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Media Matters (a non-profit site dedicated to “documenting conservative misinformation”) reported that Fox News recently featured photos of two New York Times reporters that appeared to have been digitally altered — “the journalists’ teeth had been yellowed, their facial features exaggerated, and portions of Reddicliffe’s hair moved further back on his head”.

In celebration of all the retouch artistry going in the “news” I decided to make a special Fox News edition of my DeTouch project (originally intended to highlight alterations made in model photographs). The brighter the pixel value the more the image has been altered. View resulting images below and the interactive online application here:

www.ni9e.com/detouch/foxnews/

The original DeTouch website can be viewed at detouch.org

The applet was built in Processing, and the source code is here.



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Posted on July 8, 2008

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Have you ever been in the situation where you spend days trying answer all of your email only to accomplish your goal and have no one to share in your victory? All you want is a high five, a pat on the back, and a “job well done soldier!”, and yet most likely all you are left with is an empty room and a cold cup of coffee. Inbox Victory is an initiative that says, “you deserve that high five!” And here is how you get it:

1) Get your email inbox down to zero. People have various methods for dealing with their email so ‘inbox 0′ is going to mean different things to different people. A basic rule of thumb, however, is getting it to a point where no further action can be taken.

2) Open up your webcam software and take a screenshot of yourself profiling in front of your defeated foe (See examples below).

3) Leave your screenshot in the comments of this post.

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Posted on July 6, 2008

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I told myself I would stop posting T-Shirt designs…. but I just couldn’t resist. This one is for expats living in Hong Kong:

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Posted on June 15, 2008

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A station here in Hong Kong was broadcasting just this image with audio from a tennis match….. for a long time. More evidence for the ‘copyright is silly’ folder.

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