Chemical Heritage Foundation announce Science on Tap

. July 7, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Chemical Heritage Foundation announces Science on Tap on July 9, 2012 at 6:00 p.m a monthly gathering that features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation.

For centuries artists, scientists, and dreamers have tried to seize the fleeting moment, to picture phenomena that occur too fast for the human eye and brain to perceive. When photography arrived on the scene in the 1830s, it amazed people with its ability to render a scene in meticulous detail. Though the first photographic processes were slow, ingenious photographers were soon capturing events never before recorded: a horse’s gallop, a bullet’s path through the air, a wave crashing on the shore, a meteor’s track across the night sky, and much more.

Jane E. Boyd will present “Flash! A Quick History of Photography in Motion,” taking us on a swift flight from the earliest days of photography to today’s advanced digital techniques.

Art historian Jane E. Boyd is an independent curator and freelance writer, editor, and translator in Philadelphia. She specializes in the history and visual culture of science, technology, and medicine. Boyd has worked on projects for all five of the Science on Tap sponsoring institutions.

Science on Tap is a monthly gathering that features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation.

Presented by CHF.

Open to the public (age 21+ or accompanied by chaperone 25 years or older).

National Mechanics
22 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.chemheritage.org

Category: Science Technology

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