Festival Mashup TIFF 2013

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This video gives me Goose Bumps.
Hannah Cheesman dances with all the stars.
The Animal Project
Festival Mashup TIFF 2013
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Did photography start with a hole in the cave wall?

Quick Thought… Camera Obscura

Actor: Thomas Gough

Actor: Thomas Gough

The discovery of the ‘camera obscura’ that provides an image of a scene is very old, dating back to ancient China. Leonardo da Vinci mentions natural camera obscuras that are formed by dark caves on the edge of a sunlit valley. A hole in the cave wall will act as a pinhole camera and project a laterally reversed, upside down image on a piece of paper. So the invention of photography was really concerned with finding a means to fix and retain the image in the camera obscura.

This in fact occurred first using the reproduction of images without a camera when Thomas Wedgwood, from the famous family of potters, obtained copies of paintings on leather using silver salts. As he had no way of fixing them, that is to say to stabilize the image by washing out the non-exposed silver salts, they turned completely black in the light and had to be kept in a dark room for viewing.

Renaissance painters used the camera obscura which, in fact, gives the optical rendering in color that dominates Western Art. The camera obscura literally means “dark chamber” in Latin. It is a box with a hole in it which allows light to go through and create an image onto the piece of paper.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photography

Snail Power! Terra Madre 2010 ?? Good Food Revolution

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Words by Sarah Crawford, photos by John Gundy
To the thousands of attendees from over 150 countries, ‘Terra Madre’ is understood to be about more than the conference itself; the words connote the broad and many would say thrilling shared experience of being in Turin, connecting with like-minded people from around the world, the sensory delights of the massive Salone del Gusto, the gatherings – spontaneous and planned – of new friends, long-time colleagues, locals, and encounters with the rock stars of the Italian and international Slow Food movement.

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