“Soderbergh told me recently that a lot of the show’s simplicity is driven by time and budget constraints. They’re working on a tight schedule and have to shoot a lot of script pages every day, so they don’t have the luxury of shooting things five different ways and deciding later which one they like the best. The use of compact, high-definition, light-sensitive digital cameras allows Soderbergh to shoot with one or two visible light sources, often of fairly low wattage, and achieve naturalistic lighting effects that Stanley Kubrick spent a fortune on when shooting the visually similar Barry Lyndon (the first movie with interiors shot entirely by candlelight) on 35mm film 40 years ago. I’m almost reluctant to convey all that information here, though, because it might make it sound as if what Soderbergh is doing is easy. It’s really not. That fusebox scene I mentioned earlier is so complex, in terms of choreography, that a lot of period shows and films would set aside a day to block it, rehearse it, and shoot it. Soderbergh did it in two hours, from start to finish. You can’t work that fast and get such great results unless you’re absorbed in your craft so fully that it has become instinctive, in the way that a painter’s brushstrokes are instinctive, or a great basketball player’s moves are instinctive. At some point, intelligence becomes physical. The eyes and hands are just taking dictation from the subconscious. That, I suspect, is the level at which Soderbergh is operating now, 25 years after the premiere of his first feature, sex, lies, and videotape.”

Soderbergh Is Doing Next-Level Work on The Knick — Vulture (via jaybushman)

The Knick is one of the beautiful pieces of cinema in years.

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Friend and colleague @n8fr8 name dropped #StoryMaker in an interview yesterday. :)

Clouds are so cool.

“Ibrahima Sarr, a Senegalese coder, led the translation of Firefox into Fulah, which is spoken by 20m people from Senegal to Nigeria. “Crash” became hookii (a cow falling over but not dying); “timeout” became a honaama (your fish has got away). “Aspect ratio” became jeendondiral, a rebuke from elders when a fishing net is wrongly woven. In Malawi’s Chichewa language, which has 10m speakers, “cached pages” became mfutso wa tsamba, or bits of leftover food. The windowless houses of the 440,000 speakers of Zapotec, a family of indigenous languages in Mexico, meant that computer “windows” became “eyes”.”

Localizing an operating system for a language with no high-tech vocabulary - Boing Boing (via slantback)

your cow fell over but isn’t dying.

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Localization is such a fascinating problem.

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loladelphia:

Crispy and deliciously burnt crust combined with amazing tomato sauce. Tony’s Place in Mayfair is absolutely incredible. I could see myself going here at least once a month.

Tony’s has a significant role in my family history. Glad to see you’ve made it to Mayfair. loladelphia:

Crispy and deliciously burnt crust combined with amazing tomato sauce. Tony’s Place in Mayfair is absolutely incredible. I could see myself going here at least once a month.

Tony’s has a significant role in my family history. Glad to see you’ve made it to Mayfair.

loladelphia:

Crispy and deliciously burnt crust combined with amazing tomato sauce. Tony’s Place in Mayfair is absolutely incredible. I could see myself going here at least once a month.

Tony’s has a significant role in my family history. Glad to see you’ve made it to Mayfair.

“[Computer science] is not really about computers — and it’s not about computers in the same sense that physics is not really about particle accelerators, and biology is not about microscopes and Petri dishes…and geometry isn’t really about using surveying instruments. Now the reason that we think computer science is about computers is pretty much the same reason that the Egyptians thought geometry was about surveying instruments: when some field is just getting started and you don’t really understand it very well, it’s very easy to confuse the essence of what you’re doing with the tools that you use.”

Hal Abelson

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Take note.

fastcodesign:

Tilt Brush Is Like Microsoft Paint For The Year 2020
Inside a virtual reality headset, digital sketches become awesome sculptures.
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This looks like so much fun. fastcodesign:

Tilt Brush Is Like Microsoft Paint For The Year 2020
Inside a virtual reality headset, digital sketches become awesome sculptures.
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This looks like so much fun.

fastcodesign:

Tilt Brush Is Like Microsoft Paint For The Year 2020

Inside a virtual reality headset, digital sketches become awesome sculptures.

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This looks like so much fun.

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socialjusticekoolaid:

I don’t care what someone else tries to tell you, your retweeting and reblogging matters. You’ve made a difference in Ferguson, in New York, in LA, and around the world by keeping these stories boosted and present. Don’t stop, ever. #staywoke #farfromover


146k is pretty amazing.

socialjusticekoolaid:

I don’t care what someone else tries to tell you, your retweeting and reblogging matters. You’ve made a difference in Ferguson, in New York, in LA, and around the world by keeping these stories boosted and present. Don’t stop, ever. #staywoke #farfromover

146k is pretty amazing.

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Hello SF, I’m here for a week. Let’s meet up. (at San Francisco CA)

fastcompany:

Parents say it’s a form of digital kidnapping. Instagram isn’t sure what to say.

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This is a great article about a very tricky problem.

climateadaptation:

Mesmerizing planes avoid thunderstorm-strikes at the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta-Hartsfield. The planes fly around the storm clouds to land safely. Must see.

mapsontheweb:

The anonymous internet: daily Tor users per 100,000 internet users

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“I would never say that Consoles are bad, or “over” to coin a phrase; I’ve just given the counterexample in this very post. But they’re… and I have to laugh at this. In my family they’re something dad does, like befriend waiters or swear in the garage.”
— Tycho