David Schonauer

Addendum: The Average US Adult is Hoarding Over $2,000 of Unused Tech

PetaPixel   Wednesday November 30, 2022

New research has revealed that the average U.S. adult is sitting on over $2,000 worth of unused tech. The majority of consumers surveyed reported owning at least one camera in their home that they are not using, notes PetaPixel. According to new data from camera reseller, MPB, alongside research provider CINT, the U.S. is hoarding over $650 billion worth of technological devices they do not use. In MPB’s online survey, which was completed by 13,000 adults, two-thirds of Americans revealed they have at least one piece of unused tech in their home. How much tech stuff do you have lying around?   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Hummingbirds and Their Rainbow Wings

MY MODERN MET   Wednesday November 30, 2022

A decade ago, Rio de Janeiro-based artist and photographer Christian Spencer discovered that at certain sun-lit angles, hummingbird wings transform into tiny fluttering rainbows. The result was his series “Winged Prisms,” now collected in a book titled BIRDS: Poetry in the Sky. “The photos are impossible, even for me, to copy relying on specific atmospheric conditions and the perfect poetic harmonic form of the hummingbird in focus,” says Spencer. “Each photo is a treasure that captures a moment in time that is gone forever.”   Read the full Story >>

Art News: The FTX Collapse is Not The End of Crypto and Fine Art NFTs

ARTnews   Wednesday November 30, 2022

Just as the art world was warming up to NFTs. the crypto landscape has seemingly collapsed, Unprecedented volatility in the crypto market — since bitcoin peaked at $68,000 last November, it has lost 75 percent of  its value — culminated in the collapse of digital currency exchange FTX. But is the NFT era over? Probably not, declares Art News. But some changes, including industry-specific standards and protocols, will have to be made to appeal to digital and traditional collectors alike.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Shooting a Story with One Roll of Film

The Philadelphia Inquirer   Wednesday November 30, 2022

In another time (before digital), there was an idiom among photographers: “Film is cheap.” It was less of an economic statement, and more of a state of mind—take lots of pictures and try different angles and edit later, notes the Philadelphia Inquirer, which recently sent out its younger photographers (those with little analog experience) to shoot stories the old-fashioned way. They had to use a 35mm mechanical camera with with manual exposure and focus and just one roll of black-and-white film and one 50mm f/1.8 lens.   Read the full Story >>

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