lonelysandwich

lonelysandwich:

Ergo dronies

If Kottke says it’s a thing, it must be a thing. As consumer camera drones become more common, this kind of shot (or the one that inspired it by Amit Gupta) will become more familiar. Or this one I made with ominous shadow and a bit of vignette for enhanced drama.

There’s a reason that you’re going to see a lot of these from drone flyers like me, and it’s this: once you get past the novelty of taking a camera high up in the air, getting a bird’s eye view of stuff is actually a little boring.

What birds see is actually a little boring. Humans are interesting. Getting close to stuff is interesting. I bet if we could strap tiny cameras to bird heads, most of what we’d want to look at would happen when they fly close to people. If we could, we’d put cameras on bird heads to take pictures of ourselves.

But try flying your drone close to people. They get freaked out (trust me). Ergo dronies. You want to shoot people, you have to shoot the people you have access to. You end up shooting yourself. It’s not vain, it’s pragmatic.

The next part of the story is the fun part: discovering new things to do with it. New ways to shoot, new shots to get, new moves and new angles. What this feels like to me is that photography was just introduced and enthusiasts are figuring out what a wide shot is and how it feels different from a closeup. Or like the Steadicam was just invented and people are figuring out that running it down a narrow hallway looks really fucking cool.

This doesn’t happen very often, that we find new ways to see ourselves.

Awhile back Khole was in the media because of the NYMAG article that referenced normcore from their report titled Youth Mode: A Report on Freedom.

I was reminded about it again this morning on twitter 

It reminds me a lot of Joi Ito’s belief of NEOTENY

Both of which are in line with how I view the world and how I try to Live so I thought I would share select screenshots here.

You can read the full report here.

kenyatta
camh:


Welcome to the future.
Turn your hand over, dummy, you have an email.
Why are you looking at your watch while you’re holding your goddamn phone you dipshit. Look at your phone. Not the watch. The phone.
Fine. Be that way. Touch the watch with your only hand without technology. Consider buying another phone for your non-phone hand. Perhaps it’s lonely without a phone to hold.
You recorded this with your Google Glass, didn’t you?
Why am I even asking, of course you did.


lolz

camh:

Welcome to the future.

Turn your hand over, dummy, you have an email.

Why are you looking at your watch while you’re holding your goddamn phone you dipshit. Look at your phone. Not the watch. The phone.

Fine. Be that way. Touch the watch with your only hand without technology. Consider buying another phone for your non-phone hand. Perhaps it’s lonely without a phone to hold.

You recorded this with your Google Glass, didn’t you?

Why am I even asking, of course you did.

lolz

ringtales
Because rhythm has direct access to the unconscious, because it can hypnotize us, enter our bodies and make us move, it is power. And power is political. That is why rhythm is always revolutionary ground. It is always the place where the organic rises to abolish the mechanical and where energy announces the abolition of tradition. New rhythms are new perceptions.
Robert Hass, as quoted by Richard Jackson in A Brief Poetics (via ringtales)
I recently announced Super.cc to the public.
And I thought it would be neat to review the social engagement from my personal friends, followers and secret admirers.
I don’t know how many of these connections actually created a Super account but the following are the raw engagement numbers
Twitter(5950): 24 Retweets 35 stars 11 replies
Tumblr(4747) [205 clicks via twitter]: 9 reblogs 19 likes
Facebook(1675): 80 likes + 13 comments + 2 shares
Instagram(1410): 84 likes + 8 comments
Snapchat(169/10 views): 1 response
Path(121/29 saw):  6 hearts 2 smiles 2 comments 1 sticker
Medium(117 clicks via twitter / 139 Views ): 2 recommendations
Secret(?): 34 hearts + 13 comments

I recently announced Super.cc to the public.

And I thought it would be neat to review the social engagement from my personal friends, followers and secret admirers.

I don’t know how many of these connections actually created a Super account but the following are the raw engagement numbers

  • Twitter(5950): 24 Retweets 35 stars 11 replies
  • Tumblr(4747) [205 clicks via twitter]: 9 reblogs 19 likes
  • Facebook(1675): 80 likes + 13 comments + 2 shares
  • Instagram(1410): 84 likes + 8 comments
  • Snapchat(169/10 views): 1 response
  • Path(121/29 saw):  6 hearts 2 smiles 2 comments 1 sticker
  • Medium(117 clicks via twitter / 139 Views ): 2 recommendations
  • Secret(?): 34 hearts + 13 comments

The Burning Man Shit Show

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