I don’t understand this. So this old man that has loads of cash to spend on World Series tickets that are front row, right behind home plate comes to the game completely decked out in Marlins gear. A team that isn’t even playing. I know what he would say too, because I one time asked someone that wearing a complete outfit for the wrong team before. “I’m a Marlins fan, and I want everyone to know I care about the Marlins.” Of course, the guy I talked to was at a midsummer day game / bachelor party and hadn’t shelled out over a couple of thousand dollars in tickets, airfare and lodging.
And of course sitting next to him is Mr. John 3:16. (Although,
he did move down for the last out.) Yeah, that’s going to save some souls.
Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Team GB Preparation Camp is. (via Reuters)
I really wish I knew more about this, but I don’t. Apparently, it’s near Moscow.
Salt Air Pavilion, Great Salt Lake, Utah
I’m always delightfully surprised what you can find in the public domain and the commons.
via Dark Roasted Blend
Zander Olsen‘s ongoing project “Tree, Line” wraps trees with white plastic up to the horizon and then photographs the resulting illusion. The results are a bit surprising, and I thought that some of them were manipulated until I looked more closely at them.
Eric Cantor is right. If Bert is there, then Occupy Wall Street is evil.
Alas, Oscar isn’t being tossed through a window.
This post is not about what Anders Behring Breivik (allegedly) did. Instead it’s about the photos.
Everywhere you look, you see professional portraits of the suspect. Where did these images come from? Obviously, they came from the Anders Breivik, but where did the media get them? What was the context that they were taken in?
I found the proximal answer to where the media got them. Most photos of the man on CNN are attributed to Getty Images, but where did Getty get them? I didn’t know, until I read the attribution on the above picture from CNN. “Facebook via Getty Images.” [Original Link]
Wait. “Facebook via Getty Images?” What does that mean? How does Getty get the attribution? Do they own the right to license the images to news agencies or what? Did Facebook just invoke their right to sub-license (See section 2.1 of Facebook’s Terms and Conditions) Anders Behring Breivik’s photos to Getty for (blood) money?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Update: Mon Jul 25 01:28:50 PDT 2011
Let me be clear. It’s not not just Facebook and Getty. There’s this photo that carries a Reuter’s copyright notice no less. This photo appears again, this time with “AP Photo / Twitter” attribution. And again, but with Getty. Either Getty, AP, and Reuters are engaging in widespread unauthorized redistribution of copyrighted materials for commercial gain, someone (meaning Facebook and possibly Twitter) has sublicensed the photos, or the AP, Reuters, and Getty are making a very dubious fair use claim over distributing the photos.
selekkt links to Melbourne collage artist Liesl Pfeffer. Her collages, reminds me a bit of Isidro Blasco‘s multilevel photos, such as Sydney. I’m not sure why. Blasco tries to simulate three dimensions, while Pfeffer attempts to make something new out of how the photographs are cut and pasted.