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Hoffman thought about it for a second, and then talked about how Capote was 35 when he started reporting the story that became In Cold Blood, and how there comes a time in every man’s life, around your mid-thirties, when you start to ask yourself, Have I done the great thing I was supposed to do? Am I ever going to do it?

Philip Seymour Hoffman: 1967-2014 «

This is me every Monday morning, as I turn 35 in a few months.

Tagged: #memoir #news #psh
selfieim:

OMG - is this the article to end all articles about selfies? We thought we were on top of what selfies meant, but NY Mag sure did their research. It’s LONG, and it traverses history, art, psychology, futurism, tech, and more:

Everyone has their own idea of what makes a good selfie. I like the ones that metamorphose into what might be called selfies-plus—pictures that begin to speak in unintended tongues, that carry surpluses of meaning that the maker may not have known were there. Barthes wrote that such images produce what he called “a third meaning,” which passes “from language to significance.”
Art at Arms Length: A History of the Selfie (NY Mag)

selfieim:

OMG - is this the article to end all articles about selfies? We thought we were on top of what selfies meant, but NY Mag sure did their research. It’s LONG, and it traverses history, art, psychology, futurism, tech, and more:

Everyone has their own idea of what makes a good selfie. I like the ones that metamorphose into what might be called selfies-plus—pictures that begin to speak in unintended tongues, that carry surpluses of meaning that the maker may not have known were there. Barthes wrote that such images produce what he called “a third meaning,” which passes “from language to significance.”

Art at Arms Length: A History of the Selfie (NY Mag)

imagistapp:

Announcing: Selfie 1.0
San Francisco - Today Imagist Labs, Inc. announced the release of what is the culmination of hours of research and development: The Selfie Network, a front-facing only camera app.
For full details, the press release is in our permanent collection.

THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER BUILT GAIS.

imagistapp:

Announcing: Selfie 1.0

San Francisco - Today Imagist Labs, Inc. announced the release of what is the culmination of hours of research and development: The Selfie Network, a front-facing only camera app.

For full details, the press release is in our permanent collection.

THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER BUILT GAIS.

Impressed by Flipboard’s design chops. Consistent vision and execution. They just launched their user-curated magazines for the web.
The challenge is distribution and top of mind access for most people. There are lots of content services looking to grab people’s attention during the day: Tumblr, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, NYTimes, Gawker, etc. 

Impressed by Flipboard’s design chops. Consistent vision and execution. They just launched their user-curated magazines for the web.

The challenge is distribution and top of mind access for most people. There are lots of content services looking to grab people’s attention during the day: Tumblr, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, NYTimes, Gawker, etc. 

newyorker:

Wendell Steavenson on Tahrir Square’s military coup: http://nyr.kr/16P8fB1

"Waving flags and tooting whistles, trumpeting vuvuzelas, drumming and shouting and chanting and honking and singing—Tahrir reached such a noisy level of jubilation that people were joking, “Did Egypt win the World Cup?” Walking among them, dodging fireworks, it felt upside down: a popular protest to oust President Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who was democratically elected, in which, since Monday, the military has taken the side of the protesters."



Photograph by Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty.



Great “of the moment” impressions re Egypts coupvolution.

newyorker:

Wendell Steavenson on Tahrir Square’s military coup: http://nyr.kr/16P8fB1

"Waving flags and tooting whistles, trumpeting vuvuzelas, drumming and shouting and chanting and honking and singing—Tahrir reached such a noisy level of jubilation that people were joking, “Did Egypt win the World Cup?” Walking among them, dodging fireworks, it felt upside down: a popular protest to oust President Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who was democratically elected, in which, since Monday, the military has taken the side of the protesters."

Photograph by Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty.

Great “of the moment” impressions re Egypts coupvolution.

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Bagram Airfield Crash on April 29, 2013

This is terrifying and awesome. What a horrible event IRL and a stupendous moment that was captured on video and shared around the world.

It was good, Storyboard

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Jessica in the middle of one of her interviews with a Tumblr creator. 

I’ve always wanted to be a journalist - and after middle school daydreams and college writing courses and a brief stint as a wannabe travel writer in 2006, I realized what a tough business it was and quit. 

But my love for the craft of long-form journalism stuck, and in the last year, the rise of editorial teams within large tech platforms heralded a possible new age where original content and user-generated content could have co-existed. Twitter Stories, Facebook Stories and Tumblr Storyboard all tried to mine what their communities were doing.

Except Tumblr was different. More than just a mouthpiece that relayed how these platforms made users lives better, Storyboard had bonafide journalistic credentials: they were reporting on what people were doing creatively and were not just marketing case studies.

And Storyboard exemplified — perhaps in a vaccum of 2012 — how Tumblr thought of itself: not just as a technology platform, not just a user-generated content community, but in interviews and logo design and pitches and blog posts, as a place for creators.  Tumblr always aspired to be the intersection between tech and liberal arts, using a well-designed technological foundation to spur humanity’s creative output.  It’s that ambitious. It’s one of the reasons I loved being part of the team. More than just a platform for self-expression, Tumblr wanted to be a platform for creativity.

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People like to say that print media didn’t adapt to online demand, but that’s only part of it. The corporate folks who manage newspapers tried to comply with the whims of a thankless audience with a microscopic attention span. And newspaper staffers tried to comply with the demands of a thankless establishment that often didn’t even read their work. Everyone lost.

Why I left news – Sticky Valentines (via chartier)

Raw and honest piece about why a reporter left her newspaper career.

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