Posts by Susan J Garrett

New Materials!

Our latest shipment from Material ConneXion is here, so we have over 200 new samples of the newest innovative materials for you to examine! Cow rumen, stingray leather, paper made from reclamation of Detroit's brownfields, LED wallpaper, curve-corners for drywall - many sources of inspiration for creative applications by engineering, architecture, and art students and faculty.

Enriching Scholarship

The Teaching and Technology Collaborative here at the University of Michigan is offering this year's annual "Enriching Scholarship" from May 6-11! Offered free to all UofM instructional faculty and staff, this annual event comprises over 120 workshops, discussions, seminars, a keynote speech and a poster session, all addressing the role of technology in effective teaching, learning, and research.

Albert Kahn's Autochromes

digitized autochrome of scene in Serbia

Autochrome was the earliest commercially successful color photography process. Presented in 1904 by the Lumière brothers, it dominated the market until around 1935. One of the largest collections of autochromes was created by the French banker Albert Kahn, who sent photographers out across the world to document life in the early 20th century. The collection is held in the Musée Albert-Kahn in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb west of Paris. Check out their website here; the images illustrating...

Go Blue!

Digital photograph of Michigan mens' basketball team

Michigan Men's Basketball is playing for the National Championship Monday evening! To find photos of their recent tournament games - and even from their last appearance in the Final in 1993 - check out AP Images, our source for news photos across the globe!

Russian Constructivist architecture in Moscow

Digital photograph of Zuev Workers' Club, Moscow

Thanks to a donation from Joy Ziegeweid, MUP '07, AAEL Images has a collection of 100 images of Russian Constructivist architectural monuments in Moscow. Taken in 2005, the images show the state of the buildings (and often their urban context) at that time. All images are licensed CC BY-SA, so anyone is free to use them with proper attribution!

Copyright

If you work at all with images - and all of us do, right? - you'll need to know about copyright and fair use. If you're not a lawyer and steeped in the details of the law, you'll likely find reviewing the issues every few months to be helpful. Here are a few sites with clear and succinct explanations:

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