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Factum Arte

One of the most exciting and innovative groups in preservation and imaging today, Factum Arte  http://www.factum-arte.com/en/inicio), has worked with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on an upcoming exhibit of treasured manuscripts. As part of the project, it was necessary to design … Continue reading

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Photographing Little Dancer

Photographing “Little Dancer” Lee Ewing, National Gallery of Art photographer, explores the challenges of photographing Edgar Degas’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. The only sculpture that Degas exhibited during his lifetime,Little Dancer is one of the Gallery’s most important works. So fragile … Continue reading

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Stereoscopic views of Harvard?

Is there a collection of historic stereoscopic images (not aerial) of the Harvard campus, at Harvard? I have found a few dozen examples in the Cambridge Historical Society, NYPL, and BPL collections, but not the trove that must exist. VIA, … Continue reading

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

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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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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Kodak’s first digital camera

 http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/12… “Imagine a world where photography is a slow process that is impossible to master without years of study or apprenticeship. A world without iPhones or Instagram, where one company reigned supreme. Such a world existed in 1973, when Steven … Continue reading

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Your Brain on Art

Part of the What’s Light Got to Do With It? Lecture Series:  http://brain.harvard.edu/your-brain-art Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 pm Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St. (use Broadway St. entrance) Margaret Livingstone, Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School Sharon … Continue reading

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Multispectral Imaging – NBC News – July 2015

A good, recent article highlighting of some fantastic discoveries with multispectral imaging:  http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/m…  

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Yale University Library – Reflections on Bindings

Exhibit at Yale last year using Reflectance Transformation Imaging to reveal “details unattainable by traditional methods and the naked eye,” on blind-stamped German books’ bindings from the 15th – 18th centuries. Click through the multiple tabs for info about the exhibit, … Continue reading

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Planning for this?

“In 2013, Climate Central shared some of its sea level rise mapping data with artist Nickolay Lamm so that he could develop photorealistic images of U.S. city scenes under different future scenarios. One scenario was 12 feet of sea level rise — … Continue reading

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