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Leap userinterface with Flickr, Minority Report User Interface is here (well sort of :-)

I recently gave a presentation about Natural User Interface and dived again in my old (?) leapmotion.

It can do minority style user interface within a webapp:

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Instagram hate

Alfred Eisenstaedt. One of the best known photographers of the world from the last century. Best know for hist freedom "V J Daykiss photo on timesquare.

And known for his great photos of the beautiful Monroe:
alfred eisenstaedt photos of  monroe

He was lucky enough to meet Einstein as well and made the most well known photo of the genius.
Alfred Eisenstaedt phots of Einstein

He made photos of ms Loren in lingerie, Churchill making the "V"ictory sign and many many great photos. President Kennedy, Dali are just a few of the well know persons. But his work on anonymous people and everyday objects is even better. Be sure to scroll on this page containing most of his work.

Many photos from Alfred Eisenstaedt

By far his best work however is his two photos of Goebbels, the German (pre) WorldWar 2 propaganda minister. Goebbels was known to play the media, be smiling in the papers and always laugh when in public. He knew how to play the camera in an age where most politicians didnt pay attention to the media, most americans didnt even knew their president during that period was in a wheelchair.

Alfred Eisenstaedt was born in Poland within a Jewish family and unfortunately witnessed the rise of the Nazi Party led by Adolf Hitler. He tried to gain ground profesionalment in Berlin, but inevitably had to emigrate to the United States because of his Jewish background.

Alfred Eisenstaedt was perhaps the only man who could portray the face of evil, hypocrisy and hatred that can hold a human. There are two photos, without much time lapse between the one and the other.

It happened in Geneva. He had the opportunity to portray Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda. In the first picture there was no major problem because the atmosphere was relaxed and Goebbels was showing off his smile.

Goebbels

For the next picture, the face of Joseph Goebbels changes radically, it decomposes. We had been warned that one of the accredited photographers (Alfred Eisenstaedt), was Jewish, places him, and gives him a demonic look.

Goebbels

In the 1985 book, Eisenstaedt on Eisenstaedt: A Self-Portrait, the then-87-year-old photographer discussed how the Goebbels picture came about:

In 1933, I traveled to Lausanne and Geneva for the fifteenth session of the League of Nations. There, sitting in the hotel garden, was Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s minister of propaganda. He smiles, but not at me. He was looking at someone to my left…. Suddenly he spotted me and I snapped him. His expression changed. Here are the eyes of hate. Was I an enemy? Behind him is his private secretary, Walter Naumann, with the goatee, and Hitler’s interpreter, Dr. Paul Schmidt…. I have been asked how I felt photographing these men. Naturally, not so good, but when I have a camera in my hand I know no fear.

Read more at life.time.com. An instagram filter revelaing the true hate.

Once again: the phoney before

Goebbels

and the evil after:
Goebbels

Never before has anyone shot a fake smile and a horor face within seconds that held so much of things to come. Instagram hate.

Minecraft or Drupal?

How to install Dexter Screensaver on the Mac

Dexter uses a mac (by bertboerland)

24, lost, house. Sure good tv. But nothing compared to Dexter. Dexter, By far the best American serie I have ever seen. Consider me a fan.

So when I saw that Dexter (wiki) had a mac with a bloody screensaver and found out it was available for the Mac, I had to get this as well.

On http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/downloads.do you can download the Mac and Windows version. The mac verson is zip with and .app in it. Howerver, double clicking the application does not give you anything.

So if you want to install this screensaver (not that good by the way) on your mac, here is the workaround:

Download,
unzip,
right click on the file (control-click),
go to "show package contents,
go contents>resources>dexter screen saver.saver

This will open system preferences with a dialog box prompting an install. Say yes and the screen saver will show up in the left hand navigation menu in screen savers. Select it and you are good to go.

And in case you want to become the "dark Defender" yourself, learn from this video series.

MediaMosa, an Open Source Drupal Module, has been released

Today, Mediamosa has been released. It is hard to describe what it does, but the picture above should give you a hint..

From the website, you can read that MediaModsa

[...] is a state-of-the-art, scalable Middleware Media Distribution Platform and facilitates access to, and usage of (shared) storage capacity, metadata databases, transcoding- and streaming servers. The platform offers functionality for searching, playing, uploading, transcoding, as well as a fine granularity media access control system towards its users.

You can see MediaMosa as a Drupal Module that provides central storage, publishing and transcoding functionality. A Media Asset Manager Hub on steroids! It was developed by/for SURFnet, an academic network in the Netherlands. Dutch readers are encouraged to read the pressrelease.

It is not easy to understand or easy to install, but please give it a try on your localhost if you are into Media (management) and Drupal. Many broadcasters are already looking at this in the Netherlands. Great job!

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