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Where Do We Belong? A Seed of A Thought

I wrote this earlier in the month and have been sitting on it hoping to write more. Rather than wait for that day, I thought I’d share it hoping it provides some food for thought for your weekend or the coming week. Where Do We Belong? A recurring thread of conversations I’ve had with other […]

Audio Shapes The Meaning of the Visuals

This afternoon, I came across this interesting example of how audio can affect the way we perceive visual images. These two trailers for the Resonance film have an identical visual track, but the audio between the two segments is radically different. As a result the emotion of, and my reaction to the two trailers differs […]

Gains In Intelligent Software

Almost two years ago I wrote a post imagining a future where intelligent asset management software would remove most of the labor involved in managing large image collections. Fortunately, we’re starting to see gains in image recognition software which promise to make solving these difficult tasks easier and less time consuming. I recently learned of […]

Friday Round Up: Friday Round-Up: The Perilis of Social Searc, Bin-laden on Twitter & True Multimedia Magazines on iPad.

This was an interesting week. Editing the video and audio tracks from Strictly Business 3 provided a great deal of food for thought. The presentations are outstanding and it was a joy to relive the presentations again. So it was from that mind-expanded perspective that I gathered these little signals from the Web. I’ll point […]

Friday Round-up: The $2.99 Follow Focus, Revolutionary Data Visualization and Mr. Beam Takes On the World

The $2.99 Follow Focus. I came across this little tidbit last night, a jar opener turned follow focus and am game to give it a try. Thus weekend I’ll be making a trip to Bed Bath and Beyond (probably the only the you’ll hear that on my blog) and pick up one to test. I’ll […]

Friday Round-up: QR Codes, AR and New-parent productivity

Yes, I know this blog hasn’t gotten a lot of love lately. Having a 4 month old while still juggling a business is a tricky proposition. As a result, blog posts have essentially fallen by the wayside. So, inspired by the Communicatrix, I’m going to try and at least publish a Friday Roundup to close […]

Friday Round-up 2-4-11: ASMP SB3, Squeeze 7, Mobile Video

I’m still on a high from ASMP’s Strictly Business conference two-weeks ago in Los Angeles. If you are a professional photographer, or want to be one, you owe it to yourself to attend SB3. You only have two more chances, Philadelphia Feb 25-27 and Chicago April 1-3. I hope to see you there! While we’re […]

The Truth About the Future of The Media Industry

I came across this article yesterday comparing the market value of “new media” companies like Google, Facebook etc. to the “Old Media” empires of Disney, Comcast and News Corp. In this comparison, the value of new media companies and old media companies are roughly equal. While I don’t necessarily agree that market capitalization is the best […]

Bokode

There have been many, really interesting new applications of photography coming out from research labs in recent months. From Augmented Reality eyeglasses, to body-morphing video software, what we can do creatively with images, and the utility we derive from the information within images is increasing. Here’s another novel way of using a camera to serve […]

Inspiration: Coke Quest

In trolling through the dozens of RSS feeds I subscribe to, I often come across videos, photos, quotes and things I find inspirational. I don’t, however, often post them. I’ve decided to change that. Because we all can use a little extra wind in our sails and a creative boost every now and again. I […]