Eric Klinenberg is the author of a book called Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life. The phrase “palaces for the people” actually comes from Andrew Carnegie who was known as a titan of the Gilded Age and one of the wealthiest people in the world when he lived.
I picked one of these up on sale a few months ago and have found a variety of uses for it. It only plans right to left, since it is based on a mechanical timer, but it is a great way to start integrating movement into you time-lapse movies without spending hundreds of dollars on more complex motorized camera sliders. It is cheap enough to just have fun with it.
A playlist of videos I recently watched and liked on YouTube. From here you can get an idea of my wide viewing preferences on YouTube and how I use it to replace much of my traditional television viewing — Douglas
Three great podcasts to add to my already crowded playlist. I am a history geek and have several shows that give interesting, insightful looks into history we might not know well. These will be a great addition — Douglas
Nothing against Dan Carlin’s “Hardcore History,” but it seems to eat up all the publicity for history podcasts. That’s a shame, because the podcast format is a fantastic way to dive into a thirty-hour history of the French Revolution, or snack on a 12-minute account of how Warren G. Harding, betrayed by his corrupt Cabinet, publicly projected all his feelings onto his dog Laddie Boy.
Always looking for ways to improve my own online content, so I was almost sure to read this article. Found a few new things to try out, but also loved that podcasting was included. I wish more people would create podcasts. I think it can provide a lot of value. regardless of the type of work you do.
There are times when you just need to save that online content locally, especially since content disappears from the Internet every day. My college professor wife has been saved by a quick download on a number of occasions, as she has recommended content to her students, that has subsequently disappeared.
Although I love the Chromecast, as I mentioned above, I have the need to stream other media files to my TV, too. I use XMBC right now, but I am always looking for alternatives with new/better features.
Selfie made it into the Oxford English Dictionary this year, so why shouldn’t there be an app to make it even easier. I could see this also being useful in creating an iPad-based photo booth for parties and events.
4K video is coming and here is an expensive, yet affordable camera to bring it into the consumer world. I can’t imagine how long it woudl take to edit and process 4K video, but I am sure it is amazing to watch on an compatible screen.