November 26, 2014HAPPY THANKSGIVING to family and friends near and far.Much to be grateful for! Here are a few snapshots by photographer Ivan Pintar of the very early years at Arcosanti. Ivan was part of the Cosanti Foundation from the early 1960’s until his death at Cosanti in 1994. The Soleri Archives at Arcosanti houses his enormous slide collection.Here we see silt preparation of the panels for the South Vault.The side panels of the Vaults are in place, also the foundations of the Ceramics Apse.The South Vault.This photo is by Annette Del Zoppo.View from the top of the Vaults to the Ceramics Apse and Foundry.Silt work on the Foundry Apse.The Foundry Apse roof pour.Paolo Soleri on the silt for the Foundry apartment roof.
Some 97% of 12 to 24 year-olds are affected by boredom, despite the average teenager in countries like the UK now owning up to six connected devices, according to MTV.The youth broadcaster’s new research study ‘F*ck Boring, Ignite Passion’ said that two-thirds of young people claimed to be bored on a weekly basis and nearly one-quarter on a daily basis.Of those surveyed, 40% said that “mindlessly browsing the internet” was one of the most boring activities they undertook, more so than school (39%) and work (33%).“The results surprised us – given this generation’s access to technology and a seemingly limitless range of content, we thought boredom might barely exist for youth,” said Kerry Taylor, who was appointed as the first chief marketing officer for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) UK – MTV’s parent company – in March.“Understanding our audience is critical to our business, and insights like these reinforce the importance of cross-platform initiatives that unleash our audience’s creativity and inspire them by tapping into what they’re passionate about.”The MTV study surveyed more than 15,000 people aged 12 to 24 across 26 countries – including the UK, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Argentina, Colombia, Malaysia, Indonesia and China.
Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has completed the migration of its service from MPEG-2 to the MPEG-4 format.According to the pay TV provider, the move will free up satellite capacity, enabling it to extend its offering with the addition of new HD channels.NTV+ has provided a hardware verification page on its website to enable users to check of their boxes or conditional access modules can receive the signal of if they need to upgrade.The operator is offering set-tops and CAMs at special discounted prices to enable subscribers to make the shift.The move to MPEG-4 also saw NTV+ change the settings of a number of channels.