"Toby Ng Design from Hong Kong informs us about the distribution and disposition of our population. Using a minimalist approach, this series brings to the point the global distribution of power, money, clean water, freedom of expression, HIV, anxiety, nationality and sexual orientation. Do these numbers surprise you?" from Fun Stuff Cafe
Hey! Check out this collection of new mobile apps for photographers tested by the great Digital Photography School website. Everything 'mobile app' from a "Pocket Light Meter' to "Easy Release".
Pocket Light Meter reads the lighting conditions in a location, and displays the appropriate settings to help you get the perfect shot. You can buy a light meter to carry along with your camera, or you can download Pocket Light Meter to your iPhone, iPod or iPad for free. The app offers the same features as a traditional light meter, and has undergone an upgrade since its initial design, which gives it better performance in low light. For a serious photographer, it’s an absolute must.
The Easy Release app gives you the tools to collect digital signatures with each photograph that you take.??Easy Release is made for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and integrates with each device’s built-in camera. If you shoot on a separate camera, consider taking a single shot with your iPhone, iPad or iPod for identification purposes, collect the model signatures in the app, and then just shoot freely with your external camera, knowing you have proof of your subjects’ consent safely stored.
I stumbled upon this print and I was immediately reminded of the value of the artist in today's society.
Neil Gaiman's message never gets old and is important to remember.
What is Zen Pencils?
It’s a website where inspirational quotes from famous people are adapted into cartoons. It launched in February, 2012.
Who is Neil Gaiman?
He a super cool dude! Check out his website.
While reading about Vijay and his amazing visualization of our supposed color taste evolution based on 35,000 movie posters; I clicked on this awesome blog. Flowingdata.com explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better — mainly through data visualization.
I love when I come upon this type of visual inquiry! Hats off to Mr. Pandurangan!
Software engineer Vijay Pandurangan analyzed 35,000 posters from 1914 to present day and came up with the visual representation pictured above.
His theory was that over the years our color bias, at least where movie posters are concerned, has gone more dark and blue.
If you’re interested in seeing the full results, including an interactive version, head over to his blog for a more in-depth look at the experiment.
Art comes along and you enjoy it, hopefully it makes your brain and heart twill around a bit before you move on. Every once in a while art comes along, slaps you across the face and makes you stand up and pay attention, maybe even moan.
Best of all, it has a bonus track! Artist Jason de Caires Taylor creates life-size cement sculptures of people and submerges them into the waters of South America. As time passes the sculptures become part of the underwater marine-scape and become artificial reefs that the marine life desperately need. Well... I don't how desperately the marine life need the sculptures but they still take your breath away. Can you imagine that scuba dive?
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