A bedroom of books
, provenance unknown. From the inspiring Instagram feed of The Academy New York.
UPDATE: BB reader Bryan McGovern tells us that this is the library room at Mildred's Lane, an artists' residence and museum near Beach Lake, PA.
A python bested a crocodile in an epic battle at Lake Moondarra in Queensland, Australia. After the victory, the snake celebrated by eating his foe. More foodie photos by onlooker Marvin Muller at The Age.
Bob Burden, creator of the great Flaming Carrot comic book series of the 1980s, says:
Jackie Estrada, one of the directors of San Diego Comicon is doing a Kickstarter for a book on the photographic history of the con. She was a shutterbug from the jump, and took hundreds of pictures every year.
This book is a virtual TIME CAPSULE of all the comic con people, from Dave Stevens, to Mobius, to Kliban to Alan Moore etc. Jackie combed the floor in the day and hit all the parties at night and has preserved a treasure trove of of the comic culture's .birth, adolescence and coming of age.
It's going to be an incredible book.
I think so, too! I reserved my copy for $45.
We've posted previously about artist Hugh Turvey's X is for X-ray digital book app for children. Turvey, artist in residence at the British Institute of Radiology, has continued his work to show the hidden interiors of everyday objects: “I view most of the world around me in terms of how I imagine it is internally and how it would look if we were to try and x-ray it.” Learn what motivates him in this Smithsonian profile: "X-Ray Art"
"The prettiest girl in China Town," a photo shared by reader Asgeir in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. What I love most about this shot is the expression on the child's face, gazing up at the painted performer. Share your photos with us here if you'd like to submit them for consideration on Boing Boing!
Here’s a great twist on the classic snowman theme: a bloody, carnivorous Frosty caught in the act of devouring a raccoon. It’s been an unusually cold and snowy winter in Cincinnati so it’s good to see that someone is making the most of it. I was driving my daughter home from a friend’s house when we saw it. Of course, I had to go back and get a picture, which I posted to my Instagram and Twitter feeds. When David asked about posting it to Boing Boing, I was happy but curiously apprehensive. Even though this guy sits in plain view of a busy intersection, I had walked right up to him to make the picture and now I was beginning to feel like I should have asked permission because I had ventured onto private property.
When I worked at a newspaper, we had clear rules for when you needed permission to publish a photo. If the subject of the photo was at public event (baseball game), or in a public place (park) or visible from a public place (street), it was understood that there was no expectation of privacy. An obvious exception would be a photo taken through the window of a private home even if taken from a public street. If you entered private property to make a picture, you got permission.
I find it interesting that I hadn’t thought about these issues with regard to social media. I haven’t shot professionally for a long time but I post regularly to Instagram and share my pictures on Twitter, Flickr and Facebook. I’m under no illusion that those sites are private but for whatever reason, they feel more personal. Boing Boing, on the other hand, feels like having your picture on Page 1 of the morning paper. Maybe that’s why I felt the need to go back and ask permission.
I’m glad I did because the creator of this fearsome snow monster is a pretty cool guy. Read the rest
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