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To all of my photo students, especially those of you taking Darkroom Photography, toy cameras like the Holga can be great for experimenting with double exposures. While Lomography sells lots of special edition cameras in fun colors, you can find them for cheap on Amazon or often pick one up at an antique store. They take 120mm film and produce square negatives. Due to their current popularity, you can often buy both the film and a camera at places like Urban Outfitters. 

I’d be more than happy to get you started with one of these cameras if you have an interest.

lomographicsociety:

Mindbending EBS Photos Taken With Lomography Color Negative Films 

Up for a little Lomo exercise? Then take on these EBS snaps as a challenge! http://bit.ly/1q7KeNA

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At 18 years old, Eesha Khare invented a super capacitor energy storage divice capable of charging a cell phone in 3 seconds.

Here she talks about what inspired her and the process behind making this divice possible.

Each year DS has the opportunity to nominate 2 students for the Worcester Art All-State. The Art All-State gives dedicated visual arts students from across the state the opportunity to work with professional artists creating installations at the Worcester Art Museum. Both DS nominees were chosen to participate this year.

Student Danielle Duffett kindly shared photos from her weekend of art-making. The installation she worked on was inspired by Plato’s Cave. Working primarily with plastic lunch trays and cardboard, her team constructed a tunnel leading into translucent hive-like structure. 

Congratulations to both DS students who participated and thanks to the Worcester Art Museum for providing this valuable art-making experience.

On the heels of the release of her second novel, Bellweather Rhapsody, Author Kate Racculia will be visiting the AP classroom This Thursday, May 15th. She’ll be talking about her new book, as well as career paths for creatives. As an author, illustrator and musician, Kate has valuable insights into how even the busiest of creatives can pursue their passions.
If you’d like to learn more about Ms. Racculia before her visit, here’s a link to an interview that touches on many of the things she’ll be speaking about this Thursday.

UPDATE Kate Racculia’s visit was very well attended. After introducing herself and talking a bit about her book, her writing process and her path to getting published, students spent about half an hour asking questions. Student questions were insightful and Ms. Racculia’s answers were thoughtful and thorough. To close, Ms. Racculia read a passage from her most recent book. Given the success of this event, I definitely plan to host other speakers in the arts classroom next year.

On the heels of the release of her second novel, Bellweather Rhapsody, Author Kate Racculia will be visiting the AP classroom This Thursday, May 15th. She’ll be talking about her new book, as well as career paths for creatives. As an author, illustrator and musician, Kate has valuable insights into how even the busiest of creatives can pursue their passions.

If you’d like to learn more about Ms. Racculia before her visit, here’s a link to an interview that touches on many of the things she’ll be speaking about this Thursday.

UPDATE Kate Racculia’s visit was very well attended. After introducing herself and talking a bit about her book, her writing process and her path to getting published, students spent about half an hour asking questions. Student questions were insightful and Ms. Racculia’s answers were thoughtful and thorough. To close, Ms. Racculia read a passage from her most recent book. Given the success of this event, I definitely plan to host other speakers in the arts classroom next year.

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Robotic fashion and digital interfaces by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht

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Nature-City, Part of MoMa’s exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing The American Dream, has served as inspiration for a unit on urban planning in our Sculpture class. Check out the video here.

DK

Just thought I’d share these two photographs by first semester Darkroom Photography students. It takes a great deal of skill and patience to successfully expose, develop and print film.