Archive for May, 2009

Sebastião Salgado – Back to Nature, in Pictures and Action [NYTimes.com]

May 31st, 2009

Photo of S. Salgado by Kevin Scanlon for The New York Times

Photo of S. Salgado by Kevin Scanlon for The New York Times

Sebastião Salgado spends weeks with remote tribes before taking a picture. He hikes 500 miles to be where he needs to be for the shot he has in his mind. All marks of a clearly dedicated and driven photographer. With this intensity and determination, when he says “I came here for special things, but my head is there, my body is there”…”I might be sleeping in a hotel room in Los Angeles, but in my mind I am always editing pictures” you can believe it.

Art – Sebastião Salgado – Back to Nature, in Pictures and Action – NYTimes.com.

User Interface Patterns

May 26th, 2009

ui-patterns.com

Since first reading the Gang-of-four’s book, I have thought patterns were a great idea. Now that I’m getting into design and data visualization more, I’m intrigued by the possibility of merging interface design with software patterns. Makes sense, don’t you think?

So, when I found UI-patterns.com, I thought “yes! here’s the merging of the two disciplines/approaches. Great. Now if I can just merge these patterns with Tufte-based principles and OVID-based development, I should be able to come up with a potent app in any environment.

Poly9 Globe: JavaScript-driven 3D globe app

May 26th, 2009

Found a JavaScript-driven Flash-based globe application for simple GIS apps, called Poly9 Globe: the lightest, most compatible 3D globe on the web. They have full API documentation, too. Pretty slick, if your requirements are simple.