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Soaring Sky-High Photos

Soaring Sky-High Photos | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Lately we have noticed two photography trends driving the internet wild. We're seeing many photographers riff off the 360-degree panoramic photo, and we're also seeing people take life-threatening risks to get the perfect shot.
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Facebook Bans Mother For Posting Photos Of Terminally Ill Son

Facebook Bans Mother For Posting Photos Of Terminally Ill Son | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
A mother has been banned from Facebook after posting images of her newborn son, reports KCTV 5 News. Parents Heather and Patrick Walker of Memphis, Tennessee welcomed their son Grayson James Walker on February 15, 2012, notes the Daily Mail.

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Contemporary Art Curation with Kapsul.org

Contemporary Art Curation with Kapsul.org | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Kapsul is a web-based platform for the collaborative creation and editing of contemporary art images, and other art-oriented, visual artworks.

 

Kapsul allows you to easily add any image, text, PDF, video or artist information to any Kapsul, either manually or via a dedicated bookmarklet.

 

From the official site: "Kapsul is a platform for collaboratively creating collections of images, videos, and texts online.

 

Kapsul aims to help contemporary art curators, artists, educators, and enthusiasts find, organize, and share elements of visual culture in collaborative units called Kapsuls.

 

Kapsuls can be used for planning exhibitions, organizing research, making presentations, or publishing soft exhibitions online.

 

Kapsul is a project of the Kadist Art Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco and Paris..."

 

Kapsul collections can be made "private" or "public". A special "share link" can be used to invite other people who you want to contribute to your collections.

 

Free to use. 

 

More info: http://www.kapsul.org/ ;

 


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Inspector Insight » Categories and Context (Introduction to Semiotics Part 3)

Inspector Insight » Categories and Context (Introduction to Semiotics Part 3) | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

any sign needs a context to make its meaning clear.

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Gallery: Tokyo's 'street sleepers'

Gallery: Tokyo's 'street sleepers' | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
A photo gallery from Adrian Storey of people sleeping on Tokyo streets...
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Geometric Order Amidst Starling Chaos

Geometric Order Amidst Starling Chaos | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
A murmuration of starlings may seem random, but one artist has found the geometric order to this phenomenon of nature in her work.
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Re-membering Barbie: Fine Jewelry Made from the Icon

Re-membering Barbie: Fine Jewelry Made from the Icon | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
To some, dismembered Barbie is creepy, to others, plastic body parts are the perfect medium for jewelry.
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Ridley Howard | Escape Into Life

Ridley Howard | Escape Into Life | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Ridley Howard - These contemporary portraits by Ridley Howard contain subtle narratives about each of the characters in the paintings.
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Photos Tell Harsh Tale Of Foreclosure Crisis

Photos Tell Harsh Tale Of Foreclosure Crisis | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Eleven months after Brandie Barbiere stopped paying the mortgage on her Milliken, Colo., home, her husband found out when he returned from work to see their possessions piled on the front lawn. As a sheriff's deputy supervised the Oct.

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Erica McDonald, Photographer and Community Builder | New York City

Erica McDonald, Photographer and Community Builder | New York City | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Erica McDonald is like a sieve, sifting through it all and distilling what is helpful to the community of photojournalists and documentary photographers.
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READING THE CITY...

READING THE CITY... | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
photo by Paolo Rosselli In memory of CARLOS FUENTES (1928 – 2012) @STUDIO_magazine (RT @STUDIO_magazine: READING THE CITY...)...

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A photographer's-eye view of Martin Parr

A photographer's-eye view of Martin Parr | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Martin Parr is the Jay-Z of documentary photography...
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Back in focus

Back in focus | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

WHEN Heinrich Kuehn took what he called his first “art photograph” in 1894, he was treading controversial ground. The question of whether photography could be considered art was a thorny one. 

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CulturalOrganizing.org | Blogging where art, organizing, activism, and culture meet.

CulturalOrganizing.org | Blogging where art, organizing, activism, and culture meet. | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

Dear Curator,

 

I just found your site, and I'm excited to see all this curated in one spot. I wanted to let you know about my blog, which is on a very similar topic, and might interest you.

 

Thanks!

Paul


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Photography at the Bauhaus

Photography at the Bauhaus | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

Bauhaus: Art as Life, currently on display at the Barbican Centre, explores the legendary modern art and design school from its inception in Weimar in 1919 until its eventual demise in Berlin in 1933. The exhibition is split into two parts: works on display on the upper level of the gallery represent the early stages of the school, while the lower level covers works produced by Bauhaus staff and students after the school moved to Dessau in 1925.


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Magnum photographer chooses the iPad for latest project - British Journal of Photography

Magnum photographer chooses the iPad for latest project - British Journal of Photography | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

"The portability, packed with multimedia content, a quality screen, and the increased possibility to be involved in the publication process, as well as the incredible public response to the device are great assets. "


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Shooting Street Photography In The East vs West: An Interview with Ying Tang From Shanghai/Cologne

Shooting Street Photography In The East vs West: An Interview with Ying Tang From Shanghai/Cologne | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Eric's Note: I had the chance to interview Ying Tang, a street photographer photographer from Shanghai, China who currently works freelance in Cologne, Germany.
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The Photography Blog: Rise of the smartphone, but smart photography too? | | Independent Arts - News, notes and quotes on the Arts world - Blogs

The Photography Blog: Rise of the smartphone, but smart photography too? | | Independent Arts - News, notes and quotes on the Arts world - Blogs | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Assuming Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t got his sums wrong, the market for smartphone photography is booming.
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Haunting Graffiti in the Heart of Abandoned Chernobyl

Haunting Graffiti in the Heart of Abandoned Chernobyl | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Art will spread to all corners of the earth and beyond, proven here by these captivating, touching and even haunting images of graffiti around the aban...
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dOCUMENTA (13) - dOCUMENTA (13)

dOCUMENTA (13) - dOCUMENTA (13) | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
In the summer of 2012 dOCUMENTA (13) will open in Kassel, a cultural event of world standing.
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Family portraits by the distinguished German photographer Thomas Struth on view at the National Portrait Gallery

Family portraits by the distinguished German photographer Thomas Struth on view at the National Portrait Gallery | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
B LONDON.- /B A new display at the a href= http://www.npg.org.uk target= _blank National Portrait Gallery /a focuses on family portraits by the...
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An Interview with Brian Day by Nathan Wirth | A Slice of Silence: Interviews & Photography Galleries

An Interview with Brian Day by Nathan Wirth | A Slice of Silence: Interviews & Photography Galleries | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

I’ve learned a couple of things from shooting everything in sight over the past year, but the most important thing I’ve learned is that, if you shoot long enough, you will have a confrontation of some sort.”

After reading these words, I am compelled to ask if this is how you began your first adventures into photography (shooting, as you say, everything in sight)?

...for street photography, right now I’m using the Fuji X-Pro1 with the 18mm and 35mm lenses. I also own a Fuji x100 that’s sort of in purgatory at the moment, I guess, because the XP1 is turning out to be a masterpiece of a camera....


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Ryan McGinley: Pictures of youth

Ryan McGinley: Pictures of youth | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Ryan McGinley is hoarse. He had a bit of a party last night to launch his new shows at Team galleries in New York.
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How to teach multimedia journalism? An analysis of 30 syllabi

The common components in a typical multimedia journalism course are blog, video, audio, audio slideshow, social media, photography, data visualization, and web writing. This is what I found in a study of 30 syllabi of multimedia journalism courses.


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Thomas Demand | e-flux

Thomas Demand | e-flux | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Thomas Demand. This exhibition will be the first in a Japanese museum to present a comprehensive view of Demand’s activities, from his early works to his recent film pieces as well as his well-known pieces such asBathroom (1997) and Grotto (2006).

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