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I get lots of question regarding my “Entropic” process I use in my developing process to make my unique black and white prints. Most folks think Entropy is only about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. But for me it’s the fundamental law of the universe that affects everything in the universe including time.  Thanks to the folks at minutephysics who give a very quick, fun and easy explanation of why this is true and why this plays such a huge part in my darkroom process which you can see here and here. It’s important to understand my prints look the way they do only because of Entropy as the silver particles are being torn to bits by the time I am done with them. My prints are literally getting destroyed in the very act of creating them. They are all but small maps of the universal constant we all experience every day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Entropy Is at the Heart of my Art

Werner Herzog is a legend and unique in film making. His documentaries and films are always astounding and even mystical at times. Even if you don’t make films his process will help you create anything. The folks at www.masterclass.com are putting together a great roster of instructors. Check it out.

 

 

 

 

Take A Film Class with Werner Herzog

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