Finding Vivian Maier - a documentary

Watch the trailer above for the upcoming documentary about the fascinating story of Vivian Maier and her secret obsession with photographing and documenting the world around her. The almost unbelievable story unfolds as an enormous amount of negatives and undeveloped rolls of film were bought by chance at an auction. The results, over 100,000 images document decades of urban life and her own sense of identity. Can’t wait to watch this. 

Learn more about the film at the official Vivian Maier website here.

Jenny Odell’s industrial extractions

I’ve been a fan of Jenny Odell’s since seeing her intricately assembled digital collages, be they silos, battleships, or pools, culled from Google earth images. Now, with Satellite Landscapes, her new collection (now on display in San Francisco), Jenny again takes large-scale Google earth images but instead of rearranging their man-made elements she has extracted the industrial systems and infrastructures, stripping away any natural pieces and forms. The results remind me of Sim City structures waiting to be dropped into a terrain, intricate and slightly unreal. The compositions are beautiful in their own right as well, creating intriguing forms and shapes from giant, often harmful elements on our landscape. 

See more images and learn about the exhibition here.

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Crowdsourcing the Search for Malaysia Flight 370
In this ever-connected world, having a million eyes scanning the oceans 24 hours a day may speed up the discovery process. 
Crowdsourcing the Search for Malaysia Flight 370 - ABC News
As the mystery of what happened to the 239 people on board Malaysia flight 370 deepens, a Colorado satellite imaging company is launching an effort to crowdsource the search, asking the public for help analyzing high-resolution images for any sign of the missing airliner. Longmont, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe trained cameras from its five orbiting satellites Saturday on the Gulf of Thailand region where Malaysia flight 370 was last heard from, said Luke Barrington, senior manager of Geospatial Big Data for DigitalGlobe. The images being gathered will be made available for free to the public on a website called Tomnod. Anyone can click on the link and begin searching the images, tagging anything that looks suspicious. Each pixel on a computer screen represents half a meter on the ocean’s surface, Barrington told ABC News.
Missing Airplane: Malaysia Airlines - Tomnod
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Crowdsourcing the Search for Malaysia Flight 370

In this ever-connected world, having a million eyes scanning the oceans 24 hours a day may speed up the discovery process. 

Crowdsourcing the Search for Malaysia Flight 370 - ABC News

As the mystery of what happened to the 239 people on board Malaysia flight 370 deepens, a Colorado satellite imaging company is launching an effort to crowdsource the search, asking the public for help analyzing high-resolution images for any sign of the missing airliner. Longmont, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe trained cameras from its five orbiting satellites Saturday on the Gulf of Thailand region where Malaysia flight 370 was last heard from, said Luke Barrington, senior manager of Geospatial Big Data for DigitalGlobe. The images being gathered will be made available for free to the public on a website called Tomnod. Anyone can click on the link and begin searching the images, tagging anything that looks suspicious. Each pixel on a computer screen represents half a meter on the ocean’s surface, Barrington told ABC News.

Missing Airplane: Malaysia Airlines - Tomnod

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The Grand Budapest Hotel was another meticulously beautiful trip down another Wes Anderson rabbit hole. Thoroughly enjoyed it. His cinematic world expands with each movie, getting more and more curated, fabricated and designed, down to every little detail. I especially loved the frequent occurrence of the beautiful Mendl’s Patisserie boxes that show up in almost every major scene, almost acting as a silent character weaving it’s way into the story. 

The Grand Budapest Hotel is probably the darkest of his films so far with murders and references to fascism and killing squads, all of which is countered with an ever increasing amount of surreality, romance and fantasy. Awash in pinks, muted blues and lots of wintry greys, it might be his most dreamlike film to date as well. 

Check out the official movie website here for more images and showtimes.

I’ve been seriously addicted to playing this “Mini Metro” web-based game created by Diplo Polo Club. It’s kind of like a hybrid of Sim City and Caterpillar, as your city expands you have to adjust existing subway lines and create more, all within structural limitations. The design of the game is simple and clean, reminiscent of Washington DC’s Metro map. It’s in beta form right now, with the possibility of expanding to an app soon, meaning I could build subways while I ride the subway. whoa. 
Play Mini Metro here.

I’ve been seriously addicted to playing this “Mini Metro” web-based game created by Diplo Polo Club. It’s kind of like a hybrid of Sim City and Caterpillar, as your city expands you have to adjust existing subway lines and create more, all within structural limitations. The design of the game is simple and clean, reminiscent of Washington DC’s Metro map. It’s in beta form right now, with the possibility of expanding to an app soon, meaning I could build subways while I ride the subway. whoa. 

Play Mini Metro here.