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Eadweard J. Muybridge – Google Doodle

April 9, 2012 1 comment

Zoopraxiscope disc by Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard J. Muybridge (born April 9th 1830) was an English photographer who spent much of his life in the United States. Eadweard J. Muybridge is known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion which used multiple cameras to capture motion, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip.

Eadweard J. Muybridge emigrated to the US, arriving in San Francisco in 1855, where he started a career as a publisher’s agent and bookseller. In 1866 Eadweard J. Muybridge rapidly became successful in photography, focusing principally on landscape and architectural subjects.

In 1872 a businessman and race-horse owner, had taken a position on a popularly-debated question of the day: whether all four of a horse’s hooves are off the ground at the same time during the trot. Up until this time, most paintings of horses at full gallop showed the front legs extended forward and the hind legs extended to the rear.

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Kevin MacLeod – “The Chase”

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Strange Random Photography Quote:

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. – Dorothea Lange

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Will Ferrell: How to Be Funny in Spanish – Businessweek

March 14 (Bloomberg) — A look at the film “Casa de mi Padre” with actors Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal & Genesis Rodriguez. Studies. Watch the full interview tonight on Bloomberg Television at 7pm and 10pm.

Strange Random Spanish Language Quote:

“It is not difficult to write in Spanish; the Spanish language is a gift from the gods which we Spaniards take for granted. I take comfort therefore in the belief that you wished to pay tribute to a glorious language and not to the humble writer who uses it for everything it can express: the joy and the wisdom of Mankind, since literature is an art form of all and for all, although written without deference, heeding only the voiceless, anonymous murmur of a given place and time.” – Camilo Jose Cela (Spanish writer, 1989 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1916-2002)

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Pricey undies, made in the U.S.A.

Hanky Panky is one of very few apparel makers that makes its lingerie in America.

Strange Random Clothing Quote:

Unmentionables – those articles of ladies’ apparel that are never discussed in public, except in full-page, illustrated ads. – Changing Times

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Human Demo: New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee Shows How To Be Creative – Forbes

The New Yorker

The best presentation I saw at SXSW Interactive this week had nothing to do with digital technology. It was a talk by Matthew Diffee, a cartoonist for The New Yorker and other outlets, titled “How to Be An Idea Factory.” After sharing a fascinating and hilarious view of his creative process with a standing-room-only crowd, Diffee graciously sat down with FORBES to demonstrate, up close, how a great cartoonist does what he does.

“Idea factory” is an apt moniker for Diffee and his fellow members of the The New Yorker’s cartoon platoon. Each of them is required to submit 10 panels a week for consideration, nine of which typically get rejected. That means coming up with a lot of jokes.

Diffee’s solution to this challenge is to park himself at a table for the first hour or two of each day — however long it takes him to drink an entire pot of coffee — and force himself to free-associate on a blank sheet of paper. That means writing, not drawing; Diffee says his cartoons always start with words, not images. Typically, he’ll take a phrase that’s lodged in his mind and tweak it this way and that until he comes up with something funny or hits a mental dead end. By the time he fills up the paper, he usually has at least a couple workable ideas.

via Human Demo: New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee Shows How To Be Creative – Forbes.

Strange Random Cartoonist Quote:

“Normal people … believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet.” – Scott Adams (American Cartoonist, b.1957)

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