Facial recognition software has a new use- identifying who is who in art. Example shown-Death mask of Lorenzo DiMedici is used to recognize his face in paintings, etc. I know we've had situations where we wonder, is that so and so in that image? Now, using facial recognition you can tell for sure who it is, unless we are talking twins. This should also have interesting applications for stolen art works. To read more click here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22764822
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A private photo album of 116 images, including 13 taken of the launching of the Titanic, is now on public display for the first time at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in the UK. The photo album, long in private hands, was originally the property of the director of the Harland & Wolff shipyard which built the liner, John W. Kempster. Read more about it here and see a couple cool images from the album http://yellowpages.com/ The museum's information rich website includes some nice photos of the three big liners the shipyard built, the Titanic, Britannic and Olympic. See http://www.nmni.com/titanic/Home/Photo-Galleries.aspx for more info.
I found this interesting. BBCNews has a brief video of previously unseen censored photographs of the 1930s taken by professional photographers hired by the government during the Great Depression. If the photographers got off topic and shot images that did not restore hope or support helping farmers financially, the government censored the photographs by punching holes in the images so they could never be used again. The photographs could have been used for other purposes in the future. Punching them destroyed the chance of ever using them again for any purpose, except discussing censorship. Here's the link if you'd like to see them: