Selfies with the universe?


Instead of a taking a selfie, use your phone to solve the mysteries of the universe.

Turn your phone into a particle ray detector! Two physicists who work at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland are creating an app that transforms smart phones into particle ray detectors.

Read about their project.

Join the project!

#Physics not selfies (can we make that a thing?)


MeMo magazine

Memory in Motion, a new photography and photo essay website. It’s beautiful. Go there.MeMo
They are interested in creating a photography community and working with freelancers. Maybe you’ll want to submit your own work for consideration.



Info about the Photo Arts Club

Behold, information sent to me by the Photo Arts Club:

We are the Photo Arts Club in the University Centre building – this semester we are offering UofG students a $20 membership fee for the entirety of the winter semester. Perhaps this information can be passed on to students 🙂

For the cost of a membership, we offer:
– Two fully stocked darkrooms with chemistry (capable of black and white film development, and black and white and colour photo printing)
– Studio space with studio lighting, with seamless paper backdrops
– Access on weekends and late evenings
– Ability to sign out SLR cameras, digital (Canon) SLR cameras, lenses, and various accessories
– CMYK Colour printer

We also sell, at cost:
– Film, negative sleeves, photo paper (colour and black and white)

Our website can be accessed in the signature below.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

Thank you!
The PAC Execs

Photo Arts Club

Office Hours and Info:

Facebook Page:

Brilliant or just plain sad? You decide.

Look photographers, the rest of the world is finally catching up to those of us who pay attention to what we see. app-2-e812ea2b4eaa565803e89b08ba3d895b
The WhiteAlbum is an app that lets you utilize your smartphone camera as if it were a analog camera.

It works like this: shoot 24 images without seeing or being able to edit the final product (just like shooting on film) and then, about a week later you’ll receive a white album of your printed photos.

The website says: Get a good look at what you’re shooting, because you won’t see it again until the prints are in your hands

Is the App a great idea, encouraging a resurgence in printed images and slower looking or is it just a pale facsimile of shooting with an analog camera? Tell me what you think.

SART 3600 : Reading 1

This post contains a few sources/links mentioned in the articles and essays for Reading 1. It is not conclusive. If you have researched artists, etc from the readings (You did, right?) feel free to make your own post. Please tag it: W15_Reading 1, SART 3600.


Image: Ed Ruscha, Every Building On The Sunset Strip

• Lost and Found Project

• The Batchen article is from the catalog for What is A Photograph? , an exhibition curated by Carol Squiers at the International Center of Photgraphy (ICP) in New York City.

• Here is a brief description/analysis written by Lyle Rexler for TIME magazine’s photo blog, LIGHTBOX

Alison Rossiter | artist website | At Stephan Bulger gallery | Interview in BorderCrossings | Article in Canadian Art | Article at

Jean-Bernard-LĂ©on Foucault
Brewer’s Yeast, 1844
Daguerreotype, 9.5 x 12.7 cm (3 3/4 x 5 ins)
Société Française de Photographie
This plate was included in the exhibition “The Dawn of Photography: French Daguerreotypes, 1839-1855”.

The above  image was found on Luminous-Lint. com

• INFORMATION, the exhibition curated curated by Kynaston McShine. At MoMA from July2-September 20, 1970. Exhibit summary (with additional links). Link to the exhibition’s archives.

Exhibit Press Release
Review/article from Aperture
New York Times review/article about a contemporary re-staging at Hauser & Wirth Gallery of the original 1970s exhibit.
Photography Into Sculpture, panel discussion. Video!
Review of (the restaging) The Photographic Object, 1970



Bombsite magazine website

SART 3600 | Major Project #1

MOMA New Photography 2012  Exhibit.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art | Is Photography Over?

Recommended reading: Thinking about the future of photography |

MOMA | Architectural Digest | It’s Nice That | Thomas Dane Gallery | The Guardian | interview (it’s a .pdf) | Petzel Gallery-images and press

Artist website | Review in FRIEZE | Who and Whom

Sies + Hoke | Interview in Interview |

Saatchi Gallery | MOMA

Interview at Aperture Magazine | At Saatchi Gallery |  Altman Siegel | ArtForum 2014 review

Grange Prize | Interview in Aperture | Review in ArtForum

Ansel Adams | artist website | Art 21 video | interview | Canadian Art: Three Essential Works | AIMA award

Clamp Art | Artist website



Turning time into space!

Turning time into space? What the what what?

Researchers at Washington University (St.Louis, Missouri) have created a camera that could take a hundred billion pictures in a second, enough to record the speed of light, the fastest phenomena in the universe.

Now, that’s Instagram. (Drum roll please…I’ll be here all week.)

Biomedical engineer Lihong Wang, the head of the Washington University research team that invented the camera, explains “For the first time, humans can literally see light pulses traveling in space at the speed of light,” Wang said.

A video captured by Washington University’s Lihong Wang’s new imaging system, known as “compressed ultrafast photography,” shows a laser pulse propagating in air and being reflected from a mirror. The movie is slowed down 10 billion times to make it visible to the human eye. (Video courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis)

Read more about the Ultrafast camera here.

Welcome back, photographers! Let’s make the invisible, visible.