High Speed Photography – A journey from Edgerton to Oefner
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Swiss Fabian Oefner (born 1984) is a curious investigator, photographer and artist, whose work moves between the fields of art and science. His images capture in unique and imaginative ways natural phenomena that appear in our daily lives, such as sound waves, centripetal forces, iridescence, or the unique properties of magnetic ferroliquids. His exploration of the unseen and poetic facets of the natural world is an invitation, as he says, “to stop for a moment and appreciate the magic that constantly surronds us”. Oefner’s art and techniques are quite similar to those of Harold “Doc” Edgerton, former MIT professor of electrical engineering. Prior to Oefner’s experiments, J. Kim Vandiver, director of the Edgerton Center at MIT, will speak about Edgerton’s work and legacy and how Oefner’s work relates to this pioneer!
This event is jointly organized by swissnex Boston, The Edgerton Center at MIT, and the MIT Alumni Association.