Almost 35 years ago, sometime in the late 70s, the filmmakers Errol Morris and Werner Herzog made a bet. Correction: At the time, Herzog was a filmmaker, and already a star, but Errol Morris was just a guy obsessed with the idea of making a film about a pet cemetery. ‘I don’t believe you have the guts,’ Herzog told Morris.[...]
Computer scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and colleagues at the Swiss university, ETH-Zurich, have created an algorithm that searches through millions of photos on Flickr, then uses them to build a 3D model of landmarks and geographical locations. Case in point, the video above.[...]
Between 1968 and 1972, Stewart Brand published The Whole Earth Catalog. For Steve Jobs, it was a “Bible” of his generation, a kind of Google 35 years before Google came along (see the excellent commencement speech where Jobs makes these comments.[...]
A quick fyi: On Monday morning, Stanford Continuing Studies opens up registration for its summer lineup of online writing courses.[...]
From The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Wired Campus” Blog:
“Cole W. Camplese, director of education-technology services at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, prefers to teach in classrooms with two screens — one to project his slides, and another to project a Twitter stream of notes from students.
A heads up from Stephen:
Free mp3 of Behind Here Lies Nothin’ from Dylan’s new album available at bobdylan.com until 5.00 a.m. tomorrow (Time zone?) Very good it sounds too. Shades of Ry Cooder.