If you have preconceived notions about models being dumb and coders being nerdy white dudes, prepare to abandon them. Lyndsey Scott has modeled for brands like DKNY, Victoria’s Secret, Gucci and Prada. But she also knows Python, Objective C, and iOS, and builds apps in her spare time.
In a profile by Carmel Diamicis on Pando Daily, Scott explains that she graduated from Amherst College in 2006 with a dual-degree in computer science — and 3 years later, found herself modeling for Calvin Klein, as “the first ever African American to get an exclusive contract with the company for New York Fashion Week.”
But up until recently, while modeling, her tech background was kept secret. She tells Diamicis:
The industry makes an effort to reduce the model and, in a way, simplify things. The way they marketed me a lot of times was as younger than I am. They wouldn’t talk about my education, they wouldn’t talk about me… In a way I understand. Youth is valued more than a college education.
One of Scott’s apps — available in the Apple store — is called iPort, and it’s basically a digital portfolio for models. (She tells Business Insider she started coding in middle school!)As seen in this tongue-in-cheek video, Scott is not just smart and beautiful — she’s also got a sense of humor. She also wrote a moving Quora post about going from physically unattractive to physically attractive:
New Camera Stabilizer Could Change Cinematography Forever
Not really future, more likely tomorrow, but add this gimbal to a drone and welcome 1984. Only 15k plus the price of a drone. From Gizmodo:
A new piece of filmmaking gear was just announced that could completely re-invent the complex process of camera stabilization. It’s currently being tested and endorsed by Vincent LaForet, who’s given us a little taste of what it’s capable of.
The product is called MōVI, created by Freefly, longtime maker of crazy camera-drone equipment and stabilizers. LaForet is presenting a short film and behind-the-scenes video to illustrate its abilities, which consists of a completely custom-made gimbal and 3-axis gyroscope that digitally stabilizes the camera (a Canon 1DC in this case). It looks to be very light and portable, a far cry from giant metal arms, vests, and weights that almost the entire camera support world is based on.
this is amazing
Thanks Miley <3
Hand-Tech, Concept for a new kind of device
A technological device wearable like a glove, that uses gestures as interface.
The fabric is woven with special sensors and mini projectors that read the hand’s movements and translate them into practical functions.
Using a sequence of gestures it is possible to take pictures, make videos and display information.
The glove can also translate the sign language used by deaf people (manual communication) into sound pattern (spoken language).
Hand-tech expands the communicative power of the sign language converting an iconic gesture into a concrete action.
The above chick embryo was stained with the antibody (HNK-1) to identify the location of neural crest cells, ectodermally-derived, multipotent progenitor cells that are unique to vertebrates. These neural crest cells migrate throughout the developing embryo to give rise to different lineages of tissues.
There are four main neural crest categories:
- Cranial Neural Crest - yields craniofacial mesenchyme which differentiates into cartilage, bone, cranial nerves, neuroglial, odontoblasts (cells of the teeth), and thymic cells in the cephalic region
- Trunk Neural Crest - can give rise to melanocytes of the skin, the dorsal root ganglia, aortic nerve clusters, or the adrenal medulla
- Vagal/Secral Neural Crest - gives rise to the parasympathetic ganglia of the digestive system
- Cardiac Neural Crest - gives rise to the muscular/connective wall of main arteriesIt’s important to note that the morphological complexity of vertebrates would be impossible without highly transient neural crest cells to establish entire somatic lineages throughout the body.Photo Credit: University of Victoria Burke Lab