Flight Pictures « 1337arts

16 09 2009

Flight Pictures « 1337arts.

A group of MIT students seeking to share the artistic aspects of science with others. On Sept. 2, 2009,  launched a digital camera into near-space to take photographs of the earth from high up above.


Amazing new Church in Foligno

21 04 2009
Photographs by Moreno Maggi

Photographs by Moreno Maggi

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Architects have completed a church in Foligno, Italy, and will open on Friday.

The project was won in 2001 after a national competition organized by the Conferenza Episcopale Italiana for the construction of new churches, the jury gave the following reasons for choosing, “as a sign of innovation that meets the latest international research, becoming a symbol of rebirth for the city after the earthquake.”

More photos and information on dezeen.com

15 reasons to quit facebook

20 04 2009

I came across this article, and thought it was both funny and oh so very true. Facebook started as a good way of keeping in touch with friends and even family in different parts of the world (for me anyway).

Originally started as a small project by a Harvard student, it has become one of the most popular social networking sites and has now passed 200 million subscribers. Now that is has become so popular how are you getting on with it, are you still having fun with it or are you bored of it too?

The full article is http://www.switched.com/2009/04/16/15-reasons-to-quit-facebook/ and here is a summary of the 15 reasons they quoted:

  • Friend requests from your needy ex or crazy uncle…
  • Embarrassing/rude messages on your ‘wall’
  • Invitations to things we don’t want to go to…
  • Chain-letter-style apps
  • Pokes
  • The latest redesign…
  • Gifts
  • Pseudo game apps like ‘Ninjas Vs. Zombies’; what are we, like, six-years old?
  • Quizzes
  • Embarrassing pictures from our pasts (that we can’t remove)
  • “___ Likes This” feature on ‘Status Updates’
  • Stupid group requests
  • Stupid notes
  • Facebook apps taking over our news feeds
  • Too many people, too much information…

In my opinion the worst thing is the apps that your friends add to their profile and send you requests to join, and the fact that it’s not enough to just decline, but you need to block the app to stop it from gathering your info from your friends profile. Whatever info your friends can see of yours is what is available to the app they installed. But who can be bothered to go through all the apps that your friends added and block them?