Celebrity selfies: Neil Gaiman, Tilda Swinton and more

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 7 August 2013

So, selfies, these ubiquitous self-portraits that everyone takes on their cellphones. It’s such a huge phenomenon that The Guardian asked some celebrities to share their take on the selfie. Looking at Tilda Swinton’s selfie, it looks like she may well be an avid Instagramer.

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Figure 1 is like Instagram for doctors

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 27 June 2013

This is probably the most educated form of social media I’ve come across. It’s a sort of Instagram for medical professionals. Known as Figure 1, the app invites doctors to take pictures of ailments and fellow doctors can give feedback and suggestions on their post. This app isn’t for casual socializing and flirting like most […]

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Artist Tweets everything he eats

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 20 June 2013

Dutch-Brazilian visual artist Rafaël Rozendaal has a Twitter feed which he updates religiously with tweets of what he eats. It’s perfectly mundane and perfectly fun. Actually, it comes across as showing up the ridiculousness of all these food Instagrams that choke the Internet highway every second.

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Projecteo: a tiny projector for your Instagram photos

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 5 June 2013

Every Instagram user knows that you can use the built-in filters to give your photos that vintage feel, but now you can take that retro obsession to a whole new level. Introducing Projecteo, a tiny projector that lets you bring your favorite Instagrams to life. It’s about the size of a matchbox, and each wheel […]

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Around the world in 80 Instagrams

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Monday 13 May 2013

Do you dream of floating down the Nile river and gazing on the Great Pyramids? Do you fantasize about strolling beside Stonehenge and picnicking in its shade? Thanks to the power of Instagram, you don’t have to take a year off from work to see all the sights and wonders of the world. This cool Google Earth map comes […]

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Disturbing Instagram photos from the Boston bombing manhunt

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Friday 10 May 2013

These photos of residential houses surrounded by SWAT teams and Humvees are a little disturbing. As some of the captions state, ‘It’s not a movie’, and ‘May this nightmare end soon’. These are real life photos from real life people with no agenda. The snapshots were taken via Instagram during the lockdown manhunt for the Boston bomber. […]

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New Pantone food pairings by dschwen

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By Maria Niarchos in New Photography on Friday 3 May 2013

Say hello to yet another collection of brilliantly put together Pantone porn. Instagramer, dschwen is driving the Pantone Pairings Project, one swatch at a time. The simplicity and constraints around his pairings are the real power-punches. As a sucker for anything Pantone, the gawking that followed my find of dschwen’s work doesn’t need explaining.

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James FrancoTV: the ugliest Instagram account ever?

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 19 April 2013

Most of these images should just have the caption “Was he high?” James Franco’s Instagram account is honestly the most hideous account I’ve ever witnessed. Which is extremely surprising considering how gorgeous the guy is. I mean really, a screen shot of Justin Beiber with Microsoft Paint letters on top? He even leaves all the crop […]

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Eat famous art for breakfast: Toast Art by Ida Frosk

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 11 April 2013

Meet the queen of breakfast. I’ll admit to being a breakfast enthusiast. I never skip the chance to eat it. But Ida Frosk takes the early morning meal to a whole new level. The culinary creative from Norway re-creates famous pieces of art on her toast. Imagine eating Edvard Munch’s The Scream at 7am?

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DIY instagram stained glass

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 12 March 2013

This DIY stained glass Instagram project is not for the faint of heart. And I don’t mean actually making it. I’m talking about showing off your photography to anyone who walks past your window. You have to be pretty confident in your photography skills. Someone told me that having a fantastic Instagram account is easy […]

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TagsAndThrows explains what graffiti bombing is all about

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By Thomas Gunnarsson in New Art on Wednesday 9 January 2013

As a kid, growing up on the K-Line in Stockholm, Sweden, it’s always been a dream to go to New York to put up tags. Even though some consider Philly to be the birthplace of this subculture, New York has always been its epicenter. When me and my friend started TagsAndThrows.com about half a year ago, we had no idea how big this thing would get. Today, we’ve got a couple of thousand visitors on the site every week and more than 10,800 followers on Instagram.

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The Beat: an Instagram and Google Street View mashup

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By Darwin Cosico in Cool Websites on Thursday 6 December 2012

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Instagram had a love child with Google Street View? As ridiculous as that sounds, the guys from Social Media Information Lab, at the School of Communications and Information at Rutgers University, have recently completed a project called The Beat. It’s a website where you can see Instagram photos and what’s around them. It’s actually a pretty clever idea. They use Instagram photos users added to their map, and combine them with the corresponding Google Street View location to help explore topics in a new way.

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Short film made only with Instagram photos

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By Margarita Peker in New Film on Thursday 29 November 2012

It hurts my brain to think of the hours it must have taken Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Sanches to make an entire short film using only Instagram photos taken in Amsterdam, Berlin and Lisbon, but it certainly pleasures my eyes to watch the delightful two minute experiment. As its name suggests, Summer Eleven was filmed in […]

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Why your roomies might like Instacube more than you

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 18 September 2012

Kickstarter project Instacube — a digital canvas that basically runs on Android to display images pushed from, yes, your Instagram feed — hasn’t even ended its run on the crowdfunding site, but it’s already garnered more than double the $250,000 goal it asked for. With its $500,000 stretch goal met by supporters, the device will now display Facebook photos too. Which will only potentially make it easier for the nosey folks at home to snigger at all the compromising Facebook photos you’re tagged in while you’re out misbehaving in real time. 

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Text-only Instagram reminds users they aren’t special

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 21 August 2012

Instagram has finally met its match in a text clone: the Text-Only Instagram. It sounds exactly like its name, so instead of another generic artsy shot of a vintage bicycle or some random cafe, Text-Only Instagram distills the pictorial contents as sharp, wryly-observed tweets. No faster way for Instagram users to realise they’re no different […]

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