Dumbarton Oaks Acquires a New Collection of Images
“In the era of disembodied texts on Kindles, it’s easy to forget that books used to be created entirely by hand.1“
1Scherer, B. L. (2016, Sep 13). ‘Beyond words: Illuminated manuscripts in boston collections’ review: A trove of beautiful books; in the era of disembodied texts on kindles, it’s easy to forget that books used to be created entirely by hand. Wall Street Journal (Online) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezp-prod1.hul…
MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture group has an interesting list of projects (#vagueUnderstanding), including ones that allow cameras to see through surfaces and around corners. Ugh.
They claim a goal of “Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection”, but I smell military/espionage/law-enforcement applications.
[I wonder when the first museum of privacy will open, and where.]
Reading closed books: https://t.co/7rBdYwShSr
Seeing around corners: https://youtu.be/JWDocXPy-iQ
Stanford professor, Marc Levoy’s, course description:
“An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, optical effects in nature, perspective and depth of field, sampling and noise, the camera as a computing platform, image processing and editing, and computational photography. We will also survey the history of photography, look at the work of famous photographers, and talk about composing strong photographs.”