Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

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NYTimes: Still Life, Love Life: The Passion of the Camera

From The New York Times:

ART REVIEW: Still Life, Love Life: The Passion of the Camera

"The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today," which opens at MoMA on Sunday, is brainy and bookish and gives us new ways of looking at art.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

My new French phrase

Now Serving | Los Angeles Cake Revival

 
 

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via T Magazine by By ROBERT TRACHTENBERG on 7/8/10

A San Francisco native brings back some of California's best-loved desserts.

 
 

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Eurofile | Is Marseille France's Next Great Food City?

 
 

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via T Magazine by By ALEXANDER LOBRANO on 7/7/10

After years of being unfairly malfamé, Marseille is rapidly emerging as one of the best places to eat in Gaul.

 
 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

NYTimes: In a Tenement’s Meager Kitchens, a Historian Looks for Insight

From The New York Times:

BOOKS OF THE TIMES: In a Tenement's Meager Kitchens, a Historian Looks for Insight

The Old World meets the new on the plates of immigrants on the Lower East Side in Jane Ziegelman's "97 Orchard."

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Streets Are Closing Down in Greenwich Village So Barack Obama Can Dine at An...

 
 

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via The Cut by Amy Odell on 7/28/10


Tonight, Anna Wintour will have Barack Obama over for dinner at her Sullivan Street townhouse to raise money for the Democratic National Committee. Guests will reportedly include fashion liberals like Calvin Klein and Donna Karan, and other important folk with deep enough pockets to pay for a seat, each of which is rumored to cost $30,000.

If you're around the Village today, you may see the preparations taking place. The Huffington Post caught police erecting barriers around Sullivan and MacDougal Streets (MacDougal and Sullivan residents share gardens in the back). Bleecker and Thompson Streets were also littered with barricades, and residents in the area were told they'd need photo I.D.s and proof of residence to cross them to get into their homes this evening.

Just after eleven this morning, trucks full of supplies for the evening were seen parked outside of Wintour's house. From them, helpers were seen unloading big wooden boxes of white flowers and extra air-conditioning units. Of course fanciness is nothing without temperature control, but who do you think is the sweater: Anna or Barack? Or maybe furry Bo? Was he invited for foie gras bones?

Anna Wintour's House, Neighborhood Prepare For Obama (PHOTOS) [HuffPo]
MY DINNER WITH BARACK [WWD]

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Filed Under: fanciness, anna wintour, barack obama, calvin klein, designers, donna karan



 
 

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NEW YORK I LOVE YOU BUT YOU'RE BRINGING ME DOWN

favorite fan video ever




tom sachs - artist at his studio - new york city - july 19th 2010

 
 

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NYTimes: Suspected Nazi Indicted in Germany

From The New York Times:

Suspected Nazi Indicted in Germany

A former Nazi death camp guard has been charged with participating in the murder of 430,000 Jews and other crimes, German prosecutors said.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Williamsburg Bridge Bike Lane, Circa 1980's

 
 

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via Free Williamsburg.com by Brian Ries on 7/21/10

Things have improved, yes.

[h/t PINP & Neighborhood'r]

Update 4:20: @DustinFinn suggests we do a little comparison. Here's a pic of the lane now by flickr user ubin_malla (after the jump):


 
 

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[VIDEO] Daddy’s Dime: An Ode to Hipster Chicks

 
 

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via Free Williamsburg.com by Brian Ries on 7/7/10

This one's for the ladies out there: Daddy's Dime by Paul Loren and performed by The Well-Informed.

Paul says he created it "as an au courant homage to the hip ladies living in our neck of the woods."

It's catchy! Download the mp3 here.


 
 

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Massive printable "Tree of Life" graphic for free download

this is pretty cool.

 
 

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via MAKE Magazine by Sean Michael Ragan on 6/30/10

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From the Hillis/Bull lab at the University of Texas at Austin:

This tree is from an analysis of small subunit rRNA sequences sampled from about 3,000 species from throughout the Tree of Life. The species were chosen based on their availability, but we attempted to include most of the major groups, sampled very roughly in proportion to the number of known species in each group (although many groups remain over- or under-represented). The number of species represented is approximately the square-root of the number of species thought to exist on Earth (i.e., three thousand out of an estimated nine million species), or about 0.18% of the 1.7 million species that have been formally described and named.

Free for non-commercial educational purposes. They recommend printing at least 54" wide.

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Creators Project

 
 

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via MAKE Magazine by Becky Stern on 6/29/10

Last weekend in NYC, Vice and Intel launched an event/chennel about art and technology called the Creators Project. Lots of cool projects, here are a few highlights:

Hojun Song - Open Source Satelitte

James Powderly - Eyewriter

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Muti Randolph - Deep Screen

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NYTimes: Following a Script to Escape a Nightmare

From The New York Times:

Following a Script to Escape a Nightmare

Mounting evidence suggests that therapy can help reduce the frequency and intensity of nightmares.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

NYTimes: Snooki’s Time

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Snooki's Time

With her signature pouf, dark tan and glitter, the breakout star of "Jersey Shore" seems to provoke everybody's opinion.

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BBQ the other night

NYTimes: Wedding Is Talk of the Town, but Nobody’s Talking

From The New York Times:

Wedding Is Talk of the Town, but Nobody's Talking

Residents of Rhinebeck, N.Y., are thrilled Chelsea Clinton may marry here but face confidentiality agreements.

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The Cardigans - Lovefool (Live London 1996)

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Down by the river

No more cat sticker on my bike.

I gave it to the skate shop on n 11

Lady Gaga Inscribes a Toilet, Channels Duchamp

 
 

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via Vulture by Edith Zimmerman on 7/22/10


Posing in London's SHOWstudio Shop beside the non-functioning white urinal she'd inscribed with "I'm not fucking Duchamp but I love pissing with you," Lady Gaga wore a virginal white bra and a billowing crinoline skirt. The urinal, a straightforward homage to artist Marcel Duchamp's legendary ready-made sculpture Fountain, is called Armitage Shanks and is, sadly for Gaga-loving Dada enthusiasts, not for sale. (More images of it here.) See the full ensemble in the Lady Gaga Look Book.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Talking on a mobile phone, you're less likely to notice the unicycling clown

 
 

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via BPS Research Digest by Digest on 7/16/10

Countless studies have demonstrated that drivers talking on a mobile are slower to brake, less likely to stay in lane and more likely not to notice information and hazards. However, these studies have been criticised for their lack of realism. When people talk on their mobiles while driving in real life, they're usually in their own car, using their own mobile, perhaps in a familiar street environment, chatting to someone they know. By contrast, the lab studies usually involve car simulators, unfamiliar routes, phones and conversation partners.

Ira Hyman and colleagues at Western Washington University think a key reason for the adverse cognitive effects of talking on a mobile phone has to do with 'inattentional blindness' - the failure to notice new information in the environment. To circumvent the limitations of the car studies, they've performed a stripped-down, naturalistic study of people walking diagonally 375 feet across their university's Red Square. They noted whether people walking this popular route were talking on a mobile, listening to an iPod, talking with another person who was present, or just walking on their own without any distractions. When these individuals reached the other side of the square, the researchers asked them if they'd noticed the unicycling clown positioned strategically just to the side of the diagonal path. Their report dryly notes the rationale:
'Unicyclists are very rare on campus pathways and none of the authors have ever observed a unicycling clown on campus. Since the clown was unicycling near the walking path, this was clearly relevant to the task of safely navigating across Red Square (besides, you never know when a clown may throw a cream pie in your face).'
The take-home message was that of the 151 people who were monitored, the 24 who'd been chatting on a mobile were significantly less likely than the others to have noticed the unicycling clown - 25 per cent of phone users noticed him, compared with 51 per cent of people walking on their own, 61 per cent of music listeners and 71 per cent of people walking in pairs. The result provides further evidence that talking on a mobile phone induces inattentional blindness in a way that listening to music or talking to a person who is present does not (in fact, the company of another person who is present increased vigilance, an effect also found in driving simulator studies).

In an earlier part of this study, Hyman and her colleagues found that people crossing the Red Square while chatting on a phone tended to walk more slowly, to weave and to change directions more than other walkers, perhaps because of the effects of increased inattentional blindness.

Although talking on mobile phones while driving has been banned in many countries, many people continue to believe that they are unaffected by using their phone. This could be because by definition we're not aware of what we've missed. '...[I]ndividuals in our study who did not report seeing the unicycling clown were generally surprised that they missed him,' the researchers said. 'Unfortunately, when driving a car while talking on a cell phone, people may be unaware of what they are missing until it is too late.'
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ResearchBlogging.orgHyman, I., Boss, S., Wise, B., McKenzie, K., & Caggiano, J. (2009). Did you see the unicycling clown? Inattentional blindness while walking and talking on a cell phone. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24 (5), 597-607 DOI: 10.1002/acp.1638

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