The #skunkworks delivers once again.  As the internet continues to evolve, so does Google CEO Larry Page’s vision into the future, a future where search is still important but other revenue streams need to be contributing as well.  Google has the enviable position to be in complete charge of its projects, having the cash to […]

FAIR USE AND ONLINE VIDEO Contrary to popular belief, United States Copyright and Patent Laws were not put into place to protect creators; they were an attempt to legislate creators to share some rights in their creations with others. The cultural value of copying is so well established that the United States Congress has written it […]

Despite the best efforts of the top camera and smartphone manufacturers, personal video hasn’t exploded the way still photos have. However, like still photos, many say that personal video has the potential to break out from its role as “memory clips” and become an even more integral part of consumers’ real-time social sharing habits on […]

Published on YouTube Jan 28, 2014 Randy Halverson is a driven person, as driven as anybody living in rural South Dakota can be I guess.  Randy and his two Canon 5D Mark III’s sure did some traveling last year, covering South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah shooting in 4k.  Oh, you didn’t know the 5D Mark III […]

Modern photography is incredibly complex. We like to pretend that our mastery of cameras and digital technology has made photography easier or better, but in reality it has never been harder to simply create photographs. Above all else, cameras and digital technology give us choices, and more choice means more complexity.  Thirty years ago, photography basically consisted […]

Once a generation maybe, pressures for change combine with forces for a better, fresher future, and a generational musical event like “The Fox” happens.  That vision satisfies better than an image of a stodgy, smoke filled back room of cigar aficionados deciding who the next music “superstars” are going to be.  Or the possibility that […]

MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre : a short film by Chris Jordan from Midway on Vimeo. MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre, is a short film. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of […]