“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 Sasson, a young engineer, went to work for Eastman Kodak.
Two years later he invented digital photography and made the first digital camera.”
Part of the What’s Light Got to Do With It? Lecture Series:
Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 pm
Margaret Livingstone, Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
Sharon Harper, Professor of Visual Art, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University
How does light help and inspire artists to create visual stories about places, moments, or experiences? What happens inside people’s brains when they admire art? Do all people perceive the same thing when they look at a painting or a photograph? Neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone and photographer Sharon Harper will explore the science and art behind seeing, perceiving, and creating images.
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A good, recent article highlighting of some fantastic discoveries with multispectral imaging:
Two men duckpin bowling, possibly in Hillvue Bowling Alley, 2424 Wylie Avenue, Hill District. Accession No.: 2001.35.33280
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, RTI, and research results.