Attention Fall 2002 Students!
This course requires you to have experience in manual-exposure
photography and an interest in science (at least
chemistry and physics). Please keep this in mind when registering
Last Announcement for Spring 2002
Our group photographs are up! (Here
If you have any more photographs you want up, send them
to Steve by the end of this week.
Don't forget to fill out this website's evaluation survey.
Check your email for details.
Monday, 29 April 2002
The assignment for this
week has been posted.
Tuesday, 23 April 2002
"An Hour in the Life of Berkeley" -- Info on this
As an homage to the theme used in the "A Day in the
Life of ..." series of photography books, this assignment
is for the class to spread out to different venues on the
UC Berkeley campus at the same time for about an hour".
Everyone should meet first in 405 Soda at 4:10 pm for an organizational
meeting led by Steve and Gidon.
During that beginning organizational period this Thursday,
there will be a demonstration about basic ambient lighting
techniques, such as use of a fill flash and reflectors. Please
try to arrive on time so as not to miss this! Have fun!
Monday, 15 April 2002
Notes and diagrams from Dr. Below's lecture are here!
Saturday, 13 April 2002
for next week has been posted.
Monday, 18 February 2002
A new network port has been installed in 111 Cory so that
all six Macs have MacOSX with UNIX-style logins and Photoshop.
Friday, 8 February 2002
Students must prepare a short, one-page written summary of
the field trip to the Salgado exhibit. Please send the reports
(with the subject header "cs39j - summary") by Wednesday
Feb. 20th so that he can put them on the website in time for
class on Thursday Feb. 21st.
Saturday, 2 February 2002
Attendance is compulsory in order to receive a "pass"
in the class.
Some events in which you may be interested:
The Townsend Center for the Humanities
Panel Discussion Reproduction Redux: The Nature
of Photography in the Digital Age
Fritjof Capra, Sharon Corwin, Robin Grossinger, Susannah
Hays, Jeannene Przyblyski, Richard Walker
Wednesday, February 6, 4:00 PM Townsend Center,
220 Stephens Hall
Migrations: Humanity in Transition
Lecture followed by a conversation with Orville Schell
Monday, February 11, 7:30 pm Wheeler Auditorium
Friday, 1 February 2002
I found out that black and white slide film indeed
exists! There is one made by Agfa that is called Scala,
available as ISO 200, but supposedly extremely fine
grain. If any adventurous students want to try this,
they could report back to us on this!
Wednesday, 30 January 2002
In two weeks, we will go on a field trip to the Berkeley
Art Museum to see the Sebastião
Salgado "Migrations" photography exhibit! (Read
the exhibit's press
release.) Do not go to Soda Hall, but instead meet
at the entrance to the museum. Our trip will take place during
our normal 4-6pm class section.
Saturday, 19 January 2002
Welcome to the CS 39J homepage, the centralized place for
information pertaining to the seminar "The Art and Science
of Photography", taught this spring of 2002. We are affiliated
with the Computer Science
Division at the University
of California, Berkeley. Without the great support from
the people at EECS
Instruction, much of the technology that drives this seminar
wouldn't be possible.