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The UK Gov’t Inquiry Into The Iraq War Is Now An Edinburgh Fringe Event

19 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“From 8 August, a host of comedians, authors and politicians, including Stewart Lee, Omid Djalili and Ian Rankin, are to stage a [non-stop] complete reading of Sir John Chilcot’s 6,000-page report on the Iraq war, invasion and occupation.”

How Great Visual Artists Have Staged Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’

19 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

From Marc Chagall through David Hockney, Maurice Sendak, and William Kentridge to Jun Kaneko.

Al Jazeera Is Coming Back To America

19 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Al Jazeera English is in talks with cable carriers that carried the now defunct Al Jazeera America to make its live video stream available [digitally] in the U.S. starting in September … The move comes almost three months after it shut down its U.S. cable television network, Al Jazeera America.”

At the Crossroads

20 hours agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

So it's like this. Older. Body requires attention. Not Just Going, but Going with Care. I face and fully accept the interruptions required from what I want, to address what I need. I said this to myself this morning. Woke...

How to Come Up With a Personal Photography Project Idea

I feel one of the best ways to stay inspired and motivated with your photography is to focus on a project. To take lots of random photos of anything and everything often leads to a body of work that is cluttered, un-focused, and uninteresting. In this article I will share some of my personal thoughts [...]Show More Summary

How to create shafts of light in-camera in your photos and video

Adding shafts of light to your photos in post is pretty common, but doing it in camera is even easier. All it takes is a little know how and maybe a smoke machine. In this video from The Slanted Lens, Jay P. Morgan walks us through the whole process. He talks about the advantages of [...]Show More Summary

Rescue helicopter crashes wedding couple shoot in Iceland

Everybody wants their wedding photographs to be interesting and special. This is probably why this couple chose to hire photographer CM Leung and shoot theirs in Iceland. It’s a beautiful country, which is why it has become such a popular wedding destination. But, the shoot turned out to be a little more different than the couple had planned for. During the shoot, a [...]Show More Summary

Best of the visualisation web… May 2016

At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come across during the previous month. Here’s the latest collection from May 2016 The post Best of the visualisation web… May 2016 appeared first on Visualising Data.

Free download: 100 Web Design Icons from

A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say. When it comes to icons, we’d definitely agree; and it follows that this colorful freebie from is worth 100,000 words because it features 100, on-trend icons, free for use in both personal and commercial projects. Pumped full of Material Design charm, these vector […]

Amazing Vintage Photos Documented Everyday Life of England in the late 1930s

These amazing photos were taken by an American during his vacation in England in 1938. They show everyday life in towns, villages, cities in England, from rural to urban areas... A sign for Hovis and The Golden Brown, Puttenham Abinger...Show More Summary

Utah Lake’s Poop-Driven Algal Bloom Is a Crappy Situation

20 hours agoArts / Photography : Wired: Photo

It's big. It's green. It's algae caused by... well, take a guess. The post Utah Lake's Poop-Driven Algal Bloom Is a Crappy Situation appeared first on WIRED.

A Hobbit’s Guide to Launching Your Book

20 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

A great book launch relies on word of mouth marketing. Today, I want to share advice I tend to give authors for setting the foundations for word of mouth marketing. This work tends to begin well ahead of the actual launch of the book, oftentimes a full year or more before publication date. I’ll explain […]

Web Development Reading List #146: Peermaps, Passive Event Listener Note, And A Shift Of Focus

So, what do we have this week? Well, it’s quite a lot actually. For example, there’s now a deal that might make Opera’s browser a Chinese business, leaving all privacy and security efforts that have recently been made in the browserShow More Summary

Ride on the VR time series roller coaster

Speaking of virtual reality visualization, this Nasdaq roller coaster by Roger Kenny and Ana Asnes Becker for the Wall Street Journal is quite the ride. The underlying data is just… Tags: time series, VR, Wall Street Journal

Virtual reality map to show Google Trends

More of an experiment, this VR map, by the Google Trends Lab in collaboration with Pitch Interactive, shows what people asked about Brexit leading up to the vote. It’s basic… Tags: Brexit, Google, VR

Faces of Foxes: Every Fox Has Different Personality

When, during the sixties, Jane Goodall gave wild chimpanzees a name instead of a number, she put the science world upside down. Anonymous animals were no longer nothing but a number. With something apparently as simple as a name, she validated their individuality and uniqueness. “When you face a fox, you face personality.” Many years [...]Show More Summary

Let Music Bring You Together

23 hours agoArts : Yanko Design

Let Music Bring You Together Sure, these days you can listen to any music anywhere at any time… but chances are you’ll experience choice overload and there’s still nothing...

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