☛ Linotype: The Film by Doug Wilson, 2012, documentary, 77 mins. Director of Photography and Editor: Brandon Goodwin. Audio & Sound Design: Jess Heugel. Purchase or rent a digital copy online: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video. Linotype: The Film is a very interesting, very well crafted documentary about a machine whose exact role in the history […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on October 31, 2012 ― Published in Art, Communication, Movies, Technology | Tagged: craft, documentary, Doug Wilson, innovation, linotype, media, printing, typeface, typesetting, typewriter
☛ “Self-portrait with hydroglider” by Jacques Henri Lartigue, Paris, 1904. This photo illustrates the cover of the book Jacques-Henri Lartigue. Boy With A Camera by John Cech, New York: Four Winds Press, 1994. Cech adds the following details about the way this self-portrait was made: Lartigue placed the camera on a floating board in the […]
I’m not saying that the “how” is more important than the “what”. Nor I’m saying it’s as important as the “what”. I’m saying that one ought to pay attention to the “how” as well as to the “what” while studying a phenomenon or an event to see how they are related, how they influenced each other. Especially when the event –in this case the Egyptian protests– is still unfolding. That should make for a more balanced discussion.
• By Philippe Theophanidis on February 4, 2011 ― Published in Communication, Technology | Tagged: Egypt, Facebook, innovation, Internet, Iran, Malcolm Gladwell, media, protest, révolution, Tunisia, Twitter
☛ Washington Post: “A gadget’s life: From gee-whiz to junk”, graphic by Alicia Parlapiano / The Washington Post, January 10, 2011 (©). Flash is required. About the general idea behind this project: Web-connected and 3-D TVs are the buzz at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but it hasn’t even been that long since TV went […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on January 20, 2011 ― Published in Communication, Technology | Tagged: cellphone, data visualization, diffusion, gadget, history, innovation, lifetime, obsolescence, Rogers, statistics