The Laws of the Future of Publishing: 2

November 9, 2011

2. Technology will never be the obstacle.

Wow. The new Lytro camera. It allows the user to chose after-the-fact what part of the picture they want the focus fixed on.

And I was certain that image focus would always be a challenge.

But one of the laws I’ve learned is that just when you think it can’t be done, you find out that not only can it be done but it’s probably been working (at least in the labs) for most of the last decade. Technology doesn’t just advance these days. It races. (more…)

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Adobe Photoshop Day Cream

July 13, 2010

The secret of great models everywhere:


Source: Technosexual Monkeys

And it was used even before Photoshop was invented:


Source for image above and next image: Giopet’s Graphic Art blog (Italy)


A favorite of La Wanda Gastrica!

And of advertising agencies everywhere.

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There’s Excitement in the Air!

May 31, 2007

Is there a full moon? For some reason tonight’s news is packed with fascinating technology developments.

I subscribe to the TED website, which very generously allows mere mortals who can’t find the time (or afford the price of admission) to experience much of what takes place at this extraordinary conference.

Tonight an email from the site directed me to a presentation by Blaise Aguera y Arcas, an extraordinary scientist, younger than he has any right to be, demonstrating groundbreaking software at the TED conference last March. It’s sort of about photography, yet is an astounding example of where that leads to brave new worlds.

And also, dare I say more, the report on the new Microsoft “Surface” computer is truly compelling. It’s not just a flash-in-the-pan, but a device chock-full of new ideas.

Then the TED website led me to fascinating earlier research co-authored by Blaise Aguera y Arcas which methodically reexamines (and challenges) Gutenberg’s exact methodology in the invention of printing.

Such an embarrassment of riches in a single night!

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