Links for 8/2/17

https://vimeo.com/224264752

Video: a Random Square Metre & the Silent Killer

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

What must be done to alleviate the coming climate change catastrophe.

Source: Telling the Climate Truth | naked capitalism


 

Source: In Neanderthal DNA, Signs of a Mysterious Human Migration – The New York Times


 

A Plastic Planet is a grassroots organisation campaigning for a Plastic Free Aisle in supermarkets. It’s easy for you to join in – find out how!

Source: A Plastic Planet – A Plastic Free Aisle


 

Source: Tribes Spanning the US-Mexico Border – The Decolonial Atlas


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_CSLU28hCI

Links for 7/9/17

If you drop plastic in the ocean, where does it end up?


 

The love song that dared to proclaim “I may not always love you”

Source: “It is so beautifully written, it sings itself”: The Beach Boys’ sublime “God Only Knows”


 

How Middle-Class America Got Fleeced


 

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

the nonist, now searching recorded history for some semblance of truth.

Source: Polynesian Stick Charts


 

Infectious disease collides with changing climate

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 6/18/17

Santa Monica Pier is LA County’s most polluted beach – Curbed LA


 

Hawaii is considering creating a universal basic income


 

Catch of the Week: Surf Shacks – A surfer can never leave the sea behind!


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rivf479bW8Q

Source: The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail


 

Brian Wilson talks to 6 Musict about playing Pet Sounds in its entirety for the last time

Source: BBC Radio 6 Music


 

India’s Biggest Skateboard Park In This Village Is Challenging The Caste System And Other Odds

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 5/29/17

John Severson, Surfer Who Illustrated Allure of Waves, Dies at 83

Source: The New York Times


 

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

Source: Atlas Obscura


 


 

Tiki is making a comeback. Since the mid-90s, tiki subculture has morphed from sub rosa to vibrant in California.

Source: Kooky for Tiki? Check out this guy’s amazing Huntington Beach backyard – Orange County Register


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1caW2HNbLk

 

Last fall The Ocean Cleanup found 1,000 large pieces of plastic in two hours in the Pacific Ocean during their first aerial reconnaissance mission. The Dutch foundation announced today they’ve…

Source: The Ocean Cleanup raises $21.7 million to begin cleaning Pacific Ocean

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 5/6/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0mbo5sbUZM

This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs

Source: This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs / Boing Boing


 

This Is How We Fight Back | NRDC


 

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

For an artist whose legend is built around being a studio genius, Brian Wilson is surprisingly excited to perform Pet Sounds live once again.

Source: Brian Wilson on How It Feels to Retire Performing ‘Pet Sounds’ | | Observer


 

Pioneers of Sound: Watch our documentary on the story of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – The Vinyl Factory


 

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


 

‘Hobbit’ species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds | Science | The Guardian