September 11, 2004
Please make sure that you get a cardkey
and set up an account
with EECS instructional labs as soon as possible. Jen
and I will be in the lab (Cory199), Wednesday September 15th,
from ~5:00pm to 6:00pm or maybe later if necessary. I am going
to try to get the snapshots during that hour and set up the
student web page by the end of next week, so make sure that
you either send me a picture of you or drop by on Wednesday.
We will also help you set up a web site for yourself, where
you can store your pictures and send us the pointers instead
of the files.
I still haven't received the contact info of many of you.
Please do so as soon as possible.
There are some links on the Schedule
& Notes page. More notes and the assignment to appear
September 15, 2004
We had a lab section today. You are by no means required to attend
these infrequent and informal meetings, but I believe it saves you
a lot of hours of confusion if you do. In any case, you
are responsible for doing what we did during the lab. Ask
me on Friday to hand you a "new account" form. You should
then go to the lab (Cory 199), login to your account, change the
Windows and Unix passwords, and set up a website. You will
need this done by next Wednesday, so you can submit your
first assignment. So please take it seriously. We also did a little
tutorial of the film/slide scanner. Finally, I took pictures of
those who came to the lab and created a folder for them on our website;
those of you who didn't come to the lab today will have one last
chance on Friday!!
If you don't have a card
key to the lab, please get it as soon
as possible. You will need it.
October 1, 2004
Next week the class will meet in the Crossroad DC for lunch
and then we will go to the Sproul Plaza to take pictures from
the following event:
p.m.: NOON RALLY AROUND POLICE CAR IN SPROUL PLAZA,
of the Patriot Act:
Garthwaite, M.C.s Bettina Aptheker* & Misha Leybovich*
[ASUC Pres.], Jackie Goldberg*
[State Assemblywoman], Howard Dean*
[ex-Presidential candidate], Bob Kearney*
(ACLU), Tony Serra* [attorney],
Robert Birgeneau* [new UCB Chancellor],
Julia Vinograd* [poet], Becca
Cramer* [campus ACLU]
The second assignment is due this Wednesday (10/06/04). Please
email me the URL no later than 4:00pm.
October 8, 2004
Just a reminder, we will meet at LaVal's at 2516 Durant @
Telegraph. Meet at noon in the banquet room behind
the big screen.
October 15, 2004
Mr. Richard Lyon, the chief scientist of Foveon gave a lecture
today for the class. His presentation can be downloaded here;
he also had a handout
that I am sure you'll find interesting.
Here are some useful links related to the lecture today:
info and also batteries
and finally forum.
(With many thanks to Dick for both the presentation and the
November 8, 2004
The 4th assignment (subject: people) is due this Wednesday
(November 10th). Please remember that even if you want to
show slides you need to send me the scanned pictures by Wednesday.
This Friday (November 12th) we will meet at Crossroad dining
common at noon for lunch, and then visit Berkeley Art Museum
(@2626 Bancroft Way http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu).
November 12, 2004
The next assignment is on "depth of field" and the
idea is to make some images that exploit depth of field to
enhance their effectiveness. That is due on Wednesday 24th
final assignment will be a collaborative effort where the
sequencing of everyone's image will be part of the project.
Carlos and Jen will be the coordinators, with Jen being in
charge of the web/computer aspect ... the theme is color wheel,
student handling a different color. That is due on Wednesday
Dec. 7th for showing in our final class on Friday Dec. 9th.
November 17, 2004
Gale Jesi will be the guest speaker this Friday Nov. 19th.
She graduated from UC Berkeley in fine arts in 1990 and did
graduate work at UC Davis. She is currently a teacher in fine
art and photography, including sculpture, at San Francisco
University High School. She is very experienced in studying
photography; she says that the more she looks at it, the more
depth and philosophical meaning it has. One question is, "What
does it mean to you to look at a photograph?"
intervening Friday, Nov. 26 is part of the Thanksgiving holiday.
On Dec. 2, we will do a crit.