Drone selfies

jkottke:

For the past couple of months, Amit Gupta has been playing around with taking moving self-portraits with a camera mounted on a drone. Here’s an early effort. This past weekend, Amit’s efforts crossed over into the realm of art. This is beautiful:

In the comments at Vimeo, Alex Dao dubbed this type of photograph a “dronie”. We’ll see if that catches on.

(via thisistheverge)

“Remember, the customer doesn’t even pay a driver, the payment goes through Uber. What are these drivers going to do when Uber totally controls the market? Sue? Ha, not if they want the algorithm, I mean the market pricing, to ‘reward’ them. And let’s be clear, when a company offers low cost financing for capital investment for independent contractors and controls all aspects of the transaction and customer relationship, these are no longer independent contractors. They are employees. Only in this case, they are employees who have taken on debt to work for Uber. Uber has figured out that it is cheaper to trick people into thinking they are independent contractors and get them to risk their capital. Then Uber can happily take the profits. I guarantee you, if Uber thought its capital would be best used to run a fleet of cars, it would simply hire people straight out to be drivers. That it’s not doing that suggests something.”

prostheticknowledge:

Flow Cam

Browser-based webcam toy by artist Andrew Benson is a WebGL realtime visual distorter with a smooth yet digital grainy effect - the GIFs above do not do it justice.

Try it out for yourself here

“you life looks different because it’s filled with houses and husbands and kids and mine looks the same… but I’m not, I’ve changed”

—Christina Yang

"glasses by Dr. Hirotaka Osawa with small displays designed to give attention to others around you." — via Prosthetic Knowledge

"glasses by Dr. Hirotaka Osawa with small displays designed to give attention to others around you." — via Prosthetic Knowledge

futurefantastic:

battybatty:

Date a guy who opens your jars and wine bottles for you

"please. please stop opening all my jars and wine bottles. I’m not ready for them yet. you’re just letting it all go bad. my whole house smells like wine and pickles and I can’t live like this"

(via magnezone)

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