I continue to call this series of post “weekly” despite the fact that, based on actual data, it’s really trimonthly. (Trimonthly is only defined as occurring every three months, unlike the confusing bimonthly.) I’m going to be stubborn about this in the hope that, over time, I will be able to make progress in making it more often.
I’m sure you’ve heard this from many others at this point, and, more than likely, you’ve already seen it, but, just in case, I can’t recommend Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse enough. It’s truly unlike any other superhero movie I’ve ever seen before, and I have seen just about everything. The animation style, and techniques are so cool. Also, even if you have seen it, this Twitter Moment is worth checking out, Bagel!. Every member of our family loved this movie, and I intend to watch it several more times. I was also lucky enough to get a pair of the sneakers from the film before they sold out.
I listen to many of the same podcasts each week, with only a rare few being “must listen” status where I never miss an episode. That’s probably a good topic for a future blog post. One podcast that I have added to my rotation on a daily basis, however, is Techmeme’s Ride Home. This show is great in that, most days, they have pushed the daily episode before I get into my car to leave for the day. With the way Overcast works, this means that this is waiting and ready to be played when I start my drive. Each episode contains carefully crafted coverage of that day’s tech news, and it’s never longer than fifteen minutes. It’s allowed me to stay up to date on several stories that are outside of my interest area. They do a really great job, and on a week like this one, with bucketloads of CES news, it helps me wade through the cruft to get to the interesting stuff. The host, Brian McCollough, weaves his own humorous delivery into the stories, and that makes taking the medicine of tech news a bit easier as well.
I’m completely entranced by Reuben Wu’s photography. He uses drones to create either objects made of light or to do the lighting for the photograph. This article by Ilana Herzig for Artsy does a good job of covering the basics of his vision and some of how he captures what he does. You may also be familiar with him from the music group Ladytron. (Wishing that I could afford one of his works, but I’m on a budget at the moment.)