Photo of the day (Pantone)

Okay, this is wild.  Images where  the  background is mapped to precise Pantone color of the subject.  There’s as whole page of ’em.  Here’s a sample:

Humanae  is a chromatic inventory, a project that reflects on the colors beyond the borders of our codes by referencing the PANTONE® color scheme.
(PANTONE® Guides are one of the main classification systems of colors, which are represented by an alphanumeric code, allowing to accurately recreate any of them in any media. It is a technical industrial standard often called Real Color)
The project development is based on a series of portraits whose background is dyed with the exact Pantone® tone extracted from a sample of 11×11 pixels of the portrayed’s face. The project’s objective is to record and catalog all possible human skin tones.
Angelica Dass (Rio de Janeiro, 1979)
She studied Fashion Design and graduated as a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brasil). After working in the fashion industry in Brasil, she moved to Spain where she has mastered in Fashion Journalism at the UNED and Photography Concept and Creation by the renown EFTI Photography School.
The aim of her photographic work is to achieve the public’s direct involvement in photography as a whole concept, as a non-passive communication between people. All her projects deepen in an important issue: social, cultural and racial indentity and masks.

Social web and politics

Here’s a very cool graphic (via Atlantic) of how which social media (and some selected non-particularly-social media– not sure how  they decided what to include) correlates with political ideology and political engagement:


A couple observations:

1) Well, I should be in the top-left corner.  For what it’s worth, I’ve recently become a regular Buzzfeed user (as you’ve likely noticed from the photos) and seriously thought  to myself, I should  get on quora.  This morning I did when doing some research on cameras and it actually did a much better job answering my questions than any other q&a site I’ve visited.

2) Love how FB and youtube  are right in the middle of the map.  Perfectly representative of America.

3) Clearly I’m staying away from Farmville.

4) I do wonder what it is about Ebay.  My wife and I both love ebay.

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