Tagesarchiv für 5. März 2012

Mapping Flickr and Twitter against each other

See something or say something; Where people post geotagged photos to Flickr from and geotagged tweets to Twitter from.

Eric Fischer produced a set of striking visualizations mapping Flickr and Twitter against each other. The maps from different cities and areas around the globe depict geotagged photos uploaded to Flickr (orange) versus geotagged tweets to Twitter (blue). In case an image and a tweet originate from the same location, it appears as a white dot. The first image is a map of Europe using the described visualization method, while the second one is a map of New York City.

(Gefunden bei visualcomplexity.com)

walkingsf - View my 'See something or say something' set on Flickriver


“Technologie der Jugend”

Titelbilder des sowjetischen Magazins ТЕХНИКА-МОЛОДЕЖИ (1960-1969):

(Gefunden bei retro-futurism.livejournal)


In the Realm of the Hackers

In 1989, two Melbourne teenage hackers known as Electron and Phoenix stole a restricted computer security list and used it to break into some of the world’s most classified and supposedly secure computer systems. So fast and widespread was the attack, no-one could work out how it had happened – until one of the hackers called The New York Times to brag.

Ten years after their arrest, this dramatised documentary uncovers not only how they did it but why. It takes us headlong into the clandestine, risky but intoxicating world of the computer underground.

(Gefunden bei theworldsbestever.com)


Elfi Wildfeuer mit einem Hut von Adele List

Foto: Hubs Flöter, Wien (1949/50)

(Gefunden bei Flickr)


Cold War Computing - The SAGE System

The SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) System, was designed and built in the 1950s to defend against the threat of Soviet bombers attacking the continental United States. The system was much influenced by the design of MIT’s Whirlwind II computer system (which was never completed). IBM designed and built the AN/FSQ-7 computer, the heart of the SAGE program, with companies such as Western Electric (who produced In Your Defense), The Mitre Corporation and System Development Corporation were also major contractors on the project.

There were more than twenty SAGE installations located across North America linking hundreds of radar stations, Air Force fighter wings, and missle defense sites in the first large-scale computer communications network. The SAGE network was decentralized and would allow a unit to continue operation even if other sites were disabled. As the Soviet attack threat shifted from long-range bombers to nuclear missles in the 1960’s, the SAGE system became less strategic. However, parts of the system continued operation into the early 1980’s.

This film explains the national security threats of the 1950’s and 60’s that SAGE was built to defend against, shows the SAGE computer and network in operation and simulates how SAGE would react to an attack on the United States.

Werbespot für IBM Sage Computer (1960):

How we used to shoot down missiles, with punch cards and light wands…

I used to work with those computers. The consoles shown here are in what was called the command post (or snake pit). They also had Weapons people and Operations people on the 3rd and 4th floor. (Can’t remember which was which) I wrote computer programs for that computer (actually the one near Newburgh NY) Called the Boston Air Defense Sector. There were actually two computers, the A side and B side. We could do other work on the side that was not active. I did this from 1958 to 1962 (KCRascal).

(Gefunden bei retronaut.co)


Der van Gogh der Groschenromane: Robert McGinnis

(Gefunden bei rrrick.tumblr.com)

Hierzu siehe auch:

Die grandiose Groschenheftästhetik von Robert McGinnis
Die Frauen von Robert McGinnis
Bond, illustriert
Der Barbarellist


Ein Geist!

(Gefunden bei comicallyvintage)


Paul McCartney mit Katze

(Gefunden bei yourcatwasdelicious)