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Facebook has announced that it will share the design secrets behind its new energy-efficient data centre with rival companies. The social network’s facility in Prineville, Oregon is said to use 38% less power than existing centres.
It hopes, by making the innovations public, to cut the amount of electricity the industry consumes. Despite Facebook’s advances, some environmental groups have criticised the firm over its green credentials.
Working under the title Open Compute Project, Facebook will release specifications and mechanical drawings of the building and its servers. “It’s time to stop treating data centres like Fight Club [do not talk about them],” said Jonathan Heiliger, the company’s vice president of technical operations. His comments are likely to be interpreted as a dig at other web firms, such as Google, Twitter and Amazon which have kept their own designs under wraps.

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If there is one video that you must watch this weekend, make it this one. Sir Ken Robinson will open your minds on the why that will deal with education. Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

watch the video here

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MyPhotoExhibits gives you the ability to create your very own virtual 3D photography exhibits in a personalized Soho-style exhibit space and share them with your friends, or the world! Membership is free, so sign up, and start showcasing those beautiful photographs of yours.


Invite your friends to your exhibit opening by email or through Facebook, Twitter and other social networking platforms. Make your exhibit “by invitation only” or go public and share it with the world. You can also submit your photography exhibit to Tamron for review to be included in Tamron’s recommended exhibits.



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BJP supports funding

Emphas.is is based on the premise that the audience is still interested in photography, says Karim Ben Khelifa, co-founder of the crowdfunding platform. Despite declining sales and commissions, photojournalists continue to risk their lives to report on the events and stories that impact us all. Some have turned towards new funding models, appealing directly to their audiences to help bring their projects to fruition

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Vimeo expanded its video hosting service to include an iPhone application today. The new mobile application is integrated tightly into the Vimeo service and lets you easily edit and manage your existing video content as well as add new content recorded on your iOS device.

The Vimeo application is feature rich and lets you upload new content and download existing clips to your camera roll. The account management feature lets you edit the details of your video clips and organize them into groups, channels and albums. You can also retrieve stats such as daily views, likes and comments. The obligatory social networking features let you share your videos using Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, email or SMS.

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Is photography art?

Posted by Diane Smyth on 29 Mar 2011

“Don’t let’s kid ourselves that the only good stuff is made in the name of art,” said David Campany at The Social last night, in the first of two insightful talks on the relationship between photography and art

“What’s the relationship between photography and art? It’s a big, pompous question and there might have been a time when I’d have given a big, pompous response but I don’t have a clue any more,” said writer and academic David Campany at The Social last night. “I’ll try to respond in the time I have in a very personal way.”

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Chris Bartley – World Champion

Since Chris left the MSc Biological Photography & Imaging he has had a hectic life, although not much has been with photography, well not as much as he would have liked. When Chris was attending the course, he was also involved with the GB rowing team in a big way, Chris had to fit in his photographic assignments around the training that he also had to do for the GB rowing team, he achieved both to a very high standard. On leaving Chris took up rowing full time. He became a World Champion last year in New Zealand, and finally all his hard work paid off! Chris now’s live in Henley and work park time in a school in Marlow. Chris is working hard to gain a place in the team for the London Olympics in 2012. The rowing team has strong links with Siemens and Chris is trying to develop scientific communication/imaging contacts within the company. Chris has said that one of the things that he learnt the most stress/time management and if anyone needed advice on this he would be happy to help.

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