The image-stitching algorithm is trying its best.
The image-stitching algorithm is trying its best.
Kubrickian pictures taken by the Google robot wherein it captures its own reflection.
Photos from the rather wonderful second edition of the Responsive Day Out in Brighton.
This is a wonderful addition to the already-wonderful Flickr Commons: over one million pictures from the British Library, available with liberal licensing.
Y’know, I’m worried about what will happen to my own photos when Flickr inevitably goes down the tubes (there are still some good people there fighting the good fight, but they’re in the minority and they’re battling against the douchiest of Silicon Valley managerial types who have been brought in to increase “engagement” by stripping away everything that makes Flickr special) …but what really worries me is what’s going to happen to Flickr Commons. It’s an unbelievably important and valuable resource.
Wonderful photos from Science Hack Day San Francisco, courtesy of Matt B.
Beautiful amalgamations of film characters:
A custom software detects faces from every 24 frames of a movie, and creates an average face of all found faces. The composite image reflects the centric figure(s) and the visual mood of the movie.
Scenes from a future Sweden.
Molly Crabapple talks about her experiences sketching at Guantanamo Bay.
America, out of fear after September 11th, imprisoned many innocent men under the most brutal conditions, set up a Kafka-esque legal process that made it very, very hard for them to get their freedom, and is still keeping them there because of fear and political grandstanding.
This is a really nice and simple idea: view photos from a specific place taken at a specific time. Voyeuristic fun.
Armchair travelling to Ballardian locations.
Documenting history through photography.
Celebrating 125 years of National Geographic, this Tumblr blog is a curated collection of photography from the archives. Many of the pictures are being published for the first time.
Another nice set of photos from the Responsive Day Out.
Marc’s pictures from the Responsive Day Out.
Funny and painful in equal measure.
Local music shop Resident Records ran a competition to win 20 pairs of tickets to an exclusive warm-up gig by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. To be in with a chance, you had to recreate an album cover. These are the winning entries.
You’ll spot Jessica’s creation in amongst them. We’re off to see Nick Cave tonight!
A cute little service for mocking up pictures of your site being used on different devices. Just drag and drop a screenshot on to an image.
Gorgeous pictures from the Suomi satellite, just released by NASA
Oh My Science! It looks like the most recent Science Hack Day in San Francisco was great.
Beautiful time-lapse photography from Don “we’ve got a Dragon by the tail” Pettit, taken from the International Space Station.
History with a sprinkling of Photoshopped fiction.
I’m sure there’s a theme connecting all of these pictures. I just haven’t figured out what it is yet.
Robin Sloan compares Facebook and Google in an interesting way:
Really, Facebook is the world’s largest photo sharing site—that also happens to be a social network and a login system.
Google is getting good, really good, at building things that see the world around them and actually understand what they’re seeing.
I’m in St. John’s right now. Once you start perusing this excellent photoblog, you’re going to feel like you’re there too.
Photographs from the archive of the New York Times.
We are preparing to launch.
If you’re going to have a photo-shoot for your engagement, this is the way to do it.
These lovely visualisations of geotagged photos and tweets are almost indistinguishable from aerial views of cities at night.
Atemporality can be very moving.
A voyeuristically fascinating photoset that puts faces to the “here’s whats in my bag” meme.
A peek behind the scenes of the printing of the Korean version of HTML5 For Web Designers.
Homunculi in a landscape of food.
Jessica is gathering all her Instagram photos into one blog. She really has quite an incredible eye.
There appears to be an endless supply of subject matter for this.
Well, there goes my afternoon: here’s an endless supply of computer interfaces from films.
The premise of this work is simple: I meet two or more people on the street who are strangers to each other, and to me. I ask them if they will pose for a photograph together with the stipulation that they must touch each other in some manner. Frequently, I instruct or coach the subjects how to touch. Just as often, I let their tentative physical exploration play out before my camera with no interference.
Some of the more unusual moments in time that have been captured by Google Street View. There’s something very Gibsonian about this.
I may have to start using this for placeholder images—it won’t be distracting, right?
Revisiting and recreating old family photos.
For once, I’m happy to see data being destroyed.
This URL displays a picture of a sunset (from Flickr) taken wherever the sun is setting right now.
Some beautiful pieces of data visualisation.
My last 2,000 pictures on Flickr, assembled courtesy of pummelvision.com
Publishing photos from lost cameras.
Monstrously beautiful images, accompanied by an eye-witness audio account.
I was invited along to the 2010 Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards ceremony in Greenwich but alas, I wasn't able to make it. Looks like it was fantastic.
NASA is now part of Flickr Commons: loads of wonderful science-related pictures with no known copyright restrictions.
Captchas reinterpreted into art.
Old photos placed on a map. Quite engrossing.
A lovely bit of unboxing porn.
Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
Great stories of the Flickr Commons as people identify their relatives in photographs.
Lovely Lego Star Wars pictures.
He sees you when you are sleeping. He knows when you are awake. Be afraid. Be very afraid. And be good ...for goodness sake.
There's some lovely Buran porn here.
A wonderful collection of World War II propaganda artwork.
My new favourite Flickr pool.
These kids hate what is being done to them ...and one day they will get their revenge.
Awwww... wook at the poor aniwals.
Cute aliens invading vintage postcards of Switzerland.
Gorgeous photos of Arabic calligraphy drawn in light.
Black ink meets water.
Classic photographs recreated in Lego.
Pictures of some prototypes of the clock of the Long Now.
Vintage advertising of science and technology.
A lovely set of letterpress printing
A beautiful use of the Flickr API that allows you to browse photos with a colour picker.
This is the dictionary definition of awesome: schoolkids send a camera into space.
The Fair Use Project needs your help in defending Shepard Fairey. Have you seen other photographs similar to the iconic Obama "hope" pose? Send 'em to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A great little Flickr slideshow from Phil Hawksworth.
Looking at the pictures here feels like the gastronomic equivalent of rubbernecking. It's horrifying, I can't look away and I can't help thinking "that could be me..."
Background material for Watchmen.
Cats. Reading. Once again, it's all about the cumulative effect.
Use TiltShiftMaker to easily transform your standard photos into fun tilt-shift style miniature pictures.
Beautiful steampunk jewellry.
Make your own lampshade. Out of bacon.
A photography exhibition and book by Jonas Bendiksen of densely populated urban areas around the world.
A comprehensive set of sketches, diagrams and screenshots from Soxiam showing the evolution and iteration of interfaces on Vimeo and other sites.
This makes me literally LOL.
I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.
Animals and sports in serendipitous moments of FAIL.
Camille Seaman's stunning pictures of icebergs and clouds make me feel small and insignificant. But in a good way.
Flickr Commons just keeps growing and growing. Now there are wonderful collections of pictures from Greenwich available for us all to peruse and tag.
A collection of network diagrams and visualisations from the simple to the sublime.
Lego. Sushi. The awesomeness of each is not doubled; it is multiplied.
This new photojournalism blog is filled with stunning imagery.
The secret lives of stormtroopers.
A collection of photographs of the otherworldly sea forts that were built in the Thames Estuary during World War Two and later used by pirate radio stations.
Friendlier HTTP errors.
The latest website from Derek Powazek allows artists and businesses to hook up. Nicely done.
Airtoons for parents.
Normally LOL is a throwaway little phatic interjection but I really did laugh out loud at some of the pictures in this photoset.
Here's a fantastic collaboration with the Library of Congress. We are being asked to collectively tag historic pictures with no known copyright restrictions. Wonderful idea! Are you watching, British Library?
A collection of beautiful illustrations scanned from a flight-training manual.
Lots of tiltshift photos gathered together in one place.