Culture

  • Megaphoto: Norway’s Geirangerfjorden

    Direct from Norway’s tourism board, check out this mega 360 degree photo taken hovering in the air above Geirangerfjorden. Click through to check out interactive features, including maps and other views. Created by Making View. Knivsflå – Syv Søstre – Geirangerfjorden.

  • The Descriptive Camera Uses Human Intelligence Tasks to “Develop” Photos

    The Descriptive Camera Uses Human Intelligence Tasks to “Develop” Photos

    Does a higher HIT bit get you better camera “resolution”? The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs a text description of the scene. Modern digital cameras capture gobs of parsable metadata…

  • gokey: keeping your keys safe on the go

    An interesting concept, but I’m not totally convinced. I already run with my large-ish Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS watch on one wrist, and try to keep the stuff I run with to a minimum. If you must run with a metal key on you, this could be a workable solution – however, how about just…

  • Jill Discussing Brownies on Thats What She Said

    According to my sister Jill: Dream Treat: Jill — Thats What She Said – Beta.

  • Innovative Transparent Bubble Tents – My Modern Metropolis

    Innovative Transparent Bubble Tents – My Modern Metropolis

    I’d love to stay in one of these for a bit.. French designer Pierre-Stéphane Dumas has put a new spin on camping outdoors with his series of tent-like chambers shaped like igloos, under the name Bubbletree. Each bubble suite is fit to be fully furnished with enough space for a bed and resting chairs. They…

  • How About A Rent-By-Day Office to Accompany your AirBnB apt? Loosecubes.

    How About A Rent-By-Day Office to Accompany your AirBnB apt? Loosecubes.

    Good friend Kelly just shared this new site with me. Loosecubes is like the AirBnB for officespace. Companies can post their free desk and office space on the site, and workers of all types – freelancers, travelers, etc can find temporary working space at those open desks. Loosecubes’ blurb: What is Loosecubes? Loosecubes is a…

  • BBC Gives Language Lessons, Online, For Free!

    BBC Gives Language Lessons, Online, For Free!

    Little did I know – the BBC gives out free language lessons on their website. All sorts of modules are available, including complete courses in French, Spanish, Greek, Chinese, German, Italian, and Portuguese. This is quite an online resource – both for casual reference, as well as for a complete start to end course. BBC…

  • Composer Creates Artificial Engine Sounds For New Audi Hybrid @PSFK

    Interesting concept from Audi – custom vehicle noises for otherwise silent electric cars. audi e-sound for e-tron electric vehicles from designboom on Vimeo. Composer Creates Artificial Engine Sounds For New Audi Hybrid [Video] @PSFK.

  • Marble Machine Chronicle

    Marble machines, endless entertianment. A great chronicle of one artists work…

  • Muji’s Ambient Background Music

    Muji’s Ambient Background Music

    Every time I shop in the Muji down the street from my office, I notice their soothing, hip, and perfectly fitting background music. Sometimes it’s ambient dreamscapes, sometimes pop, sometimes acoustic, but always nice. Today Boing Boing posts a piece about Muji’s BGM ambient background music. Soothing… Makes me remember back to the Buddha Machine,…

  • Find Out What’s New with Startup Videos

    Love having complicated new products explained to you with nifty animations and videos? Startup Videos is here for you. This gallery site collects some of the best explainer and product intro videos out there. A few of the more interesting ones I found: Dollar Shave Club MixScan MixSCAN Explainer Video from Fueled on Vimeo. Float]…

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival in NYC

    Banff Mountain Film Festival in NYC

    Had a great time last night attending the NYC leg of the Banff Mountain Film Festival with my NOLS Crew, and friends. Notable Films: Ski Bums Never Die Directed by Eric Crosland What does it take to be a ski bum? An unending dedication to powder skiing? The ability to do anything in your ski…

  • Having Dinner with Jim Haynes in Paris

    This past February, I spent time in Paris with my brother and sister. Our first night in Paris the three of went to a very cool dinner party hosted by legend Jim Haynes. Fortunately for us, there was a NY times photographer at the party. Although no pics of us made it into the Times…

  • Explainer: Mom This is How Twitter Works

    Explainer: Mom This is How Twitter Works

    Hah, this is great. Next time your luddite mother asks your in confusion what all this “twittering” is about, just send her over to this site. Jessica Hische lays it out nice and clear. Jessica’s Conclusion: Twitter is awesome, but while it seems like a relatively simple service, it is quite nuanced. I hope this…

  • Jacob Sutton’s LED Surfer

    Quick video today from friends over at NOWNESS. Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer on Nowness.com. From Nowness: Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton swaps the studio for the slopes of Tignes in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, with a luminous after hours short starring Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes. The electrifying film sees Hughes light…

  • The Art of Flight

    The Art of Flight

    It’s been a long long time since I saw a snowboard film with this kind of production value. The Art of Flight is simply amazing, and I’ll let the trailer speak for itself. A new breed of action sports film comes to life as Red Bull Media House, in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema,…

  • Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: NY Times on “Generation Sell”

    Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: NY Times on “Generation Sell”

    Quick link for today – an interesting article by NY Times writer William Deresiwicz about my generation being the “Entrepreneurial Generation“.. From Deresiwicz’s article: The millennial affect is the affect of the salesman. Consider the other side of the equation, the Millennials’ characteristic social form. Here’s what I see around me, in the city and…

  • xkcd: Map Projections

    xkcd: Map Projections

    I usually don’t post direct XKCD comics, despite the fact that they’re all fairly brilliant. But this one really stuck a chord for me, since I love to travel. So, where do I fall on the chart? I have an inflatable 3D globe at home, and yes, I’m very clever. Aside from that, I also…

  • Photos: BACK TO THE FUTURE 2 2011 : Irina Werning

    Photos: BACK TO THE FUTURE 2 2011 : Irina Werning

    For today, a great gallery of photos put together by photographer Irina Werning. What was old is new again.. BACK TO THE FUTURE 2 2011 : Irina Werning – Photographer.

  • Jill Promotes “Party Like A Culinista” on FOX 19

    Congratulations to my sister Jill on her recent appearance on Cincinnati’s FOX 19! FOX19-Morning Xtra-PLAC from all things delicious on Vimeo. Be sure to check out Party Like A Culinista!

  • The Deleted City: My Original Website on Geocities

    The Deleted City: My Original Website on Geocities

    Geocities, home of my original Jamfan2:Web website. Back in the year 2000, I had just gotten to college at The University of Colorado at Boulder. The web was just really beginning to hit the mainstream, and everyday users were just starting to get into publishing their own webpages. One of the first major platforms for…

  • Tiny Living: My Top 5 Super Small Japanese Living Arrangements

    Tiny Living: My Top 5 Super Small Japanese Living Arrangements

    After living in NYC for about 7 years, I thought I was fairly well accustomed to living in small quarters – studio apartment, storage everywhere, continuously optimizing my use of space. But of course, the Japanese have us New Yorkers beat when it comes to efficiently using space. After a bit of digging around on the…

  • The Creators Project

    Last weekend I went with a friend to check out The Creators Project in DUMBO, Brooklyn. A few shots: