Living in the New Metropolis, un proyecto del fotógrafo Martin Roemers (artículo):
… In this project, “Metropolis,” I am documenting the megacities of our time — places with populations in excess of 10 million. Every megacity is a theater, and every city has a different stage and different actors.
My question is, how can people live in cities that are so immense? Crowded cities in India like Mumbai and Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta); Dhaka, Bangladesh; Manila; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Karachi, Pakistan, have traffic jams all the time…

Living in the New Metropolis, un proyecto del fotógrafo Martin Roemers (artículo):

… In this project, “Metropolis,” I am documenting the megacities of our time — places with populations in excess of 10 million. Every megacity is a theater, and every city has a different stage and different actors.

My question is, how can people live in cities that are so immense? Crowded cities in India like Mumbai and Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta); Dhaka, Bangladesh; Manila; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Karachi, Pakistan, have traffic jams all the time…

  1. La música ahora es una industria basada en la suscripción
  2. Los móviles han desbancado a las cámaras de fotos
  3. La descarga y el streaming de videojuegos es tan simple como para las películas
  4. Las tarjetas de crédito están al borde de la desaparición
  5. Se acabó viajar en hoteles
  6. Los productos de diseño ya son accesibles
  7. Las clases online ya son una realidad
  8. Las recaudaciones de fondos tradicionales están desapareciendo
  9. El almacenamiento físico está muerto
  10. Ya no tienes que ser un fotógrafo profesional para hacer buenas fotos
  11. Las grandes compañías también están apostando por la colaboración social

Abstract. Geographically referenced user generated content provides us with an opportunity to, for the first time, gather perspectives on place over large areas by exploring how very many people describe information. We present a framework for analysing large collections of user generated content. This involves classification of descriptive terms attached by users to photographs into facets of elements, qualities, and activities. We apply this framework to two contrasting photographic archives — Flickr and Geograph, representing weakly and strongly moderated content respectively. We propose a method for removing user–generated bias from such collections though the user of term profiles that can assess the effect of the most and least prolific contributors to a collection. Analysis and visualization of co–occurrence between terms suggests clear differences in the description of place between the two collections, both in terms of the facets used and their geographical footprints. This is attributed to the role of moderation/editorialising of content; to the role tags and free–text have on descriptive behaviour and to the geographic footprint of content supplied by the two collections.

Edward Burtynsky. Oil
A new Steidl book release and touring exhibition organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC. surveys a decade of photographic work that explores the subject of oil. Edward Burtynsky has traveled internationally to chronicle the production, distribution, and use of the most critical fuel of our time.
In addition to revealing the rarely-seen mechanics of its manufacture, Burtynsky captures the effects of oil on our lives, depicting landscapes altered by its extraction from the earth, and by the cities and suburban sprawl generated around its use. He also addresses the coming “end of oil,” as we confront its rising cost and dwindling availabilit

Edward Burtynsky. Oil

A new Steidl book release and touring exhibition organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC. surveys a decade of photographic work that explores the subject of oil. Edward Burtynsky has traveled internationally to chronicle the production, distribution, and use of the most critical fuel of our time.

In addition to revealing the rarely-seen mechanics of its manufacture, Burtynsky captures the effects of oil on our lives, depicting landscapes altered by its extraction from the earth, and by the cities and suburban sprawl generated around its use. He also addresses the coming “end of oil,” as we confront its rising cost and dwindling availabilit

En The Economist: Jan Chipchase spent a week recording his own nomadic life for us in Tokyo and Seattle, taking pictures and leaving phone messages.

En su blog, Future Perfect, ha recopilado una buena colección de textos e imágenes reflexionando sobre los nuevos espacios en los que trabajan un número creciente de “nómadas”.

La calle busca sus propios usos … ahora en Valencia

La calle busca sus propios usos… o, al menos, la gente disfruta discretamente del enorme estanque pensado única y exclusivamente para la contemplación bajo un sol abrasador.

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Mientras el “tiburón-contenedor” vigilaba los usos impropios.

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Y todo esto sucedía en Valencia, en “la ciudad” del arquitecto que se plagiaba a si mismo … y al que perturbaba que cualquier otro pudiese alterar “su obra” (puede que unos pies en un estanque sean una alteración fugaz pero inadmisible).

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