Google Street view, Google Wave, Google Earth, Gmail, GTalk, Chrome, so many buzz around the latest Google offerings, found this very cool video that gives us a very good rundown on what Google has been working on through the years. Aptly titled “Google Story”. The animation is superb and the concept is great. Its a virtual story book.
Abstract Sunday mirrors Christoph Niemann's illustrations for The Times Magazine and is an archive of Abstract City, his Opinion column, which ran from 2008 through early 2011. Niemann's work has appeared on the covers of The New Yorker, Newsweek, Wired and American Illustration and has won numerous awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Directors Club and American Illustration. He is the author of many books, among them “The Pet Dragon” , which teaches Chinese characters to young readers, “I LEGO N.Y.” and, most recently, “SUBWAY.”
It’s a special time that comes around every ten years in which we take a moment to reflect back on the past decade and make our “favorite” and “best-of” lists. It was a good decade for documentary films, here’s my own idiosyncratic list of thirty five notable documentaries released between 2000 and 2009 (in chronological order). The Gleaners and I (Agnès Varda, 2000, French title: Les glaneurs et la glaneuse ) Dogtown and Z-Boys (Stacy Peralta, 2001) In the Mirror of Maya Deren (Martina Kudlácek, 2002) A Kalahari Family (John Marshall, 2002) Spellbound (Jeffrey Blitz, 2002) The Kid Stays in the Picture (Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen, 2002) Winged Migration (Jacques Perrin, 2002, French title: Le peuple migrateur ) The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S.