Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The NYT's digital experiments, glow-in-the-dark jeans, Frank Lloyd Wright's restored hotel and more in this week's look at the web

1. Beta620 “An openly experimental newsroom,” Beta620 is the New York Times’ new platform for interactive and other projects, suggesting a new, unprecedented level of transparency for the brand. 2. Glow-in-the-Dark Jeans The ultimate club-goer’s denim, a phosphorescent coating applied to the fabric in Japan powers Naked & Famous’ new glow-in-the-dark jeans. The selvedge denim will develop a beautiful patina over time, making the glow …

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Fund an app that will bring the Twin Towers back to life

The destruction of the World Trade Center towers was indisputably a massive loss for every American. For lifelong New Yorkers, however, something else was lost. The beauty that the twin towers added to the New York skyline is irreplaceable, and the sight of the buildings provided the background for many fond memories—not to mention a beacon for orientation upon emerging from a foreign subway stop. …

Second Annual Kickstarter Film Festival

Crowd-sourced film festival exhibits work from new cinematic talent

I recently stopped by the 2nd annual Kickstarter Film Festival to do some sleuthing on up-and-coming film makers. The festival screens a collection of curated Kickstarter projects, including documentaries, animation and products. It was a perfect evening to enjoy some video outdoors and Kickstarter’s partnership with Rooftop Films facilitated an impressive set up in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. All 16 of the films …