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Video Documentary Call: Life in a Day

Life In A Day is a historic global experiment to create the world's largest user-generated feature film: a documentary, shot in a single day, by you. On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a glimpse of your life on camera. The most compelling and distinctive footage will be edited into an experimental documentary film, executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.

If your video is included in the final film, you'll be credited as a co-director and may be one of 20 contributors selected to attend the film's world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

For more information, visit http://www.youtube.com/lifeinaday.>

Posted via email from Angie Pedersen's Posterous


Geek A Week

From the About page:
"Geek A Week is a one year art challenge to connect with 52 influential geeks from different disciplines (art, movies, TV, computing, science). A trading card portrait complete with stats will be created each week of the featured geek. The project was created by Len Peralta. "

Some Geeks previously featured: Kevin Smith, Morgan Webb, Wil Wheaton, and Adam Savage (see card above).

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StarTrek.com Re-Launched to Boldly Go Into Digital Frontier

Star Trek fans can boldly go into their favorite digital frontier with new gusto thanks to the Thursday re-launch of the science fiction franchise's official website, StarTrek.com, after an overhaul worthy of the Enterprise.

CBS Consumer Products overhauled the Star Trek website in hopes of attracting new and old fans to what promises to be the ultimate online destination for all things Trek.

"Star Trek fans deserve a one-stop destination for all their needs," said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. "This re-launch allows us to bring the Trek community together in a single place and provide them with the very best in Star Trek news, content and merchandise."

The new Star Trek website comes as the 44-year-old science fiction series enjoys new life from the 2009 film 'Star Trek' by director J.J. Abrams. The movie recast the franchise's iconic starship captain James T. Kirk, Vulcan-human science officer Spock and other beloved characters with new, young actors. The franchise is based on the original "Star Trek" television series that ran from 1966 to 1969, with actor William Shatner in the role of Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock.

Read the full story at news.yahoo.com

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My own QR Code

When I was at a recent Social Media Club meetup, I met Sarah Evans, and was greatly impressed with her custom nametag. She had generated a QR code with her contact information, and added it to her nametag. Very clever idea, I thought.

For the uninitiated, per Wikipedia:

A QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The "QR" is derived from "Quick Response", as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.

QR Codes storing addresses and URLs may appear in magazines, on signs, buses, business cards, or just about any object that users might need information about. Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader application can scan the image of the QR Code to display text, contact information, connect to a wireless network, or open webpage in the phone's browser
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So I could be cool, too, I created my own QR code at Kaywa, using my LinkedIn profile URL as the 'base'. I plan to use it to make my own nametag for group social events.

qrcode

And here's one that redirects to my Card.ly page:

qrcode

Feedback welcome - I'm curious if someone could "shoot" their smartphone at a computer monitor and still be able to decode the image. Also, have you experimented with QR codes at all?