08
Feb 10

Ron Mueck: Hyperrealistic Sculptures

Giant Boy by Ron Mueck

Came across Ron Mueck and his sculptures through a little random artist community I fell into and get mailings from once in a while.  Ron’s sculptures have been around for quite a while, and I would LOVE to check out one of his exhibits sometime.  The sculptures look amazingly realistic.  Like human figures, either gigantically large or smaller than normal.  It looks like a spectacle and hard to believe your eyes.  Just searching for images of his sculptures will give you a good idea of what his creations consist of.  Can’t get enough of it!

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04
Feb 10

Introducing Panamera to the Porsche Family

Porsche Panamera

I love sports cars.  I love film making.  What’s better than a little bit of both mixed together?!

Porsche has put together a really cool looking commercial to introduce the new Panamera sports car to the family.  They call it “the first true sports car for four”.  My buddy SPR sent me to an article about the behind-the-scenes of making the commercial.   They had 50 generations of Porsches, helicopters, high speed racing through the desert, and a bunch more adrenaline and eye candy.

Now that the commercial has been made, Porsche has put together a website to promote the “family” and its new member, the Panamera.  They included TV spot (that may be a little different from the behind-the-scenes article), as well as a Porsche documentary from IFC with Jerry Seinfeld.  Yes, Seinfeld.

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29
Jan 10

David Allen is Lazy

Because David Allen is a “procrastinator”, we’ve had the privilege of seeing the results of his research into “how to get from here to there easier”. He’s always been about improving process, and I’ve found that that has become a priority in my life as well, figuring out how to improve the processes in my life.

I’ve started reading Getting Things Done, but never finished it. I also have procrastinated in reorganizing my life to follow his principles. But I’m also at a turning point in my life where I do want to purge all the things in my head and write them down somewhere so that I don’t think about them all the time.

Get a little insight into David Allen’s process with this very informative little video. It’s actually 30 minutes, but watch a couple minutes. It may help.

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29
Jan 10

Can Wozniak Make a Cup of Coffee?

I came across a short clip of Steve Wozniak at Fast Company talking about how intelligent computers are getting and how much they can teach and influence from an early age these days.  But there are still strides to take in getting computers to fully interact with and understand humans and the aspects of our environment and lives that are interpreted through sensory perception and experience in life.

This clip is nothing mind-blowing and doesn’t talk about anything specific.  It just reflects on where the internet and computers have brought us and poses the question of how long will it be before computers can really interact with humans and fully understand its surroundings.

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10
Oct 09

Tribes: Please watch

This is a great video about “tribes” and the different kinds. It is very insightful and inspiring. It also pointed out to me what I’m struggling with myself, and where I want to get to. Please watch this and give me your thoughts!

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08
Oct 09

You Can Take Photographs Space!

You can take several exposures of pictures of space and combine them to see what is really out there!! This is amazing! Very technical, but amazing….

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/10/making-space-photo/

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26
Sep 09

Abandoned Hospital in LA

These photos are very impressive!  It’s hard to understand how a place like a hospital can just be abandoned with lots of stuff still left behind….

http://blogs.static.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/28071.html

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26
Sep 09

TED Talk: Internet One Big Random Act of Kindness

This is a neat clip from TED… guy from Harvard talks about how there are a lot of aspects regarding the internet that cause people to do things that do not reward them, but they do it for the better good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P65XdTlk4vA

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26
Sep 09

“Shift Happens”

Hey!  This is a great presentation… There are 2 videos, so check out the 2nd one first, and then the first one is an update to it… it’s really cool and informative.

http://holykaw.alltop.com/update-to-shift-happens-how-the-world-is-chan

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25
Sep 09

B&H Event Space Videos!

I’m probably late to the game here…. but, I got a B&H email today and saw that they have videos on their site!  I love this store, while most people I know have grown to hate the commotion that goes on there.  Thought this could be a good resource for my family members that are into photography, as well as anyone else looking for some tutorial videos and useful advice.

http://www.video.bhphotovideo.com/

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