Miles O’Brien of the PBS NewsHour did an outstanding job of putting together one of the best overviews I’ve seen yet of how technology is being used to help people with various kinds of disabilities. We saw this on air last night and it blew my mind and I’ve been involved in this area for many years. Very well produced and a spectacular collection of ideas in various stages of development.
Over the past weekend I’ve been riding a mountain bike event called the Pass’Portes du Soleil. Ten connected ski resorts and over fourteen lifts throughout the Swiss and French Alps that you traverse by tearing up the descents and sitting easy on the chairlifts. How hard can it be? Over 6000m of descending through 100km of singletrack and only a thousand meters of turning the pedals over. Piece of cake.
Spectacular mountain scenery and mountain bike photography by Photography by Wade Wallace and Pat Fitzpatrick. Doesn’t look like a piece of cake to me. Wow.
Ten Bullets is currently running on the front page of the Tom Sachs site. It’s a parody (I hope) on the studio code of conduct for all of the artists working in his studio. It’s quite good and another look into how his studio runs.
I love the term “Knoll” and the phrase “always be knolling” as a studio mantra.
Click the image above to start a slide show of the various image in this set. The slide show application has various tools including a button at bottom right to zoom to full screen. Let go of your mouse or trackpad and the slideshow will run automatically to the end or until you stop it.
One of my flickr contacts Joel Suganth who lives in Chennai, India has done a series on the town of Kasi. The images are multiple exposures layered or merged into one. EXIF on the images shows that they were scanned so it seems like these are multiple exposures done in camera which makes the technical side of this even more impressive. However he’s done them, the images are spectacular, they channel a sense of place and mood.
Images like these make me want to go places and take more pictures.
Michael Ivins is the official photographer of the Boston Red Sox. His narration in this behind the scenes look is great as are his images. Zoom this one out full screen, the images are well worth seeing big.
Edward, don’t drool over Nikons just because he has one. Plenty of sports shooters use Canons too.
TIME contract photographer Callie Shell had extraordinary access to the Obama White House. In this video documentary, she describes how she captured her behind-the-scenes images of the first 100 days of Obama’s presidency.
Do you hate having to write your artist statement? Generate your own here for free, and if you don’t like it, generate another one. For use with funding applications, exhibitions, curriculum vitae, websites …
Brilliant. Must remember to use for next federal grant application.
I went to art school at the University of Oregon with Brad Miller although I don’t think I’ve seen him since 1980. This is a show he has up at the Edward Cella Gallery in Los Angeles. Brad came upon tumbling rocks and natural forms in the late 1970s and he’s been working with these kinds of themes ever since.
Shawn Blanc discusses and compares two ways broadcast and track information: RSS and Twitter. I’m an RSS man myself, starting many years ago with Brent Simons’ NetNewsWire and moving to Google Reader and now, the Google Reader client Reeder on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
I use Twitter but don’t care for it as much but read Shawn’s analysis, it’s quite interesting.