At first I wasn’t sure what this was – then I saw the pine boughs on top, and later watched neighborhood folk dressed in suits enter from the side…
Hahnemühle could learn a few things from Moab. This simple sticker negates the ‘Wet fingertip’ test for the printable side.
Sidewalks are being rebuilt near Mt. Hope Cemetery. The distance between the new sidewalks and the deceased is only a matter of a few feet. I wonder if there are archeologists or religious people on site as the excavation continues.
You install a new ATM, using touch sensitive screens, but users don’t understand!?
Whose fault? Users or Interface Designers?
I have no idea what this thing is – it stands in a meadow at Mendon Ponds Park.
This article via the NYT, discusses new still camera technology that eliminates the need to focus. I have not done a lot of research into this technology, but here are my initial questions:
- How do you control depth of field? Is there a difference between f16 and f1.4 with this technology?
- Can multiple focus ‘fields’ be utilized in the final image? Emulating depth of field?
- How much light does the new microlens array sensor require? Is it capable of high ISO settings to work in low light situations?
- How much noise is introduced with the new sensors?
Independednt of these questions, I can see this technology being well received by sports and wildlife photographers to capture quick moving action.
Sit and Stay (for hours)
With our many devices, it’s easy to stay seated for hours and hours. To produce quality work, whether it is writing, design or photography, we all need to sit in one place and repeat many of the same things, typing, mousing, clicking. Repetitive stress injuries to wrists, hands and arms are not within the scope of my statements here; RSI’s are the bane of those that work doing the same exact operation for hours, days and weeks. Media production is different, as the variety of body motions we make as media producers are varied enough to not focus all of the stress on these very specific muscles and ligaments.
What occurs with us media producers is the sedentary nature of our work; where we sit in one place, in front of our screens, checking emails, twittering, editing images and writing text. When we are engrossed in our tasks, we never really need to get up and move throughout the room. Envision an office setup where we can build stuff with our production machines, while consuming content from television, radio or through streaming music. It’s easy to not get out of the chair for hours; to the point of when we do get up- the first thing our body does is require a big head to toe stretch.
What are these things called ‘Records?’
Years ago at the beginning of the affordable music cassette recording era, I made many tapes from ‘Records.’ I remember choosing a variety of my albums and calculating the average length off an old LP: the result was 27 minutes per side or 54 minutes total. Many albums just edged over 60 minutes so the choice of course was the workhorse c-90 cassette. With albums usually split between side A and side B.
Even today, discerning music listeners have revived in a small way the 33 1/3 rpm LP. An inexpensive turntable can be found for a few hundred dollars, and with a clean circle of vinyl –you’d be surprised at the quality of this analog source. Even some young people express a love for vinyl because of the sound quality, and the tactile product that a vinyl is.
So – I propose as a posture saving procedure – instead of pushing a remote control button to change the channel or select more music, put a vinyl 33 1/3 rpm record on a (gasp) Record Player and get your self up to flip the record or put another one on the turntable. You will get out of your chair approximately every half hour, and you will actually hear sounds that are missing from digital devices.
Vinyl for Posture!
This device captures at an incredible .3 MP (yes, point three -not a typo) incredible resolution. That’s a 640x 480 pixel array.
Very strange to find a tent on Pinnacle Hill. I expect it’s a hang out for teenagers, a ‘break room’ for nearby geriatric care workers, or ???. Whatever the case, it shouldn’t be there!
New book of photographs: Beauty Without Apology, 28 photos, 69 pages.
Sample images here..
Book available via Amazon
These images are made in Nature, some close to civilization; other scenes are miles away from any human influence.
The compositions are unashamedly formalist, the colors are vibrant, and the technology is manipulated to display the beauty inherent in the locations.
These photographs are not self-referencing. The lack of irony and incongruous subject matter is a conscious choice. They are not representations of postmodern attitude, or serve an editorial purpose other than the representation of Beauty.
From Wikileaks latest (Nov. ’10) via ‘The Daily Beast’:
China Hacked Google—and the Dalai Lama
The Chinese government was behind the much-publicized cyberattack on Google’s computer network this year, according to “a Chinese contact” who told the U.S. Embassy in Beijing about “a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives.” U.S. officials have previously declined to finger the Chinese government publicly for the attacks, but the WikiLeaks cable makes clear that Beijing directed hacks into not only Google, but also U.S. and Western allies’ computers, the Gmail accounts of Chinese dissidents, and even the Dalai Lama’s computer.
I wonder if Google knew they were being attacked by The Chinese Government?