Today is the one year anniversary of Lou Reed's death. As a tribute former Velvet Underground member and love/hate relationship friend John Cale drops this video for a rework of "If you were still around." The song was originally released by the viola-playing Welshman back in 1982 off the album Music For a New Society. Now it is a tribute to Lou, (and Andy Warhol, and Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison and tragic Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick and Nico.)
CHICAGO—Commercial production company STORY, headquartered in Chicago, and its sister company, Accomplice Media, based in Santa Monica, Calif. have announced the appointment of Melissa Thornley to a new position as head of new business development for the Midwest markets. Thornley will market both companies’ diverse roster of commercial directors and creative talents to advertising and clients in Midwest markets.
AdAge finally reports on GamerGate, and Alex Kantrowitz quotes an unnamed advertiser's conclusion about this mess, which much like the slow-motion implosion of Britney Spears mental health that Gawker took such mirth in covering, never seems to end.
Picpedant is twitter's photo superhero, swooping down on the countless "Funnypix","Amazingpix","Historyinpix" and similar spammy twitter accounts, that everyone and their aunt can't help but retweet. Please don't retweet that crud, you are only helping spammers get a foothold. The pic-bots bother me, not just for their lazy scraping and copyright infringement, but also for "polluting" otherwise sensible streams with (often false) junk.
Now you can see what it's like to capture a real supermodel thanks to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Supermodel Ronja Furrer. This interactive site called Alpha Cover is from Zurich based Serranetga so you should probably speak a language other than English to understand it.
Either way though it looks nice. What's even cooler is if you play photographer, your photo has a chance of actually ending up on Swiss fashion magazine 20 Minuten Friday and published during Zurich Fashion Week.
Waze is a community-based traffic app that I use quite a lot in L.A. They have a special initiative going on just in time for Halloween and that's a haunted maze map. Basically anywhere that hasn't been scoped out by users is "haunted." Now help de-haunt the map by taking photos and basically helping them flesh out the map.