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September 07 2013

August 26 2013

Four short links: 26 August 2013

  1. Peruvian Archaeologists Use Drones (Guardian) — Small drones have been helping a growing number of researchers produce three-dimensional models of Peruvian sites instead of the usual flat maps – and in days and weeks instead of months and years.
  2. Drone Crashes Into Crowd at Great Bull Run (WTVR) — just what it says. (via DIY Drones)
  3. jsPDF — create PDF in Javascript on the client.
  4. Let’s Make Robots: BoB — instructions on building a bipedal robot. (via Makezine)
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August 23 2013

László Moholy-Nagy, _Painting, Photography, Film_ (1925/1969) sur Monoskop

László Moholy-Nagy, Painting, Photography, Film (1925/1969) sur #Monoskop

An English translation of the original 1925 Moholy-Nagy book presents his innovative photograms, the creative X-rays, super-wide-angle fisheye pictures, double prints, collages, montages, and the Bauhaus artist’s thoughts on the interrelationship of type, audio, and visual perception.

From the book: “The layout of the pages designed by Moholy-Nagy in 1927–bold sans-serif captions surrounded by lots of white space; compositions composed of arrows, dots, photographs, and heavy ruled lines — is much more like a movie storyboard or a musical score. It conveys a suggestion of imploding optical and retinal phenomena, much like driving down the Los Angeles Freeway at 70 mph or jolting through Philadelphia on the Metroliner.. This edition is a translation and facsimile of the second German edition of Malerei, Fotographie, Film published in 1927 by the Bauhaus Press; and it serves as a valuable reminder of the graphic design pioneered at the Bauhaus by Moholy-Nagy and Herbert Bayer..”

“Gropius had invited the twenty-eight-year-old Hungarian phenom onto the Bauhaus faculty in 1923, and Malerei Fotografie Film is Moholy-Nagy’s first attempt to lay out his entire theory and program for photography, and ultimately, for the transformation of human vision.. The book’s bold typography and design enacted Moholy’s concept of ‘typofoto,’ involving the integration of type and images, which was further elaborated in his two later theoretical works, Von Material zu Architektur and Vision in Motion..” (Randell Roth)

Includes phhotography by #Alfred_Steiglitz, #Albert_Renger-Pazsch, #László_Moholy-Nagy, #Man_Ray, #Lucia_Moholy, #Hannah_Hoch and others. [#pdf]

#livre #photographie #photogrammes #radiographies #histoire #typo #art #collages

August 20 2013

Andrey Smirnov, _Sound in Z : Experiments in Sound and Electronic Music in Early 20th-century…

Andrey Smirnov, Sound in Z: Experiments in Sound and Electronic Music in Early 20th-century Russia (2013) sur #Monoskop

Sound in Z supplies the astounding and long-lost chapter in the early story of electronic music: the Soviet experiment, a chapter that runs from 1917 to the late 1930s. Its heroes are Arseny Avraamov, inventor of Graphic Sound (drawing directly onto magnetic tape) and a 48-note scale; Alexei Gastev, who coined the term “bio-mechanics”; Leon Theremin, inventor of the world’s first electronic instrument, the Theremin; and others whose dreams for electronic sound were cut short by Stalin’s regime. Drawing on materials from numerous Moscow archives, this book reconstructs Avraamov’s Symphony of Sirens, an open-air performance for factory whistles, foghorns and artillery fire first staged in 1922, explores Graphic Sound and recounts Theremin’s extraordinary career-compiling the first full account of Russian electronic music. [#pdf]

#Russie #musique_électronique #livre #histoire #musique_expérimentale

August 19 2013

pdf2htmlEX by coolwanglu

pdf2htmlEX by coolwanglu

pdf2htmlEX renders PDF files in HTML, utilizing modern Web technologies, aims to provide an accuracy rendering, while keeping optimized for Web display.

pdf2htmlEX is best for text-based PDF files, for example scientific papers with complicated formulas and figures. Text, fonts and formats are natively perserved in HTML such that you can still search and copy.

#web #logiciel #pdf #html #datas #logiciel_libre #0pen_Source

August 04 2013

« Diffusion du petit guide de la police et la gendarmerie sur les filatures »

« Diffusion du petit guide de la police et la gendarmerie sur les filatures »

#Filature en métro, à pied, en voiture....Techniques de dissimulation et d’approche d’un individu en vu de l’observer ou de l’interpeller, les fonctionnaires de #police savent parfois écrire n’importe quoi sur les réseaux sociaux, en revanche, ils peuvent diffuser des choses particulièrement interessante. Ce petit guide de 11 pages est une véritable mine d’information sur les filatures que peuvent mettre en place les différents services de police et de gendarmerie. C’est digne d’un film d’espionnage mais c’est pourtant bien la réalité. On se demande d’ailleurs pourquoi un document censé rester en interne se retrouve sur la toile....

Bonne lecture.

Sources : Le document a été deniché sur un vieux forum hors service du syndicat UNSA police‎ [#pdf]

Au plan de la morphologie, le policier est une personne qui passe inaperçu.

#surveillance #copwatch #uh_uh #diy

July 29 2013

Llorenç Barber, _Cuaderno de Yokohama_ (2009)

Llorenç Barber, Cuaderno de Yokohama (2009)

The booklet contains the series of 17 graphic scores that #Llorenç_Barber created in Yokohama (Japan) in 2005. The series brings together the visual exercises and/or pastimes that the composer compiled in a small notebook as he worked on Pocket Naumaquia, the closing concert of the International Triennale of Contemporary Art (ITCA) in December 2005. For this publication Barber has used these graphic notations as inspiration to write 17 texts that, like a game, readers can link to any score they wish. [#pdf]

Llorenç Barber – Cuaderno de Yokohama, graphic score

#musique #partition #représentation #images

July 23 2013

Clément Chéroux, _Fautographie. Petite histoire de l'erreur photographique_ (2003), sur Monoskop

Clément Chéroux, Fautographie. Petite histoire de l’erreur photographique (2003), sur #Monoskop

Si le terme de Fautographie semble remonter à Man Ray, la pratique, elle, sous ses multiples formes, est bien plus ancienne — aussi ancienne que la photographie elle-même. Ratures et ratages, bonnes ou mauvaises surprises, détournements, lapsus et pataquès ont jalonné son histoire, fécondé des avant-gardes, inspiré les concepts les plus sérieux ou les expériences les plus fantaisistes, suscité des débats esthétiques épineux mais passionnants. Car l’accident photographique est aussi délicat à saisir qu’à éviter ou à provoquer (sauf à considérer, avec Ben, qu’« il n’y a pas de photos ratées », ou au contraire qu’elles le sont toutes). À la fois avec sérieux, précision et légèreté, avec une érudition qui puise aussi volontiers dans l’#histoire des images que dans la technique des manuels d’amateurs ou les théories de la modernité, Clément Chéroux propose une visite guidée, cohérente, réjouissante et abondamment illustrée de cette petite mais inépuisable maison des #erreurs. Chacun, Jourdain qui s’ignore et fait de la photo ratée sans le savoir, pour sûr, s’y sentira un peu chez soi… [#pdf]

#photographie #livre

July 18 2013

Ultra-red, _Five Protocols for Organized Listening_ (2012) sur Monoskop

Ultra-red, Five Protocols for Organized Listening (2012) sur #Monoskop

This workbook contains five categories of protocols for collectively performed listening procedures composed and studied by the international sound art collective, Ultra-red. Scanning the workbook readers will notice that the categories are not equivalent in status. For example, the category of fieldwork protocols marks a phase in a politically committed sound inquiry; what Ultra-red has termed, militant sound investigation. While fieldwork occurs as part of an overall strategy, sound walks and listening sessions can prove as generative in the early phases of collective reflection as when a group moves from refection to critical analysis. [#pdf]

#Ultra-red, donc, c’est un collectif qui utilise le son pour #militer

Ils ont la fâcheuse habitude d’utiliser des sites fort peu recommandables pour diffuser certains de leurs travaux (facebook, myspace), mais le bon goût de mettre leurs archives sonores sur le site Public Record, qui se définit de la manière suivante

sound political art, and the sound of our politics

In an increasingly conservative climate within electronic music and the audio arts, Public Record remains committed to releasing projects that do more than make political claims or represent political ideas. Like the Ultra-red organization itself, Public Record provides a space for exchange between artists and audiences of art directly engaging the political.

The German art critic Walter Benjamin once rebuked the Surrealists, demanding that artists who assume the mantle of revolutionaries would do better engaging actual political struggles than promoting their individual artistic careers. Benjamin challenges artists to pursue sustained and committed relationships with social movements.

Conversely, simply listening to political movements poses its own inadequacies. Convention and territorialism inflict many political organizers producing tendencies that result in stagnation. Leadership too often becomes a claim to power rather than a participatory process.

On trouve notamment sur Public Record leurs enquêtes collectives sur la guerre contre les pauvres (souvent un peu trop abstrait ou, paradoxalement, arty à mes oreilles : on pourrait attendre autre chose sur le sujet, mais il faut dire que la contrainte formelle d’une minute encourage l’abstraction)

Ultra-red asks fifteen artists and activists to come up with a one-minute audio recording in response to the question: What is the sound of the war on the poor? The results range from field recordings, re-appropriated sounds, mini-symphonies and spoken rants.

Par exemple, dans l’enquête n°1 : Adern X (Pistoia)

#audio #art #politique #écoute_collective

July 17 2013

Partha Mitter, _The Triumph of Modernism : India's Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1922—1947_ (2007)…

Partha Mitter, The Triumph of Modernism : India’s Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1922—1947 (2007) sur #Monoskop : si comme moi tu n’y connais pas grand chose en #art indien du XXe siècle, cela devrait faire une excellente initiatiion, avec #images et #histoire

This richly illustrated book explores the contested history of art and nationalism in the tumultuous last decades of British rule in India. Western avant-garde art inspired a powerful weapon of resistance among India’s artists in their struggle against colonial repression, and it is this complex interplay of Western modernism and Indian nationalism that is the core of this book.

The Triumph of Modernism takes the surprisingly unremarked Bauhaus exhibition in Calcutta in 1922 as marking the arrival of European modernism in India. In four broad sections Partha Mitter examines the decline of ‘oriental art’ and the rise of naturalism as well as that of modernism in the 1920s, and the relationship between primitivism and modernism in Indian art: with Mahatma Gandhi inspiring the Indian elite to discover the peasant, the people of the soil became portrayed by artists as ‘noble savages’. A distinct feminine voice also evolved through the rise of female artists. Finally, the author probes the ambivalent relationship between Indian nationalism and imperial patronage of the arts.

With a fascinating array of art works, few of which have either been seen or published in the West, The Triumph of Modernism throws much light on a previously neglected strand of modern art and introduces the work of artists who are little known in Europe or America. A book that challenges the dominance of Western modernism, it will be illuminating not just to students and scholars of modernism and Indian art, but to a wide international audience that admires India’s culture and history. [#pdf]

#Inde #livre

July 01 2013

Comme d'habitude, une mine de mises en ligne intéressantes sur Monoskop : *Guy_Debord : “Cette…

Comme d'habitude, une mine de mises en ligne intéressantes sur #Monoskop :

#Guy_Debord : “Cette mauvaise réputation…” (1993)

La critique des critiques. Ce plaidoyer pro domo est destiné à ‘rétablir la vérité complète sur beaucoup de circonstances peu connues' de la conduite de l'auteur, circonstances qui ‘sont pourtant aussi très rarement citées'. Guy Debord recopie, ‘redresse' et commente les ‘propos des médiatiques', durant les années 1988 à 1992. On peut, avec J. Savigneau, souligner l'absence totale d'humour et qualifier de ‘décourageante' la lecture de ce florilège de critiques peu crédibles.

Publisher Gallimard, 1993
ISBN 2070407004
111 pages [#pdf]

#Jean_Epstein : Écrits sur le cinéma, 1921-1953, tome 1-2 (1974–75)

Foreword by Henri Langlois
Introduction by Pierre Leprohon
Publisher Seghers, Paris, 1974–75
436 and 352 pages
via Reyovak [pdf tome 1] [pdf tome 2]

#Michel_Foucault : The Archaeology of Knowledge (1969-) [FR, ES, IT, EN, PT, AR, SR, TR, CZ, RU]

“The Archaeology of Knowledge (L'archéologie du savoir) is a methodological treatise promoting what the French philosopher Michel Foucault calls “archaeology” or the “archaeological method”, an analytical method he implicitly used in his previous works Madness and Civilization, The Birth of the Clinic, and The Order of Things. It is Foucault's only explicitly methodological work.

The premise of the book is that systems of thought and knowledge (“epistemes” or “discursive formations”) are governed by rules (beyond those of grammar and logic) which operate in the consciousness of individual subjects and define a system of conceptual possibilities that determines the boundaries of thought in a given domain and period.” (from Wikipedia)

French edition
Publisher Editions Gallimard, 1969
275 pages [pdf de l'édition française]

#Thomas_Pynchon : Gravity's Rainbow (1973-) [EN, IT, HU]

A few months after the Germans' secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery launch Slothrop on a wildly comic extravaganza.

“Gravity's Rainbow is Pynchon's most celebrated novel. An intricate and allusive fiction that combines and elaborates on many of the themes of his earlier work, including preterition, paranoia, racism, colonialism, conspiracy, synchronicity, and entropy, the novel has spawned a wealth of commentary and critical material, including reader's guides, books and scholarly articles, online concordances and discussions, and art works. Its artistic value is often compared to that of James Joyce's Ulysses. Some scholars have hailed it as the greatest American post-WW2 novel, and it has similarly been described as ‘literally an anthology of postmodernist themes and devices'.” (from Wikipedia) [#epub de l'édition anglaise]

#littérature #philosophie #cinéma #essai #livre

February 20 2013

Les 20 propositions d'Attac pour une véritable réforme bancaire | Attac France

Une par une, les promesses de s’attaquer à la finance, responsable de la crise, aux banques, actrices de la spéculation et bénéficiaires des rentes versées par les États, et aux gros actionnaires, avides de dividendes toujours accrus, s’envolent et vont grossir le magasin déjà bien rempli des engagements électoraux non tenus. 


Quels sont les enjeux d’une réforme bancaire ?  Pourquoi le renoncement du gouvernement à transformer le modèle des banques est-il grave ?  Et quelles sont les propositions alternatives qui permettraient de mettre au pas la finance au lieu de la rassurer et de rendre le pouvoir monétaire à la population ? C’est à ces trois questions que le présent document essaie de répondre.

lire le document:


An English pdf paper by Dominique Plihon - Attac, France:


Reposted from02mysoup-aa 02mysoup-aa

February 11 2013

J. C. R. Licklider: Libraries of the Future (1965) (at Monoskop) - via worldedness.tumblr | offene Ablage: nothing to hide 2013-02-11

In this book J. C. R. Licklider discussed how information could be stored and retrieved electronically. Although he had not read Vannevar Bush’s “As We May Think,” he realized that Bush’s ideas had been diffused through the computing community enough to have provided a base for his own ideas. His theoretical information network, which he called a “procognitive system” sounds remarkably similar to Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web: “the concept of a ‘desk’ may have changed from passive to active: a desk may be primarily a display-and-control station in a telecommunication-telecomputation system-and its most vital part may be the cable (‘umbilical cord’) that connects it, via a wall socket, into the procognitive utility net”. This system could be used to connect the user to “everyday business, industrial, government, and professional information, and perhaps, also to news, entertainment, and education.” (source)

Based on a study sponsored by the Council on Library Resources, Inc., and conducted by Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, Inc., between November 1961 and November 1963.

Publisher MIT Press, 1965
ISBN 026212016X, 9780262120166
219 pages

via (where it is not available anymore)

google books





February 10 2013

April 12 2012

Christopher Schmitt and Simon St. Laurent discuss HTML5

Are we entering a new revolution on the web? HTML5 author and conference organizer Christopher Schmitt sat down to talk with O'Reilly editor Simon St. Laurent about why it's a great time to be a web developer. The new HTML5 spec has brought back the conversation about the web. Developers have been hacking the web for the last several years, and now those techniques have been pulled out of the hands of the developers and into the browser for better, faster websites. Let's hope we see continued innovation in the coming years to strengthen the ecosystem and personal connections.

Highlights from the full video interview include:

  • HTML5 and friends. HTML5 is often thought of a collection of technologies released at the same time, even though they aren't all technically "HTML5". [Discussed at the 0:39 mark]
  • The open web has won. Frameworks have given developers a way to create and share advances across browsers. [Discussed at the 03:29 mark]
  • Relieving your headaches. Native video and audio reduce the number of tasks needed to get media content on the web. [Discussed at the 05:20 mark]
  • Hybrid skills. Web developers need to understand code, design, and UI/UX to thrive in this evolving world. [Discussed at the 11:50 mark]
  • Design friendly CSS. Despite all the focus on HTML5 and JavaScript, CSS is growing ever more powerful and important. [Discussed at the 14:23 mark]
  • Accessible PDFs. PDFs are part of the mix, even if they follow a different track. [Discussed at the 23:46 mark]

Fluent Conference: JavaScript & Beyond — Explore the changing worlds of JavaScript & HTML5 at the O'Reilly Fluent Conference (May 29 - 31 in San Francisco, Calif.).

Save 20% on registration with the code RADAR20

December 10 2010

November 07 2010


October 01 2010

Neat visualization of download ratios for ebook formats offered by O'Reilly

At O'Reilly we offer multiple (DRM-free) formats to choose among for customers who buy our ebooks. Since starting the program with PDF, EPUB, and Kindle-compatible Mobipocket formats, we've added an Android application file (.apk) and more recently the accessible DAISY format.

We track which of the formats customers actually download, and from the start PDF has been the dominant choice, though as the chart below shows, there's been a steady shift toward other formats, especially the open EPUB format (which can be read on nearly every ereader device, and is the format used by Apple's iBooks reader).

Screen shot 2010-09-30 at 5.16.35 PM.png

In some cases, customers download multiple formats, but this data just includes total downloads by week for each format, and goes all the way back to June of 2008.

July 27 2010


Duisburger Sitzungsprotokoll vom 18.6.2010 - Pdf-Download

(PDF, 371 KB)
"DerWesten hat jetzt das Duisburger Sitzungsprotokoll vom 18.6.2010 online gestellt. Das wird eng für manchen" (tweet auf

May 03 2010

Bilanz- und Strategiekonferenz des Bündnisses "Dresden-Nazifrei" vom 28.- 30. Mai in Jena

Soeben erreichte mich der folgende Newsletter von
Ich dachte mir, es könne nichts schaden, wenn ich das Anschreiben mit den zwei Flyers im Pdf-Format (herunterzuladen hier via meinem Evernote-Account) auf schalte.

Aus muc von oanth - CEST 19.40 20100503


Liebe UnterstützerInnen,

wir möchten euch auf die Bilanz- und Strategiekonferenz des Bündnisses "Dresden-Nazifrei" vom 28.- 30. Mai in Jena hinweisen. Das Programm steht nun fest, welches ihr den beigefügten Materialien entnehmen könnt.

Bei dieser Konferenz soll es Qualifizierungs- und Diskussionsmöglichkeiten rund um die Organisation und Durchführung von Antinaziblockaden geben.

Ihr könnt euch per E-Mail zu der Konferenz anmelden:
Bitte gebt bei eurer Anmeldung an, mit wie vielen Personen ihr zur Konferenz anreist, ob unter euch Veganer oder Vegetarier sind und ob Kinderbetreuung benötigt wird. Ein Unkostenbeitrag für die Teilnahme an der Konferenz wird nicht erhoben. Dennoch freut sich das Bündnis Dresden-Nazifrei über Spenden der Teilnehmenden.

Im Anhang findet ihr eine Druckvorlage des Flyers. Bei Bedarf können außerdem Flyer unter bestellt werden.

Viele Grüße vom Koordinierungskreis "Dresden - Nazifrei"

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