Soapbox Science, Cardiff

June 5, 2016 / 1 comment

Soapbox Science is a public engagement event designed to get scientists out into the public and into public spaces, talking about their work. It’s supposed to demystify science (a bit) but also to change people’s perceptions of what scientists look like; one of the ways it does this is by making all of the scientists…

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Building a lightstage

April 30, 2016 / 0 comments

A Lightstage is a system which lets you completely control illumination in a particular space, and capture images from multiple views. They’re used for high resolution graphics capture and computer vision, and they’re fairly rare. I don’t think there are many non-commercial ones in the UK, and they’re research kit (which means you can’t really…

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shadows of interest #3

October 30, 2012 / 0 comments

These shadows caught my eye in the David Garner show, currently on in Aberystwyth Arts centre. I recommend popping to see it if you’re in town, there’s much more to it than just shadows. Although the shadows are lovely.

shadows of interest #2

August 18, 2012 / 1 comment

Roger and a shadow, Natural History Museum, in Berlin.

shadows of interest #1

June 8, 2012 / 1 comment

I’ve decided to start a new blog series – one of my research interests is shadows, and so I have been accruing a collection of strange and interesting shadow images. Here is #1. I don’t know where the image comes from but will happily add an attribution if anyone can find out…