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A record of ruins, before the war

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This is CS50 VR, coming Fall 2016

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The Ruins of Syria

Dumbarton Oaks Acquires a New Collection of Images

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‘Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections’ Review: A Trove of Beautiful Books (via WSJ)

“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; … Continue reading

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MIT Media Lab has a “Camera Culture” research group that is bumming me out.

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 … Continue reading

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Lectures on Digital Photography

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 … Continue reading

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The A to Z of social media for academia

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Explore the Apollo 11 Command Module in 3D

“For the first time, you can peek inside the craft that enabled “one giant leap for mankind” FYI: The model is build from “3D data from 6 different sensors into one 3D model. 400GB+ of data compressed into a model … Continue reading

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Vacationing in Maine, c. 1965

Thank you, Todd!

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Google Created a Gigapixel ‘Art Camera’ to Preserve Iconic Paintings

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