You know, I discovered the Insta360 Nano camera that shoots in 360º—panorama photos, panorama videos, livestreams in 360º… This little camera rocks! It stitches in real time. Now, it’s certainly not the picture quality of my Canon 5D DSLRs, but it’s instant, it’s crazy small and light, and this counts for a lot.
So last weekend I took it up… Continue reading
So much of what passes for innovation is little more than swapping whose bank accounts profits go into while putting others out of business. Yeah, Uber, I’m looking at you! The convenience of your app: yeah, innovative. Everything else: all that is hideous about capitalism!
Now these guys are innovative! They are seriously changing personal transportation! Their impact… Continue reading
I was completely unfamiliar with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, which pianist Denis Kozhukhin performed last tonight. Words fail me in describing this musical experience. The piece is insanely difficult, filled with explosive, muscular rhythmic dissonances that create a complex musical texture accompanied by powerful, angular, quasi-a-tonal melodic machinations that survive the fray generally under the pounding… Continue reading
Today I’m traveling. I was seated, waiting for my flight to board, when emergency services wheeled a man by on a stretcher. I’m not making this up. It really happened. So, naturally, I immediately thought he was a passenger who had been ejected from a United Airlines flight. I’m serious. This was my first thought.
I don’t see what… Continue reading
One of my favorite children’s books, The Dot and the Line, by Norton Jester is a must read. These images of dogs drawn only from one line and two dots (hat tip to fubiz) reminded me of that wonderful read.… Continue reading
I met a new friend this past Sunday, an old time friend of Steve’s I had never met before. He came to town for the Olivia Newton-John Concert. We all left together in one car, and, on the way out, I noticed his car tag. It was something like this:
Maybe there was a capitol “D” or two in… Continue reading
My sister couldn’t get the relish out of the container; so, like any good brother, I assisted…
This is a 360º video. Use your mouse or trackpad to look at everyone’s reaction when the relish finally made its appearance. (The 360 interactive experience does not work on iOS devices. I’m not sure if it works on Android devices or not.)… Continue reading
Is going to be 360º video, even live 360º video. You can already stream live 360º to YouTube and Facebook. This is either going to take off and have a huge impact on film making (point of interest is going to take on a whole new meaning) or be completely ignored by film makers.
Vimeo is now in on the… Continue reading
I read a short article about reducing the impact of the digital world over my world. This article focused on the smartphone. The author recommended:
Don’t charge it by your bed. (I have to because it controls the lights, sound, thermostats, etc.)
Kill all notifications. (Done!)
Delete Facebook, Twitter, Insta and other “attention loop” apps. (Done)
Switch to… Continue reading
I’m a bit late writing about the Olivia Newton-John concert from last Sunday, but, better late than never.
The concert was at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center at the Galleria. I was really surprised at how very nice the venue is! This is where the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra should be performing!
However, in the same vein as the Woodruff… Continue reading