Posts about in the media

Motor racing in the old city of Bern

I watched the trailer for the fifth version of driving simulation software Gran Turismo with great interest, when I saw that there are segments of the film containing computer-generated sections of the historic city of Bern.

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The Orphan Works Bill

You’ll notice that I’ve made two changes over the past couple of days regarding copyright marking and my privacy settings at Flickr. Firstly, all images which I post from now on will contain a visual copyright notice and a copyright definition in the (hidden) IPTC annotations. Secondly, no-one can download any of my photos from Flickr in higher resolution any more.

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Apple iPad announced

Apple announced the new iPad today. My first thoughts on how I, as a photographer and media developer, may be able to use such a device.

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The Hero

Where some advertisers choose the “viral” route of making a low-budget film to publicize themselves or their causes via YouTube, others still spend the time and make an effort to integrate some very cool interactivity to ensure that their offering or message gains widespread recognition.

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The Bear Incident

Last weekend, reports quickly appeared on Twitter and Facebook, and thence to the local and international press, that a member of the public had apparently jumped over the fence into the new bear enclosure alongside the river Aare in Bern.

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Death of a cemetery

Sad news comes today for the family and fans of the “Autofriedhof”: the site must be cleared. Here’s an article about the closure, which I’ve translated from the German article at the Swiss newspaper “Tagesanzeiger”.

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Ten years of push-button publishing

On 23rd August 2009, the ten year anniversary of a web service called Blogger passed with barely a blip; only a small handful of news reports show up at Google’s news aggregating service and the world at large has paid little notice to the milestone.

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Jungfrau Zeitung secures its newspaper business

The newest version of the newspaper, to which I still subscribe online despite no longer working or living in the catchment area, produced by a small handful of people and covering purely local news instead of falling to the temptation of reporting news from more distant regions, is at least a match for – if not better than – most national newspapers.

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20 minutes goes yellow

It was a surprise, though not a shock, to see the free Swiss commuter paper “20 minutes” today in a special yellow issue, thanks to the one-off sponsorship by Rivella.

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