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Dreams and Photographs by Brent Humphreys

Photographs by Brent Humphreys

When Wired first moved into San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, the old warehouses and lofts were still noisy with the sound of Asian women making garments on clackity sewing machines. Just a few years later, the buildings were filled instead with the humming of Internet start­ups. In 1998, as the magazine’s execu­tive editor, I hatched a plan for a photo essay, one that would take portraits of the ­people who worked in these tech start­ups within a block or two of our offices. It was an exhilarating period, overflowing with unexpected possibilities. What did we hope this technology would do? What were our dreams? Our building alone housed several other start­ups around that time, including Organic, Vivid Studios, eGroups, and Suck.com. I wanted to capture that moment as we realized these possibilities. But the documentary project never came together, and it’s a miss I’ve always regretted…

 

Check out the entire article with photographs and quirky quotes at SoMa Dreams: Your Future Is in the Hands of Wired ’s Entrepreneur Neighbors – Wired Magazine.

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Iron Man 3 Opens Tomorrow

Find out Who’s Who in Iron Man 3

 

In the upcoming film Iron Man 3, Robert Downey Jr. reprises the role of Tony Stark, brilliant technologist turned armored superhero, to battle the terrorist cult leader known as the Mandarin. But this isn’t just the latest in a wave of superhero adaptations from Marvel Studios. Events have been building to this moment ever since Tony was forced to create a sophisticated suit of armor out of scraps in a cave. Understandably, it can be a little confusing at times trying to keep track of who’s who and how characters relate to one another in this fictional universe that spans not just three movies, but a whole Marvel Cinematic universe connecting various film franchises. But have no fear. Here’s a handy infographic to help you brush up and explore the relationships between Iron Man’s many super-heroic allies and fearsome foes. – Wired

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New Lizard Species Look Like Dinosaur Hybrids

New Lizard Species Discovered in Peru

Recently in the Peruvian mountains, a new species of lizard was discovered by a team of scientists.  Two species were added to a group that is most commonly found in Central and South America.  If these lizards were larger, they’d look like featherless dinosaurs with spiky spines and gleaming red eyes, the new species of wood lizard look like stegosaur-evil-velociraptor hybrids.

 

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