A New Perspective on Crime Scenes

Over at the NYTimes is a great piece “A New Perspective on Crime Scenes” about crime scenes that make use of a panoramic camera (Panoscan) to capture the scene.

What really caught my attention was the audio descriptions for each scene that really bring the scenes to life. The images are used in court and also to preserve a crime scene for years to come.

Found via Kottke of course.

Rekindling my happy snapping

For the first time in a looong time I have picked up my Canon 350D. I got the camera a few years back after a freelance gig but I was always hung up on the features and we never took to each other.

Maybe this time will be different.

Linear notes: Young Guru lecture

You (almost) can’t read the linear notes of a Jay-Z album and not fail to notice the name of Young Guru crop up.¬† Engineer and ad-lib reference for Mr Carter spends just over 2hrs talking about his career and work to date. I have listened to every Jay-Z song and yet much of the work is done by folk like Young Guru who we know almost nothing about. I love the internet for gems like these.

One of my favourite moments is when one of the audience asks:

If you love underground hiphop why doesn’t Jay-Z rhyme to underground beats? peep the video to discover the answer!

Follow Young Guru.

Lecture: Young Guru (Madrid 2011) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.

My portrait by Nigel Goldsmith

A few weeks ago I was complaining about my avatar picture and Nigel Goldsmith, photographer and colleague offered to shoot me.

I wanted some shots that I could use for all my public accounts and conference talks that showed me in a professionally nerdy way and Nigel did a great job. The background is the stairway of the Wills Memorial Building here in lovely Bristol. Several people are shocked I stickered my laptop but it won’t get easily confused at a conference now will¬† it?