Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An opera in a Bauhaus swimming pool, counterculture in the internet age, a hotel-cinema hybrid and more

Modern Counterculture + the Invasive Internet “In the internet era, true counterculture is difficult to see, and even harder to find—but that doesn’t mean it’s not there,” Berlin-based writer Caroline Busta writes in her Document Journal debut, “The internet didn’t kill counterculture—you just won’t find it on Instagram.” In her article, Busta points out that counterculture isn’t as simply classified as it used to be. …

“Otherly” Documentary Film Series by Women, Non-Binary + Genderqueer Creators

PBS POV Spark partners with the National Film Board of Canada for a series on Instagram Stories

Seven diverse, short documentaries about finding one’s place in society will premiere through Otherly‘s Instagram Stories on 15 March. A collaboration between the PBS interactive division, called POV Spark, and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Otherly is a mixed media project that shines a light on the personal stories of women, non-binary and genderqueer creators. Stylistically, these films range from animation to live action, …

Beeper Unifies 15 Chat Services Through One Inbox

If you’re plagued by reliance on numerous messenger apps—bouncing from WhatsApp to Facebook Messenger, iMessage, Telegram, Discord and more—Beeper is a new singular inbox solution developed by the founder of the wearable device Pebble. The smart inbox unifies 15 services—all of the aforementioned, along with Signal, Twitter, Slack, Hangouts, Instagram and others—in one app. It’s currently rolling out to a waitlist and it won’t be …