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Monthly Archives: June 2011
This beautifully executed and edited short was shot entirely on a Nokia N8 phone.
Snorri Tryggvason spent two years and 3,000 plus hours creating this marvelous new interactive map of Reykjavík Iceland. This work of art is not at all computer generated. A mobile app version will be out soon. Even if you have … Continue reading
It’s a nonfiction reader’s fanatsy: a database of 30,000 essays, articles and stories carefully curated, organized and presented; and it’s totally searchable by author, topic and publication. Byliner.com, which launched last week, offers a recommendation service that suggests new … Continue reading
The Haskell Free Library and Opera House is probably the only cultural institution that’s bisected by an international border. That’s because the US/Canadian border slices right through the library’s Kenneth Baldwin International Reading Room. You enter the imposing turn-of-the-century building … Continue reading
Between 1905 and 1915, photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii carried out a remarkable photographic survey of the Russian Empire. He used a custom camera that captured three black and white images in rapid succession and utilizing blue, green and red filters he … Continue reading
Unbound is a new way of connecting with writers. Most of the writers on the UK site will be well known, others will appear here for the first time. What’s different is that instead of waiting for them to publish their work, … Continue reading
The serenely beautiful Austrian village of Hallstatt attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. And deservedly so, with its idyllic lakeside setting at the foot of Mt. Docstein in the Salzkammergut, the traffic-free town of less than a thousand … Continue reading
Filmmaker Paul Trillo shot this endearing mini-documentary during the Cannes Film Festival this year. Béla the Cat Man is originally from Hungary, but now travels the south of France “performing” on the street.