"The Secret Gestural Prehistory of Mobile Devices
is cultural anthropology. It seeks to recover those moments of intuitive prehensile dexterity, when the famous and the ordinary alike felt the unconscious desire to occupy their hands for an as yet unknown purpose. Like Roy Neary's obsession with the image of Devil's Tower in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), this gesture was vague, uncanny and compelling. It is the intimation in images of a gestural second nature to come." [more inside]
is when you shake your head from side to side as quickly as possible while a picture is being taken. It has been around for awhile (previously kind of
), but we squares are just now finding out about it
, and it is cool.
Infinite Flickr--The Movie
I find Flickr
frighteningly fascinating; for fun
, for friends
, for fireworks
! Okay, enough alliteration, time for some caveats. Most movies made .mp4
's dammit, what's wrong with me?
for which you might need Quicktime 7
(preview version for Windows users found here
). The primary link site is Geocities. via Videocrab I couldn't resist.
SleepyGeek has a fun tool
that creates montages from Google image search results.
"Twexus does contain 15800 images today". Twexus
is an enigmatic, engaging little database-driven photoart site that rewards you with new site features as your page views increase. I can't seem to tear free from the hypnotic effect of the "symmetry
" page that concerns itself with my opinion on each proffered image. sorry, gotta go... must... return... to... twexus...
The other side of globalization?
For over three years, a balloon twister and a photographer went around the world and made balloon hats for everyone they met, for free, and took pictures of them.