Sunday, December 26, 2010

Vivian Maier, photographer

We learn the amazing story of Vivian Maier, a Chicago nanny who took more than 100,000 photos during her lifetime but never showed them to anyone. Now that she's gone and her photos have been discovered, some say she may rank among the top street photographers of the 20th century.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

America on Wheels in Allentown

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Remix a Classic Bob Dylan Track With Your Own Music [APPS]

Remix a Classic Bob Dylan Track With Your Own Music [APPS]

Sony’s giving users a chance to perform a remix of the classic “Subterranean Homesick Blues” by Bob Dylan, and whoever does the best job of re-creating the song wins a trip to South by Southwest in Austin in March.

Each of Dylan’s recorded tracks are separated for your mixing pleasure. Individual Dylan vocals, drums, electric guitar and bass lines, along with dozens of other tracks performed by various artists, can all be mixed together for a unique result.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The World: The last 200 years

Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's commentator's style to reveal the story of the world's past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before - using augmented reality animation. In this spectacular section of 'The Joy of Stats' he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers - in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.