Google Art Project

Google Art Project has just been launched. It allows visitors to browse the collections of 17 museums around the world. Some pieces can be viewed at such high resolution that you can see individual brush strokes, 17 special gigapixel images were captured inĀ 7,000-megapixels! Here’s an example: Check it out here: Google Art ProjectRead more

So many online groups, so little time. Flickr, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

I’ve started taking a look at Jaiku. I’m always up for trying something new, but admittedly find it a bit overwhelming to have: a blog, flickr, twitter, myspace, facebook, friendster (ok, so I tried it), multiply, vox, regular chat accounts, not to mention the offline life. So I’m feeling as though I need to stick to a few very solid communities, groups, or technologies. What does Jaiku have over the others? What does Facebook have over Myspace? I’m still notRead more

Twitter

According to Jason Kottke: “Twitter is the first thing on the web that I’ve been excited about in ages. Like years. The last thing was probably Flickr.” That’s some high and intriguing praise (considering how much I got swept up with flickr). I thought I’d give it a try, hence the new sidebar plug-in. If you’d like to connect with me, my address is simply twitter.com/javajive. If you’re on a Mac, try out Twitterific. Obviously it’s too early to haveRead more

Jonathan Taylor – Agent Orange, Bangkok's Sex Industry, and Asia's Darker Side

Stillborn babies in glass containers, horrifically disabled children, and teenage drug users aren’t the typical subject for a photographer. Jonathan Taylor, a photographer based in Bangkok has captured these issues with startling clarity. Many of his shots aren’t for the faint-hearted; they will take your breath away. His series on Agent Orange is absolutely heartbreaking. These images raise awareness about important topics that need to be heard. These aren’t the type of photographs that one would say, “oh that’s nice”.Read more

Vikas Malhotra: Colors and Camels from India

I feel compelled to share what I have discovered: a set of photos so exhilarating, full of life, and colors so timeless and vibrant that I simply cannot keep them to myself. These photos are the work of Vikas Malhotra from New Delhi, India. His complete portfolio may be viewed here, and this particular set from “Pushkar”, are available here. More information (on a separate site) is available here. He has kindly granted me permission to display a few ofRead more

Emedded a Slideshow from Flickr

This is fun. Want to embed a Flickr-style slideshow on your site? Here’s how. The result of my efforts can be seen here. If this technique doesn’t work for you, Paul Stamatiou has another option. Word of warning; if you try to embed one in a post (on your blog), you may screw things up temporarily if your posting width isn’t sufficient (500px or wider). For sake of ease, you may want to stick to using it on a staticRead more