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I love the names we gave our kids, Ava in 2005 and Mason in 2007. But I wish I had access to this graphical data on baby names back then. It is wonderful.
Tech visualization gone mad. Wonderful interface to visualize “web breakups”. Yes web brreakups. Fun to play with http://artport.whitney.org/commissions/thedumpster/
Just found this online slideshow software VUVOX. Pretty cool. This was the best example I could find that had great audio and video. I have been using Sound Slides for my audio slideshows and I am very curious to look into this.
My friend Luke turned me on to this ultra smart Swedish Novella, Ikea Heights. Yes it is the unauthorized Soap Opera that was shot in an Ikea in Burbank, CA. They have 4 different episodes till they got found out.
May we never forget the eloquence of President George W. Bush.
It is remarkable, but there could be another life for Polaroid film. The company, Impossible Project, may just be able to get this done. Read in their own words below.
We aim to re-start production of analog INTEGRAL FILM for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010. We have acquired Polaroid’s old equipment, factory and seek your support.
Polaroid is transforming itself from an analog Instant Film Production Company to a global Consumer Electronics and Digital Imaging company.
Production of analog Instant Film stopped in June 2008, closing the factories in Mexico (Instant Packfilm production) and the Netherlands (Instant Integral production).
Impossible b.v. has been founded with the concrete aim to re-invent and re-start production of analog INTEGRAL FILM for vintage Polaroid cameras. Therefore Impossible b.v. has acquired the complete film production equipment in Enschede (NL) from Polaroid, has signed a 10-year lease agreement on the factory building; and has engaged the most experienced team of Integral Film experts worldwide.
The Impossible mission is NOT to re-build Polaroid Integral film but (with the help of strategic partners) to develop a new product with new characteristics, consisting of new optimised components, produced with a streamlined modern setup. An innovative and fresh analog material, sold under a new brand name that perfectly will match the global re-positioning of Integral Films.
Impressive slideshow of AFP pays tribute to the International Festival of Photojournalism from September 1-6, 2008 in Perpignan, France
Come to our stand at the Palais des Congrès. See live displays of Agence France-Presse’s news wires and photo production. There will be wide screen displays of the best photographs of the year: everything from fashion to the Beijing Olympics, Euro 2008 football and crises in Kenya, Myanmar and Georgia.
AFP is paying tribute to the 20 years of the International Festival of Photojournalism, Visa pour l’Image, with a unique exhibition: “Twenty Years Covering the World.” The exhibition at the Couvent des Minimes will showcase the best work by our photographers: the images that mattered most over the last two decades.
AFP will also feature in the Campo Santo evening slideshows; both in the section on this year’s major news events and in the thematic series, notably with subjects on the Iraq war and “Twenty Years Covering the World.”
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My friend turned me on this this NYTimes story revisiting the locations from Edward Hoppers paintings of Cape Cod. There is an audio component at the Times site.
Get lost in the NASA Image Archive. You can spend hours viewing the images on this site.
“NASA Images is a service of Internet Archive ( www.archive.org ), a non-profit library, to offer public access to NASA’s images, videos and audio collections. NASA Images is constantly growing with the addition of current media from NASA as well as newly digitized media from the archives of the NASA Centers.
The goal of NASA Images is to increase our understanding of the earth, our solar system and the universe beyond in order to benefit humanity.” Quoted frrom NASA Images.
An extreemly moving audio and photo piece about photographer Paul Fusco’s trip on the Robert F. Kennedy funeral train to carry his body to Washington DC. The images will be part of an exhibition “R.F.K. Funeral Train— Rediscovered,” at Danziger Projects in New York from June 6 to July 31. His book, “R.F.K.,” will be published by Aperture in September.
From the New York Times.