Your ZIP Code Tells A Lot

Wow – so much information just from your ZIP code! Details from Gizmodo to

Find Out What Your ZIP Code Predicts You’ll Buy

Find Out What Your ZIP Code Predicts You'll Buy

Where you live says a lot about you—and nobody knows that better than marketeers. Now, though, you can take a glimpse at what they know, using this searchable map built by software company Esri.

Its Tapestry Segmentation project rolls together demographic data from the Census and marketing data from GfK Mediamark Research & Intelligence to… well, to terrifying effect. The results are sliced and diced into 67 profiles of American market segments, which are shown in percentage terms when you search by ZIP code. You can search for your own in the interactive map below (or on their full site).

Are your surrounded by “Prairie Living,” “Dorms to Diplomas,” “Laptops and Lattes,” “Las Casas,” or some other demographic entirely? Silly names aside, the descriptions will probably cut close to the bone. Go on, give it a try. [Esri via WSJ]

We ARE Living in the Future

Wow – take a look at this list! BuzzFeed proves with these

22 Pictures That 2014 Is The Future

You know, at least with regard to technology.

1. There’s an app that translates in real time:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future
Word Lens

2. And a spoon meant to help those with Parkinson’s eat:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

3. There are holograms…on ICE CREAM apps:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

4. And Harry Potter-esque ads in subways:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

5. There are digital libraries where one scans a QR code to get the book they want:

There are digital libraries where one scans a QR code to get the book they want:

6. Astronauts are taking dang selfies in SPACE:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

7. All this being done with a green screen:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

…for better or worse.

8. Bathrooms with smart glass that obscures the bathroom when you lock it exist:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

9. You know, this happened:

You know, this happened:

10. There are doors straight out of any science fiction movie:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

11. Scientists are making videos out of human memories:

12. Robots are getting more realistic (and creepy) each year:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

13. We get together like this now:

14. Transparent cars are in development:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

15. These are all the planets we discovered this year, compared to the previous two decades:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

16. I mean, check out this man’s bionic arm at work:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

17. And this bionic hand at work:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

18. There’s a trash can that knows where your trash is headed:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

19. And cities are growing at an alarming rate. Check out Shanghai between 1987 and now:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

20. An Oculus Rift is being used for 3D imaging:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

21. Chemicals like this exist to reject liquid:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

22. And, just a reminder, all this fits in your pocket now:

And, just a reminder, all this fits in your pocket now:

Boston Layer-Lapse

How cool is this?!? Wow. It is like he took timelapse and put it on steroids! 🙂 Check out

Boston Layer-Lapse

Boston Layer-Lapse from Julian Tryba on Vimeo.

Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. In the spirit of Einstein’s relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene. Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate. The result is a visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse.

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To learn more about this project, my background, and my gear, please visit: kessleru.com/2014/10/what-drives-you
Motion Control: Kessler CineDrive kesslercrane.com

Technical Information:
Hours Spent Shooting~ 100
Hours Spent Editing~ 350
# of Drafts/Iterations~800
Photos Taken~ 150,000
Data~ 6TB
Avg # of Layers/clip ~35

Music: A big thanks to Alex Adair for making the song “Make Me Feel Better” and giving me permission to use it.
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Programs: SpectraLayers Pro 2, Lightroom, After Effects, Photoshop, Excel, LRTimelapse, and Premier Pro

Cameras/lenses: Canon 6D, 7D, 16-35, 24-105, Tokina 11-16

Locations: Port of Boston, Hancock Tower, Memorial Drive, MIT Stata Center, Harborwalk, Wharf District Park, Chandler Plaza, Convention Center, North Point Park, State St., Boston Commons, Pier 4 (pier4boston.com/), Greenway, Customs Tower, Boston Harbor Hotel (bhh.com/), and Deer Island Park

Clips can be licensed and customized to other pieces of music, email me if you are interested: [email protected]

I’m aware of a couple photographers that have done similar work including Fong Qi Wei’s “Time in Motion” series which definitely influenced me, and Geoff Tompkinson’s “Chicago toccata & fugue” which I did not discover until much more recently. If anyone is working on a similar style, please feel free to reach out to me, I’d love to exchange ideas.

“The past is not gone, and the future isn’t non-existent; the past, the future, and present are all existing [now] in exactly the same way.” Max Tegmark

Animal Hybrids – Too Scary or Too Cute?

Oh wow. I’m not sure, but this certainly is clever! From PetaPixel we get

Photoshop Artist Creates Wacky Animal Hybrids that are Mostly Cute and Sometimes Terrifying

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Photoshop artist and photographer Sarah DeRemer likes animals, but she doesn’t like them just the way they are. Sure, a seal is cute… and a pug is cute… but why settle on that when your Photoshop skills will let you create what she has dubbed a ‘Speal’?

DeRemer, for her part, never settles. And so, for her series of Hybrid Animals, she mixes together species that from opposite sides of the animal kingdom to create sometimes strange, sometimes cuddly, and sometimes terrifying (I’m looking at you… Shider) animals of her very own.

“I started creating hybrid animals as a way to improve my Photoshop skills,” she wrote recently on Bored Panda. “I find it fun to mix animals, especially when it creates a startling juxtaposition such as a ferocious animal on a cute and tiny one.”

What started as an exercise for the Hybrid Animals subreddit (yes… there is such a thing) has now become a fun hobby and led to quite the collection of hybrid creatures with odd names:

Birboon

Dorca

Speal

Whitetigermonkey

Wrenell

Shider

Highland Red Pandow

Bit

Hedgippo

Meeraffe

Birboon

Tapir Shark

Pirdy

Pandowl

Another Speal

If you’d like to see more, or check out DeRemer’s really fun Animal Food hybrids, head over to her Facebook page and give her a like.

Cool New York City Timelapse

I love NYC! Been way too long since my last visit. This timelapse makes me want to go back soon!

A few months ago I was invited to make a video of New York City. We spent amazing time exploring the city, walking through those crowdy streets and parks, making thousands of pictures, trying to catch the energy of the city that never sleeps, just to pass it along to you later in a video project that we decided to call simply: #NYC. So sit back, turn your speakers on and enjoy this journey with us. Just fasten your seat belts first…

Oh, by the way – don’t forget to download and support HUGE app on the App Store 🙂

Executive Producer | Toppic, Inc. | hugeapp.com
Director & Editor | Piotr Wancerz | facebook.com/timelapsemediapl
Model | Roza Puzynowska
Soundtrack | “A new beginning” by PremiumProductionTracks

The Bay Area

I love the Bay Area. This is a very cool video!

From the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz to the Bay Lights at night, see the Bay Area’s most iconic locations like you’ve never seen them before. Shot in 4K/”Ultra-HD,” Teton Gravity Research presents the first footage from their new RED Epic-equipped gyrostabilized camera platform: The GSS C520. The GSS C520 is a portable 5-axis system that houses a range of leading digital cinema cameras, like the Epic and Sony F55, while also capable of integrating future advancements in camera technology.

Directed by: Todd Jones
Aerial DP: Carston Bell
First AC: Brian Wulf
Editor: Blake Campbell
Produced by: Teton Gravity Research

Music: “Nero” by Two Steps From Hell