Boston Globe photographer Erik Jacobs set up a photo booth at
the last MIT Swapfest. I love the
Vintage film cameras are the hot new accessory for
twentysomethings in Tokyo. I’d like to think I’m
just ahead of the trend here in the States.
Richard Nicholson documents the last professional
darkrooms in London. Darkrooms—like wood shops, machine
shops, print shops, scientific laboratories, and painting
studios—are magical places filled with the clutter and chaos
left behind by creativity.
I enjoy looking at work spaces. Pictures of living spaces
(particularly in architectural magazines) usually seem contrived
and uninhabited. Work spaces are more honest. Ansel Adams wrote,
“There are always two people in every picture: the
photographer and the viewer.” But in these pictures, there
Despite 7.5 years of searching, Team America still hasn’t
found the world’s top criminal. A recent paper by some UCLA
Osama bin Laden: An Application of Biogeographic Theories and
Satellite Imagery”) proposes a simple but clever
GIS-based approach to mapping the probability of Bin Laden’s
presence. The paper depends on a lot of assumptions but most of
them seem reasonable based on what little information is known to
the public. Just ten years ago the specialized data needed to solve
these problems was exclusively available to the military, but
thanks to commercial satellite imagery and the Internet, academia
can now do a pretty credible job. I’m curious what US
intelligence thinks of all this. (And, I wonder, will they knock on
any of the three doors identified by the algorithm in Parachinar,
I hate posting links, but I haven’t written in a while and
this is too beautiful not to pass along. For their 25th
anniversary, 4th Estate Publishers commissioned a stop-motion film
that will make any bibliophile smile. Check it out here.
Channel your inner Pearly Soames here.