Interesting. I thought that the audience of degree-holding internet users had broadly plateaued. Across the entire English-speaking world that’s probably broadly true, although perhaps still creeping up a little. But it seems new groups are still arriving online in the UK, according to a new survey report. Today a new Nielsen/UKOM survey recorded a big […]
Archive for June, 2010
30 Jun 2010 at 13:02
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30 Jun 2010 at 10:48
Comments Off on Steve McCurry retrospective in Birmingham
Just opened — a unique chance to see a retrospective of the photojournalism of Steve McCurry. The show is free at the Waterhall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery until 17th October 2010… “Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is the sole UK venue for a retrospective of the work of American photo-journalist Steve McCurry, the man […]
30 Jun 2010 at 08:22
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Amid the necessary cuts, this government just seems to keep on making welcome decisions… “Business Minister announced today that the new government would be shutting down the Business Link network” It now seems that AWM and Business Link will be replaced by… * a new system of local enterprise partnerships * support for the private […]
What would your city’s “branding” graphic look like it you were designing it, free from constraints?
26 Jun 2010 at 06:01
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The pop surrealist clay dioramas of Meredith Dittmar…
25 Jun 2010 at 09:40
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I’ve blogged before about Robert Longden’s documentary photographs of the last years of working canal life. An Inland Voyage, an exhibition of 43 photographs made by Longden at Hawkesbury Junction, opens on Saturday at The Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry (until 30th Aug 2010). The exhibition will be accompanied by original items from working narrowboats… […]
24 Jun 2010 at 01:58
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Ever wished you could have a semi-opaque image floating in front of your work, to act as a reference guide? And have it work with any software application? The new Foreground Reference Utility (video) does that, and it’s free. Download here. [ Hat-tip: Paumanok ]
Finalists announced for the Saatchi & Saatchi / Aniboom “Nothing is Impossible” competition. All wonderful, but I think there may be a reason why Spain-based Yannick Puig’s “I lived on the Moon” is the first name on the list. Amazing work. Winners will be announced 24th June 2010.
21 Jun 2010 at 23:52
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It seems somehow appropriate, on the longest day, to revisit the shortest day…
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Tor have teamed up to provide no-configuration encrypted browsing and searching, via the new free “HTTPS Everywhere” addon for Firefox. Currently working with Google Search, Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, and Paypal, among others.
19 Jun 2010 at 06:41
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Blogging is a little light here, because I’ve been daily-blogging on machinima and indie 3D/CG animation here. 500 posts, so far.
19 Jun 2010 at 06:04
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Animals with camera s. Museum of Animal Perspectives…
19 Jun 2010 at 01:16
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Shoot the Street is a new street photography contest from the British Journal of Photography. Entry costs £20, and entries should be submitted before 30th June 2010.
Michael Jackson’s “Poppit Sands” project is out as a photobook, featuring three years of amazing beach photography on a Welsh beach… I’m sensing a strong Minor White influence here.
18 Jun 2010 at 12:47
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So, I filled some oatcakes with helium, and sent a camera into the stratosphere… Click the picture for a larger version. Actually it’s a flipped sky, paired with one of my long-exposure night skies, glued together with some Photoshop ping.
16 Jun 2010 at 06:37
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Love to see this stringed up and on stage…
14 Jun 2010 at 21:33
Comments Off on BIAD graduation shows
Thanks to More Canals Than Venice, for listing all the BIAD graduations shows. Some have already launched, some open in a few days.
The Guggenheim YouTube Play 2010: a biennial of creative video… “aims to discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of online video. Developed by YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum in collaboration with HP, YouTube Play hopes to attract innovative, original, and surprising videos from around the world, regardless of genre, […]
10 Jun 2010 at 16:10
Comments Off on Advanced Virtual Economy Applications
Advanced Virtual Economy Applications (PDF link), the final report of a two and half year project, which aimed to answer the questions… “What drives the value of virtual goods and how can we model it? How can we measure economic activity in virtual economies? How can the virtual economy model be extended to new platforms […]