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Snap Makes a Bet on the Cultural Supremacy of the Camera - The New York Times
Farhad Manjoo

The rising dependence on cameras & picture-based communications system is changing the way we communicate and could alter society in big ways. ...Snap’s success or failure isn’t going to be determined this week or even this year. This is a company that’s betting on a long-term trend: the rise and eventual global dominance of visual culture.Snap calls itself a camera company. That’s a bit cute, considering that it only just released an actual camera, the Spectacles sunglasses, late last year. Snap will probably build other kinds of cameras, including potentially a drone.

But it’s best to take Snap’s camera company claim seriously, not literally. Snap does not necessarily mean that its primary business will be selling a bunch of camera hardware. It’s not going to turn into Nikon, Polaroid or GoPro. Instead it’s hit on something deeper and more important. Through both its hardware and software, Snap wants to enable the cultural supremacy of the camera, to make it at least as important to our daily lives as the keyboard.....the rising dependence on cameras is changing our language. Other than in face-to-face communication, we used to talk primarily in words. Now, more and more, from GIFs to emoji, selfies to image-macro memes and live video, we talk in pictures.
Farhad_Manjoo  Snap  Snapchat  visual_culture  cameras  big_bets  Communicating_&_Connecting  IPOs  Ikea  trends  Instagram  imagery  Polaroid 
march 2017 by jerryking
Fighting Movie Piracy With Spy Cameras and Secret Audio -
August 12, 2013 | WSJ | By ERICH SCHWARTZEL

Spy Cameras, Secret Audio Help Fight Movie Piracy
Two Startups Are Combating Bootlegs In Different Ways
piracy  bootlegs  films  movies  entertainment  start_ups  cameras 
august 2013 by jerryking
1 | Lytro, The Radical Camera Startup, Introduces Phase Two
11-16-2012| Co.Design: business + innovation + design |Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

Kelsey is a designer, illustrator, and cyclist based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Previously, she was the editor of Architizer
Lytro  cameras  start_ups 
november 2012 by jerryking
Shuttered: Digital cameras killed Kodak, but smartphones will kill digital cameras | Features | FP Tech Desk | Financial Post
Jan 19, 2012 – Jan 20, 2012 2:25 PM ET

Eastman Kodak, which invented the hand-held camera and helped bring the world the first pictures from the moon, has filed for bankruptcy protection, capping a prolonged plunge for one of the United States' best-known companies.


By Matt Hartley and Jameson Berkow
creative_destruction  Apple  iPhone  Blockbuster  cameras  Canon  Kodak  HTC  Netflix  Nikon  Nokia  photography  smartphones  digital_cameras 
january 2012 by jerryking
Web Instructions Open the Do-It Yourself World to Everyone -
April 23, 2011
Web-based instructions — often designed by hobbyists for other hobbyists
— are now supplementing the often-confounding printed directions that
come with such kits. Bloggers who tinker are creating interactive
tutorials, descriptive videos and step-by-step series of photographs
that make it easier for nontechies to go forward confidently. Dozens of
do-it-yourself Web sites, like Evil Mad Scientist, AdaFruit and iFixIt,
also offer tools, components and kits of their own, many aimed at
beginners.Dale Dougherty, editor and publisher of Make magazine, which
sells kits as well as related books and tools at the Maker Shed store on
its Web site, says a new era is opening for people who want to create
DIY  geeks  hobbies  cameras  tinkerers 
april 2011 by jerryking
How to Pick the Best Camera | Departures
July/August 2009 issue
How to Pick the Best Camera
Canon PowerShot G10

Courtesy Canon
From the Serengeti Plain to the Great Wall of China, pros pick the best
camera—and lenses, computer, tripod, and other gadgets—for the job.

By Evan McGlinn
howto  travel  cameras 
january 2010 by jerryking

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