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Transformation

It's incredible how musicians can transform music. Chris Rea's jazzy piece, On the Beach is transformed by a voice and mixed up by York into a dance radio hit. I love the original and the dance version. But the dance version gets is my favourite of the two. I love when artist do this. Take one thing, see it through their own set of artistic filters, transform it and make it their own, creating something new to be enjoyed in…

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Photography

Is Everyone A Photographer?

Have you ever thought in how photography seems to be the one profession where people could instantly join the club purely on the basis of owning a camera? Think about it. Taking a drive to the nearest hardware store to buy a fully equipped tool belt is just as easy as stopping by an electronic store to pick up a camera and yet under no circumstances would I publicize myself as a newly indoctrinated carpenter who could build you a…

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Experience Reports

Ohai!

Ohai is your journal for keeping track of where you've been and what you've done. I "discovered" this app, which was built on the app.net, network a few weeks ago. It's software designed to keep a private journal of one's travels. I started using it a few days before a recent vacation to Virginia Beach. I used it on the drive down. We stopped on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and I added a few photos and a few lines…

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Greater Conversation

But listen, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for discussion and community and social interaction. That’s what has made this hiatus so difficult. I miss the people. I miss the conversations. Not all of them or even most of them, but some of them, at least. But I’m not interested in talking and writing about something as asinine as Google Glass and how it’s going to revolutionize the way the top 1% of the wealthiest nation in the world is…

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Writing in obscurity

More recently the idea of “lowest possible engagement” has come to represent much of what ails the social web: Likes, retweets, +1s – throwaway actions which have become the mainstay of our social interaction often at the expense of more meaningful responses. Where people used to visit blogs and leave genuinely thoughtful comments or even write a response on their own blog the propensity is now to “plus one and run” at the site of the social share rather than…

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