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Reading right to left
After I wrote about looking at things upside down [ ], a reader relayed what his daughter was learning in army cadet training: “In the field, troops are told to scan from right to left. As we generally read left to right, doing the opposite aids in detecting anomalies in the landscape and potential threats to safety.”

Here’s photographer Dale Wilson (emphasis mine):
One of the first tricks I learned many years ago had nothing to do with photography, but was drilled into me by an army sergeant. It only took a few smacks up the back of my head to learn how to look from right-to-left when scanning a landscape in an effort to see the hidden “enemy” in our mock battles. This process of reverse reading forced me to slow down and read each tree as if it were a syllable I was seeing for the first time. Even today, about thirty years after I called that sergeant every adjective not found in a descent dictionary, I still find myself scanning a landscape from right-to-left.

More on reading right-to-left here. [, previously posted here ]"

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howweread  seeing  austinkleon  2018  jamesbridle  dalewilson  looking  attention  process  reading  scanning  photography 
july 2018 by robertogreco
ScanLAB Projects | Home
"The UK’s leading provider of large scale 3D scanning capturing precisely measured, beautifully coloured digital replicas of buildings, landscapes, objects and events."
3dscanning  scanning  modeling  visualization 
july 2014 by robertogreco
Evernote & Moleskine Merge Paper & Pixels in "Smart Notebook"
"Evernote signed a treaty with Moleskine Friday at the Evernote Trunk Conference, formally declaring a truce in its war on paper. It announced the Evernote Smart Notebook from Moleskine, along with a new version of Evernote for iOS that will bridge the gap that's familiar to anyone with an urgent need to capture ideas.

Despite Evernote’s efforts to move people to go paperless, Moleskine’s fancy journals are still a booming business. But according to the presentation at the Evernote Trunk Conference, 60% of Moleskine owners also use digital notes. While Evernote has long had optical character recognition built in, so stored photos of printed text are searchable on your computers, there’s still a big divide between our hand-written and digital outboard brains.

Today’s update to Evernote for iOS adds a new mode called Page Camera, which is optimized for bringing handwritten pages into Evernote. It fixes the contrast and shadows, so the handwriting is more visibile…"

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2012  handwriting  notebooks  smartnotebooks  ocr  scanning  papernet  paper  notetaking  moleskine  evernote  johnmitchell  from delicious
august 2012 by robertogreco
ShoeBox for iPhone and Android | 1000memories
"Turn your phone into a photo scanner. Download for iPhone Download for Android

ShoeBox is the fastest way to scan old paper photos with your phone and share them with family and friends."
android  shoebox  photos  photography  archiving  scanners  scanning  applications  ios  iphone  from delicious
august 2012 by robertogreco
halloween-in-january: FRIEZE | NON-LINEAR READING
"With all its formal acrobatics, I Read Where I Am nevertheless enables one to easily scan, leaf or browse—in a word, to watch it. This experience is akin to reading websites & online forums: we process content instead of getting immersed in it; we receive an impression instead of absorbing it. Whether this makes the volume a dubious design construct, or one par excellence, is another question. Either way, it is a sign of the times. For artist Koert van Mensvoort…reading like this – by comparing and linking ambient visual stimuli – creates something of new significance. Before the media existed, Van Mensvoort writes in his essay ‘Reading Surroundings’, ‘we read the landscape, the skies, the tracks in the sand of the prey we were hunting […] In other words, we read our surroundings, in which symbols coincide with events & things.’ According to him, this new kind of reading has a future on the Internet where context, again, is content."

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ingoniermann  borisgroys  non-linear  non-linearreading  information  ireadwhereiam  minkekampman  geertlovink  miekegerritzen  koertvanmensvoort  books  scanning  howweread  reading  2012  jennasutela  nonlinear  alinear  linearity  from delicious
may 2012 by robertogreco
Mule Design Studio’s Blog: Density and Difference
Putting screenshots of Google+ and Twitter next to each other you’ll notice two things.…One…more density on the Twitter side…

Secondly, take a look at how each service shows you the difference between things. In twitter’s ordered world there’s a basic unit of measurement: a tweet. Highly restrictive by nature. The differences are easy to spot. Some have links, some are retweets, faves, etc. But because the basic unit itself is so uniform, the stream is incredibly easy to scan, even read. The differences between each unit are things you catch out of the corner of your eye.

Google+, on the other hand, wants you to know that these objects are different types. It’s all about leading with the differences, rather than creating a scannable, understandable whole. It’s function over form. Cognitively, I have to figure out what type of object it is before I can read it."
design  social  twitter  google  facebook  google+  2011  density  scanning  interface  interfacedesign  reading  difference  from delicious
july 2011 by robertogreco
In Cramped Japan, the iPad Is the Home Library - BusinessWeek
"Armed w/ a cutting board, the 28-year-old pharmaceutical company employee chopped his 850 titles to fit inside a cheap scanner & converted each book into a PDF. His library now lives in his preferred tablet computer, a Samsung Galaxy Tab. "There was just no more room for books when my son was born," he says.

Japan's famously small living spaces make it a natural market for such space-saving innovations as digital books. Japanese have taken to tablet computers…While the iPad has opened the doors for e-books, the publishing industry has been slow to walk through them & still offers few Japanese-language editions. A cottage industry of pulp-to-PDF scanning startups are filling the void and now offer to digitize books for a modest fee.

Some Japanese, such as Tagomori, are doing the scanning on their own. Fujitsu's PFU scanner-manufacturing subsidiary says sales of its consumer models rose 80% in June, the month after iPad was released, & more than doubled the following month."
japan  technology  books  ebooks  scanning  ipad  tablets  trends  2011  space  from delicious
february 2011 by robertogreco

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