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Project Yosemite

Project Yosemite | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

Project Yosemite is a time-lapse video project set in Yosemite National Park and shot by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill.

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Amazing  time lapse video footage of a stunning place. 

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Here Are 11 Extremely Strange Jobs That No Longer Exist. #10 Is Just Downright Creepy.

Here Are 11 Extremely Strange Jobs That No Longer Exist. #10 Is Just Downright Creepy. | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
They're not so bad. Except number 10.
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Strange photographs, some not so long ago either. Love aircraft detector  head set - no one would even know you were wearing this!

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Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another leve…
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Playing with depth perception and animated GIFS. Fun.

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What eye tracking tells us about the way we watch films

What eye tracking tells us about the way we watch films | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
In Blade Runner (1982), Roy Batty, the leader of an outlaw group of Nexus-6 replicants, undertakes a quest to “meet his maker”. When he encounters Chew, the genetic designer of his eyes, he mocks: “Chew…
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Reading paths and salience with eye tracking

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Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh's Masterpieces

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh's Masterpieces | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
  The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 countries. Together they have contributed more tha...
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Beautiful close ups of Van Gogh's work

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A Brief History Of Retouching

A Brief History Of Retouching | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Lena Dunham's Photoshopped images in Vogue are just European Mannerism all over again.
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More insights about photshopping past and present.

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Infographics Lie. Here's How To Spot The B.S.

Infographics Lie. Here's How To Spot The B.S. | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Infographics are all over the place nowadays. How do you know which ones to trust? Follow these three easy steps to save yourself from getting duped.
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Very helfpul information for critical literacy and analysis of infographics

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Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made

Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Over a century of photographic history on one poster.
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An abridged visual history of cameras

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Infographic: The Evolution Of The Batman Logo, From 1940 To Today

Infographic: The Evolution Of The Batman Logo, From 1940 To Today | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Um Bruce how about some brand consistency?
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The evolution of the Batman logo

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Erik Kwakkel • Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark Here’s...

Erik Kwakkel • Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark Here’s... | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark


Here’s something very special. In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them.
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How amazing ! 13th century drawings from school kids in Russia 

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Iconic movie sets that were miniature models [11 pictures]

Iconic movie sets that were miniature models [11 pictures] | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Many epic movie scenes use miniature sets and film it so it all looks life-size. It's simpler than only relying on CGI...and it's simpler than actually building Hogwarts Castle or Gotham City, too. Here are just a few examples...
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See how movies are made - visual design and scale, as well as how images are 'created' to look like reality but... What a fun job to create theses models!

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Short films for the study of primary English

Short films for the study of primary English | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
NSW English K-10 is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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A pinterst site with a selection of short films and trailers to use for the new English syllabus in Australia. 

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This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers

This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
This is a stupendously awesome commercial from a toy company called GoldieBlox, which has developed a set of interactive books and games to “disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.” The CEO, Debbie Sterling,...
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Challenging gender roles - a really great commercial that will spark good discussion

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If All Movies Were Made in the Mid-Century, These Would Be the Posters

If All Movies Were Made in the Mid-Century, These Would Be the Posters | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
I would SO go to more movies if the posters looked like these! Imagine every film existed in some time-suspended mid-century wonderland; the posters might
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Design styles reflect the era they are created, but it only becomes apparent once we look back. What is 'ordinary' today will become that 'teens' or 'noughties' style in the future. These are movie posters re-imagined from a mid 20th century style and aesthetic. 

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What if Your Favorite Adult Movies Became Children's Books?

What if Your Favorite Adult Movies Became Children's Books? | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Are you tired of reading the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Red Fish Blue Fish endlessly to your kids? Are you a cinephile dying to share your love of good fi
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Just a bit of kids book meets movie fun

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Which Brands Rule Twitter? | Visual.ly

Which Brands Rule Twitter? | Visual.ly | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
A recent study revealed that 99% of brands are on Twitter. Although small businesses may have paved the way for Twitter marketing success, the world's
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Brands rule twitter? Helpful info graphic

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Eyetracking Study Reveals What People Actually Look At When Shopping Online

Eyetracking Study Reveals What People Actually Look At When Shopping Online | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Not just boobs! But yes, definitely boobs.
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This gives more data around the concept of salience and reading paths for visual literacy

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Here Are the Unretouched Images From Lena Dunham's Vogue Shoot

Lena Dunham and her fans, ourselves included, love her just the way she is. Vogue's opinion, of course, is another matter.
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Animated gifs clearly show how much altering is done in magazine shoots to make people look 'just right' or 'beautiful' or acceptable. Great teaching resource.

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Captain Kirk, Spiderman, and Power Rangers As Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Captain Kirk, Spiderman, and Power Rangers As Egyptian Hieroglyphics | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
If you ever wondered what X-Men would've looked like circa 3200 BC today's your lucky day.
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Were hieroglyphics the first comics? Read on

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Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm

Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends.
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Amazing photographs using natural light - great photographic skills here. 

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Infographic Of The Day: Why Should You Care About Typography?

Infographic Of The Day: Why Should You Care About Typography? | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
If you think typography is simply about personal whim this infographic should go a long way towards disabusing you of your ignorance.
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Typography and fonts - some basic principles

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Coolest Architectural Movie Houses Illustrated - Design Milk

Coolest Architectural Movie Houses Illustrated - Design Milk | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Federico Babina's series of illustrations that takes a look at iconic pieces of architecture in film and turns them into vintage-looking posters.
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not so much for education but great retro poster designs of houses from famous movies

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People With Disabilities React to Mannequins Created in Their Image

People With Disabilities React to Mannequins Created in Their Image | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
"It's special to see yourself like this." That's what one woman says when a mannequin resembling herself is unveiled.
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Wonderful resource to explore body image and physical appearance with kids as well as  issues around disability. 

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9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle - Edudemic

9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle - Edudemic | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them.
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Creating visuals with words - alternatives to Wordle

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Restless America: state-to-state migration in 2012

Approximately 7.1 million Americans moved to another state in 2012. That’s over 2.2% of the U.S. population. The United States has a long history of people picking up and moving their families to o...
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How do you read this infographic? A conceptual image which classifies data in a creative way

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