Links for 7/7/17

The Archivist: The Aquatic Ape | The Surfers Journal


 

Has Keystone XL Become Obsolete?


 

Sabine Jessen discusses Trudeau’s plans to increase offshore oil exploration that undermine oceans protection commitments Canada has made.

Source: Canada Undermines Targets for Protecting Oceans by Increasing Oil Exploration


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUxzYJ_JIc

 

Journey-based charts from the past can help us track the progression of transportation technology.

Source: Atlas Obscura


 

Mexico markets Trump themed tp, proceeds help migrants

Source: Boing Boing


 

Yet another white guy cast in a non-white starring role

 

Links for 2/7/17

In another one of our occasional posts on crazy continental architecture here we look at a groovy German coastguard station on the island Rugen in northern Germany. It may look like it’s in the middle of a field but don’t let these photos deceive you – it’s not, it’s by the sea, where it should [&hellip

Source: Space Age German Lifeguard Station – Voices of East Anglia


 

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater | DeSmogBlog


 


 

There are numerous ruins of Tiahuanaco origin which were later occupied by the Incas. These are sacred places for the peoples of the Andes.

Source: The Precursors of the Inca – Top Documentary Films


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjg5EbTW-dw

It started back in the 1950s. Bill Haley and Elvis burst onto the scene. Rock ‘n’ roll was born. The guitar took center stage, and it never left.

Source: The Story of the Guitar: The Complete Three-Part Documentary | Open Culture


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lgzz-L7GFg

Last month, we highlighted for you The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays, a largely-forgotten 1957 educational science film. The production is notable partly because it was shot by Frank Capra, the influential director who had won not one, not two, but three Oscars for best director.

Source: Frank Capra’s Science Film The Unchained Goddess Warns of Climate Change in 1958 | Open Culture

Links for 6/2/17

Australian convict pirates in Japan: evidence of 1830 voyage unearthed | Australia news | The Guardian


 

Vintage Air India route map on a souvenir hand fan

Source: Boing Boing


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se55CCdfaOA

Source: Forget Everything You Learned In Economics. You Were Totally Lied To.


 

Dakota Access Pipeline already Leaking Oil & not Completed


 

We just discovered A Future on Wheels, a longboarding project in Cambodia, that teamed-up with local NGO OBT (Organization for the basic training) to bring

Source: A Future on Wheels – Longboarding Project in Cambodia » Blog Archive » Longboard Girls Crew


 

The Decolonial Atlas | Re-imagining the world.

Links for 4/7/17

Von null auf Tempo hundert in 2,5 Sekunden: Drei Brüder aus Österreich haben einen legendären Rennwagen von Porsche mit einem Elektroantrieb ausgestattet. Das Auto begeistert – wirft aber eine Frage auf.

Source: Porsche mit Elektroantrieb: Kreisel-Brüder rüsten Rennwagen um


 

We’re seeing an unusual twist on automotive desirability today that would be quite interesting if it extended to all product design. The twist is this: People want new stuff that’s old, or depending on how you look at it, old stuff that’s new. Here’s what we mean: In America,

Source: Beyond Retro Design: People Want New Things That are Old, or Old Things That are New – Core77


 

6 Ways To Make Sure You’re Leaving Nothing On The (Merch) Table – MTT – Music Think Tank


 

Source: A curated catalogue of artists Shag’s creativity over the past three decades / Boing Boing


 

Congress OKs Ruthless Killing of Iconic Wildlife—What Next? | NRDC


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqkekY5t7KY

With an estimated 1.4 million trillion plastic microfibers in our ocean today, it’s time to get informed and take action. WATCH the movie, LEARN about the problem, TAKE ACTION with The Story of Stuff Project!

Source: The Story of Microfibers – The Story of Stuff Project


 

Say aloha to David and Amy Carter’s Tabu Tiki Room.

Source: Tiki collectors escape winter in their basement paradise | Space | Chicago Reader

Links for 3/2/17

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

In a new film, famous Canadian designers from the ’60s and ’70s will finally get their due.

Source: Revisiting The Golden Age Of Canadian Graphic Design | Co.Design | business + design


 

Scientist leading ‘de-extinction’ effort says Harvard team just two years away from creating hybrid mammoth-elephant embryo

Source: Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal | Science | The Guardian


 

Global research group will trace Totten glacier’s history back to last ice age, in hope of predicting future melting patterns

Source: Epic Antarctic voyage maps seafloor to predict ocean rise as glacier the size of California melts | World news | The Guardian


 

Repeated bouts of warm weather could send Arctic sea ice to a record low winter peak as Antarctic sea ice sets an all-time record low.

Source: Sea Ice Hits Record Lows at Both Poles

Links for 1/21/17

The Silicon Valley founders of the Seasteading Institute have falsely promoted themselves for some time as philanthropists.

Source: Helen Razer: Seasteading Institute a taxless safe space for rich, white men


 

The logic that maximizing GDP, which is just the summation of all goods and services exchanged for money, will somehow lead to a better world for all is so obviously flawed, yet it continues to be held in high regard by almost every mainstream economist.

Source: Globalization Makes No Sense


 

From cutting down on meat to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways to help reduce global carbon emissions

Source: How to reduce your carbon footprint #GlobalWarning | Environment | The Guardian


 

https://vimeo.com/54822465


 

Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman – Wikipedia


 

Jonathan Taplin’s new book demonstrates how intellectual property has been hijacked by Facebook, Amazon and Google.

Source: Peter Bart: Content Creators Robbed Blind By Apple, Google, Facebook | Deadline


 

Listen/Download – Funky16Corners Pays Tribute to Billy Miller from the WFMU Rock and Soul Ichiban Stream 1/1/17 MP3

Source: Funky16Corners » Funky16Corners Pays Tribute to Billy Miller


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUwmA3Q0_OE

Source: 200,000 years of human population growth in 5 minutes


 

This water-resistant charger is powered by the sun

Links for 11/22/16

Had to be done (actually surprised it hasn’t already): Writing about the latest US elections like US media writes about African countries. **Country Crisis Watch** [insert CNN “breaking…

Source: The US elections (and their aftermath), covered as we do African elections | mohamed el dahshan. economist, writer, speaker, compulsive traveller.


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib5S29Z0-og

 

Trump called climate change a Chinese hoax but he wants a massive seawall around his resort


 

https://vimeo.com/189110917

Will Clay heads out to some less crowded spots in search of empty waves. YOWsurf.com

Source: YOW Surf | Secret Surf Spots – Skate[Slate] TV


 

Source: Retro TV has old-school channel-changing knob


 

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of tailings from the Grasberg mine end up in the Indonesian province’s Aikwa delta system every day, which the Kamoro tribe say is destroying the landscape on which they rely for food and trade

Quelle: West Papuas verdant heartlands devastated by mine waste – in pictures | Global development | The Guardian

Links for 9/14/16

Los Angeles owes a huge debt to Charles and Ray Eames, who helped champion the city as an exceptional home base from which to design and innovate. But there’s more to L.A. design history than just the Eameses’ story. Throughout the 20th century, L.A.’s delightful climate, strong manufacturing base and

Source: Beyond the Eameses: Seven Things You Might Not Know About L.A.’s Rich Design History – Core77


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0r1yj6GLME


 


 

We’re under attack by a powerful enemy—and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII.

Source: We Need to Literally Declare War on Climate Change | New Republic


 

Michael Hoexter, Ph.D.ContentsConventional “Hard” Climate DenialA Web of Soft Climate DenialThe Foundations of Soft Climate Denial in EconomicsSettling on Neoliberal, “Mark

Source: Living in the Web of Soft Climate Denial – New Economic PerspectivesNew Economic Perspectives


 

Source: VIDEO: An Introduction to Carbon Pricing | Climate Reality


 

Announcement comes as Xi Jinping and Barack Obama are expected to meet ahead of the start of the G20 to make a joint statement on climate change

Source: China ratifies Paris climate change agreement | World news | The Guardian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUe85kd5Mbs