Monthly Archives: March 2011

sonntagsfilm 107

Grass – The History of Cannabis:
Director: Ron Mann
Writer: Solomon Vesta
Narrator: Woody Harrelson

This film explores the history of the American government’s official policy on marijuana in the 20th century. Rising with nativist xenophobia with Mexican immigration and their taste for smoking marijuana, we see the establishment of a wrong headed federal drug policy as a crime issue as oppposed to a public health approach. Fuelled by prejudice, hysterical propaganda and political opportunism undeterred by voices of reason on the subject, we follow the story of a costly and futile crusade against a substance with questionable ill effects that has damaged basic civil liberites.

The film places much of the blame for marijuana criminalization on Harry Anslinger (the first American drug czar) who promoted false information about marijuana to the American public as a means towards abolition.

The film follows the history of federal policies and social attitudes towards marijuana, beginning at the turn of the twentieth century. The history presented is broken up into parts, approximately the length of a decade. Each decade is introduced by paraphrasing the official attitude towards marijuana at the time (e.g. “Marijuana will make you insane” or “Marijuana will make you addicted to heroin”), and closed by providing a figure for the amount of money spent during that period on the “war on marijuana.”

The film is completely composed of archival footage, much of which is from public domain U.S propaganda films and feature films such as Reefer Madness made available by the Prelinger Archives. The documentary was narrated, free-of-charge, by actor Woody Harrelson.


[link part1]

[part2 - part3 - part4 - part5 - part6]

sonntagsmusik 107

nayf
Nafy presents bleu
[download | .mp3/111:45min/131mb]

tracklist:
01. Flytronix: Smoke Ringz
02. Funki Porcini: River of Smack
03. Flanger: Stepping Out Of My Dream
04. Breakage: Jazzy
05. Guardians Of Dalliance: Turn To Gold
06. Skalpel: The Dream Of The Sleepless Man
07. John Coltrane: Mr Knight
08. Soweto Kinch: Conversations With The Unseen
09. Hadouk Trio: Nambarai
10. Cinematic Orchestra: Burn Out
11. Brink Man Ship: Ornament
12. Triosk: Moment Returns
13. Hidden Orchestra: Undergrowth
14. Polska: 2 Reflex
15. Photek: The Hidden Camera
16. The Gaslamp Killer: Anything Worse
17. Moon Wiring Club: The Queen Speaks
18. Tickley Feather: Trashy Boys
19. Forest Swords: Visits
20. Omni Trio: Sound System

Release date: Mar 12, 2011

dass es so weitergeht ist die katastrophe!

[cc by-nc - link]

no idiots allowed


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science vs. religion


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mitmachen: online umfrage zu aids/hiv-praevention

safe&sound
mitmachen! alle!
drueben bei mogreens.
(dauert wirklich nur 2 minuten)

vorratsdatenspeicherung @ webmontag graz #23

andreas und ich haben gestern beim 23. grazer webmontag eine praesentation zum thema vorratsdatenspeicherung gehalten. das thema ist in oesterreich gerade ziemlich aktuell, da deren einfuehrung vor kurzem im nationalrat beschlossen wurde. d.h. ab 2012 werden auch in oesterreich vorratsdaten gesammelt.

aus dem grund, und weil wir beide finden, dass das thema in den oesterreichischen medien derart unterrepraesentiert ist, haben wir uns hingesetzt und versucht ein paar informationen zusammenzutragen.

die folien davon gibts hier (.pdf)
wenn euch da irgendwelche fehler auffallen – melden!

ausserdem waer ich dankbar wenn jemand zu folgenden punkten was weiss:
-wann genau ist ein provider von der vorratsdatenspeicherung ausgenommen?
-gibt es in oesterreich derzeit noch irgendwelche initiativen (ausser den in den slides erwaehnten), die sich aktiv dagegenstellen oder aktionen machen?
-ist eventuell schon sowas wie eine verfassungsklage (aehnlich in deutschland) geplant?
-mehr einfache moeglichkeiten/tools zur umgehung der vds?

sonntagsfilm 106

Arduino – The Documentary:
The Documentary 2010


[direktlink]

download: archive.org
(cc by-nc-sa)

[via netzpoitik]

sonntagsmusik 106


Rich Ears – Perfect Autechre Mix

[download | .mp3/120:54min/111mb]

Tracklist:
01 (Interview Edit)
02 Kalpol Introl (Incunabula)
03 (Interview Edit)
04 Flutter (Anti EP)
05 V – Vliezwei (Vliegenbos Morning Reproduced By Autechre) (Laxir: Ae Rmxs 94-05)
06 Keynell (Autechre Mix 1) (AE Mixes)
07 Lost (Anti EP)
08 Aut Riche (Incunabula)
09 Vletrmx (Plaid Remix) (Warp Remixes [Disc 1])
10 Mari Hamada – Aire Kaaiya (Laxir: Autechre Remixes 1994-2005)
11 Dropp (EP7)
12 Tazmx (Basscad EP)
13 Gescom – Viral Rival (Rmxd By Ae) (Laxir: Autechre Remixes 1994-2005)
14 Palm Skin Productions – Evolution Of The Beast (Autechre Mix) (“The Beast” Remix)
15 Ccec (EP7)
16 See On See (Oversteps)
17 Are Y Are We (We R Are Why. Are Y Are We?)
18 Characi (CichliSuite CDEP)
19 Tortoise – Ten-Day Interval (Adverse Camber) (Laxir: Autechre Remixes 1994-2005)
20 KrYlon 1 (Oversteps)
21 Second Scepe (Anvil Vapre)
22 Bronchusevenmx24 (Garbage)
23 Fold4, wrap5 (LP5)
24 Jello – Neph (Autechre Ultramatique 6 Mix) (Lungbone EP)

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duck for the atom

a is for atom:

[link]
download @ archive.org

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duck & cover

[link]
download @ archive.org

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duck & cover 2: life is over

[link]
download @ archive.org

i want change

i_want_change
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sonntagsfilm 105

How Beer Saved The World:
Did you know that Beer was critical to the birth of civilization? That?s right – Beer. Scientists and historians line up to tell the amazing, untold story of how beer helped create maths, poetry, Pyramids, modern medicine, labor laws and America.


[link part1]

[link part2 - part3]

[via misterhonk]

sonntagsmusik 105

northernshore-atemschaukel
Matthias Rock (aka NorthernShore) – Atemschaukel (subspiele 2011)

[download | .mp3/68min/65mb]

Playlist:
01. Arkhaios – Between Forever And Now
02. Alteria Percepsyne – Alone In The Valley
03. M. Rahn – Slow
04. Shinsuke Matsumoto – Kare
05. G.R.I.T – Endless Waves
06. Alteria Percepsyne – All You See Is A Ghost
07. Arc Of Doves – Natalis
08. Fatih Tuter – WSI
09. Haventepe – Butterfly
10. Resoe – Ventura
11. Arjen Schat – Quiescent State (Aural Mutation Alter)
12. M. Rahn – Type 02
13. cv313 – Seconds To Forever
14. Mon0 – Träume Vergangener Zeiten

ÖH-Wahlen: Ungültigkeit erneut bestätigt

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(den post gibts auch bei papierwahl.at)

Die Bundeswahlkommission an der Uni Salzburg hat erneut die Ungültigkeit der, im Mai 2009 statt gefundenen, Hochschülerschaftswahlen bestätigt. Wie schon des öfteren berichtet, wird das aber keine Neuwahlen zur Folge haben, da die nächsten Wahlen (im Mai 2011) schon vor der Tür stehen. Die Presse berichtete dazu heute in einem Artikel:

Die Grünen und Alternativen StudentInnen (GRAS) haben bei ihrer Anfechtung der Wahlen zur Österreichischen HochschülerInnenschaft (ÖH) an der Uni Salzburg wegen eklatanter Mängel Recht erhalten. Wie die Bundeswahlkommission in einem der APA vorliegenden Bescheid schreibt, wird die Wahl für ungültig erklärt und aufgehoben. Wiederholt wird sie jedoch nicht, da die Entscheidung erst im letzten Viertel der aktuellen Amtsperiode rechtskräftig wird und die nächsten Wahlen bereits von 24. bis 26. Mai stattfinden. “Es ist ein großer Erfolg, wenn auch ein sehr später Erfolg”, so Eva Pentz von der GRAS.

led domino – le dominoux

kleine elektronikspielerei zum nachbasteln:


[link]

Le Dominoux are “LED dominoes”, a blinking LED that propagates from device to device. Each Dominoux comprises a coin cell-powered 555 timer circuit configured as a one-shot, triggered either by a photo transistor or CdS photocell. Using a bunch of Dominoux enables creating various lighting patterns, trains, and continuous loops. Other Dominoux variants are the basic blinky for generating light pulses, and a tone generator for making annoying beeps.

For construction I chopped up RadioShack protoboards into small squares and placed the 555 on the component side and direct-soldered all other components on the solder side. I bent a paper clip to make a combination battery holder and stand, insulating the + side with a piece of masking tape. The shiny clips take to solder, the duller ones don’t (perhaps corroded?) I left the CdS cell leads long and insulated one of them so they could be bent a bit — this gives placement flexibility and worked well.

When operating (with the LED off) the power consumption is around 100 microAmps, depending on ambient lighting. This low power is typical of the CMOS variant of the 555. The CdS variant will draw more power in brighter ambient light. The LEDs draw about 10mA when lit.

I intended to build more tone generators but the piezo speakers I acquired weren’t suitable for lower tones, and the green LEDs I used weren’t bright enough to trigger other Dominoux when operating in pulse mode. The brighter red LEDs worked but my supply ran out.

I also found that the CdS photocells responded better to red light than green, and they’re more sensitive to ambient light. This makes videoing these variants difficult as they won’t operate reliably if there’s enough light to capture good video.

[via kfmw.blog]

blog pudding

pudding

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light painting wifi


[link]

This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs.

A four-metre long measuring rod with 80 points of light reveals cross-sections through WiFi networks using a photographic technique called light-painting.

More here:
nearfield.org/​2011/​02/​wifi-light-painting
yourban.no/​2011/​02/​22/​immaterials-light-painting-wifi/​

Photos:
flickr.com/​photos/​timo/​sets/​72157626020532597/​

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