Wrote a small, personal piece (in Dutch) about where to find new music online for the Vonk edition of the Volkskrant.
If you want a digital detox, you’re going to have to pull the trigger yourself. Social Roulette is an app that would delete one in six users’ Facebook account data, but its founder confirms it’s been blocked by Facebook so it no longer functions. While there’s no specific policy prohibiting apps from deleting your data, Social Roulette is clearly counter to Facebook’s mission and business model.
Social Roulette launched on Saturday as an online version of Russian Roulette, the lethal real-life game where a player places one bullet in a six-chamber revolver pistol, spins the cylinder, and fires the gun at their head. You die, you lose. But on Social Roulette, it’s implied that having your Facebook account deleted means you won. If you’re hit that one in six chance, the site explains “we can completely remove all your posts, friends, apps, likes, photos, and games before completely deactivating it.” Otherwise, it just posts to Facebook saying you survived the game, and encouraging your friends to risk their digital lives.
Henrik Håkansson – Aug. 11, 2012 The Symptoms of the Universe Studies. (6 min 29 sec) – installation view. Courtesy Meyer Riegger, Berlin
Swedish artist Henrik Håkansson’s juxtaposition of nature and culture and his utilization of natural cycles as symbolic subjects are used to thrilling effect with Aug. 11, 2012 The Symptoms of the Universe Studies. (6 min 29 sec) at Meyer Riegger. Håkansson probes these relationships here through a sculptural and multi-part video installation, the length of which reflects a song by Black Sabbath (Symptom of the Universe). After the viewer has skirted the remnants of a tree that has been purposefully exploded, several screens provide documentation of the tree’s destruction. Running at different speeds, and from different perspectives, the videos abstract the action and reinforce the magnitude of the debris that is physically present in the gallery. The energy of the tree as a symbol of life intertwines with the energy of a (very man-made) act of destruction, resulting in a startlingly beautiful meditation on what we understand as nature.
Tumblr highlighted this post last night. When I woke up this morning it had 1328 notes. And Dread had 300+ new followers. Thank you Tumblr.
Whatever else is true, this DOJ behavior will escalate the already intense climate of fear that prevails for journalists and their sources— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald)
Iancu DUMITRESCU "GALAXY" (III) for electric guitar & computer sounds
Ollie Bown is a high-speed musical genius.
Writing a story on the American Forces Network at Soesterberg Air Base. This is amazing footage from the early 90s.
Health and safety, eh? Eh? Health and safety! Health! And! Safety! Eh? Charlie Brooker