A Lumiere is a silent film of sixty seconds or less. I shot this on the Scottish island of Eigg. See the Lumiere manifesto at http://videoblogging.info/
Monday 31 August 2009
I've been using my time at home to finish off a few projects that have been hanging around for a while - among them is the edit of the final episode of my student TV comedy/drama that got put into a box in 1997 and forgotten about.
It's been interesting to wind the clock back by twelve years, to say the least. We all look so young, but I think we look better now. Not a particularly original observation, but an encouraging one.
Sunday 30 August 2009
Writing in yesterday's Guardian Weekend magazine, Oliver Burkeman makes the point that keeping certain information like phone numbers in digital devices means we're no longer forced to remember them, so we don't remember them.
I don't think that's necessarily a problem, as it shows that the numbers are actually now a redundant step in the process of getting hold of the person we want. And there are lots of other parts of the process that are done automatically for us anyway (which mobile phone cell they're in for example).
I also bumped into a bloke yesterday who illustrated this very nicely with his Blackberry. He said that with mobile google he can use the internet to augment his professional experience at the drop of a hat. He'd even got a cash figure to hand for how much more it put on his salary.