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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Awesome Cinematography Thursday Nov 25, 2010

This week’s clip is actually not filmed at all, but is rather a photorealistic computer animation from Alex Roman. The score reminds me of Gattaca (which makes sense, since Roman claims the score was based in part on the music … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! Nov 25, 2010

I won’t be posting much over the holiday weekend.  The awesome photo belongs to Yvonne Cox—it is, alas, copyrighted, so I’ll remove it if she asks.  But you should still check out her awesome photostream on Flickr.

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"What game has made more money than James Cameron’s Titanic? . . . Activision just announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops has just grossed $650 Million in it’s first week of sales." Nov 24, 2010

—Christian Davis, Xbox 360 Digest I’d love to hear what Mark Deuze has to say about this—probably just that he’s not at all surprised.

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Yesterday's Links Nov 24, 2010

The IPcalypse is only 100 days away // The world will run out of IPv4 addresses in just over three months (see above).  You can even follow the insanity in real time on Twitter. [H/T Owen Williams] The Ultimate Black … Continue reading

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"Any sufficiently advanced financial instrument is indistinguishable from fraud." Nov 23, 2010

—user xthlc on metafilter [H/T Matt Haughey]

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Jenkins, Spreadability, and MSNBC.com Nov 23, 2010

My friend Nikki Usher has just posted an interview with the inestimable Henry Jenkins to Nieman Lab about his new concept of “spreadability” (actually, he’s a co-author, along with Sam Ford and Joshua Green, on the book that introduces this notion, first floated … Continue reading

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New Book on Changes in Journalism Nov 23, 2010

My friend Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is releasing a book today, co-edited with David Levy, on the “the changing business of journalism and its implications for democracy,” which also happens to be the straightforward title of the volume.  It contains pieces … Continue reading

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Yesterday's Links Nov 23, 2010

What a Hundred Million Calls to 311 Reveal About New York // Wired looks at the various trends identifiable in the mass of calls to NYC311, New York City’s hotline for giving out information and fielding complaints related to anything … Continue reading

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Brian Reed is Above the Fray Nov 22, 2010

Brian Reed is the first recipient of The John Alexander Project‘s “Above the Fray” fellowship, which sends promising young reporters to underreported regions of the globe to produce stories for NPR and the Web.  He’s just landed in Kiribati (and … Continue reading

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The Linkless Morning Nov 22, 2010

I didn’t end up spending much time online Sunday, so no links.  But here’s something to keep you entertained—a “no-budget” short film by Ionut Negrila and Mihai Calota:

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