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Rise of the Amateur - 2010 Edition By PMA with DP Review
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Digital imaging has opened the door for many people to go beyond the role of general photography consumers to become advanced amateurs. The number of these photo enthusiasts is growing at a rapid... More > rate, with no end in sight. As a group, they spend far more time and money on photography than other consumers, and their interest is spurred by participation in online communities and sharing sites. The main objectives of this research are to profile the behaviors and technology use of the new, digitally enabled, online photo enthusiast, and to determine the opportunities they present to the imaging industry. The study seeks to reveal what prosumers are looking for in cameras, accessories, photo services, social networks, TV photo viewing, and photo printing. This year’s “Rise of the Amateur” study takes a closer look at photo cards and personal publishing, as well. 6Sight Attendees: contact PMA, Jim Everett for discount, 517-788-8100.< Less
Rise of the Amateur 2009 By PMA Marketing Research
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The main objectives of this research are: (a) to profile the behaviors and technology usage of the new, digitally enabled, and internet-enabled photo enthusiast, (b) to find out if the photo... More > enthusiast segment is satisfied with current products and services and (c) what opportunities for product differentiation and product development exist. Finally, we want to know what specific features members of this segment look for on cameras, social networks, wide screen TVs, printers and printing services.< Less
Eternal September. The Rise of Amateur Culture By Domenico Quaranta, Valentina Tanni, Smetnjak
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Eternal September. The Rise of Amateur Culture is a group exhibition that explores the relationship between professional art making and the rising of amateur cultural movements through the web, an... More > historical event that is triggering a big and fascinating shift in every field of culture, especially visual culture. This catalogue features a curatorial text by Valentina Tanni, together with an interview with artist Matthias Fritsch, the man beyond the Teknoviking meme, an essay by artist group Smetnjak on practicing critical theory in the form of internet memes, and visual documentation of Tanni’s ongoing curatorial project The Great Wall of Memes. Featured artists: Mauro Ceolin, Paolo Cirio, Electroboutique, Paul Destieu, Matthias Fritsch, Colin Guillemet, David Horvitz, Maskull Lasserre, Aled Lewis, Dennis Logan (Spatula007), Valeria Mancinelli and Roberto Fassone, Mark McEvoy, Casey Pugh, Steve Roggenbuck, Helmut Smits, Paweł Sysiak & Tymek Borowski, TheGamePro, Phil Thompson, Wendy Vainity.< Less
Eternal September. The Rise of Amateur Culture By Domenico Quaranta, Valentina Tanni, Smetnjak
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Eternal September. The Rise of Amateur Culture is a group exhibition that explores the relationship between professional art making and the rising of amateur cultural movements through the web, an... More > historical event that is triggering a big and fascinating shift in every field of culture, especially visual culture. This catalogue features a curatorial text by Valentina Tanni, together with an interview with artist Matthias Fritsch, the man beyond the Teknoviking meme, an essay by artist group Smetnjak on practicing critical theory in the form of internet memes, and visual documentation of Tanni’s ongoing curatorial project The Great Wall of Memes. Featured artists: Mauro Ceolin, Paolo Cirio, Electroboutique, Paul Destieu, Matthias Fritsch, Colin Guillemet, David Horvitz, Maskull Lasserre, Aled Lewis, Dennis Logan (Spatula007), Valeria Mancinelli and Roberto Fassone, Mark McEvoy, Casey Pugh, Steve Roggenbuck, Helmut Smits, Paweł Sysiak & Tymek Borowski, TheGamePro, Phil Thompson, Wendy Vainity.< Less
Scorpio Rising By Karen Mason
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When private investigator Phillipa Hardcastle is given another routine assignment – setting a honey-trap for the Brazilian toyboy of a famous astrologer, she finds herself embroiled in a... More > bizarre case involving an amateur plastic surgeon who is disfiguring young girls, and a wealthy businessman who is losing control of his empire. Phillipa is reunited with a handsome former colleague, who inadvertently leads her into a dangerous game of cat and mouse and could mean this case could be Phillipa’s last.< Less
Handwriting on the Wall and Other Stories By Ku Shi
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This is first and foremost cultural It involves politics. It's a work of literature that could be passed as a social novel. I touch on religion, and other sensitive topics in hope of enlightening... More > dark minds, and rising low spirits. If how i've described so far, doesn't suit you, forgive me, and move on, not to another piece on lulu.com, but onto my work. If beauty is relative, you may see angles i never realised, and you may be inspired to carry the torch. You may lighten my load, for any prying eyes knows that my hand is burning of the heat, which i have been presumably chosen to lift. Please, check this out, it's new, it's different, and it crosses all social barriers. You may contact me somehow. Or you can privately accept artful efforts of the amateur. Thank you all. -The Author< Less
Open Field Production: A Reverse Archaeology By Alastair Parvin
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Open Field Production is a project produced by Alastair Parvin at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture, under the studio brief Softpraxis; an opportunity to re-evaluate the role of the... More > architect in society. It interprets the rise of the amateur as a fundamental challenge to the embedded design values of systems and cities, and proposes an alternative to the ‘creative clusters’ planning model currently favoured by policy makers in the development of a UK ‘knowledge economy’. Using Sheffield as a case study, it anticipates the re-emergence of commons as a primary space of production, speculating with “absurd logic” upon how such a type might manifest itself in design terms. By proposing only minor distortions of existing sites, existing systems and existing hardware, it steps beyond the conventional limitations placed upon what architecture might do; abandoning the preoccupation with form in order to apply design-thinking to the continuous processes of formation.< Less
Open Field Production: A Reverse Archaeology By Alastair Parvin
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Open Field Production is a project produced by Alastair Parvin at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture, under the studio brief Softpraxis; an opportunity to re-evaluate the role of the... More > architect in society. It interprets the rise of the amateur as a fundamental challenge to the embedded design values of systems and cities, and proposes an alternative to the ‘creative clusters’ planning model currently favoured by policy makers in the development of a UK ‘knowledge economy’. Using Sheffield as a case study, it anticipates the re-emergence of commons as a primary space of production, speculating with “absurd logic” upon how such a type might manifest itself in design terms. By proposing only minor distortions of existing sites, existing systems and existing hardware, it steps beyond the conventional limitations placed upon what architecture might do; abandoning the preoccupation with form in order to apply design-thinking to the continuous processes of formation.< Less
The Alpine Game By Nick Kelso
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Nick Kelso's fascinating and entertaining account of 25 years of amateur climbing in the Alps. There are 82 mountains in the European Alps that rise above 4000m and climbing them all is a lifelong... More > persuit and challenge for many people today. This is the account of one such quest. The climbs and adventures described are well within the scope of the average climber and offer an insight into modern Alpinism, as practised by ordinary people with real jobs and families< Less
Sextans Moon - 3 Signs Apart By Klaudio Zic
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CAIRO 1904 Apparently, that Crowley chose an “auspicious” evocation time for the demon at hand as if mimicking one’s own natal time . The result is hideous as in fact Hydra was... More > rising at Cairo. Crowley, who could not possibly know anything of astrology , Tarot or magick genuine, was initiated by a lucrative group of motley amateurs who were completely lost as concern basic orientation .< Less