Posts Tagged ‘podcast’
I just listened to the the latest episode of ‘The Paleo Solution’, a fine show that went a little further in the topics I usually geek out on. Topics like proper posture and understanding the different processes around us that maybe culturally we’ve allowed ourselves to be distant from like toilet squatting or pale eating. Nutrition has become a hobby of mine in the last few years, accelerated having gone Paleo back in December 2013.
The guest was Katy Bowman (her blog), I’ve never heard of her before, but will start following her online and grab a copy of her book when it comes out. She’s a biomechanist, somebody ‘… who studies Newtonian physics like pressures and gravities and stuff like that as applied to biological systems’.
In practical terms, a biomechanist will assess a person’s form and posture in order to correct a bodily imbalance or to improve performance in a particular athletic exercise.
With that said, Robb and Katy covered a number of topics together, the hour flew by (it usually does when you listen on x1.5 speed, but thats beside the point) where they touched on:
- Using our bodies to our advantage:
Moving properly, maximising our bodies abilities and therefore potential, when most of us actually don’t in any way, this later impacts our life because our bodies adapt to how we live. Illustrating the processes that occur with say sitting down all day, how the body adapts to that and also how it’s wrong to assume our bodies will be okay once we walk around for a bit, i guess to stretch. The 8 hours of sitting at work out weigh the 2 hours of standing, most of which is spent in a densely populated setting, commuting.
Here is a great quote:
Well yeah it [making reference to muscle tissue] actually goes through a process called sarcomere lysis where there’s no point in maintaining muscle mass that’s used to achieve a range of motion that you never go through. So you lose it. So now your metabolism is lower, your joint range of motion is slower. You have adapted and I think the fallacy is that we keep using the term adaptation to imply improvement. But you’ve – but adaptation is really adjusting the tissues in your body so that what you do most frequently is easier on you in the short term. It doesn’t really imply that you’ve become better in the long term.
- The recent court case with Vibrum where they were in a class action lawsuit because the claims they made weren’t true. The Vibram links to the previous discussion about posture and proper movement and how Vibrams have offered something that can seem misleading if not oversimplified when it comes to advertising their shoes.
The podcast then goes into what Katy calls ‘Free time things’. Things we can do very easily with it impacting on on that great limiter we call time.
- Affective footwear as they make a massive difference. (I love the suggestion of eliminating heels. They are fucking nasty things for women to wear and yet sadly it’s kind of enforced in the form of peer pressure and that seems to override the fact they will fuck up one’s feet for life).
- Sitting on the floor. I have actually been thinking of ditching the sofa.
While a lot of these concepts seem weird and to use their words ‘counter culture’, (it is) there is a lot to take from this podcast about how there are many mechanisms in life we don’t know about and if we can partake in as many of them as we can, we can live better, healthier lives.
The issue of squatting is without humour brought up again and I’m glad, so many people don’t realise the benefits of just pooping in a different way simply because they use what they already have grown up with.
One aspect of the discussion that really interested me was that we don’t age at the same rate, I don’t me you vs me, I mean me vs me or you vs you. Our bodies age at different rates depending on how we utilise those body parts. Fascinating and slightly worrying at the same time.
Anyway, you have to check it out, it never gets over-the-top sciencey, they keep it all in layman’s terms for every bodies benefit. Download it now here.
My calendar says our last episode was in August. Last week I pushed out a new episode.
It’s kind of special in that it’s the first one from Hong Kong, second I’m joined in person by my good friend Jack Barker. Jack helped me get set up in Hong Kong when I first arrived. Jack’s been here for over two years now so I thought it was a good idea have him join me and stay on topic as much as possible about this special region of China.
We discuss how a little about this area’s history, difference between here and the UK and why HK for the most part is seemingly better for us both. We go off track with some mention of the new James Bond film – Skyfall and we argue the difference between land reclamation and building an artificial island (turns out, there is no difference).
There are no real show notes, other than to check out this wiki article on Hong Kong.
The audio quality takes a hit with this one because it’s being recorded straight off the laptop’s mic. I’ll be looking into getting a better setup before my next guest.
Parts one and two are in the form of blogs posts which can be found further down this site.
Alex and myself are going to discuss this tonight on the podcast (and some other aspects of Instagram as a force in the world of photography), but I want to share some thoughts now. Just some very quick bullet points in reaction to the take over.
- Facebook says both services will remain separate. That’s fine. But the back end? All that juicy location information? I doubt it.
- I haven’t been critical of Facebook for buying, I just don’t want to use their service and restrictive terms. But some people wonder why Facebook just didn’t make their own app instead of buying Instagram. Those people miss the point entirely, it’s not the app, it’s the brand value, its user base and its value for monetization from that segment of the mobile phone market. Facebook can build the app no doubt about it, but the mindshare and trust? That’s the hardest part. That’s why Mark Z was so upfront to point out the app won’t change.
- Instagram lets a photographer keep the rights to their photography, Facebook doesn’t, they demand a perpetual license to freely use your images. At some point there has to be a change in the terms and conditions with Instagram
- Already there are worrying straw man arguments springing up. Those like me who are quitting Instagram are considered hipsters, (doesn’t this mean ‘poser’ on some level? Who is posing exactly?) the issue of privacy hasn’t been an issue for those not quitting, instead I’ve seen on forum boards, people directly being critical of users of the app who are trying to quit.
- If you still want to use those filters, but don’t want to share your photography on the Facebook network (and that is what it is now). You have two options: 1) Don’t delete your account, keep it, but turn off internet access while using it. Images that you attempt to upload are still saved to the photo library. Oh and just in case, don’t update the app in case this behaviour changes. 2) I’ve been using GifRus for a while, it seems to do the same thing, apart from sharing.
That’s what’s important; sharing your work, but ultimately Instagram isn’t the only place to share your work.
The podcast should be online tomorrow for those interested.
‘JPG’, which stands for journalism, photography and geek, is meant to be an extension of this website’s narrative; covering the same topics that I’m mostly interested. I’m getting to the point where I haven’t felt I should write about everything I come across and it is in my mind more engaging when two photographers discuss something like photography apps on the iPad/iPhone. Bringing Alex onboard helps in that sense.
We will be having irregularly timed podcasts, probably one or two a month (bandwidth permitting). Our aim isn’t to be an up-to-the-minute news show, there are enough of them (and better ones) out there. Again the style of the podcast will be much in the vain of this website, longer analysis, reviews of photography apps and sometimes just a bit of geek discussion. My aim is to get the balance of serious discussion and light hearted discussion right. Overall I want all the topics to be fun, but to be informative at the same time.
The Podcast’s art work is still being worked up. Later today I will create some sort of Podcast page s well.
If you download and listen I hope you stick around as this podcast idea expands, the first show is a bit raw and unplanned (as the title alludes to), but I thank you for listening.
An irregular podcast featuring your host Jonathan, with alternating guests Alex and Adam. In each podcast we’ll talk about what’s happening in the world of journalism, photography, mixed in with plenty of geek; where geek can bring almost literally anything to the discussion table.
In our first episode we get to grips with podcasting while at the same time discussing what is probably the best iOS Photography Magazine on the Apple App Store in the form of ‘Once Magazine’(but most definitely the best magazine overall), Apple’s 25 Billion Apps promo, a slew of iOS photography Apps for the iPhone and iPad, a curious iPhone case, a music recommendation and a year’s break to Canada.
iOS App - Once Magazine (iPad Only)
iOS App - F8 Magazine (iPad Only)
iOS App - 360 Panorama
iOS App - PhotoSynth
iOS App - Nostalgio
iOS App - PicStitch
iOS App - KinoTopic
‘Maybe it’s My Fault’ (Jordan Commercial, Youtube Link)
iPhone RangeFinder Case (Photojojo)
The twelfth interview from a series of interviews with Photographers and iOS Developers alike. All of them develop portfolio Apps for Apple’s iPad and iPhone in some way. This interview is with Alrik Swagerman based in Rotterdam. Co-founder of the online portfolio service Viewbook.com.
Viewbook can be found at any of the links below:
James Duncan Davidson (also on my blog roll) along with Dan Benjamin have released the first episode of their new podcast series about Photography. This first episode discusses the age old topic of Canon vs Nikon gear, Nikon’s 14-24 wide angle zoom lens and prime lenses. You can subscribe to it via iTunes here.