Senators Take Selfies Too
15 Minutes Into the Future
While selfies are commonly reserved for tween girls and Israelis in bomb shelters, everything comes with an exception.
Cory Booker’s recent Instagram series, “Selfies with Fellow Senators,” has him taking the photos all over Capitol Hill. The New Jersey politician is on a quest to take a selfie with every U.S. Senator.
Neil Voss has always been ahead of his time.
He was a pilgrim in the days of video game design, building software and writing soundtracks for Nintendo 64 classics before many creative designers took games seriously. Mr. Voss built interactive web art — a medium that still has yet to mature — with Shockwave and Read More
App for That
The way we consume media is changing. There’s more to pay attention to, and with a seemingly endless mess of digital content, we find ourselves paying attention to the snaps, vines and tweets that take up as little of our time each as possible.
So it’s about time television shows found a new medium, which just so happens to be the smallest screen you watch — the 612px X 612px Instagram screen. The app’s first TV series, “Artistically Challenged,” which premiered its first seven 15 second episodes on Tuesday, follows Nick, a young NYC artist as he struggles with failure and looks to stand out. He finds instant fame after telling a white lie but soon finds it comes with a price.
Rise of the Machines
We know what you’re thinking — the last thing the app-o-sphere needs is yet another photo or video sharing app fruitlessly trying to compete with Instagram.
That’s what we thought, at first, of OKDOTHIS, a photo sharing app that launched today. But the app still intrigued us, because instead of just letting you share your lame, low-quality pics of eggs benedict, it aims to help you improve your creativity and photography skills.
When most people think of the Singularity, they imagine a robot takeover that will subjugate and destroy the human race — not an effort to restore creative balance and defend human authenticity. Pix Nix, a new project out of a&g Labs, built a robot to do just that by taking on the epidemic of Read More
It's a Zuck Zuck Zuck Zuck World
When Instagram users update their apps this morning, they’ll find a slew of new editing options to drive them and their followers even more batty.
Instagram 6.0’s updates will keep users inside the app longer and prevent them from seeking editing options in other apps.
Jesus died for our selfies
A judge in southern Iran has ordered Mark Zuckerberg to appear in Iranian court, CBS News reports.
The judge allegedly wants Zuck to field complaints from individuals who claim Instagram and WhatsApp have violated their privacy. Sounds fun.
Crime and Punishment
Now that the selfie has been tacitly endorsed by none other than Anne Leibovitz, fans of this particular photographic medium are free to say “eff the haters” and post as many #nomakeup photos as they want.
And using Cheryl Andersen’s Selfie app, they can also retouch their selfies with reckless abandon. Basically, it’s a cheaper (free, Read More
No matter how many criminals tweet themselves into jail cells, criminals and drug dealers still take to social networking to advertise their services. Finding drug dealers on Instagram is as easy as finding semi-nude starlets or “fitspiration” quotes — you just punch in a hashtag like #kush4sale, and you’ll get a pile of listings Read More
Ever since Instagram fell into the app store from the heavens above, diners been dutifully dedicating the first few moments after the arrival of their sushi and molten chocolate lava cakes to snapping photos and choosing the perfect filters.
But some amateur photographers won’t be forced to settle for the low-quality iPhone food porn any longer.
A South African internet provider called MWEB created the #dinnercam, a machine seeking to “take social media food shots to the next level,” Gothamist reported.