“The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs a text description of the scene.”
Descriptive Camera, via Tom T
(Uses Mechanical Turk to create human descriptions of photographs.)
"The Quantative Easing policy of the Americans was to create a wall of money which fired up inflation in the developing world….
"in that year of asset price inflation [2008-2009]…about 1 billion people were pushed from $2 a day poverty to $1 a day poverty (or its equivalent) by inflation"
-Paul Mason, Start the Week, BBC Radio 4, 30 January 2012: Audio
1710 Korean People’s Army Supreme Commander Comrade Kim Jong Il watches a performance by soldiers of companies under KPA Units from the 35th KPA soldiers’ art festival
1722 Overview of today’s central papers
1739 Children’s hour: children’s film “Boy who made his revenge”
1809 Great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il inspects Kaeso’n Youth Park Fun Fair
1826 Roundtable: Monumental masterpiece which represents the theater art of songun era – With the creating members of the drama “We will recollect today” which is the Kim Il Sung prize laureate (1)
1904 Introduction program: Grand chemical industry complex which leaps up higher – Namhung Youth Chemical Complex
1912 Introduction program: The echo of that day and the 46 days of fierce war
1922 Long poem: Chongnyu Restaurant, the House of Love for the People
1941 “Great Leader Is Forever With Us”: Great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung’s memoirs “With the Century” Part 237
2000 Korean People’s Army Supreme Commander Comrade Kim Jong Il watches a performance by soldiers of companies under KPA Units from the 35th KPA soldiers’ art festival
2032 Sports hour: “From the 2011 Asian U-19 Women’s Championship (Group 6)” – DPRK vs Myanmar
2110 Korean art film: “Sons of Lifeguards” (Second of two parts)
2227 Korean People’s Army Supreme Commander Comrade Kim Jong Il watches a performance by soldiers of companies under KPA Units from the 35th KPA soldiers’ art festival
—The program line-up for North Korean for Wednesday, December 7. [via NorthKoreaTech]
…a piece of writing will struggle to be any good unless you insert at least the tiniest piece of your very ‘being’ inside it. The great trick with doing this is that this ‘drop of blood’ is at its most potent when it can’t be seen by the reader. It needs to be like some herb or spice going into a stew, totally assimilated, never to be seen again, but still flavouring everything.
—Ken Armstrong, kenwriting.com, October 2011
David McWilliams writes…
You can do worse than sit on a Tuesday afternoon in a little cafe about 20 yards from the Coliseum and watch five Chinese tourists getting their photos taken with three chain-smoking Italians dressed up as Roman gladiators. There is something poignant about looking at the Italians in the epicentre of the greatest empire Europe has ever seen, pimping themselves out to the free-spending consumers of the world’s coming empire.
On November 13th, Eno, Kapoor, and Sellars spoke at length at the New York Public Library, at times responding to one another, at others launching into a monologues they’ve been building over the years. Here are some quotes.
When you repeat a thing, it becomes a different thing. It…
Not exactly high-fidelity since I forgot to take the recorder out of my pocket–but I hope you like it.
Thanks to Dermot and Steve for a great night of music, fun, and smart people. The next event is being held on Saturday, November 20th. See their Facebook page for details.