PORTL: If you Can Be There, Beam There! discover
The projector can transmit images any time of the day or night, and using PORTL’s capture studio-in-a-box means that anyone with $60,000 to spend and a white background can beam themselves into any portal anywhere in the world. Part of the selling point, beyond just the gimmick of the hologram’s next-level verisimilitude, is its interactivity. Through the studio rig and PORTL hardware, users can hear what people standing around the PORTL are saying and then respond… Read more.
Explore Ed Ruscha’s Never-Before-Seen Photo Archives of Los Angeles via Stamen the project
In 1966, Ed Ruscha drove along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Using a motorized camera mounted on the back of a pickup truck, he methodically photographed all of the buildings on each side of the street. He hand-assembled the photos in the artists’ book Every Building on the Sunset Strip, which changed how people thought about Los Angeles, art and photography…The Getty digitized more than 60,000 negatives from this collection of more than a half a million total images, and we’re honored that they selected Stamen to design and build the interactive data visualization that lets people explore this amazing collection…
Interesting Internet: Electoral College Decision Tree more here
Head over to Observable and click the graphic to explore different possible outcomes of the 2020 US Presidential Election, depending on who wins each of a set of swing state.
How to Transcribe Your Zoom Meetings in Microsoft Word via Lifehacker learn more
Pull up a new Word document, click on the drop-down arrow next to “Dictate” in the toolbar, and then click on “Transcribe:”
In the sidebar that appears, you’ll be able to select whether you want to upload your own audio for Word to transcribe or whether it should just start transcribing any audio it hears on your computer. If possible, go for the latter, because you’ll be allowed to do a lot more. As Microsoft writes:
“With Transcribe you are completely unlimited in how much you can record and transcribe within Word for the Web. Currently, there is a five hour limit per month for uploaded recordings and each uploaded recording is limited to 200mb.”
Once you start recording, you’ll be able to let Word chug in the background and pause at your leisure—if your class or meeting takes a quick break, for example. You won’t see words start popping up on your screen. Once you’ve finished the recording, Word will start processing it, and you’ll see the results in the sidebar…
Elon Musk Asks This Confusing Riddle During Job Interviews via Popular Mechanics the answer
You’re standing on the surface of the Earth. You walk one mile south, one mile west and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you?..”
Immerse Yourself in Celestial, a New ARTECHOUSE Experience in Chelsea tickets
Pantone’s Color of the Year (Classic Blue) is at the center of ARTECHOUSE’s latest multimedia exhibit—”Celestial.” Visitors to the underground attraction will be taken on a “journey beyond the skies…” via Time Out here.
Highly Coveted: Bespoke Indestructible Hikers learn more
The Naglev Unico Combat WP is distinct with its Kevlar upper, which is both waterproof and highly abrasion-resistant. The interior consists of a sock-like wool liner, which provides comfort despite the boot’s rock-proof construction. The hiking boot also includes a footbed made of leather and coconut fibers and a dual-density EVA midsole — the same kind you’ll find in many hiking boots and running shoes — and a natural rubber outsole with aggressive lugs… More on FT’s How to Spend It here.