– Advertisement – Phillips mingled with artists like the Ramones and Iggy Pop and styled musicians in garments that suited their sensibilities and colored their rock personas. She designed the pink dress that the singer Debbie Harry wore on the cover of Blondie’s “Plastic Letters” (1978) and dressed James Chance and the Contortions in 1950s-era suits and ties that helped define the aesthetic of no wave, a nihilistic subgenre of punk rock.- Advertisement – At the time, no wave offered few fashion templates. Acting as a kind of creative director, Phillips sought to create a loud aesthetic that complemented the group’s sound. She dressed Chance in sharkskin suits and styled his hair into a pompadour — a retro-inspired look that reflected the band’s own fusion music.She acted as a promoter for the band, generating the buzz that helped take James Chance and the Contortions from an opening act to a headlining band. “She had a lot of credibility with the other people on the scene who might have been dubious about me,” Chance said in a phone interview, adding, “She didn’t want me to stay an underground thing that only a few SoHo artists like.”Chance and Phillips were preparing to record a demo for a sci-fi disco album she conceptualized when she learned she had cancer.Her death two years later was noted in a brief obituary in Rolling Stone.Through the people who know her work, Phillips’s ideas have endured. Harry wore another of her designs on the cover of her solo single “Rush Rush” (1983). Some years after that, Phillips’s blue lace-up dress was one of the inspirations for an Anna Sui collection. To this day Phillips is regarded by her contemporaries as one of the designers who defined punk fashion, along with Vivienne Westwood.Her story is being made into a documentary, a film that will star a young woman who helped give a cultural movement its pulse. New York at the time was on the brink of bankruptcy, overwhelmed with neglect and crime. But rent was cheap and amid the decay, designers, artists, musicians and filmmakers formed collaborations, making art and meeting up at rock venues. Phillips’s plans were always bigger than the punk scene. She talked with Reed about wanting to translate her designs into her own fashion label, but expressed concerns that conventional avenues to fame might be challenging for her, particularly as an Asian immigrant. Before she could realize her ambitions, Phillips died of cancer on June 19, 1981. She was 26.“She was always up to something, designing clothes, drawing sketches,” said James Chance in an interview with the website Vacant. “I really think if she was still alive, she would have become a designer. Many other people have been using her ideas.” Harry, who befriended Phillips through the scene, asked her to design her dress for the cover photo of “Plastic Letters.”“You know, there’s people that you meet and you understand them and they understand you sort of instantly,” said Harry in a phone interview. “We shared a similar kind of sense of humor.”Phillips was also an artist, photographer and actress in underground films. She interviewed Paul Simonon, bassist of The Clash, and contributed photos for Punk magazine. And she appeared in the fumetti-style illustrated photo comic “The Legend of Nick Detroit” among an ensemble cast of New York punks. Later she co-founded (with the publicist Steve Mass and the artist Diego Cortez) the Mudd Club in Tribeca, a mash-up nightclub and venue where artists and scenesters gathered for a taste of the avant-garde.By the late 1970s, she began managing James Chance and the Contortions, which played a blend of punk, funk and jazz. Before long she and Chance began dating. Phillips is believed to have been born in Taipei in February 1955. Her mother, Bi Li-na, grew up in Beijing and left for Taiwan around the time of the Chinese Communist Revolution; her father was a soldier in Chiang Kai-shek’s army. They separated when Anya was a child. Later, her mother married Wade Phillips, an American Army colonel, with whom she had a son, Kris, who became known as Fei Xiang, one of China’s biggest pop stars in the 1980s.As a teenager at Taipei American School, Phillips spent hours sketching clothing designs and showing them off to Reed, her high school classmate (then Sylvia Morales). Although Phillips could not sew, she had her garments handmade by local tailors, which likely sharpened her own instincts in detailing, cut and fit. “Arriving there and finding this incredible creativity happening in this kind of grimy downtown scene — she instantly got it,” said Sylvia Reed, a close friend and the former wife and manager of the Velvet Underground’s Lou Reed, in a phone interview. – Advertisement – Phillips moved to Manhattan in 1974 after graduating high school, and Reed soon joined her.She aspired to make a name for herself as a fashion designer in New York City, with Reed as a sort of sidekick. “She had this picture in her mind of how she wanted her life to be and I was to fulfill this role for her as her confidante, best friend, and trusted companion,” Reed told NBC in 2016.By then, Phillips had already realized that the traditional path was not for her. She was awarded a full scholarship to Parsons School of Design but dropped out days into her studies, finding she lacked the discipline for structured coursework.Instead, she rooted herself in the punk scene — merging the underground culture with the mainstream fashion she’d grown up admiring — and quickly became as known for her cutout, form-fitting dresses as she was for her eclectic style.“She had a very clear idea of becoming an influential trendsetter in New York,” Reed said, “and she was that.” This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times.In the 1970s, Anya Phillips left Taiwan to forge a fashion career in New York City, showing up in a burgeoning downtown punk scene in what would become her signature dress, an eye-catching piece made of electric blue spandex that laced up the front. When she paired it with stilettos and a full-length fur coat, she exuded a slinky glamour that would make her the “It girl” of Lower Manhattan’s night clubs.- Advertisement –
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Recently, a tweet made the rounds criticizing the iPhone weather app, imagining Steve Jobs lurking in the background, taking sadistic joy in creating entirely random weather forecasts. If you share a similar sentiment, then you’ll want to check out Google’s latest update – a nifty, localized weather feature on its mobile website.It’s nothing fancy or sophisticated, but it will quickly tell you what the weather is supposed to be like, wherever you are, at incremental times throughout the day. mike melanson What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … “We’d been wanting to build a fun, useful, app-like way to display weather information on our search results pages in the mobile browser,” wrote user experience designer Nick Fey and software engineer Michael van Ouwerkerk. “So we pulled together a user experience designer and team of engineers and built a new weather search results snippet that lets you actually play with the results.”The solution is simple, multi-platform and just requires that you search for “weather” using Google in your mobile browser. Upon searching for “weather”, you’ll receive a standard summary of the basic conditions, but the slider is where the neat stuff is at. As you grab and move the slider through the next 12-hour period, the sun will change to clouds or raindrops or moon depending on the forecast and the expected temperature, wind speed and humidity will change with it. Even the background will dim as the slider moves into the nighttime hours. So if you, like some others on Twitter, like to imagine that Steve Jobs is lurking in the back rooms of Apple, deviously creating imaginary forecasts to mess with your day, give Google’s new weather feature a try. If you have similar visions about now ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the feature works on Android, too. Related Posts Tags:#Google#mobile#NYT#web
Need to convert your video to GIF? Check out 3 of our favorite FREE video to GIF applications.Whether it’s motion graphic loops or simply small video clips, GIFs are a great way to display your work online. This file type has had a resurgence in popularity over the last few years thanks to sites like BuzzFeed and the endless meme GIFs that circulate around the ‘net.Many video pros and motion designers are using GIFs in a practical way – to show a quick snapshot of their work in their online video portfolios. See great examples of this over on Dribbble. Unfortunately, GIF encoding apps are notorious for being incredibly spammy and using Photoshop to create GIFs can be somewhat time-consuming. Luckily there are a few simple drag-and-drop applications that do it much quicker.1. GIF RocketEncoded by GifRocketGif Rocket is our favorite free video to GIF application here at PremiumBeat. It has a drag-and-drop interface that makes converting videos incredibly easy. In addition to being easy to navigate, GIF Rocket gives users the ability to change quality and file size of the outputted file. You can even make some very basic edits in the GIF Rocket menu screen. But it’s currently a ‘no-go’ for Windows users – GIF Rocket is only available on the Mac OSX.Pros: Easy to navigate, clean design, easily adjust size and qualityCons: Lack of features like crop and frame rate, only available for Mac.2. InstagifferEncoded by InstagifferInstagiffer is the Swiss Army knife of GIF conversion applications. It seemingly has every file setting you could possibly want to manipulate and some. You can adjust basic things like size, quality, and start time, as well as frame rate, brightness, and playback rate. Instagiffer also has a few stylization presets that can optimize your video for the web.Our favorite feature in Instagiffer is the “Capture Screen” function that allows users to create a GIF screen capture. It’s a really good tool to use if you are wanting to create a quick image based tutorial.Pros: Very customizable, avaliable on Mac and PC, includes screen captureCons: Interface is outdated3. ZamzarEncoded by ZamZarZamzar is an online conversion software that offers a range of file converstions. With Zamzar, you’re easily able to convert most video formats to GIFs, but you can also convert them to MP3’s, JPEG’s, Kindle Fire presets, and even Zune video. Because the conversion happens on Zamzar servers (and not on your own computer) it takes a little more time to get the final file prepared. Zamzar will simply emails you when your file is complete.Pros: Dozens of potential formats, no download requiredCons: Must give email, conversions can be slowKnow of any other GIF converting applications? Let us know in the comments below.
PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 17: Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Rhode Island Rams during the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at PPG PAINTS Arena on March 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Duke and Louisville are locked into a tight battle at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils led by as many as 14 but now trail late in the contest.During the second half, Duke’s Grayson Allen drove to the basket and was knocked down. While he was on the ground, he appeared to intentionally trip Louisville’s Raymond Spalding, who had corralled the ball and was dribbling up court.yep, that’s a trip by Grayson Allen … https://t.co/hAfZbZaFGb— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) February 9, 2016Definitely looks like he meant to do that.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — School District 60 has cancelled all school buses in the North Peace today.In an announcement on their website, the school district said that poor visibility and road conditions across the North Peace have caused officials to cancel school buses for the entire day today. The School District added that schools will remain open for the day today.School District 59’s Transportation Manager Jeff Lekstrom said that despite the weather, school buses are all running on schedule in the South Peace today.
OTTAWA, O.N. – The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics has released the agenda for the upcoming second meeting on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy.From May 27 to the 29, expert witnesses will be in Ottawa to appear before representatives from at least 11 countries to give testimony on how governments can protect democracy and citizen rights in the age of big data.Witnesses appearing at the testimony include: Roger McNamee, Author of Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook CatastropheShoshana Zuboff, Author of The Age of Surveillance CapitalismMaria Ressa, Journalist, Author of From Bin Laden to Facebook:10 Days of Abduction, 10 Years of TerrorismJim Balsillie, Chair, Centre for International Governance Innovation; Retired Chairman and co-CEO of BlackBerryEllen Weintraub, Chair of the United States Federal Election CommissionDaniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of CanadaJoseph Cannataci, Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, United NationsProfessor Heidi Tworek, University of British ColumbiaJason Kint, CEO Digital Content NextTaylor Owen, McGill UniversityIt is said that representatives from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and the Mozilla Foundation will also be in attendance to provide testimony. The only company not to have confirmed its attendance is Apple.M.P. and Committee Chair, Bob Zimmer, says he is looking forward to hearing from the testimonies of global tech experts about how to protect the privacy of citizens in the digital age. Zimmer also expects Facebook executives, Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, to comply with the Committee’s recent subpoena.“I look forward to hearing from this list of global experts as they identify not only the issues surrounding big data and democracy, but also how we, as lawmakers, can work to find solutions to protect the rights of our citizens. Further, I expect Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg to comply with our subpoena, respect the will of lawmakers representing over 373 million citizens, and show up.”A link to the agenda can be found here.The International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy takes place May 27 to the 29, 2019 in Ottawa.
New Delhi: A 25-year-old female doctor was found dead with her throat slit in Central Delhi’s Ranjit Nagar area on Tuesday.Police said they suspect the role of another doctor, who is also deceased’s neighbour, missing from his room after the incident. Police identified the deceased as Garima Mishra who is the native of Uttar Pradesh and had shifted to a rented accommodation in street number-2 in Ranjeet Nagar area. She was preparing for her Doctor of Medicine (MD) after completing her MBBS. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesDeputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said that her throat was slit with a sharp object. “We suspect the role of his neighbour who was living in another room,” said DCP Central. He further stated that he is currently questioning the suspect’s roommate who claimed that he did not know about the incident. He works at a hospital in the city. He further said, “Once we catch the suspect, many things will be disclosed. Currently, raids are going on in different areas. The case is being probed from different angles.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe investigating agency is yet to recover the weapon of offence. A case under the appropriate section of IPC registered in Ranjit Nagar police station. Landlord’s son witnessed the horrific scene: Speaking to Millennium Post, landlord’s son Gautam Khurana said that at around 11:20 pm on Tuesday, the deceased’s cousin brother came to the house and told us that Garima is missing. “He was frightened. My mother told me to check the girl. I checked outside she was not there so I went up to the third floor where deceased was living,” said Gautam. He further said,”Cousin told me to broke the lock when I asked why, he said that Garima had to board a bus around 8 pm for her home town and she was not picking the phone.” Before breaking the lock, cousin checked through the window pane and told me that she was lying in the room and the fan was running. The lock was broken. “We saw that there was a pool of blood on the neck of Garima. I informed the police and later ambulance also came,” said Gautam adding that the cops took them to the police station for taking their statements. The deceased’s room was locked from inside. In January suspect and deceased took rooms on rent Gautam further revealed that the suspect was known to her. In January, both of them took separate rooms on rent. “After taking the possession of the room, the girl started living after 15 days. Both of them had worked in a Central Delhi’s hospital. “When we reach the third-floor, suspect’s roommate was available in his room,” said Gautam adding that they saw the suspect leaving the house in the evening. Investigation Police probing different angles in the case including love. It is also being suspected that there is a possibility that deceased might have resisted the attack. After the murder, all the senior officers of the Central district reached the spot and questioned many people to get the further clue in the case.
As if the Ohio State football team needed more motivation after suffering its first loss of the 2010 season against Wisconsin, its next opponent is a Purdue team that stunned the Buckeyes last season. “I think a lot of guys have had this one circled for a while now,” junior left tackle Mike Adams said. “At Ohio State, we never like to lose games.” Last season, a Boilermaker team that held a 1-5 record entering the game upset the Buckeyes, 26-18. Entering the game, OSU was ranked No. 7 in the nation. In the defeat, the Buckeyes committed nine penalties for 65 yards, compared to Purdue’s one penalty for five yards. For the second time since 2004, OSU had lost to a team that didn’t reach a BCS bowl game. “We didn’t play as well as we could,” junior linebacker Andrew Sweat told the media after Tuesday’s practice. “They played really well.” Adams said the coaches have been using last year’s loss as a motivational tool in hopes of preventing a second straight defeat. “They’re definitely reminding us. We got some posters up all over the place,” Adams said. “It’s something that they’re obviously going to do, and you know, we need to be aware, and we can’t let that happen again.” Sweat agreed that last year’s loss to Purdue motivates the Buckeyes but said neither team is the same as it was a year ago. “You remember it, but that just gives you motivation to do better this year,” Sweat said. “Ultimately, it’s a new year, and you just have to go out and fight.” Aside from avenging their loss to the Boilermakers, sophomore fullback Zach Boren said the Buckeyes are also motivated not to feel the sting of a loss for the second straight week. “It’s one of the worst feelings,” Boren said. “You’re kind of just sitting there in disbelief. You’re just like, ‘Wow, like, that just happened.’” OSU coach Jim Tressel said last year’s loss adds extra motivation for this year’s match-up, but he hopes his team gives the same kind of attention to each opponent on a weekly basis. “What you hope you have full attention of is what you have to do to get better, more so than it being Purdue,” Tressel said. Tressel also said he’s aware of the kind of attention the Buckeyes receive on a weekly basis. “We told our guys countless times that there are 10 teams that want one thing for sure, and that’s for Ohio State not to be the Big Ten champions,” Tressel said. “Now let’s see how you can handle it.” This year will be OSU’s chance to knock Purdue down from atop the Big Ten standings, just as the Boilermakers did to the Buckeyes a year ago. Purdue is in a three-way tie for the conference lead, with Michigan State and Iowa also undefeated in Big Ten play. “We know they’re going to come in here and play hard. We went up there last year and they beat us, so we just got to go out there and get it done this week,” senior safety Jermale Hines said. “Any time somebody beats you, it goes towards motivation.”