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Picassa

During class this week, as I watched some students use their own net-books, and notebooks, it occurred to me that using some other software than Adobe's bridge might make the student's ability to learn the key concepts simpler. The software that came to mind is free, cross platform and open source, it is Picassa, made by google. So I spent an hour or so, playing around with it, on my Mac at home. I think it could work, however it is too late this semester to introduce it to the class, but perhaps next class? So after an hour or so playing with it, and learning a little about how it works, it seems to stack up against the big players, so semester 1 2011, if I get the work at VU, I will use it.

PD Session Heide Gallery 2010.08.10

These are my notes straight from evernote.Natalie KingThe curator, begins. Talks about the location of the space on relation to the exhibition. Jerrems, died of a rare liver disease. Reiterates the 70's explosion of photography. There is a Talbot image in the show. Very focused on early in her career. Photographer's gallery started by Paul Cox. Interesting background on. How the curator found the images. Might need to revisit how I keep my notes?Was it Athol Schmidt or John Cato who set up the program at VCA?She [Carol Jerrems] uses the alphabet assignment and they have exhibited the work. Countdown's first colour broadcast of horror movie by skyhooks. Mirrors used as pictorial and metaphorical device in her work see the book. Work is often intimate and personal interested in sub-cultures. Shot in colour "briefly". Very involved in the women's movement and other sub cultures. Produced a book, 1974 Book About Women. Very particular about sequencing of thi…

Post Sydney Reflections

As I said yesterday in my iPhone entires, we were in Sydney, checking out some some art.Here are my notes from the day, written in evernote, and copied and pasted here, as is, with minor corrections for grammar and spelling.Steiglitz ExhibitionDefinitely a different look between Silver Gelatin & Platinum prints.Sometime after 1919 switched to Silver Gelatin. Why?Is this a camera issue as the smaller earlier works are also printed on Silver Gelatin.They even have a direct comparison between the 2 processes, using the 'Hand of Man' image.Why was Steiglitz on a boat when he made the steerage picture? "The melding of humanist and formalist values"Even in the later years his work appears over printed?Several mentions of "place" where is mine, do I have one, certainly Melbourne itself is, home, but is it my place? Poplars for example, made at Lake George, one of 2 main places Stieglitz claimed as place.'Barn, Lake George' has some luminosity. 'Som…

What a day!

Well what a day. Saw some great art, and had a very relaxing day all round. Took comprehensive notes, and will copy and paste once we get home. Made a few pictures, but, all in all just soaked up the art. it was fun and some team building did occur. It would be great to do something similar at some point, in the not too distant future, let's hope the others feel the same!
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Sydney PD

So we, are in Sydney for a PD session. All going smoothly so far. the plan at this point is to hit the AGNSW, then, Museum of Sydney. The weather is awesome, the traffic is hell.

This will be a first as I blog on the move all day from my new iPhone.
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