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Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait

Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait
An American Self-Portrait by Photographer/artist Chris Jordan Plastic Bottles, 2007 60x120" Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes. Partial zoom: Detail at actual size: Paper Bags, 2007 60x80" Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour. Cell Phones, 2007 60x100" Depicts 426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the US every day. Office Paper, 2007 60x87" Depicts 30,000 reams of office paper, or 15 million sheets, equal to the amount of office paper used in the US every five minutes. Cans Seurat, 2007 60x92" Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds. Denali Denial, 2006 60x75" Depicts 24,000 logos from the GMC Yukon Denali, equal to six weeks of sales of that model SUV in 2004. Detail at actual size: (This is the far left corner of the lake) Ben Franklin, 2007 8.5 feet wide by 10.5 feet tall in three horizontal panels

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The Men Who Stole the World -TimeFrames- Printout Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 By Lev Grossman A decade ago, four young men changed the way the world works. They did this not with laws or guns or money but with software: they had radical, disruptive ideas, which they turned into code, which they released on the Internet for free. These four men, not one of whom finished college, laid the foundations for much of the digital-media environment we currently inhabit. Then, for all intents and purposes, they vanished. In 1999 a Northeastern University freshman named Shawn Fanning wrote Napster, thereby pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing and a new paradigm for consuming media without the intermediary of a big studio or retailer. That same year, a Norwegian teenager named Jon Lech Johansen, working with two other programmers whose identities are still unknown, wrote a program that could decrypt commercial DVDs, and he became internationally infamous as "DVD Jon." In the first half of the 2000s, TIME interviewed each of these programmers.

stereomood – emotional internet radio - music for my mood and activities Flash Professional CS5 * Easing tween animations A motion tween is an animation that is created by specifying different values for an object property in different frames. Flash Pro calculates the values for that property in between those two frames. The term tween comes from the words “in between”. For example, you can place a symbol left of the Stage in frame 1, and move it to the right of the Stage in frame 20. tween span is a group of frames in the Timeline in which an object has one or more properties changed over time. target object of the tween span. property keyframe is a frame within a tween span where you explicitly define one or more property values for the tween target object. In the preceding example of tweening a movie clip from frame 1 to frame 20, frames 1 and 20 are property keyframes. Note: Beginning in Flash Professional CS4, the concepts of a “keyframe” and a “property keyframe” have changed. If a tweened object changes its location on the Stage during the tween, the tween span has a motion path associated with it.