On Tue, May 27, 2008 21:26, Richard P. Gabriel wrote:
> Yes, I have seen you in action at all the venues
> we've been at together. I know there are lots of
> people who do take pictures. This is an attempt
> to try to get a bunch of folks really good at it
> and to spread the practice. We hope to establish
> a working online archive somewhere, like ACM.
Looking at the texts on the website I obtain the impression that for you
the prime directive is art. For me it is History: indeed answering the
needs of people in the situation you describe concerning the HOPL
conference. I have had many requests for such purposes in the past,
and the status is that I can assist people provided the request concerns
events from before 1995 and moreover I need the precise date sice that is
the unique entry based on which I can search my collection.
If you are interested in what the results are like: from my home page
staff.science.uva.nl/~peter there are several links to collections of
pictures; moreover most of the pictures which you can find in the various
lectures and course material sections linked to my website belong to my
Are you familiar with the picture archive of the Mathematical Institute in
Peter van Emde Boas
> At 20:00 +0200 5/27/08, Peter van Emde Boas wrote:
>>On Tue, May 27, 2008 18:33, Richard P. Gabriel wrote:
>>> Photographing a technical conference well is not a matter of point
>>> and shoot, nor is it about taking pictures to share with friends and
>>> family. The time is ripe for more serious photojournalism to capture
>>> our community's leaders, its activities, and its human face, and for
>>> the use of artistry to tell stories and get people thinking.
>>> In this workshop you will learn basic technical and aesthetic
>>> techniques for good photography and good conference photography in
>>> particular, and you will practice these techniques during OOPSLA.
>>> Work will be critiqued using an artists' workshop process to enable
>>> you to continue learning and improving after the workshop.
>>> Participants will attend a full-day of lectures and interactive
>>> learning activities as well as photograph Monday, Tuesday, and
>>> Wednesday with short, early morning artists' workshops on Tuesday,
>>> Wednesday, and Thursday.
>>An interesting initiative. You migh have observed me in action during
>>previous OOPSLA's but I presume that you don't know that taking pictures
>>at scientific meetings is something I have been doing on a systematic
>>basis for over 30 years. But as observed for another occasion: the mean
>>weaknesses of my archive are the lack of an index and a backlog of over
>>years to have it organized.
>>I append a short text which I prepared for a small exhibition from my
>>archives to be held at the 5th European mathematical Conference in
>>Amsterdam this July.
>>Peter van Emde Boas
>>> Kevin Sullivan and I are teaching this workshop, and I invite you to
>>> consider joining. It will be a way for all of us to get better at
>>> photography. You can find out more information here: