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Worth a Thousand Words: Una Muchacha

Tom Roberts, Una Muchacha, 1883via Wikipedia I'd never heard of Australian artist Tom Roberts but when Lines and Colors featured his work I knew that I liked what I saw. In this case I especially liked this girl's portrait with the bright colors and the serious, doubtful expression that is in the shade of the broad-brimmed hat. Show More Summary

Nobody Wants to See Your Excessive Hashtags on Instagram

A picture is worth a thousand words. Plus about a novel's worth of hashtags to go with it. Social media-savvy illustrator Djordje Djukanovic of Belgrade, Serbia knows a lot of people who don't have a clue as to what they're doing on Instagram. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror

Parmigianino, Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror, 1524 Via Arts Everyday Living where there are many other self portraits in mirrors to enjoy. I especially enjoyed this one as I thought about the challenge to the artist's skill and creativity in making that image come out correctly, posing himself, etc. So clever!

Former Comcast Employee Makes Best Argument Yet For Blocking Time Warner Cable Merger

Since Comcast announced it would be buying Time Warner Cable, we’ve brought you story after story highlighting the various reasons that the merger should be stopped. But for all the thousands of words, charts, graphs and maps we’ve used, none has summed up the reason for blocking the merger than a recent quote from a former Kabletown staffer. The … [More]

An Old Tank Top Is Worth a Thousand Words

In 2010, Emily Spivack began collecting stories and memories connected to clothing. She reached out to people she admired — artists, writers, designers, and chefs — as well as solicited stories from strangers on Craigslist. She gave them all a simple task: “Select a piece of clothing still in your... More »

Seth Meyers Emmy Host Is On Fire For GQ

Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words! Seth Meyers, who’s transition from ‘SNL’ head writer to late-night talk show host has been seamless, is ready to add something else to his resume: Emmy host. Seth will be the host for TV’s big night this month. He opened up to GQ about his plans. […]

The Warrior Queen: 10 Things you Can't See in This Photo

It's worth a thousand words, for sure. You can tell a lot just by looking at it. But not everything. Here's 10 things this picture won't tell you. 1. She's had breast cancer. (That one's a giveaway.) 2. Her name: Barbie Ritzco. Her name always makes me think of a Barbie doll, which is about the furthest thing from who this Barbie is. 3. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: St. Mark

Donatello, St. Mark (1411-13)via Wikipedia... it also remains true that Italian sculptors, like those north of the Alps, were moving relentlessly in the same direction: the discovery and representation of the individual human being, with truth and dignity. Show More Summary

Visual Content Marketing Strategy eBook

If a picture is worth a thousand words, visual content marketing must be worth millions. As companies mature in their use of content marketing from simply creating “more” content for SEO purposes to creating really useful content designed to reach specific customer segments to influence business outcomes, the importance of content differentiation becomes paramount. According to [...]

Kylie Jenner Crashes Range Rover; L.A. Drivers Best Take Side Streets

Kylie Jenner ?was involved in yet another car crash this week, one that caused thousands of dollars to Kylie's new Range Rover, according to a report. No word if Los Angeles County has issued a warning to all motorists to clear the road if Kylie's barreling down on them, because her driving history? Not what you'd call stellar. Show More Summary

Four short links: 15 August 2014

Continuous Integration and Delivery Illustrated — worth many thousands of words. Thousand Robot Swarm Self-Assembles into Arbitrary Shapes — you won’t sleep. If they only chittered, it would be perfect. srclib — open source language analysis toolchains (currently for Go, …

New tool makes a single picture worth far more than a thousand words

A photo is worth a thousand words, but what if the image could also represent thousands of other images? New software seeks to tame the sea of visual data in the world by generating a single photo that can represent massive clusters of images.

New tool makes a single picture worth far more than a thousand words

A photo is worth a thousand words, but what if it could also represent a hundred thousand other images? New software developed by UC Berkeley computer scientists seeks to tame the vast amount of visual data in the world by generating a single photo that can represent massive clusters of images. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: The Garden of Earthly Delights

(Center panel) The Garden of Earthly Delights (1503-1504) by Hieronymus Bosch,the best of his forty works that survive, uniquely combines medieval and renaissance,horror and humour, religious and secular values, and figures and landscape. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Into the afternoon

Into the afternoonEdward B. Gordon There is just something about Edward B. Gordon's work that draws me. I have to resist posting it a lot more than I do. This one makes me think of when we were in St. Augustine last month on vacation. Show More Summary

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Clichés are often true and it is the case that a picture can be worth a thousand words.

If a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words...

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million. Nothing has as much impact as the moving image. It stirs our passions, our outrage... the film and television business has been well aware of this phenomenon from even the earliest days of Edison's invention. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: The Beheading of John the Baptist

Rogier van der Weyden, in his Beheading of John the Baptist (c. 1455-60),transforms a horrific act into a scene ofelegance, subtle feeling and beauty-in-depth. (Paul Johnson) This selection and the appreciation below are from Paul Johnson's Art: A New History which I have been enjoying very much as an unusual window into history. Show More Summary

Make the Entire Internet Groot With the Grootify Button - Now we are Groot.

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

Before, you had to read through thousands of different words to understand what you were seeing on the Internet, but not anymore! With the Grootify button, you can simplify what you see on the web to the only three words the human race will ever need from now on: "I am Groot." You're welcome.

Final Words: My Last Phone Conversation with My Mom

This was probably it—my last chance to talk with my mom before she died. Over a thousand miles away from me, my mom was lying in a hospice bed. Although circumstances prevented me from being physically present, we had a chance for one last phone call. And here I was, faced with what would probably be our last conversation in this world. What could I possibly say? read more

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