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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Slideshow Fun

Posted by Kevin Arnovitz

The Slate slideshow was one of the great early advents of cyber-journalism.  When it offers an architectural survey of Megachurches, it's really interesting.  But when the slideshow is titled, "Rasheed Wallace is a Toaster," it's ingenious. 

A couple weeks ago, Henry teased FreeDarko's new book, "The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac." [I'll have a review up in the next couple of days]. In the meantime, head over to Slate for a preview of the book's Periodic Table of Style

The Style Guide exists at the nexus of generic description and high-def motion capture, representing players' games as a composite of descriptive text and symbols-what we call the Periodic Table of Style. Kobe Bryant, maneuvering between defenders, isn't just driving toward the basket; he's exemplifying the practice of "lock and key." Carmelo Anthony doesn't display excellent footwork; he dances the salsa, takes baby steps, and bounds like a deer.