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CodeGuard by Epipheo Studios

Under - Media, Technology

Just came across CodeGuard, a free website backup and file integrity monitoring service, through Cloudflare apps page. Apart from the awesomeness of this free service (and of course Cloudflare’s) one thing that I particularly liked is their introductory video by Epipheo Studios. Think it is one of those ‘kinda spontaneous’ videos that you are going to remember for long and may want to watch over and over again.

Excellent job guys and wish if you don’t cost a fortune to hire!

FUTURE SELF

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Technology

FUTURE SELF studies human movement, mirroring interaction in dance, light and sound, while exploring the self, present and future.

FUTURE SELF brought together a media artist collective, rAndom International, a choreographer, Wayne McGregor, and a composer, Max Richter in a unique interdisciplinary clash at MADE. The FUTURE SELF Project Film documents the creative working process, which began in London, England, continued in Berlin and culminated in three wonderful performances at MADE.

Leica M Monochrom – exclusively for black and white photography

Under - Industrial Design, Photography, Technology

As a photographer if colors always bothered you then this is something to consider seriously! Leica recently announced the arrival of their much-awaited black and white exclusive camera Leica M Monochrom. With a price tag of just US $8000 (body only) one can be sure to produce masterpieces – or may be not!

In Leica’s words:

Countless iconic black-and-white photographs have been shot with the legendary cameras of the Leica M-System.

So it was time for a camera to continue this tradition and finally make it possible to deliver authentic monochrome photography in digital form: the Leica M Monochrom. It is the first full-frame, 35 mm format digital camera to be designed exclusively and without any compromises for black-and-white photography. It delivers ‘true’ black-and-white images in unrivalled sharpness and dynamic range. This makes the M Monochrom the perfect camera for anyone with a passion for black-and-white photography.

All the technical mumbo-jumbo aside it does seem to produce quality result hence justifying it’s price (to some). Below are some select images produced by Leica M Monochrom.

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Galapagos – through the lens of iPhone 4S

Under - Geography, Industrial Design, Inspiration, Media, Nature, Technology

Hard to believe that this small short by Miguel Endara is done through iPhone 4s! A brilliant device for capturing video but even more brilliant the person behind who used it in such a way.

Thoroughly impressed with the quality and stability of the iPhone 4S. Video briefly documents the amazing 2 week honeymoon/adventure in the Galapagos with the lovely wife, Lily Vidal.

25 November 3
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Earth – a timelapse view from International Space Station

Under - Media, Nature, Photography, Technology

Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011 at an altitude of around 350km.

20 October 1
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Quantum Levitation

Under - Technology

With the theme “Knowledge that Works: From Theory to Practice,” the 2011 ASTC Annual Conference (October 15-18) featured more than 100 sessions which highlighted how science centers and museums are putting new ideas to practical use to serve their communities. Tel-Aviv University demonstrated quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field by suspending a superconducting disc above or below a set of permanent magnets. The magnetic field is locked inside the superconductor; a phenomenon called ‘Quantum Trapping’.

To learn the physics behind this demonstration visit here.

26 September Share your
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Lytro: the next big thing in photography

Under - Photography, Technology

Shoot first, focus later!

With the new revolutionary Light Field Camera, Lytro, it is possible now to shoot first and focus later. Lytro creates still where you can focus (or correct focus) afterwards.

The team at Lytro is completing the job of a century’s worth of theory and exploration about light fields. Lytro’s engineers and scientists have taken light fields out of the lab – miniaturizing a roomful of cameras tethered to a supercomputer and making it fit in your pocket.

The light field is a core concept in imaging science, representing fundamentally more powerful data than in regular photographs. The light field fully defines how a scene appears. It is the amount of light traveling in every direction through every point in space – it’s all the light rays in a scene. Conventional cameras cannot record the light field … read all the science inside Lytro here.

Impressive … but I’m concerned that technology advancement is shifting focus from photography to post-processing. What is left now for photographers to master? From Lightroom/Aperture to Photoshop, from correcting light-metering to enhancing colors afterward and now focus too! The only thing left now is composition. I’m sure one day, very soon, there’s going to be a camera or technology that would capture images beyond the standard aspect ratios with adjustable wide angles. We already are seeing video cameras that start recording even before the button is pressed.

One practical use of this camera, aside from consumer usage, would be in journalism but one thing is for sure that there would be no more orbs and ghosts in photos anymore!

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18 September Share your
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c60 Redux

Under - Design, Industrial Design, Music, Technology

IDEO’s Boston office team brought to life a concept from Martin Bone and Kara Johnson’s book, I Miss My Pencil, that brings physicality back to the experience of listening to music in the form of c60 music player.

15 September Share your
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Outside In by Stephen van Vuuren

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Photography, Technology

Outside In is a non-profit art film by Stephen van Vuuren that takes audiences on a journey of mind, heart and spirit from the big bang to the near future via the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn. Currently in production after years of development, Outside In aims for global release late next year.

Composed entirely of still photographs using innovative visual techniques developed by the filmmaker, Outside In stretches the boundaries of the motion picture. The film will feature powerful music by Ferry Corsten, William Orbit, Samuel Barber and melds non-narrative visual poetry and science documentary into a rich experience for audiences.

Using hundreds of thousands of still images manipulated to create full motion, using ‘2.75D’ photographic fly-through technology. The film will be presented in beyond Hollywood quality 5.6K resolution on massive screens and concert-level surround systems to audiences in giant screen institutions, IMAX theaters, planetariums, museums and select 4k digital cinemas.

… and here is how it is done:

12 September 2
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The wonderful world of watercolor maestro Alexander Votsmush (P-3)

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration

Here comes the third and last part of the watercolor series by Alexander Votsmush.

View Part 1 and Part 2.

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