The Shallow Gene Pool; Examining examples of the shallow end of the human gene poolJoin Now to Follow
Welcome to the Shallow Gene Pool where we take a look at the support, development and examples of the shallow end of the human gene pool. We will also delve into skeptical and rational thought regarding politics, science and emerging technologies that impact our society and world.
Photography has exploded in recent years as digital cameras have become affordable and easier to use. There are many courses that teach students the artistic aspect of "how to become a better photographer" or "how to improve your eye," but this is not one of them. Instead, students—from one-time users to professionals—become better photographers through an understanding of the technical aspects and terms of a digital camera. Learn why photos look blurry at night, why color management is important, what the difference between sports mode and portrait mode on the camera's dial is, and how to manipulate the camera without the need of these modes in the first place. Topics include exposure and metering, flash, dynamic range, CMOS and CCD sensors, color filter arrays, RAW versus JPEG formats, color spaces and profiles, editing photos with Photoshop, and optical and computational artifacts. Through lectures and hands-on assignments, students understand the jargon and compromises of digital photography that ultimately expose the workings of digital cameras. You are not required to own a digital camera, but if you do, one with a manual mode and an option for RAW is recommended. This is OpenCourseWare, licensed by Dan Armendariz of Harvard University under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Visit http://tv.cse7.org/2009/fall/ for more material, including prior semesters and other courses.
By Dan Armendariz
Those People & Him was started simply because we are “those people”, at least that’s what Beans (the Him) says. We like Star Wars, comic books, zombies, and all of those things that require a little something his childhood was lacking…imagination. Join us as we wage a war against Bean’s sensibilities and try to convert him to the dark side.
The HT Guys, Ara Derderian and Braden Russell, are Engineers who formerly worked for the Advanced Digital Systems Group (ADSG) of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ADSG was the R&D unit of the sound department producing products for movie theaters and movie studios. Two of the products they worked on include the DCP-1000 and DADR-5000. The DCP is a digital cinema processor used in movie theaters around the world. The DADR-5000 is a disk-based audio dubber used on Hollywood sound stages. ADSG was awarded a Technical Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000 for the development of the DADR-5000. Ara holds three patents for his development work in Digital Cinema and Digital Audio Recording. Every week they put together a podcast about High Definition TV and Home Theater. Each episode brings news from the A/V world, helpful product reviews and insights and help in demystifying and simplifying HDTV and home theater. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
By HT Guys
A podcast devoted to the rants and raves of a couple of couch potatoes. Jeff and Joe talk about whatever is on their minds. Discussion is usually about TV, movies, video games, tech gadgets, etc). Visit us at couchpotatocast.com or give us a call on the SPUD line: (949) 436-SPUD (7783).
By Joe and Jeff
Transmissions from Atlantis is a podcast dedicated to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror created by author JC De La Torre and his lovely wife Rita. They discuss all things speculative fiction, including television, movies, books, comics, audiobooks, video games and anything else dealing with genre fiction. As rabid Whovians, JC and Rita will always slice out a few minutes of their show to talk Doctor Who. The show is produced weekly and promises to provide JC and Rita’s unique perspective and passion for speculative works.
By JC and Rita De La Torre