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  • iPhone MacWorld Cover From Concept to Print

    By David Passiak on August 17, 2009

    Cover creation from Peter Belanger on Vimeo. This excellent time-lapse video by Peter Belanger follows him and Rob Schultz in their collaborative process of creating a recent cover of MacWorld featuring the new iPhone.  Focus is on photography, layout in Photoshop, and design. It’s fun to see the actual execution of a creative concept from start to print – literally,

  • Simple Beauty of Mother Nature

    By David Passiak on August 15, 2009

    Kuroshio Sea – 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world – (song is Please don’t go by Barcelona) from Jon Rawlinson on Vimeo. My colleague Jeff Malmad posted a link to the above video by Jon Rawlinson, a cinematographer and editor who specializes in documentary projects. His shorts serve as poignant reminders of the simple beauty found in mother nature.

  • Buddha to Brooklyn

    By David Passiak on August 13, 2009

    I rarely post about personal experiences but felt compelled to share and reflect. Last Sunday my good friend Pepe Lopez Waldron and I went to Blue Cliff Monastery to see the venerable Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who is in the U.S. for two months for a short tour. Thich Nhat Hanh joined the monkhood at age 16 and began

  • The Future of Visual Content

    By David Passiak on August 8, 2009

    A number of disparate stories and new technologies broke in the past week that sparked the following thoughts about the evolution of visual representations and content distribution. Japanese researchers from Shinoda Labs unveiled touchable holograms this week at the Siggraph 2009 Conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques.  The system currently mimics balls and raindrops, but watching the video above

  • John Hughes Died But Everything is Still Amazing

    By David Passiak on August 6, 2009

    John Hughes helped define my childhood and the generation that grew up in the 80s.  The above YouTube video brought chills down my spine thinking back to my teens and before the age of mobile communications, emails, the internet, and the archipelago of technologies and platforms that we call social media. I felt compelled to write something in tribute to

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