Ben Roberts takes us inside Amazon’s insanely humungous warehouse
Ever wondered where Amazon keep their huge inventory? Well thanks to Ben Roberts and journalist Sarah O’Connor, you can indulge your curiosity in their project Amazon Unpacked. In 2011, Amazon occupied a warehouse the size of nine football pitches in the dilapidated town of Rugeley, Staffordshire.
There’s more to this story than just marvelling at the size of Amazon’s warehouse. Rugeley is a former coal mining town, and devastated by it’s closure in 1990, the residents were hopeful of Amazon moving in and revitalising the economy. Not only does Ben photograph the warehouse itself but also the community, he questions “the arrival of Amazon to occupy a huge warehouse in the town was originally seen as being a boost to the local economy, but has it turned out that way?”
Olive is the first full length feature film shot completely on a smart phone. A 35 mm lens adapter was fabricated to fit the smart phone in order to achieve a shallow depth of field. The film stars two time Academy Award nominated actress Gena Rowlands (the Notebook, A Woman Under the Influence, Gloria). The film simply put is about a little girl that goes into the lives of three people — an old lonely woman, a foreigner having a hard time acclimating in the United States, and an obese man — and transforms their lives without saying one word!
The financing of Olive was done independently of any corporation. The goal now is to be the first film to not only be shot on a cell phone but to also be the first independently financed feature film on 2,000+ theaters across the United States without the backing of a Major Studio.
The Film also stars John Scurti, Chris Maher, and Ruby Alexander. Other names affiliated with the project include Ben Lear, Randi Zuckerberg, and Skywalker Sound did the sound design.
So this is not my last post and not my first. this blog, column, magazine have seen many different shades of white. When I started back in 2006 i was not sure if I even where able to make it thru 1 week. But here I’am 5 years later, 1000 articles plus.
There are so many things that i’ve missed during the years but there are also so many things that i covered. So where do I want this little baby to go in the future? Frankly I don’t know. There are still a good bunch of you readers comming back every week, and there are still no new posts…
A couple of months ago Me and a friend started http://copygr.am a great service that lets you enjoy Instagram on your computer or iPad. My friend also runs the blog http://www.thecubetheory.com – and we also started http://danjan.se
So what are we doing right now? Well we are planning our move on version 2 of Copygram, it’s going to be awesome. We are also working some state of the art concepts for new online services.
Bare with me… I don’t know where we are going but I know one thing, I’ll always love design, architecture, music, videos, photography and cultural awareness.
What Is Dribbble? Dribbble is show and tell for creatives. Designers, developers and other creatives shareshots — small screenshots of the designs and applications they are working on.
We got 1 Dribbble invitation. If you are a passionate graphics/web/UI/UX designer, you can earn this invitation by submitting your best shot ( 400px X 300px ) to me via mail or in the comments and I will post it on Dribbble to get some feedbacks from the pro(s). The community will decide whether you deserve a place on dribbble.
Ya, it sounds crazy to get through all this madness just to get an invitation. But the thing is, we respect what we do as a designer and we hope that dribbble only for people who have the same passion.
If you know a great designer friend, kindly let him/her know or RT about this and we really love to see some great talents to join this community.
This will be open until this Friday – 12 August 2011.
So we just launched an awesome site for the iPhone App Instagram, we call it Copygram. The service lets you download all your Instagram photos to your local hardrive and then makes it really easy for you to order analog prints. What many haven’t noticed is that Copygram also provides an view over the entire public network of Instagram, just type any username after the http://copygr.am and you can view his or hers photos, just try out mine copygr.am/linusekenstam now try your own.
In the first 6 days a total of 106.000 photos have been downloaded. And way over 28.000 pageviews. We are so happy for making this project into reality. In an attempt to give everyone a chance and glimps of the Instagram community we wanted to build a way for everyone to be able to see what users on the instagram network are doing. So now you can share your copygram link to anyone, and anyone will be able to view your photos, with our without an Instagram account. To be able to find stuff, we built a search, you can search for users and tags.
In downtown San Francisco earlier this morning, Intel gathered journalists for its “most significant technology announcement of the year.” The news? Intel’s 22-nm manufacturing process will be the first to employ 3D tri-gate transistors, resulting in substantial power savings and performance increases. Not only that, but we’ll be seeing the fruits of Intel’s labor next year with Ivy Bridge, the successor to Sandy Bridge, which will be based on the new transistor type. (Ivy Bridge was demoed running inside three different PCs at the event.)