,

Source: European Masquerades: Pagan Costumes Of The Light Continent’s Wilder Men – Flashbak


 

https://vimeo.com/85534486


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL_tVXnw9ig

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V__e51MyMLs


 

The Beach Boys film Love and Mercy portrays Brian Wilson as experiencing music playing constantly in his head. A growing body of research suggests that this rare phenomenon might have been behind his creative talent

Source: Was musical memory the secret to Brian Wilson’s genius? | Music | The Guardian


 

Source: A Story as Sharp as a Knife – inside the vibrant art of the Haida | Creative Review


 

https://vimeo.com/150528002


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L17pVah_sGY

 

The public are being enlisted to read through detailed logs of whaling ships which include records of ice flows and weather conditions

Source: The 19th-century whaling logbooks that could help scientists understand climate change

Links for 11/29/15

All images courtesy Joanna Bird Gallery unless otherwise noted As a child, Danish artist Steffen Dam loved poring over his grandparents’ collection of scientific books and cabinets of insects. This fascination of how we catalogue and understand the natural world followed through to his artisti

Source: Exquisite Marine Life Specimens Imagined in Glass by Steffen Dam


 

Nurtured by three generations of African Americans with a shared vision of economic self-empowerment, the patronage of black businesses, the cultivation of black arts, and the maintenance of a public commons for political discourse, Leimert Park is not just the crown jewel of black Los Angeles, it is its center.

Source: The Center Can Hold: Leimert Park and Black Los Angeles


 


 

Jeff Goldblum explains the Clean Power Plan to “reptilian nincompoops” (aka fossil fuel execs)

Source: Don’t Be Garbage People

… and don’t be a tool of garbage people, I’d like to add.


 

These 10 business leaders show how fighting climate change is good for everyone’s bottom line

Source: The onEarth 10


 

Dewey Weber’s 22nd Street Cutback Becomes History Written In Bronze – the Full Story