Hans Nyberg’s latest ‘QTVR of the day‘ is a suitably hyper-real spherical encounter with a public hearing of the 9-11 Commission in NYC, assembled by Jook Leung. These images are very unsettling. There’s something about this totally immersive (and totally mute) imagery that can make even a snapshot of bureaucrats at work strange and enthralling.… Continue reading Hyper-real panorama
I blogged Tara Calishain and Rael Dornfest’s Google Hacks at the weekend and decided it was important enough to write up properly for ‘Bowbrick at Large‘ at Guardian Unlimited.
The ingenuity of British manufacturing industry continues to impress, even if its timing doesn’t. The FT reports on an upmarket extension to the defiantly trashy Pot Noodle range from Unilever – and I mean upmarket. We’re talking Wild Scottish Salmon, Kobe Beef, Caspian Caviar and Tuscan truffles. Apart from being a bit weird, this is… Continue reading Innovation in weird snacks
Stuart Hughes is a BBC journalist keeping a real weblog from somewhere in Northern Iraq. He’s posting words, pictures and some audio and, amazingly, he has time to surf the web (how does he do that? Via his satphone? That’s where my license fee is going, then…) so it’s from Stuart that I got this… Continue reading Video phones and weblogging from a warzone