Thursday, April 25, 2013

Various

Offbeat China:
Below are pictures of two RMB notes donated to the recent earthquake in Sichuan…with handwritten text on them. The words on the green one (RMB 50 yuan) on the top read: “This is what I donated to Ya’an. Fuckhead, I dare you to graft this.” The words on the red one (RMB 100 yuan) on the bottom read: “This is what I donated to Ya’an. Whoever dares to graft this, your whole family will die.”
Metaphors and the law:
Culminating a two-week trial in which no hacking in the traditional sense occurred, a California man was convicted Wednesday under the same hacking statute internet sensation Aaron Swartz was accused of before he committed suicide in January.

Defendant David Nosal was convicted by a San Francisco federal jury on all six charges ranging from theft of trade secrets to hacking, despite him never breaking into a computer. Nosal remains free pending sentencing later this year, when he faces a potential lengthy prison term.
Orcas vs. sperm whales.

Film about architects competing for a project.

Rotoscoped GIF Tumblr. Go see.

Artists in Laboratories:
Zarestsky has co-habited during one week in a terrarium with E. Coli bacteria, worms, plant, fish, frogs, mice, flies and yeast. He has dedicated part of his research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to playing Engelbert Humperdinck's Greatest Hits to fermenting E.Coli continuously for 48 hours and observing the impact that the rather camp music had on the bacteria. More recently, the artist has worked with materials that include surgically manipulated pheasant embryos and a preserved turd of the deceased writer William S. Burroughs.

So that's what we are going to discuss in this episode of #A.I.L., turds from a famous writer but also eyeballs in armpits. And ethics, biotechnological materials and "Full Breadth Genetic Alterity."

3 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The law, in its majestic equality, allows the rich to destroy the economy and commit war crimes.

But you fucking hackers piss off a big corporation...
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Smut Clyde said...

Film about architects competing for a project.

Needs more THUNDERDOME. Also, I am disappoint by the absence of "revolving knives" references.

mikey said...

Subs, you're def onto something here. You can summarize and juxtapose like nobody's fuckin biz, and the whole is WAY stronger than the bitsnpieces, and I'm pretty much smitten.

Keep em coming...