Archive for August, 2008

Video Art: “Amman – A quietly distorted night”

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Found this video experiment on ikbis.com. Quite an intriguing interpretation of Amman by night. You might want to leave a comment for the maker of this video, Rafique Nasereddin, on his ikbis.com page.

Ikbis.com breaks new records and launches cool video player

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

What an amazing ride for ikbis.com over the past 8 weeks! The site’s traffic has shot up. We’re talking about a many-fold growth which necessitated the addition of new servers to the infrastructure! The Groundzero episodes have been coming out every monday. The first season of 13 episodes (the guys prefer to call them “the [...]

Fixed streets, destroyed sidewalks and the sloppiness that is killing Jordan

Monday, August 18th, 2008

7iber.com, the Jordanian citizen journalism web site has posted an article with pictures and an audio interview about a broken side walk in Jabal Amman. This damage was caused by the process of paving which several streets in Amman are undergoing these days. I won’t add much to 7iber’s post. The scene above might be [...]

Photosynth RULES

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Photosynth is the best thing to have the Microsoft name on it in history!

Alexa’s data stuck since August 6, 2008

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Has anyone else noted this? For a whole week now Alexa’s data has not been updated. It’s stuck on August 6, 2008. I;ve searched the blogosphere for posts about this issue but only found one entry on a forum. The Alexa blog has nothing to say about this issue. Has anyone else noted this? Has [...]

“On This Earth” – Video

Monday, August 11th, 2008

I am not someone who likes poetry a lot. But the power of meaning when he says “Grass on a stone” is just earth shattering. See my previous post for more of this poem in English. Mahmoud Darwish 13 March 1941 – 9 August 2008

Typography is architecture

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Picture from 7iber.com Larger billboards on the sides of Amman’s buildings are occasionally becoming displays for dramatic typographic interventions. Here, type becomes the defining feature of facade. Letterforms are on full display. It’s the triumph of type! It’s cool to some good fonts on Amman’s walls. It’s also good for Amman’s advertising creators and buyers [...]