Category Archives: General Interest

White Gloves or Not White Gloves (spolier: in most cases, No Gloves)

The British Library has published advice on the use of white gloves. Essentially, we recommend that it is preferable to handle manuscripts with clean dry hands. Wearing cotton gloves to hold or turn the pages of a book or manuscript … Continue reading

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Harvard’s History of Photography Timeline

Harvard’s History of Photography Timeline offers a view into the history of photography through selected photographs in the University’s libraries, museums, and archives. Viewers will be able to explore some of the highlights of Harvard’s rich photographic holdings, which document … Continue reading

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A record of ruins, before the war

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Another fun but not very scientific color vision test.

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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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Finding Degas’s Lost Portrait With a Particle Accelerator

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