Sunday, November 3, 2013

loved it

I spent the weekend in Longview, Tx at a workshop led by Tammy Cromer-Campbell. We hacked our Holgas, and it was just what I needed.
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Things that tug at my heart: a blue sky in Fall (a blue that makes me sad and happy at the same time...............................a small Texas town that somehow makes me feel a part of and lonely at the same time...............................that moment when the separation between me and you blurs, and we share a glance, an experience, a feeling......................

23 comments:

Thersites said...

i can't get the link to work on my iPad... :(

Duckys here said...

This woman uses Holgas quite a bit

Jen Nifer said...

I fixed the link.


Thersites said...

Thanks! i take it you shared some techniques. nothing beats note sharing w/ talented people!

Jen Nifer said...

I took away far more than I offered up.

Jen Nifer said...

It was good to see like-minded folks. :-)

Jen Nifer said...

Check this guy out.


http://www.photondetector.com/

Thersites said...

Photon detector? lol!

My project is building photon counters for satellite laser communications.

We lend "meaning" to every individual photon transmitted. ;)

Jen Nifer said...

Cool!

Meaning? Such as?

That guy is very talented, in my opinion. I really like his work.

Jen Nifer said...

A certain kind of art, I guess "conceptual", is so beautiful to me. Precisely because it has no obvious meaning.

Thersites said...

Meaning, as in "data". Depending upon where the photon hits our supercooled detector, we can tell what "letters" of the alphabet the photon represents. We use pulse position modulation to "encode" the photons. And our photons thereby have a very precise meaning. ;)

Jen Nifer said...

Very interesting!

Is it strictly research?



Thersites said...

nope. one day it will likely form the backbone of a space based communications relay system. we just demo'd the system a few weeks ago from the moon. now we want to perform a 2 year "operational" trial on board a traditional GEO based comm satellite.

http://youtu.be/ptfLfrWI648

Thersites said...

i do like his spacetime series of photo's... he captures some interesting phenomena.

Thersites said...

...and yes, sometimes even a natural random pattern can carry unintended subjective meanings... i see them (faces/forms)in the shower every morning when i look at the marble wall tiles. ;)

Thersites said...

my mind invariably seeks to "connect the dots" and extract the marble's "hidden" meaning.

john Nash had nothing on me. ;)

Jen Nifer said...

I do it, too.


As a child, I was nearly obsessed with seeing faces in nature.

Just the other day my red scarf was a horrible face on my window sill.

Crazy, no?
;-)

Jen Nifer said...

Yes, from what I saw, the spacetime gallery looked amazing. He used film for those, I think.

And I watched the NASA video.
It must be rewarding to know that your work is a foundation for big scientific advances.

Jen Nifer said...

John Nash. That movie broke my heart. For him, but also because I was shocked that he had lost touch...

Thersites said...

I did too, once. It can happen easier than most people realize.

Jen Nifer said...
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Jen Nifer said...

I know...

:(

Thersites said...

:(