Archive for ‘Print’

November 8, 2010

Week’s 5 Most Popular Stories: Nov. 1-Nov. 7, 2010

by Matt Forcey

 

Determined by your clicks!

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November 1, 2010

Framework- The Most Iconic Men’s Eyewear of the Last 100 Years

by Matt Forcey

Legend:

01. Woody Allen 02. Kanye West 03. Buddy Holly 04. Michael Caine 05. Kurt Cobain 06. John Lennon 07. Geordi LaForge 08. Malcolm X 09. Johnny Depp 10. Dame Edna 11. Stephen Colbert

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October 17, 2010

Week’s 5 Most Popular Stories: Oct. 11-Oct. 17, 2010

by Matt Forcey

Determined by your clicks!

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October 10, 2010

Week’s 5 Most Popular Stories: Oct. 4-Oct. 10, 2010

by Matt Forcey

 

Determined by your clicks!

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October 2, 2010

How Ink is Made

by Matt Forcey

Sometimes we find beauty in unexpected places.  Set to Brendel’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, this video reveals to us the surprisingly elegant process of creating printing ink, from start to finish.  Like a master vintner, the professional inkmaker hand mixes various components and colors to achieve the desired result.

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September 30, 2010

Jason Schwartzman Demos the Hell Out of the New Yorker iPad App

by Matt Forcey

The new App has everything that is in the print edition and more: extra cartoons, extra photographs, videos, audio of writers and poets reading their work.

This week’s inaugural tablet issue features an animated version of David Hockney’s cover, which he drew on an iPad. There is also a short film starring Jason Schwartzman and directed by Roman Coppola.

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September 24, 2010

In 2021 You’ll Enjoy Total Recall

by Matt Forcey

Upgrading our memory is a matter of improving our recording and retrieving abilities. At the current pace of miniaturization, camera components could be made tiny enough to fit in a contact lens (A) in just a few years. A high-precision microphone could fit in your ear (B). And the data could be downloaded to a searchable handheld gadget (C) Big Sesh Studios

Humans naturally have the power to remember almost two bits of information per second, or a few hundred megabytes over a lifetime. Compared with a DVD movie, which holds up to 17 gigabytes, that´s nothing. Worse, you might easily recall the 40-year-old dialogue from Hogan´s Heroes yet forget your mom´s birthday. Or memorize reams of sports stats while spacing out on work you completed just last week.

It’s a problem that’s been bothering Gordon Bell for almost as long as he can remember.  In 1998 Bell, a senior researcher at Microsoft, began digitally capturing his entire life for a project he calls MyLifeBits.

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September 21, 2010

Future of Reading’s Present Filled with Smart Concepts

by Matt Forcey
By Tim Carmody

With the success of the Kindle, Nook, Sony readers, and tablets like the iPad, it seems like electronic books have finally arrived. But I think we’re actually still stuck in between two developmental phases on the way to the future.

For a long time, work on interactive books was about building either theory or prototypes. People talked about what multimedia reading might or could or should look like, and they built what were mostly one-off or low-volume projects using CD-ROMs, software applications, or the web.

Now, though, the theory and the prototypes have blended:

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September 21, 2010

KanyeNewYorkerTweets

by Matt Forcey

A match made in the cloud.  Cartoons from the iconic New Yorker magazine, mashed up with tweets from hip hop artist Kanye West’s Twitter page.

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September 16, 2010

Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art

by Matt Forcey

Wooster Collective founders edit a new book of the most astounding outlaw street art

Books on street art are as common as taggers who think they’re going to be the next Banksy. So when we heard the elusive artist himself wrote the intro to “Trespass,” a book billing itself as a “A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art,” we decided to take a closer look.

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September 15, 2010

Underground Comic Artist Takes On Che Guevera

by Matt Forcey

Heard of Robert Crumb? You should also know something about another legendary comic-book artist, the great Spain Rodriguez. Here he talks to Revel in New York about creating Che: A Graphic Biography.

Via The Daily Beast

September 15, 2010

Get Your Freakonomics On… at the Theater

by Matt Forcey

The bestselling book by University of Chicago economist, Steven Levitt, and New York Times journalist Stephen Dubner, Freakonomics, is now a movie by the same name.  In a move as unconventional as the material it covers, Magnolia Pictures has chosen to

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