Christine and I are travelling through Europe on our way to WordCamp Europe in Berlin. This week we are in Copenhagen, enjoying the weather and food. I’ve been experimenting a bit with the “Live Photos” feature on the iPhone and wanted to try sharing a batch of gifs created with that feature. I think they look keen. Kind of wish I could work with the team at Apple to make this feature even KEENER!…
I made a music video with the FaceApp app.
I dropped my iPhone one too many times, so it was time to finally upgrade. Before I ditched my iPhone 6, I captured one last photo of the screen and converted it into this wallpaper you can download and use on your iPhone X (or most other phones). I think it looks particularly cool with the perspective mode on.
I’ve also created a few other broken screen wallpapers throughout the years, like this one I made from Christine’s phone.
Or this one I made from Benny Gold’s cracked phone.
This week the founders of Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mikey Krieger, are leaving the company. Instagram is only about 8 years old and has continued to grow since it’s acquisition by Facebook in 2012. I was an early user of Instagram and from the start was really into the idea of Instagram meetups. One of the first meetups I helped organize was in South Park on January 20th, 2011, where we got a surprise visit from Kevin, Mikey, Josh Riedel, and Shayne Sweeney.
Instagram had a surprisingly big impact on my life. After organizing a ton of #Instawalks, I developed a reputation as an early evangelist and pioneer of the mobile photography movement. I eventually left my job as a game designer at Tribal Games and started working for Postagram as a community manager. I got write ups in Wired and The New York Times and was a regularly appearing guest on several Revision 3 shows.
So big shout out to Mikey and Kevin. Instagram had a huge impact on my life and many others, I’m sure. Can’t wait to see what you make next.