Rockaway Brewing Company Street Art

Today, I was walking in Long Island City and came across this beautiful street art mural found on the wall of the Rockaway Brewing Company!  Take a look at the video after the break.

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Rise of the Typeface as Image: Moving from the Static Mind to the Empty Eye

When Twitter was text-only, I confess to finding it a dry and wanting experience.  I realize that sort of goes against my living mantra that The Word Rules — but I do think what sort of word rules us is important.

Now that Twitter are publishing inline images with Twitter streams, I actually appreciate the “worth a thousand words” addition to the brittle 140 character limit of a Tweet.  Now the word reflects the image and the image reflexes the 140 construction.

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Leave it on the Machine

Growing up, the phrase “Leave it on the machine” meant one thing and one thing only:  Call me on a hardline telephone and leave a specific voice message on the answering machine connected to the hardline telephone in my house.  I’m not sure when that turn of phrase fell out of favor — does anyone say, “Leave it on voice mail” today?

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How to Closed Caption a Tongue Click

If you have Closed Captions turned on for your HDTV viewing enjoyment for someone in your life, you tend to leave the Captions on  — even if you don’t need them because of a disability or language want — because you have to turn the Captions on and off via direct intervention with the HD cable box by turning off the box and going into BIOS mode for the low-level settings of the hardware.

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Banning Picture Books: Is Dr. Seuss Doomed?

Is Dr. Seuss in danger of becoming irrelevant in our children’s reading lives?  Have we finally forsaken the craven image for the sanctified word?

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The DOJ Forces ADA Web Accessibility

The Department of Justice is the governmental agency tasked with enforcing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and strangely enough, the DOJ are now proposing “Web Standards” for ADA compatibility.

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