September 12th, 2005

Ceci n'est pas une personne.

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You remember when you were a kid and people would tell you that if you dug through the Earth and popped up on the otherside, you would end up in China? Assuming you gained and exercised the mens to test this theory of theirs, I think you would be in for a west suprize.

Double click on where you are, it pops up a "Dig Here" link. Click that and this will show you where you would pop up.

You have the tune, but want to know the name? This service does that for you.

And finally... someone has combined the census data with google maps. The concensus? You wish you were some place else.

Just double click on a location and get the average stats with on 1/3/5 miles of that location.
Ceci n'est pas une personne.

(no subject)

Photographic ethical question. I know what side of the fence I lie on, but I'm curious what other people think.

A student posted a picture she took for her school paper. It was covering a story on the astronomy class. It was while they were using their telescopes at night. The instructor for the astronomy class suggested (s)he use a tripod and specifically told him/her not to use his/her flash.

They took some long exposures and felt they were too dark, so (s)he did exactly what they asked him/her not to do, use there flash. (S)he seems to feel the fact that (s)he was working is reason enough to disturb/ruin someone elses day of work. In my mind, they could have waited till they were finishing up and taken it when the flash would not have mattered.

I'm curious how how far you think someone should go to get a story, and how much the importance of the story affects that line in the sand.

Here is the original article:

Discuss! What are the ethic of photojournalism?