Map: United States of surnames →
Mina Liu and Oliver Uberti for National Geographic examine the most common surnames across the country: What’s in a Surname? A new view of the United States based on the distribution of common last names shows centuries of history and echoes some of America’s great immigration sagas. To compile this data, geographers at University College London used phone directories to find the...
drewvigal: This installment in the lynda.com Creative Inspirations documentary series features Richard “Koci” Hernandez, a national Emmy® award-winning video and multimedia producer who is at the forefront of the next generation of journalism. A must see. Koci inspires.
A truly graphic adventure: the 25-year rise and... →
Awesome Ars article on some of my favorite childhood games.
Photographers: You’re Now Officially Free To Shoot... →
FPS Information Bulletin
Who is Elmo Tide? →
Someone has to know who this is. He’s becoming the Banksy of photography. “Frank and Fellini go to the carnival.” That’s how NPR described the style, and it seems as good a description as any. It’s a strange dark fantasy world, but I can’t quite grasp it. What is he trying to express? What drives him? Who is this person sneaking around LaLa land at all...
2011 Oscar Nominated Short Films and Animation. →
Check out clips from this year’s nominated (and hard to find) animated and live-action short films.
Worldizing: a sound design concept - by Walter... →
Manipulating sound until it seemed to be something that existed in real space. This refers to playing back existing recordings through a speaker or speakers in real-world acoustic situations, and recording that playback with microphones so that the new recording takes on the acoustic characteristics of the place it was “re-recorded.”
InMaps Visualizes Your LinkedIn Contacts with... →
60% of AOL's Profits Come from Misinformed... →
“Ken Auletta’s big New Yorker piece on AOL (subscription only) this week revealed an interesting detail about the company’s inner workings. According to Auletta, 80% of AOL’s profits come from subscribers, and 75% of those subscribers are paying for something they don’t actually need. According to Auletta: “The company still gets eighty percent of its profits from subscribers, many of whom are...
Bill Cunningham New York →
kueneman: A trailer for the documentary film by Richard Press. Looks fantastic. I consider it an honor to be able to occasionally cross paths with, share an elevator ride with, or exchange a few words with the artist and ultimate wizard of style-spotting, Bill Cunningham. He calls us the “hi-tech kids.”
FedEx versus UPS Infographic | The Infographics... →
In summary: –FedEx rules the air, while UPS rules the ground. More consumers and large carriers use FedEx for air and international shipping, but they turn to UPS when they want to deliver a package to Aunt Sally a couple of states away. –FedEx is the most reliable and, according to the last chart, offers the most value in terms of ground shipments.
Two and a half years ago, Alan Taylor started The Big Picture at the Boston...– The Big Picture creator moves on