Take a lot of selfies? Then you may be MENTALLY ILL One psychologist from The Priory, London, said that talking lots of selfies is not an addiction, but a symptom of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)While he doesn't think a rise in the number of people taking lots of selfies will lead to more people with BDD, a doctor in Thailand doesOne Boston-based psychologist thinks talking lots of selfies is an indicator that someone has a lack of confidence By Sarah Graham for MailOnline Published: 15:05 GMT, 10 April 2014 | Updated: 08:23 GMT, 28 October 2014 Celebrities take them to show off their lavish lifestyles and normal people use them to document their movements on social media sites. But experts have linked selfies with mental illness and have suggested that people regularly searching for the perfect angle from which to portray themselves could in some cases be ill.
Visual Text Analysis with ImageMagick – Zach Whalen In my classes, I’ve been talking about and showing off the kinds of visual analysis one can accomplish by extracting frames from video and comparing them in a montage format. This approach has been pioneered by Lev Manovich, Jeremy Douglass and others under the heading of Software Studies, and Manovich’s website discusses this technique and provides some tools for these and other cultural analytics. ImagePlot (a macro for ImageJ) is one such tool that many have had success with. I haven’t used it much myself, though, because I found other tools a little bit more convenient for what I’ve been doing. For example, I used ffmpeg (now called avconv) and ImageMagick to produce this visualization of episodes 1 – 11 of the TV show, “Sleepy Hollow:”
Decoding Streets: Secret Symbols of the Urban Underground Decoding Streets: Secret Symbols of the Urban Underground Article by Urbanist, filed under Urban Exploration in the Travel category. Somewhere between city signs and street graffiti lies a surprisingly rich and colorful language of secret messages, all hidden in plain sight on roads and sidewalks. This spray-painted slang we walk over and drive along every day is employed by infrastructure engineers, utility companies and other city workers. Laurence Cawley of BBC News recently explored this strange world of colorful spray-painted dots, arrows, text and more, all of which denote what lies below the surface of the city. These markings may seem rushed and crude to the casual observer, but they are essential to the protection underground power lines, pipes and a maze of other potential subterranean hazards, as well as to the safety of those who work around them.
This app turns your produce barcode into an extended label If you go to the farmers market or direct to the grower, it's pretty easy to know where your fresh produce comes from. But if you're shopping for apples or pears or lettuce at your grocery store, most of the time the only information you have to go on is the little barcode on each item of produce, or at most the name of the farm and its location on the signage. However, many of us want to know more about where our food comes from, especially the produce, and now a new app can make that a whole lot simpler. The greenScans app can turn that produce barcode into an extended label, complete with info about the farm that grew it (and their growing practices), the nutritional content of each item, and even recipes (so you can go ahead and throw that jicama in your basket with confidence). "Come join us on our journey, where the simplicity of the past is preserved by the technologies of the future. Get greenScans here and start learning the story of your fresh produce.
Download 6600 Free Films from The Prelinger Archives and Use Them However You Like Features, commercials, art pieces, stock footage, home movies, propaganda: the history of cinema so far has produced countless individual forms, all of which also count as documentaries. Watch any kind of film made sufficiently long ago and you look through a window onto the attitudes, aesthetics, and accoutrements of another time. And if it’s one made long enough ago or of obscure enough ownership to fall into the public domain, you can incorporate that piece of history into your own modern, era-spanning work in any way you like. Now, Prelinger Archives has made that easier than ever by making more than 6600 films free on the Internet Archive to download and use.
Jornada con jóvenes : ins@fe : safer internet day Spain’s Safer Internet Centre (SIC) is coordinated by PROTEGELES, in partnership with the Information Security Centre of Catalonia, CESICAT. The main goal of this partnership is to ensure a wider coverage for the national SIC and a strong presence in Spain’s two most important cities: Madrid and Barcelona. Find out more:
Marketing To, Through, and With Influencers - OpenView Blog Getting Started with Influencer Marketing Influencer marketing is all about marketing to a select group of targets so you can essentially market with and through them. Think of influencer marketing as identifying and encouraging brand champions to spread the word about your company or product. Once you know who you are targeting, you can think about marketing to, through, and with your influencers. A while back I shared TippingPoint Labs’ approach to influencer marketing.