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April 26 2012

Schöngeröntgte Blumen










Aus einer Serie von Blumen-Röntgenaufnahmen von Brendan Fitzpatrick.
Kann man auch als Prints kaufen.

(Gefunden bei boingboing.net)

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April 22 2012

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April 20 2012

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Karl-Marx-Allee Shops

Where there had been ruins of a an area of densely populated, working class housing, the East Germans build what they styled "The first socialist street". It replaced the "Große Frankfurter Straße" and from 1949 to 1961 was known as "Stalin Allee".

Designed in the so-called wedding-cake style, the socialist classicism of the Soviet Union, the avenue, which is 292 feet wide and nearly 1¼ miles long, is lined with monumental eight-storey buildings containing spacious and luxurious apartments for workers, as well as shops, restaurants, cafés, a tourist hotel, the "Berolina", and the "International" cinema.
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Karl Marx Allee

Where there had been ruins of a an area of densely populated, working class housing, the East Germans build what they styled "The first socialist street". It replaced the "Große Frankfurter Straße" and from 1949 to 1961 was known as "Stalin Allee".

Designed in the so-called wedding-cake style, the socialist classicism of the Soviet Union, the avenue, which is 292 feet wide and nearly 1¼ miles long, is lined with monumental eight-storey buildings containing spacious and luxurious apartments for workers, as well as shops, restaurants, cafés, a tourist hotel and an enormous cinema (the International), At each end are dual towers at Frankfurter Tor (in the middle distance) and Strausberger Platz.

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Bomb Damage

By the summer of 1969 much building work remained to be done in East Berlin to repair the damage of the Second World War bombing.

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Bademaschinen

Bademaschinen am Strand der dänischen Insel Fanø:


Eine Badekarre (engl. Bathing Machine) war eine hölzerne Umkleidekabine auf zwei oder vier Rädern, die ins Wasser gezogen wurde. Sie bot im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert vor allem Frauen die Möglichkeit, sittlich korrekt und ungesehen im offenen Meer zu baden. Zu dieser Zeit galt es als unschicklich und anstößig, wenn eine Dame in Sichtweite von Männern badete, auch wenn die damals übliche Badebekleidung noch sehr viel mehr verhüllte als heute.

(Gefunden bei retro-vintage-photography.blogspot.in)

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Zagreb (Croatia) - The Subversive Forum : the Future of Europe - Le Courrier des Balkans

Kino Europa & ZKM Theatre
Publié dans la presse : 5 mai 2012
Mise en ligne : samedi 19 mai 2012

Under the umbrella of Subversive Forum a number of events will take place in May 2012 in the Croatian capital, including an international conference dedicated to the main theme The Future of Europe, numerous debates The Crisis of Europe (May 14 – 15), The Struggle for the Commons (May 16) and Towards the Balkan Social Forum (May 17 – 18), the Subversive book fair and, during the introductory week (May 5 – 12), the 5th Subversive Film Festival.


DEBATES :

With more than 100 participants from Greece, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Serbia, BiH, Macedonia, Albania, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Austria, Italy, UK, India, Senegal, Hungary etc.

The Crisis of Europe
May 14 – 15, ZKM Theatre, 10h – 18h
The Struggle for the Commons
May 16, ZKM Theatre, 10h – 18h
The Balkan Forum
May 17 – 18, ZKM Theatre, 10h – 18h


It is no news that the European Union is facing its biggest crisis since it was created. It is at the same time an economic, financial, social and ideological crisis of this project. Across the continent, instead of solidarity we are witnessing a resurgence of national selfishness, the rise of extreme right, intolerance, and racism. The Mediterranean countries who have been hit the hardest by the crisis show us also a possible response to it : the appearance of strong social movements demanding social justice, a different economic model, and direct democracy. Almost everywhere we see the youth on the streets, in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, but also in the future EU member Croatia.

Through a critical examination of Europe’s current crisis, the Subversive Forum will try to outline realistic possibilities for its transformation and the creation of another political, social and economic project across the Old Continent. The keynote speakers include Stéphane Hessel, Michael Hardt, Tariq Ali, Gayatri Spivak, Slavoj Žižek, Saskia Sassen, Christian Marazzi, Samir Amin, Bernard Cassen, Ignatio Ramonet, Eric Touissant, Costas Douzinas, Renata Salecl, and more than 100 participants from 20 different European, African and Asian countries. For one week in May, Zagreb, the town placed almost exactly on the EU’s shifting border, will become both a center of the world’s critical thought and a laboratory of possible political, social and economic alternatives.

Toutes les informations sur le site : http://www.subversiveforum.com 

The Subversive Forum is endorsed by the World Social Forum.

April 19 2012

How the Cost of Computation Restricts the Processes of Life - Technology Review

The energy required to process information places a fundamental limit on biological processes, say scientists who are teasing apart the link between computation and life.

//oAnth - source URL - technologyreview.com


April 18 2012

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Shadow Banking Regulation | pdf via alea.tumblr.com 2012-04-18

Shadow banks conduct credit intermediation without direct, explicit access to public sources of liquidity and credit guarantees. Shadow banks contributed to the credit boom in the early 2000s and collapsed during the financial crisis of 2007-09. We review the rapidly growing literature on shadow banking and provide a conceptual framework for its regulation. Since the financial crisis, regulatory reform efforts have aimed at strengthening the stability of the shadow banking system. We review the implications of these reform efforts for shadow funding sources including asset-backed commercial paper, triparty repurchase agreements, money market mutual funds, and securitization. Despite significant efforts by lawmakers, regulators, and accountants, we find that progress in achieving a more stable shadow banking system has been uneven.

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Spaniens Regierung will für die Folgen ihrer harten Kürzungspolitik gewappnet sein. Wohl deshalb stellte Innenminister Jorge Fernández Díaz jüngst seine Pläne für eine Verschärfung des Strafgesetzbuches vor. Künftig sollen auch friedliche Proteste als „Anschlag auf die Staatsgewalt“ gewertet werden können.

Darauf stehen vier bis zehn Jahre Haft. Und wer im Internet zu Protestaktionen ruft, die in Sitzblockaden oder gar in gewaltsamen Auseinandersetzungen enden, muss damit rechnen, als „Mitglied einer kriminellen Organisation“ verhaftet zu werden. Darauf steht eine Mindeststrafe von zwei Jahren Haft.

Während die Opposition gegen die Pläne protestiert, erhält Fernández Díaz von der Autonomieregierung im nordostspanischen Katalonien Unterstützung. „Es geht darum, dass die Menschen mehr Angst vor dem System haben“, erklärt der dortige Innenminister Felip Puig unumwunden.

Puig war vor knapp einem Jahr in die Schlagzeilen geraten, als er Zivilpolizisten in eine Demonstration einschleusen ließ, die gewalttätige Ausschreitungen anzettelten. Diese dienten uniformierten Beamten dazu, mit Härte gegen friedliche Demonstranten vorzugehen. Videos, die dies belegten, wurden von YouTube gelöscht.

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Spaniens Regierung verschärft Strafrecht: Wer Torten wirft, ist ein Terrorist | taz.de 2012-04-17
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