What's new in Visual Communication?
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What's new in Visual Communication?
Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Instagram scraps retro logo for more "modern" design

Instagram scraps retro logo for more "modern" design | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Mobile photo-sharing app Instagram has ditched its iconic retro camera logo in favour of a simple illustration set against a multicoloured gradient.

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Thomas Jullien's Instagram Movie Brings 'Structure' To 852 Random Photographs (Video)

Thomas Jullien's Instagram Movie Brings 'Structure' To 852 Random Photographs (Video) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A movie made entirely with 872 semi-random images downloaded from Instagram has proven once and for all that when it comes to the internet and photography, nothing is new - but almost everything is beautiful to someone.

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Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part I

Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part I | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Over a half a billion Apple iOS and Android systems have been sold, which means that there are now an unprecedented number of cameras in the world. This monumental increase in smartphone cameras has allowed for the dramatic increase of photos uploaded to social media sites.

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How Instagram Almost Ruined My Life

How Instagram Almost Ruined My Life | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Insecurity FOMO and the other unfiltered harms that everyone's favorite photo app can do to you.
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Rise of Photography, Decline of the Staff Photographer and the Role for PR

Rise of Photography, Decline of the Staff Photographer and the Role for PR | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It’s an odd thing when the world finally embraces what you do as a necessary skill, then lays you off.

That’s essentially what happened to about 20 photographers who, until this week, worked as photojournalists for the Chicago Sun Times. They will be replaced by iPhone weilding writers, freelancer and citizens armed with various methods of collecting light as pixels.

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Rocio Perez's iPad 2 case created with Casetagram

Rocio Perez's iPad 2 case created with Casetagram | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Rocio Perez has designed a unique iPad 2 case on Casetagram, a Web site that enables you to design your own iPad 2 case using your Instagram, Facebook and personal photos.

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No Joke: Polaroid Plans To Produce The Instagram Camera By 2014

No Joke: Polaroid Plans To Produce The Instagram Camera By 2014 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
When we last wrote about Socialmatic, the concept for a web-enabled instant camera that uploads your snaps to Instagram and prints them out using an on-board printer, it was but a twinkle in the eye of Italian inventor Antonio De Rosa.
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Lainer's curator insight, July 19, 2013 3:54 PM

Uhm. Why not just make new Polaroid film? Bring back the SX 70 film!

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This Is What Happens When You Repost an Instagram Photo 90 Times

This Is What Happens When You Repost an Instagram Photo 90 Times | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photographer Peter Ashton mangles a portrait of Alvin Lucier, one repost at a time.

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Best job in the world? New Yorker gets PAID to post photographs on Instagram of life in the Big Apple

Best job in the world? New Yorker gets PAID to post photographs on Instagram of life in the Big Apple | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Liz Eswein, 24, has possibly one of the best jobs in the world: She gets paid 'to Instragram'.

The New York native owns the handle @NewYorkCity, which she created a few years ago because she was not sure she wanted to put her full name as her profile name, according to Business Insider.

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Why Photographers Should Embrace, Not Scorn, Tools Like Instagram

Why Photographers Should Embrace, Not Scorn, Tools Like Instagram | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It’s seems like many photo enthusiasts are hating on Instagram and retro-filtered photos these days, but not photographer Richard Koci Hernandez. He has written a piece for CNN titled “Photographers, embrace Instagram,” in which he explains why he thinks that “Smartphones have ushered in a golden age for photography.”

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The Genius Of Instagram’s New Video: It Can Also Stay Still

The Genius Of Instagram’s New Video: It Can Also Stay Still | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Digital photo and video are taken exactly the same way: light soaking into a sensor. Yet the essence of them is so different. One is a moment frozen in time, the other is a moment captured.
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Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class

Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Kodak employed 140,000 people. Instagram, 13. A digital visionary says the Web kills jobs, wealth -- even democracy
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Teen Photographer Builds an Instagram-Inspired Photo Booth

Teen Photographer Builds an Instagram-Inspired Photo Booth | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Alexander Morris, a 19-year-old freelance photographer from Ireland, built an portable photo booth which looks like the Instagram logo. He has posted a detailed tutorial on Instructables that goes through the steps of how he “went from a few pieces of wood to a fully functional booth.”

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