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Dead Pixel In Google Earth – The Great Work of Helmut Smits

Posted in art, ideas by aldorf on December 10, 2011

I love his work. Helmut Smits (1974) is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Make sure to check out his website.

(Dead Pixel In Google Earth)

(Microphones)

(Photo Tip)

(Paddling Fountain)

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Citizenside – Journalism At Play

Posted in film, Media, photography, web by aldorf on August 3, 2011

Citizenside’s goal is to create the largest online community of amateur and independent reporters where everyone can share their vision of the news by uploading photos and videos for fellow reporters to see.

sell photos videos to the press and media around the world.

If you have an interesting news-related image or video, Citizenside will contact media outlets on your behalf and offers you a much higher percentage of the sales price than those offered by traditional agencies (up to 75%).

Citizenside has around 10.000 regular contributors. In 2008 it sold the first public video of french trader Jerome Kerviel–whose illicit trade cost French bank Société Générale billions of dollars. The video was syndicated to several publications for around EUR 100.000

Citizenside was created in 2006 by three young associates passionate about the news (two cousins and a friend!) whose complementary experience offers you the best representation when it comes to selling your content.

In November 2007, Agence France-Presse (AFP), the 3rd largest news agency in the world, and the IAM company became shareholders in the Citizenside agency (formerly Scooplive). Primary shareholder of the IAM company and ex-CEO of France Televisions, Xavier Gouyou-Beauchamps, then became president of Citizenside.

The Future Of Cars: Drivers Not Needed. Please, no!

Posted in ideas, innovation, your take on... by aldorf on January 10, 2011

The future of cars: drivers not needed.

I just stumbled over this headline on CNN. If you take out the human interaction with the machine, how do sell that to the world? In theory it might be an intriguing concept. But to me, that’s not sexy anymore. Feels like a video game that plays for you. Other industries are trying to get you even more involved and connected and the automobile industry takes it out of the equation? I don’t know if they are really onto something.

One Of CNN/Time’s “Best 50 Inventions of 2009”

Posted in ideas, Media, Uncategorized, web by aldorf on November 18, 2009

Vote for them and see all other inventions on time.com. The Neural Interface Technology Research and Technology Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison built a direct brain interface for Twitter. More info at: http://blog.wired.com/wired…

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