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Devoxx 2012: Android

Google's Android engineers Romain Guy and Chet Haase after their talks at Devoxx 2012 in Antwerp. Discussion around what's new in Android 4.2 both from a user and from a developer perspective.

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Devoxx 2012: AngularJS

Google's AngularJS team members Igor Minar and Misko Hevery after their talk at Devoxx 2012 in Antwerp. They discuss the general goals for Angular, where it stands and how it compares to other popular approaches and frameworks.

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Martine Franck, an esteemed documentary and portrait photographer and second wife of Henri Cartier-Bresson, died of cancer in Paris on Aug. 16 at the age of 74. A member of Magnum Photos for more 32 years, Franck was a co-founder and president of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation.

“Martine was one classic Magnum photographer we could all agree with,” said photographer Elliott Erwitt. “Talented, charming, wise, modest and generous, she set a standard of class not often found in our profession. She will be profoundly missed.”

Born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1938, Franck studied art history at the University of Madrid and at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris. In 1963, she began her photographic career at Time-Life in Paris, assisting photographers Eliot Elisofan and Gjon Mili. Although somewhat reserved with her camera at first, she quickly blossomed photographing the refined world of Parisian theater and fashion. A friend, stage director Ariane Mnouchkine, helped establish Franck as the official photographer of the Théâtre du Soleil in 1964—a position she held for the next 48 years.

As her career grew, Franck pursued a wide range of photographic stories, from documentary reportage in Nepal and Tibet to gentle and evocative portraits of Paris’s creative class. Her portfolio of the cultural elite includes photographic peers Bill Brandt and Sarah Moon as well as artist Diego Giacometti and philosopher Michel Foucault, among others. In 1983, she became a full member of Magnum Photos, one of a small number of female members at the legendary photographic agency. Balancing her time between a variety of stories, her work reflects an innate sensitivity to stories of humanity.

In a piece published in the Guardian in 2006 about her time photographing a Buddhist monastery in Nepal, Franck chose to highlight a photo (slide #2 above) of an elder monk sitting with a young apprentice.

“I was there for an hour, just sitting quietly in a corner, observing,” she explained. “The picture is somehow a symbol of peace, and of young people getting on with old people. Although I didn’t think that at the time—in the moment, it’s just instinctive. Afterwards, maybe, you realize what the photograph means.”

Her humanitarian work paired her with numerous social humanitarian organizations and was heralded for the truths it revealed. But her name was also often associated with Henri Cartier-Bresson.

In an interview on Charlie Rose, Franck recalled her first time meeting her future husband in 1965.

“His opening line was ‘Martine, I want to come and see your contact sheets,’” she recalled. They married in 1970.

Throughout her career, Franck served as a powerful advocate, both for Magnum and for the continued legacy of her husband. Serving as the president and co-founder of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Franck ensured that the spirit of his work survived.

Franck continued to work on her own photography, participating in group projects with Magnum, including “Georgian Spring.” As recently as this April, Franck’s expansive collection of portraits were exhibited in Paris at the Galerie Claude Bernard.

Magnum photographer and President Alex Majoli described Franck as a dear friend and a steady foundation within the photo agency. “Magnum has lost a point of reference, a lighthouse, and one our most influential and beloved members with her death,” he said in a statement released by Magnum over the weekend.

She is survived by her daughter, Melanie.

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Based in Nantes, France, the street theatre company Royal de Luxe performs around the world, primarily using gigantic, elaborate marionettes to tell stories that take place over several days and wind through entire cities. Puppeteers maneuver the huge marionettes -- some as tall as 12 meters (40 ft) -- through streets, parks, and waterways, performing their story along the way. Gathered here are images of several recent Royal de Luxe performances, from Belgium, Mexico, Germany, Chile, and England. [38 photos]

A giant marionette, operated by performers, walks in Berlin, Germany, on October 2, 2009. The French marionette street theatre company Royal de Luxe gave open air performances around the Day of German Unity in Berlin. The artists used the giant puppets to tell the story of separation and recovery to commemorate the fall of Berlin Wall 20 years earlier. (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

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Now that 2011 is well and truly behind us, we have taken the time to reflect and compile a mammoth Spotify playlist of what we think are the best 50 tracks the year had to offer. This is a completely new playlist so if you're already subscribed to our monthly serving it will not be there, so make sure to subscribe via. the new link below to listen and enjoy this playlist all year long.

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Track Listing

Vondelpark – Camels
Keep Shelly In Athens – DIY
Antwerp – Equinox
Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise If You Can See
Metronomy – The Look
The Strokes – Machu Picchu
Real Estate – Kinder Blumen
Blouse – Into Black
Widowspeak – Half Awake
Arctic Monkeys – The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
OutFit – Two Islands
Field Music – (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing
The Antlers – Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
Death Grips – Guillotine (It Goes Yah)
Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers
Ford & Lopatin – Too Much MIDI (Please Forgive Me)
Jewellers – Weightless
Southern Shores – Tangier Winds
Jesse Ruins – A Bookshelf Sinks Into The Sand
Born Gold – Alabaster Bodyworlds
Washed Out – Amor Fati
Zulu Winter – Never Leave
Tune-Yards – Gangsta
Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
A$AP Rocky – Purple Swag
King Krule – The Noose of Jah City
Peaking Lights – Tiger Eyes (Laid Back)
Atlas Sound – Doldrums
Little Dragon – Ritual Union
Radiohead – Separator
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – FFunny FFriends
Jay Z – That's My Bitch
Dirty Beaches – True Blue
Lana Del Rey – Video Games
St. Vincent – Cruel
Sunless '97 – Illuminations
M83 – Midnight City
Battles – My Machines (Featuring Gary Numan)
SBTRKT – Hold On (feat. Sampha)
Beyoncé – Love On Top
Frank Ocean – Novacane - Explicit Version
Mozart Parties – Black Cloud
Tennis – Seafarer
Fairewell – Others Of Us
Bon Iver – Towers
Cass McCombs – The Same Thing
Youth Lagoon – Daydream
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Wild Beasts – Reach A Bit Further
Girls – Vomit

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New music videos from The Drums, Antwerp, Computer Magic, Pure X, Behaviour, Kindest Lines, and DELS. Watch below.

The Drums - Money
Directed by M Blash

Antwerp - Yupik
Director Unknown

Computer Magic - Running
Directed by John McSwain

Pure X - Easy
Directed by Malcolm Elijah

Behavior - Laughing
Directed by Camilla Padgitt-Coles

Kindest Lines - Running Into Next Year
Directed by Bryan Holland

DELS - Capsize (feat. Joe Goddard and Roots Manuva)
Directed by Chloë Rose Hayward

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