Month: December 2005

links for 2005-12-30

LibriVox – acoustical liberation of books in the public domain LibriVox provides totally free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. Also record and contribute your own!”> (tags: book audiobook audio free collaborative culture download media literature voice storytelling stories community)

links for 2005-12-27

Art Mobs participate in remixing MoMA’s audio guides and other fun projects with art + technology + communication (tags: art audio podcast hack diy bricolage storytelling social mobile cellpohone sms) WorldChanging: The Dalai Lama and the Rivers of Tibet Saving Tibet is not just about the culture or people, but the very land itself. Tibet is the origin of the major rivers that support much of Asia and exploitation of the land is ruining these life-sustaining flows of water at the source. (tags: environmental crisis tibet dalailama environment china exploitation nature development)

links for 2005-12-14

Compassion is active ingredient in better health BYU study reveals compassion, not religion, is a key to health. (File under “Everyone’s a Buddhist, but not everyone knows it yet.”) (tags: compassion health religion buddhism mormons) soundtransit collaborative, online community dedicated to field recording and phonography. “book a transit” feature lets you take an audio trip around the world. (tags: art audio collaborative geography music sound travel senses hearing recording recording” phonography) Kiva Site allows individuals to participate directly in microfinance, connect with small enterprises in developing countries through flexible loans. (Become your own Grameen Bank!) (tags: activism business development economics ideas social microfinance microcredit charity finance bank grameen) Flickr Mobile ooh… flickr works on my phone. hlp, i’m addictd to flickr! (tags: flickr photos mobile web phone) ArtCal – Opinionated arts calendar and guide to New York galleries, exhibitions, and openings Now has RSS calendar feeds of art exhibits and events (tags: art nyc events gallery exhibits calendar rss culture)

links for 2005-12-12

Harold Pinter condems the U.S. government’s assault on truth and human dignity in compelling Nobel speech. “You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good.” “Blood is dirty. It dirties your shirt and tie when you’re making a sincere speech on television.” (tags: bush politics speech war truth art pinter)

conjuring up e.e. cummings

Oh, rapturous joy! It’s seems to be e.e. cummings week. For the past few days, lines from e.e. cummings poems i hardly knew i remembered have been bubbling up through me. here’s to opening and upward, to leaf and to sap and to your (in my arms flowering so new) self whose eyes smell of the sound of rain and here’s to silent certainly mountains: and to a disappearing poet of always, snow and to mornings; and to morning’s beautiful friend twilight (and a first dream called ocean) and let must or if be damned with whomever’s afraid down with ought with because with every brain which thinks it thinks, not dares to feel (but up with joy; and up with laughing and drunkenness) here’s to one undiscoverable guess of whose mad skill each world of blood is made (whose fatal songs are moving in the moon. And I’ve been listening to Bjork’s beautiful musical version of cummings’ Sonnets/Unrealities (lyrics | preview in itunes). Then today I received a postcard about a dramatic reading of …

links for 2005-12-07

Study finds coffee and tea reduces liver risk Excellent news! (tags: coffee health liver science detox toxins) The Consumerist: Shoppers Bite Back New blog from gawker folks on shopping and the customer experience (tags: consumerism consumers shopping retail customer service activism)

links for 2005-12-05

OPENSTUDIO experimental online art exchange economy. (tags: art marketplace currency social) Etsy – Your place to buy and sell all things handmade Brilliant marketplace for handmade objects pulling together the best of the web. Great online shopping experience. (tags: art handmade community marketplace visualization style social store shopping retail diy culture design bricolage) Flickrmap – get a flash world map of your flickr photos (tags: mashup photo photos travel map maps data visualization flash flickr) Q-Unit – Greatest Hits Brilliant mashup of Queen + 50 Cent: “We Will Rock You In Da Club,” “Bohemian Wanksta,” “This is How We Bite the Dust” (tags: music mp3 mashup audio)

links for 2005-12-03

Today’s Front Pages – Map View See what’s making headlines across the world with images of front pages of newspapers organized geographically (tags: map maps newspapers headlines editorial geography data visualization) Naughty Curry Creative rebellion against blandness! It’s about applying the spice techniques of Indian-related cuisines to everything. (tags: funny cooking curry spices spicy fun diy food recipes global fusion Indian)