Have you read or can you point me to any interesting articles about what will be the future of media like films/software/books given the way they are all being distributed online via torrent sites & the like. Will copyright go away or what? I am looking for INTERESTING theoretical speculations, not some person just saying the letter of the current law will be enforced or the usual doomsday-talk.
Is there an index of digitsation? What I mean is a standard matrix to measure how digitised different companies or industries are? Digitisation in this case means how well and to what extent a company/industry/country uses digital technologies (computing, internet, access etc) to make their work more efficient. [more inside]
GuitarFilter: Multi FX vs. Pedals. In particular, I'm trying to figure out whether I should buy a $100 floor controller for my Line 6 Pod XT, or stump for a couple of pedals instead. Lots of snowflakiness inside. [more inside]
Please help me with audio as if I'm a n00b. I have a couple components from the mid-90s and a 2007 iMac and I want to do a few specific things. [more inside]
My Nikon D40 died recently. I sent it to Nikon for a repair estimate. I'm looking for any experience anyone has with having Nikon repair a camera -- and weighing that against putting the repair money toward a new camera body. If I want to go with something new, I need help with selection. More details within! [more inside]
What WinAmp equalizer setting will most emphasize the bass guitar? [more inside]
What are interesting projects where art meets new (digital/social) technologies? Like Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir, Youtube Symphony Orchestra, or Google Art Project.
Help me increase my technology/computer knowledge and resourcefulness so I may help others in my community get the most out of digital tools. Or: How do I apply the DIY/empowering/hackerly approach to computing in a way that benefits others? [more inside]
I just started working at an digital production agency in Brooklyn, NYC and I want to know what's the best way of sourcing a kickass local freelance Interactive Producer for a big project we're working on? Other than Jobs postings on Behance and FWA?
Hi all, I am a neuroscience student and I'd like to get my mentor a print of one of Santiago Ramon y Cajal's famous drawings of a neuron as a going away gift. Unfortunately, I can't find anywhere that sells prints or photos of these drawings online, but I was able to find a book at my university's library that has larger (12" x 24") high quality images of these drawings. My question: what is the best way to go from book to print? Are there particular scan qualities or types? Particular types of paper/material to print onto? Places (FedEx, architecture firms) to go to? Any advice would be really helpful. Thanks! Brian
Is there a digital-media/arts-type place in San Francisco that provides access to computers and digital technology - something like The Edge in Brisbane? [more inside]
Looking for the best resources for generative art [more inside]
I have good drawing skills (especially pen and ink) but am an amateur artist. I would like to get into working with digital art etc perhaps even to the point as a side job or making a living. The bumps are that I cannot afford to go back to school and am not super tech-savvy (yet). I have basic skills in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator but that is it. Any ideas on where to go next? (I am so completely ignorant on the field taht I don't know what to call people who do this for a living.) Push come to shove, I could probably take a few classes a year, though after I save some money.
Librarians of Metafilter: Let's say I have a week to orient myself to the world of digital librarianship. What should I read? [more inside]
Can you please recommend your favourite Digital Video Camera? Key features: inexpensive, compatible to quickly upload the data to a mac, internal microphone. A friend is planning to record interviews and possibly some classroom activities, not record a feature film. it doesn't need a whole lot of bells and whistles; bonus points if it's small-ish. thank you!
Is there any way to make a 24-hour digital video recording of my day from my point of view without looking like a total psychopath? [more inside]
Fuji x100, why should I pay so much for a fixed lens camera? Is this a rangefinder? I don't really know what that is.... [more inside]
Digital compact camera needed, with ability to take shots at defined intervals, when left unattended (for time-lapse). [more inside]
Starting a podcast (spoken word) and suddenly have the opportunity to interview the exact people I really shouldn't be "practicing" on. I'm a radiophile, want decent sound, but have no time to learn the technical side of sound recording before my interviews in a few days. Can I spend a little up front to make decent sound or do I just need to spend more? [more inside]
Looking for a point and shoot camera, best I can get under $200. [more inside]
FMNT digital certificates from the Spanish Government [more inside]
What is the cheapest and easiest way of taking 10 videotapes and turning them into digital video on my computer? Note: I do not own a VCR.
record live digital piano with sd memory card [more inside]
Any help finding an inexpensive digital projector to meet my home theater needs? [more inside]
Is digital technology changing the way we perceive space? [more inside]
Best synthesizer for under 400$? [more inside]
Looking for a good waterproof camera, and confused by conflicting reviews online. [more inside]
I'm looking for a digital frame that plays mp4 video (with sound) and has a motion sensor - what's the best one out there? [more inside]
Help setting up a mostly-automated digital photo processing workflow for non-photographers. [more inside]
I live somewhere without delivery of decent newspapers e.g. nytimes. How good are the iPad versions of various newspapers: are they delivered electronically on time, do they have all/most of the content of the paper (i.e. color photos) edition, etc.? Bonus: do the major newspapers have decent Android versions?
Best Digital Photo Frame? Help me find a suitable frame for my parents Christmas gift. [more inside]
Recommendations for books on digital/interactive ad agency production process? [more inside]
Do artists listed in the iTunes Store get to adjust the prices of their own music? If so, how? I don't really know what to search for and my usual google-fu is leaving me empty-handed. [more inside]
I'm out of the loop on the current state of legal duplication of commercially available movies on DVD. Please help. [more inside]
I am looking to buy my first digital video camera and would like some recommendations. Preferably something I could use around the office to edit semi-professional looking internal company videos. Hard drive? Flash drive? Budget is $600 or less. THANKS!
DAB, DAB+ or Analogue FM, what is the future of Radio, and what would you buy today? Its a potential Christmas gift for someone in Netherlands / UK. [more inside]
Do you use digital media as a reference while cooking? [more inside]
One of the keys on my digital piano just started sticking. How can I fix it? [more inside]
Primer on digital video codecs, containers, etc. While working with video on my Linux PCs, I am often confused because I just don't know much about all the different video formats (MPEG 4, h.264) "containers" (OGG, AVI) the different kinds of compression, how the audio and video stay in sync, what various terms like "muxing" mean, and so forth. I'm looking for a good document that explains all these things to someone with little knowledge of it. A web document, book, Wikipedia article, etc. would be good. I just don't know where to start to see how these things fit together. Thanks.
Digital frame arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh filter: We have the HP 1010 digital frame. Vertical pictures keep getting rotated 90 degrees to be horizontal. Help. [more inside]
I'm trying to find a way to hack/mod the Symon Netbrites. I can pick up one or two locally, from what I've read they need a server and expensive software. But here http://www2.symon.com/general/NetBrite-Brochure.pdf They have serial ports, any ideas how to go about breaking them?
Should I upgrade from a Tablet PC to a Cintiq 21UX? [more inside]
Can I cancel my cable tv service with Time-Warner, while retaining my cable internet through the same provider? [more inside]
Does anybody (in the top-tier creative-professional/digital artist) really use Flash anymore? I'm talking about the timeline-based-vector-animation-only side of Flash - not the ActionScript side. I'm teaching a (somewhat condensed/potentially fast-paced) class in media production - is it really worth it for the students to learn the vector-animation if it's really no longer something widely used in the creative industry (esp. when there are much better options)? [more inside]
What is the best way to get music on iTunes and Amazon? CDBaby offers this as a service, as does ReverbNation and WATunes. Would you recommend one service over another and why?
I have a digital kitchen scale on which the LCD has crapped out. By pressing on different parts of the ribbon cable connecting the LCD to the circuit board, I've determined that there are multiple shorts or shoddy connections on the cable. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to fix it, so I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for ways I can repurpose it for a fun electronics project. I have some basic electronics knowledge and soldering experience.
Metafilter designers, codebreakers - David Johnston, Canada's new Governor General has a coat of arms that incorporates a long string of ones and zeroes, but that does not directly translate as binary. Of course it could simply be that "The wavy band inscribed with zeros and ones represents a flow of information, digital communication and modern media." [more inside]
I recently bought a Canon 5D Mk II DSLR and am curious about one of its features: "Highlight Tone Priority" [more inside]
I have a Zoom portable digital audio recorder. I recorded a live band, but the volume level was too high, and now it sounds muffled. Is there anything i can do to fix it? [more inside]
Home theater conundrum. Ok, so, what's the best way to wire this up? [more inside]