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All you need to know about every different photographic process before digital can now be found in this labor of love titled, The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes. There is a reason they call it an Atlas…  Brought to you by the very smart folks at the Getty Conservation Institute.

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via  http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_resources/pdf_publications/atlas.html

The Atlas of Photographic Processes

Great example of how the spoken word and a photograph can still make a difference in this world. By making it personal photographer Nick Bowers along with Celine Faledam and Rachel Guest interviewed and photographed a group of scientists about climate change. If the conversations don’t scare the hell out of you nothing will.  The web site, http://scaredscientists.com piece was picked up on Huffington Post as well.

Please share this with your friends.

As one scientist put it:

“One thing people need to remember, is that scientists are the biggest skeptics on Earth. We’re constantly trying to disprove each other. This is the one thing we agree on. The evidence is endless.”  

via http://scaredscientists.com/

SHAUNA MURRAY Biological Scientist University of Technology Sydney, University of Tokyo, University of New South Wales FEAR: REACHING THE FOUR DEGREES OF WARMING  We've recorded all sorts of climate change shifts in multiple areas. However, the scientific process is consistent. Every single individual study that has been done, has gone through the same rigorous process, data collection, research analysis, and qualified peer review. At the moment, we've at least 10 000 different papers, completed over 20 years, each using different data sets, and they are all coming to the same climate change conclusions. We've a weight of evidence that the average person is simply not aware of - and this frightens me.  I'd like to think that we're not going to reach the projected four degrees of warming this century; because I can't even imagine what that would look like. 80 years is not that long, and unless we act soon, my seven year old daughter will probably have to live through that.  Photo ©Nick Bowers 2014

SHAUNA MURRAY
Biological Scientist
University of Technology Sydney, University of Tokyo, University of New South Wales
FEAR: REACHING THE FOUR DEGREES OF WARMING
We’ve recorded all sorts of climate change shifts in multiple areas. However, the scientific process is consistent. Every single individual study that has been done, has gone through the same rigorous process, data collection, research analysis, and qualified peer review. At the moment, we’ve at least 10 000 different papers, completed over 20 years, each using different data sets, and they are all coming to the same climate change conclusions. We’ve a weight of evidence that the average person is simply not aware of – and this frightens me.
I’d like to think that we’re not going to reach the projected four degrees of warming this century; because I can’t even imagine what that would look like. 80 years is not that long, and unless we act soon, my seven year old daughter will probably have to live through that.
Photo ©Nick Bowers 2014

http://www.scaredscientists.com/

http://www.scaredscientists.com/

 

Scared Scientists fear Global Warming

Yes you heard it right! The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering  Free Photography Courses through their MIT Open Courseware site.

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Thirty one full courses online right now. Here are some highlights:

MAS.531 Computational Camera and Photography | Media Arts and Sciences

21A.348 Photography and Truth | Anthropology

21W.749 Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of a World in Motion | Writing and Humanistic Studies

11.309J Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry | Urban Studies and Planning

MAS.961 Numeric Photography | Media Arts and Sciences

21W.749 Documentary Photography and Photo Journalism: Still Images of A World In Motion | Writing and Humanistic Studies

11.309J Sites in Sight: Photography as Inquiry | Urban Studies and Planning

21L.701 Literary Interpretation: Literature and Photography: The Image | Literature

21L.325 Small Wonders: Media, Modernity, and the Moment: Experiments in Time | Literature

 

MIT Free Photography Courses

Can an untrained person paint a Vermeer?

This is a wonderful and quirky film about a very smart inventor with a truly unique Johannes Vermeer obsession. Maybe one of the best documentaries concerning art and optics (and especially the way the lens and eventually photography has completely changed painting and drawing forever). David Hockney is consulted in this film because of his brilliant book Secret Knowledge which explores how optics changed painting forever (and thus dispelling most of the mythical “great painters” in art history).

 

 

 

Film Review: Tim’s Vermeer


ICP has teemed up with Phonar Nation and the MacArthur Foundation’s Cities of Learning to provide 5 free courses in photography for anyone in the world.  The crowd-sourced classes thus far are:

  1. Looking for Light
  2. Seeing the Unseen
  3. Telling someone’s story
  4. Making Sense
  5. Moving Beyond Pictures

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Youth all over the world are being invited to help build Phonar Nation, the biggest photography storytelling class in history as a part of this year’s nationwide Cities of Learning initiative, supported by the MacArthur Foundation and powered by the Digital Youth Network and Badge Alliance.

Designed by award-winning photographer, National Teaching Fellow, and open education pioneer Jonathan Worth, Phonar Nation builds on his #Phonar (Photography and Narrative) class that was described in the European Parliament as “breaking new ground for photographers” and by Wired as “shaking up photo education”.

The Phonar Nation class is built on a mobile device, to be taught from a mobile device to a mobile user. Students learn to speak clearly with images and engage a connected audience. They learn to leverage and to be empowered by the network rather than feeling anonymised by it. Phonar Nation is more than photography; it is visual literacy and digital fluency for a connected 21st century.

Phonar Nation is presented in association with the University of California Humanities Research Institute, Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, Connected Learning Alliance, and Digital Youth Network. Phonar Nation’s partners also include World Press Photo in Amsterdam, OgilvyOne in Hong Kong and the International Center of Photography in New York, where the class will launch with the Phonar Nation Book-in-a-Box. The box features a uniquely curated selection of photography books and handmade journals, which, like a message in a bottle, will travel amongst selected Cities of Learning libraries, schools and community centers reifying the online Phonar Nation network as it goes.

Running concurrently with the Phonar Nation class, is the “Front Page” competition for the best youth stories.

Phonar Nation Photography classes are open to all for free.

via http://phonarnation.org/

 

ICP and the Worlds Biggest Free Photography Class