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14 April 2021

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at spring frost, Enda Burke, Caberet reanimated, a new M1 MacBook Air and Same Energy.

  • In Protecting Crops Against a Spring Frost, Alan Taylor presents 22 images of the cold weather threatening vineyards and fruit trees in France, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland. Candles in the vineyards, imagine.
  • In Parental Guidance: Vibrant, Surreal Portraits Made During Lockdown, Miss Rosen presents the images of Irish photographer Enda Burke whose project Homebound With My Parents is a vibrant, surreal tableaux of domestic life during lockdown. "Someone recently asked me if I took a bunch of LSD with my parents and watched a lot of Wes Anderson movies," he says about his style.
  • In Reanimating 'Caberet,' One Frame at a Time, Jesse Green presents the Google Photos project of Doug Reside, curator of the Billy Rose Theater Division of the New York Public Library. He stitched together a few of the 3,693 images from the 1966 production of the stage play directed and produced by Prince, who had arranged for those extensive publicity shots.
  • Terry White is happy with My New M1 MacBook Air. "I have to say that I expected it to be night and day better than the nine-year-old MacBook Air that it replaces," he writes, "but I didn't expect it to rival my work 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro."
  • Jacob Jackson's Same Energy is a visual search engine. Click on one of the images in the mosaic to see similar ones and keep digging. "The default feeds available on the home page are algorithmically curated: a seed of 5-20 images are selected by hand, then our system builds the feed by scanning millions of images in our index to find good matches for the seed images," he explains. "You can create feeds in just the same way: save images to create a collection of seed images, then look at the recommended images."

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