AP has been using teams of anthropologists for the past three years to help...– PaidContent. It took THREE YEARS of anthropological studies for the Associated Press to come to this conclusion? Are you fucking kidding me?!
User interface is customer service for the computer.– Julie Larson-Green, head of user experience for Windows 7. From a nice post over at the 52 Weeks Of UX Tumblr this week about how software manuals are becoming obsolete.
List: Things I Need To Research Because I Do Not...
Maemo The Creative Zii EGG Platform The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement The Symbian Foundation
This still image, captured with a modified digital camera, can also be viewed as a high-speed movie. The photo was taken with a one-second exposure, but different groups of pixels were exposed to light every fraction of a second. This created multiple frames that could be played in sequence to make the image come to life. The technology could offer a cheaper way to study fast cellular processes. ...
The Millions: Confessions of a Book Pirate →
This is a month old, but I’m just getting around to it. LOVING the comments. Obviously, it should be clear by now that content industries cannot sell inferior digital copies of their product as an extension of their legacy business model while maintaining the same level of profitability. We have learned nothing from the past decade.
Empty Mass Ave →
B-Roll [January 26-February 13, 2010]
MusicDNA, a multimedia format for audio (like CMX or iTunes LP) was unveiled at music industry conference MIDEM: it’s DRM-free, but to receive updates to auxiliary content (like new music videos), you’ll have to authenticate. I’ve been looking for something like this - Uniform lets you style checkboxes, drop-down menus and file upload inputs with jQuery. A Microsoft acquisition of RIM...
When you think about ABC, you think about a program like `Lost’ and not just...– Disney CEO Bob Iger on the iPad. For years, ABC has been mentioning bizarre hypothetical experiments in interactive television viewing that could possibly make their debut during the LOST series finale - probably the most logical place to try them out, considering the rabid online component of the...
Chatroulette’s Creator: A 17-Year-Old Student In... →
So great. Advertising on Chatroulette is kept to a minimum, because there are a lot of sites full of advertisements, which distract you from what you want to do on those sites. I also love minimalism. That’s why I have put only four links on the bottom as advertisements. And what is interesting, is that these advertisements almost cover all expenses, just those four links on the bottom!
Please consider giving to the people of Haiti in memory of Rap Music, 1974-2010.– Jay Smooth, who just shut down Ill Doctrine after listening to We Are The World 25
‘Spark’ - Drake for Sprite - Ben Steiger Levine I really like how Levine manages to evoke analog/mechanical processes while retaining a contemporary feel for the overall spot. Too many directors lapse into nostalgia fetishism while they go that route, and even though I love that shit, it’s nice to see something different.
I became an actor but I still don’t feel that I’m a part of this profession. I...– Anthony Hopkins
David Mazzuchelli: When you see, for example, the Giotto paintings, in Padua at the Scrovegni Chapel… when you see those in the context of the chapel that they’re in —
Dash Shaw: It’s totally different.
Mazzucchelli: — and, the particular blue that he got in those paintings, it’s such a different experience from looking at even the best reproductions in books.
Shaw: I know, because those are designed to be seen at certain angles.
Mazzucchelli: Exactly. It really struck me, traveling from place to place, seeing things. The other thing I’m thinking of is the Villa of Mysteries, in Pompeii. Again, you see reproductions of it all the time, but until you’re in the room and looking at these things on the wall — the beautiful surface of the walls, where it almost looks like…like marble. It’s painted, but it’s hard to know what it was painted with.
Shaw: People don’t get that a still image can be like installation art.
Mazzucchelli: Right. Or that certain things were made for specific environments, and to see them in their environment is very different from seeing them isolated, whether it’s in a museum setting, or reproductions. But it just doesn’t give you the same feeling.
The goal is to reach female high school and college students, said Lauren...– NYTimes on Pepsi’s hilarious media buys for their $20 million charitable Refresh Project. Parade!