Ilford Labs – black and white prints

ILFORD LAB DIRECT Now for the first time our customers will be able to use our secure website to pay for film processing online or upload digital B&W files direct to our server. Alongside our online services we continue to sell process paid films and mailers through popular photographic dealers giving our customers even greater choice. We believe there will always be demand for traditional silver gelatin prints and we are passionate about making the highest quality black and white prints whether from film or digital files. Our company has 130 years experience of producing the best black and white Read more

Bundled, Buried and Behind Closed Doors

Bundled, Buried & Behind Closed Doors is a short documentary explaining internet infrastructure, focusing on the art deco building 60 Hudson Street in Tribeca, which is now one of the most concentrated carrier hotels in the world. The internet has an “ironically very limited geography in terms of big strategic concentrations,” explains Stephen Graham, professor of cities and society, Newcastle University, in the short film. “The big affluent high tech information rich regions” is where the infrastructure is densely located. And 60 Hudson Street was especially ideal as a hub, given that the building was already designed to accomidate cables as it was first Read more

Digital Art Conservation

Initiatives http://www.arts.state.tx.us/video http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/about/avantgarde http://www.docam.ca/ http://forging-the-future.net http://www.imaionline.de/content/view/20/25/lang http://www.imappreserve.org/index.html http://www.inside-installations.org http://www.packed.be/ http://www.tate.org.uk/research/tateresearch/majorprojects/mediamatters/ http://www.variablemedia.net/e/welcome.html Masters in the conservation of new media art http://www.hkb.bfh.ch/maconsrest.html http://www.mediaconservation.abk-stuttgart.de/ Media art archives http://www.gama-gateway.eu/ http://goldsen.library.cornell.edu/ http://www.mediaartbase.de http://www.v2.nl Networks http://www.amianet.org http://www.eai.org/index.htm http://www.iasa-web.org http://www.incca.org/ http://www.langzeitarchivierung.de http://www.rhizome.org/art/ Organisations http://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org Tools http://www.fondation-langlois.org/visiteur/database/e/ http://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org/shtml_sub/msqr.pdf

make an animated GIF online, quick & easy

Gickr.com lets you instantly create Animated GIF online, free, right now! Just upload pictures or grab them from your Flickr. Create funny flashy slideshows with you and your friends, cartoons, previews, banners, etc. Post them anywhere you can post pictures: MySpace, Bebo, HI5 etc. No need for flash. web: http://gickr.com Loads of similar services

Recycling products – interactive tool

Got a broken TV to dispose of, or want to know how to recycle batteries, bulbs or an old laptop? Find out how to recycle an array of household products and electrical appliances here. Select the product you’re interested in and we’ll let you know if and how you can recycle it, plus share insider tips from Which? experts on how to make money recycling certain products and the range of recycling services available to you. web: http://www.which.co.uk/environment-and-saving-energy/

No Layout – digital library for independent publishers

No Layout is a digital library for independent publishers, focusing on art books and fashion magazines. It is meant as a support for printed publications, allowing users to flip through full content on any screen without downloads or apps. A promotional and archive tool. web: http://www.nolayout.com/

Artquest How-to guides for artist’s careers

This section contains ‘How to’ guides for every part of an artist’s career. From exhibiting, to earning money and more. Everything you need to know about sustaining a career as a practitioner is here. Each section focuses on a particular aspect of an artists career and covers approaches a practitioner can take to succeed. Make a living Show your work Work with others Your rights Promote yourself Promotion and application… Degree shows Prepare for the future

Purely Digital

HP Indigo Digital Print Wide format printing Perfect Binding, Hot Melt & PUR Glue Saddle Stitched & Wire bound documents Foiling & Embossing Duplex & Triplexing UV Varnishing and Laminating Die Cutting & Drilling Personalisation Scratch Cards – Latex or Foil Thermography & Letterpress Targeted Direct Mail 01332 890 315 Web: http://www.purelydigital.co.uk/services/

Bookshops, a list of

UK Arnolfini Bookshop,16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA Artwords at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, 80 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX Artwords Bookshop, 65A Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QQ BALTIC, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA Blackwells Art & Poster Shop, 27 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 2AS Blackwells, 100 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0JG Bookartbookshop, 17 Pitfield Street, London N1 6HB Camden Arts Centre Bookshop, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6PG CCA Bookshop, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD Dundee Contemporary Arts: One Five Two, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY Fruitmarket Gallery Bookshop, 29 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DF Hayward Read more

Touchscreen gloves

A conductive material is interwoven into the thumb and forefinger so that these gloves will make light work of touchscreen technology whatever the weather. Available in six different colours, these unisex wool gloves will seamlessly work on iPads, iPhones and all touchscreen phones. web: http://www.muji.eu/pages/online.asp?V=1&Sec=5&Sub=129&PID=5276

Photo Rag Baryta

Photo Rag Baryta 315 gsm · 100% Cotton · white high-gloss Photo Rag Baryta combines the virtues of a luxury cotton paper and a traditional baryta board. The very fine surface texture with the baryta gloss endows portraits with a particularly expressive character.   Web: http://www.hahnemuehle.com/prod/us/461/592/photo-rag-baryta-315-gsm.html PDF: http://www.hahnemuehle.com/media/photoragbaryta_rev02.pdf  

Email Charter

We’re drowning in email. And the many hours we spend on it are generating ever more work for our friends and colleagues. (Here’s why.) We can reverse this spiral only by mutual agreement. Hence this Charter… 10 Rules to Reverse the Email Spiral 1. Respect Recipients’ Time This is the fundamental rule. As the message sender, the onus is on YOU to minimize the time your email will take to process. Even if it means taking more time at your end before sending. 2. Short or Slow is not Rude Let’s mutually agree to cut each other some slack. Given Read more

Hato Press – Riso Risograph printing

Hato Press is a print and publishing house which runs a Risograph RP 3700 stencilduplicator. The risograph covers a gap in the market that has been held by digital and lithograph printing. We apply this printing process to the production of artist publications, invites, flyers, posters, illustration prints and zines, though it was traditionally used for high volume printing and photocopying in schools, churches and small political parties. Our main press is a Risograph RP 3700 stencil duplicator. Traditionally, Risographs have been used for high volume photocopying in schools, churches and small political parties. We have customized the process for Read more

Video multi-screen sync across LAN

Create dazzling multi-screen presentations with ArraySync, the network QuickTime synchronizer from The National Software Laboratory. Play QuickTime content across multiple displays attached to one computer or over a local area network as if it were coming from a single video source. ArraySync is the ideal solution for event designers, trade shows, exhibitions and conferences. ArraySync is completely scalable, and can run entirely on hardware you already own. Synchronize two displays or a hundred! ArraySync’s performance is limited only by the capabilities of your hardware. Effortlessly create video arrays without specialized hardware. ArraySync makes it easy to build a multi-screen video Read more

Free DNS When You Need It

Dyn’s legendary free DNS service allows you to create a hostname that points to your home or office IP address, providing a easy URL for you to remember anywhere you have internet access. Dyn also provides update mechanisms for making hostnames work with your dynamic IP address, delivery of your DNS records to five DNS servers in five Tier 1 bandwidth datacenters around the world, fast propagation/reliable static IP caching for DNS TTL values and more. Website: http://dyn.com/dns/dyndns-free/

Journalism school teaches students pre-digital newspaper production techniques

While archeologists try to recreate what life was like 10,000 years ago, and historians try to recreate what life was like 1,000 years ago, journalists can’t even recreate how they published a newspaper 20 years ago. No one documented the details or saved the old equipment. (I had to buy some of it from creepy old men through Craigslist.) Journalists may write history’s first draft, but when it comes to covering their own history, they don’t even take notes. I can imagine college students 20 years from now asking their aged adviser… Your digital cameras didn’t just beam images to Read more

Directory of APIs

website: http://www.programmableweb.com/apis/directory

Golden Grid System

A folding grid for responsive design. Golden Grid System (GGS) splits the screen into 18 even columns. The leftmost and rightmost columns are used as the outer margins of the grid, which leaves 16 columns for use in design. Now, 16 columns sounds a bit much for anything other than huge widescreen monitors. This is where the folding, inspired by the DIN paper system and Unigrid, comes in. The 16 columns can be combined, or folded, into 8 columns for tablet-sized screens, and into 4 columns for mobile-sized ones. This way GGS can easily cover any screen sizes from 240 Read more

Programming Languages Reference Sheets

syntax for common tasks in a side-by-side format Scripting Languages: PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby Embeddable Languages: Tcl, Lua, JavaScript, Io Shell Languages: Bash, Zsh, AppleScript, PowerShell C Style Languages: C, C++, Objective C, Java, C# Pascal Style Languages: Pascal, Ada, PL/SQL, SQL/PSM Lisp Dialects: Common Lisp, Scheme, Clojure, Emacs Lisp Type Inference Languages: Standard ML, OCaml, Scala, Haskell Declarative Languages: Prolog, Erlang, Oz Concatenative Languages: Forth, PostScript, Factor Computer Algebra Software: Mathematica, Sage, Maxima Numerical Analysis Software: MATLAB, R  

Find PDF Manuals for your Electronics using Amazon

If you are looking to download the user’s manual of an electronic product that you own but it is nowhere to be found on the manufacturer’s website, you might as well try a search on Amazon.com. The site hosts PDF manuals of thousands of electronic products including those of items that have either been discontinued or are no longer available for sale on Amazon.com. The user manuals are primarily hosted on two Amazon servers – images-amazon.com and ssl-images-amazon.com – and here’s how you can find the one you are looking for. Go to Google and type the following query. Replace Read more

Great JavaScript Resources

As browsers and server-side platforms advance, and libraries new and old grow and mature, JavaScript evolves as well. We’ve put together a list of seven of our favorite JavaScript resources to help save you time and energy along the way. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, we think you’ll find the sites below both informative and beneficial. If you know of other great resources, feel free to share them in the comments. Mozilla Developer Network: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/javascript JQAPI: http://jqapi.com JS Fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net Eloquent JavaScript: http://eloquentjavascript.net Douglas Crockford JS Videos: http://www.yuiblog.com/crockford How to Node: http://howtonode.org DailyJS: http://dailyjs.com

MS Word: Track changes while you edit

You can easily make and view tracked changes and comments while you work in a document. By default, Microsoft Office Word 2007 uses balloons to display deletions, comments, formatting changes, and content that has moved. If you want to see all of your changes inline, you can change settings so that tracked changes and comments display the way you want. Website: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/track-changes-while-you-edit-HA001218690.aspx

Mac OS X Must Haves

A few friends have only recently become Mac-converts! I know! What took them so long?!?! Anyway, they always come with the same questions about 3rd party software etc- so here is a list of what I personally consider to be the must-have applications when you first get on your mac from another, strange operating system. Website: http://www.mattjarvis.co.uk/article/mac-os-x-must-haves

A & M Hire Ltd Stage Prop Suppliers

A & M Hire Ltd Stage Prop Suppliers offering a range of Furniture Hire and Prop Hire for Film and Television Industry Stage Prop suppliers based in London, supplying furniture and small props to the entertainment industry, incorporating Film, Television, Theatre, Events, Themed Parties, Photographic Shoots and Show houses. We have our own Photographic Studios which can be hired at competitive rates, with a discount when you hire your props from our prop house. Prop Hire From The Leading Stage Prop Suppliers With over a million items to choose from we’re one of the largest prop houses in Europe. Anyone Read more

SLR Camera Simulator

Want to play around with SLR Camera settings and see how it affects your photo, but without actually using an SLR? Well, you can do just that with the Online SLR Camera Simulator. This simple application allows you to choose the lighting, ISO, shutter speed and aperture. A great tool to teach someone the basics of photography. Website: http://camerasim.com/camera-simulator.html

Book printers

As a rough guide, these kind of printers would take jobs of 500+ copies Aldgate Press, Gunthorpe Workshop, Gunthorpe Street, London E1 7RQ 020 7247 3015 BAS Printers, 1 Premier Way, Abbey Park, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 9DQ 01794 834 605 Kube Digital Print, 44 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LB 020 7739 9744 Lecturis, F36 Argos House Office Centre, Kilburn Park Road, London NW6 5LF 020 7644 0498 Lithosphere, London 020 7686 6111 TRL Digital Print, 25 Holywell Row, London EC2A 4XE 020 7739 3152 White Offset, 159-179 Empress Road, Southampton SO14 0JW 02380 632 111 Die Keure See also:

Dropbox – brilliant for sharing files

Your files, anywhere Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computers, phones, and the Dropbox website. 2GB of Dropbox for free, with subscriptions up to 100GB available. Your files are always available from the secure Dropbox website. Dropbox works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. Works even when offline. You always have your files, whether or not you have a connection. Dropbox transfers just the parts of a file that change (not the whole thing). Manually set bandwidth limits — Dropbox won’t hog your connection. Website: Dropbox Website: Dropbox for ucl.ac.uk email address Read more

FLV players for your website

The OS FLV Player is an Open Source, embedable player for Flash native video files. The player provides a large amount of options that can be changed in the embed code. Also provided are a code generator written in javascript, a library of PHP functions and, of course, fully open source code! Website: http://www.osflv.com With over one million active users, the JW Player™ is the Internet’s most popular open source video player. It supports playback of any format the Adobe Flash Player can handle (FLV, MP4, MP3, AAC, JPG, PNG and GIF) and now supports HTML5 too. Additionally, the JW Player™ Read more

Syphon

Syphon is an open source Mac OS X technology that allows applications to share frames – full frame rate video or stills – with one another in realtime. Now you can leverage the expressive power of a plethora of tools to mix, mash, edit, sample, texture-map, synthesize, and present your imagery using the best tool for each part of the job. Syphon gives you flexibility to break out of single-app solutions and mix creative applications to suit your needs. Syphon provides an ecosystem for sharing imagery between applications and new media development environments. Syphon is designed to be efficient and will Read more

Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery (book review)

Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-on way? With Make: Electronics, you’ll start working on real projects as soon as you crack open the book. Explore all of the key components and essential principles through a series of fascinating experiments. You’ll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them! Build working devices, from simple to complex You’ll start with the basics and then move on to more complicated projects. Go from switching circuits to integrated circuits, and from simple alarms to programmable microcontrollers. Step-by-step instructions and more than 500 full-color photographs and illustrations will Read more