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Chances are, if you’ve found my blog, you subscribe to at least one social networking or social media sharing site (utility/tool). So you’ll probably be able to relate to this article just published by Minnesota Public Radio. Their story on digital self-portraiture’s relevancy in today’s tech-forward world can be found here: Self Portraits in the Facebook Age

I’m featured in the slideshow, hah…!

As I read (for the second time) what my perspectives are on the digital self-portrait and its relation to creativity, I internally chuckled. Ironically, my photo was not one of myself, but one I hoped showed a sliver of creative self-representation. Oh, and I’m slide 6…

Here’s a site I’d never heard of until today, Eternal Sunset, which amazingly allows you to view sunsets from all over the world. 276 cameras hooked up via the web cover sunsets in 54 countries. Check out their interactive and realtime global maps for all locations.

Eternal Sunset states that it celebrates the romantic beauty enabled by the efficiency and productivity associated with the internet. Kind-of interesting when you think that sunsets are meant to be enjoyed by slowing down and taking in a moment, whereas the internet represents speed, speed, speed. I can’t remember the last time I stopped to take in a sunset, so I’ll have to bookmark this when I need a fix at any time of the day.

via Very Short List

With the Zink, print mini (2×3) photos straight from your digital camera or camera phone. By using a patented technology, Zink produces instant results without using ink, ribbons, or toner. Zink uses special patented paper with embedded crystals inside. In the printing process, heat activates these crystals, which are colorless before printing.

Zink imagines their technology being applied to “printers in your pocket, on your desktop, embedded in your TV or PC, or even hanging on the wall…photographs of all sizes, posters, ID cards, and labels.”

If this is a product that can truly offer quality photos and novelty, then I see Zink potentially gaining approval. By whom? Tweens, teens/GenY, and GenX would appreciate a product that gives them convenience, portability (to the extreme), a bit of flash, and tech-credibility. Who doesn’t want to look tech-savvy these days? (Ok, some people could care less, but a lot of people fall over themselves trying to obtain the latest consumer technology product. I.e. long lines before Apple’s iPhone went on sale.)

Part of Zink’s tag is “Zero Ink. Zero Boundaries.” I believe they created their name from the former, while the latter defines their company’s vision and product capabilities. I’ll be eager to see if Zink forges ahead and makes a sizeable impact on the digital imaging and printing world in the next 5 years.


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