Stuart Firestein: The Pursuit of Ignorance – TEDTalks

What does real scientific work look like? As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more like “farting around … in the dark.” In this witty talk, Firestein gets to the heart of science as it is really practiced and suggests that we should value what Read MoreRead More

Using in Camera Processing to overcome Cheap Lenses

Modern imaging optics are highly complex systems consisting of up to two dozen individual optical elements. This complexity is required in order to compensate for the geometric and chromatic aberrations of a single lens, including geometric distortion, field curvature, wavelength-dependent blur, and color fringing.  Researchers at UBC propose a set of computational photography techniques that remove Read MoreRead More

The History and Science of Color Film: From Isaac Newton to the Coen Brothers

Color is a subtle tool that can transport us from our ordinary lives to extraordinary worlds of cinema. Peel back the layers of history and look at how color was first understood and implemented in the world of film. You can check out our Full lesson write up including quiz here:  Read More

Train Yourself to See Impossible Colors

Hiding in the shadows between the colors we see everyday are weird, impossible shades, colors that you shouldn’t be able to see and generally don’t… unless you know how. Here’s a simple guide to seeing impossible and imaginary colors. Understanding a little about how humans perceive color is crucial to seeing impossible colors. Our eyes Read MoreRead More

Yellow Slime Mould Powers a Creepy Robot Face

Electrical signals produced when a yellow slime mould moves eagerly towards food or is repulsed by light are used to power a human-like robot face. Why create such an abomination of all that is good in the universe? Because they can, that’s why! Slime mould is clever stuff. It finds the quickest path between Read MoreRead More

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