Vast digitizing project will put Harvard’s colonial archives online

Harvard University has launched a project to digitize almost half a million items from its 17th and 18th century archives – the largest digitizing effort the university has ever undertaken. The letters, journals, documents and drawings tell the story not only of the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, but also the history of our nation.

Source: Vast digitizing project will put Harvard’s colonial archives online

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NYPL Releases all Public Domain Images

http://www.nypl.org/blog/2016/01/05/share-public-domain-collections

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NPR: Will Future Historians Consider These Days The Digital Dark Ages?

“We are awash in a sea of information, but how do historians sift through the mountain of data? In the future, computer programs will be unreadable, and therefore worthless, to historians.”

Listen to the NPR story.

 

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FLIF – Free Lossless Image Format

A work in progress but an effort worth tracking.

FLIF

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New sensor technology – Large-Area Metasurface Perfect Absorbers from Visible to Near-Infrared

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Pretty impressive development:
http://www.kurzweilai.net/golden-window-wavelength-range-for-optimal-deep-brain-near-infrared-imaging-determined?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=23bc84c6eb-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-23bc84c6eb-282199609

Title of the article seems a bit off, but the range of applications of this tech, the scalability, and low cost mentioned all make this interesting and something to watch for!

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CNA Website Now Live!

Just wanted to post links to the CNA website and Gazette article in case people missed it.

Colonial North American Project website:

http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/

Gazette article:

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/11/a-digital-portrait-of-colonial-life/

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Flexible phototransistor is world’s fastest, most sensitive

May dramatically improve performance of cameras and other light-capturing devices
October 30, 2015

University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) electrical engineers have created the fastest, most responsive flexible silicon phototransistor ever made, inspired by mammals’ eyes.

 http://www.kurzweilai.net/flexible-photo…

 

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Got focus? The The Bosch Research and Conservation Project

The Bosch Research and Conservation Project “website was created with multiple goals in mind. First and foremost, the innovative synchronized image viewers developed by Robert Erdmann for the BRCP will serve as practical tools during the conservation interventions for the Bosch panels in Venice. X-radiographs will be added when they become available. These image viewers are a significant advance for the fields of conservation/restoration and technical art history, and we are very pleased to share this exciting development with our colleagues in these disciplines. This site also serves as a pilot for a much larger web application that will be launched in December 2015 for the opening of the Jheronimus Bosch exhibition in ’s-Hertogenbosch.”

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“Worcester Architecture: Lost & Found” open through Nov. 21.

I’m proud to have been a part of this show –

Worcester Architecture: Lost & Found

that opened last night at the Krikorian Gallery in the Craft Center on Sagamore Street in Worcester.

– Tom

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“My Free and Open Source Photography Workflow”

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