June 25, 2009
Photographers and Privacy
June 24, 2009
CoolIris for your iPhone
If you enjoy using CoolIris with your Firefox browser, you might be interested in their new iPhone app. Log in access to personal sites like Flickr, Picasa, and Twitter as well as greater customization have been added to the new app. To download for free, go to iTunes.
June 23, 2009
CC Zero and Public Domain
If you're creating an image, music or other type of creative work that you wish to designate as copyright free, how do you do so? Creative Commons has a copyright designation called CC0 which allows you to mark even newly created work as part of the public domain. Public domain means that anyone can use, alter, and sell the image, film, or music in question. The Stanford University Library Copyright & Fair Use page gives a good explanation of what it means for something to be part of public domain.
Public domain materials can be a great source for adding visual materials to your blog or online courses. Sometimes it can be difficult to determine whether items are part of the public domain. Digital Inspiration has a post up about using Google, Yahoo, and other sites like Digg to find public domain works. Below are a few other links that might help you determine and find works belonging to the public domain:
June 12, 2009
Entrants to this portion of the competition, which comprises a single stage, may enter as individuals, independent teams, or through academic studios under the leadership of an instructor. The competition organizers energetically encourage participation among students, and are willing to work with studio instructors who wish to set WPA 2.0 (SE) problems for the Fall 2009 term.
The competition is open to a wide range of urban planning endeavors, download the brief, here.
via BLDG BLOG
June 08, 2009
via Deep Focus
June 05, 2009
Digital Inspiration has a great post up on the evolution of web usage. Like the above diagram, the post spells it out to you in plain english. Whether you're a student or educator, it can be difficult stay prepared for the new educational opportunities arising from both web content and new web use. The post shares several slide shows and videos which might help you stay ahead of the curve.
June 04, 2009
Adobe Flash Catalyst is a new Adobe product that might leave some designers jumping for joy. It's a tool that allows you to import a photoshop or illustrator file and create Flash content to save as a SWF file without no programming. Catalyst appears like it might be a great bridge between making visual content and programming for the web. Check out more demos and download a free 30-day trial here.
June 03, 2009
Out of this project have come several useful tools. Two such tools that are a hybrid of browsing and analyzing are Image Breeder and Similarity Maps. These tools use similarities within the visual or compositional structure of images to group and compare them. In addition to these comparative tools, Glocal has also been working to teach users about the technical and historical aspects of making photographs. The software toolkits allow you to turn your computer's camera into "an innovative photographic device" with time lapse, exposure, and diptych tools. You can utilize the similar techniques as Muybridge, Marey, and other early photographers without leaving your laptop.
[via Deep Focus]