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Photowalking Event at Stanford: Oct 1, 2007 (National Geographic!)

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iandoh is a group administrator iandoh says:

Hi all, I'm helping to organize a Photowalking event at Stanford on Oct 1, 2007. There are two parts to the event:

1. Photowalk with Robert Scoble and Thomas Hawk. We'll be meeting at Memorial Church at 4pm and shooting at various places across campus. Thomas Seligman, Director of the Cantor Art Center, will provide context on various interesting art and architecture around campus. Some of the sights we'll shoot include Memorial Church, Rodin sculpture garden, Stone River, and the Bio-X building. More info on the photowalk at www.photowalking.org/2007/09/18/photowalking-stanford-uni... and here the event on upcoming.

Update: Here's a little map I pulled together showing approximately when we'll be where. That way, folks coming after work can join us en route.

2. National Geographic panel discussion at 7:30pm. The Stanford Aurora Forum is hosting a free panel entitled "Making Connections: Photographic Storytellers from around the World". Here's a description of the panel:

The National Geographic Society’s All Roads Film Project recognizes and supports indigenous and underrepresented storytellers from around the world who are documenting their changing cultures and communities through photography and film. For the third consecutive year of this popular program, we present talented artists from around the world who have been selected by the National Geographic Society to present their work and reflect on ways their images and stories make connections that help create a more just and beautiful world. The All Roads photographers will be joined by Chris Rainier of the National Geographic Society and photographer Shahidul Alam, founder of the Drik photo agency in Bangladesh.

Let me know if you have any questions and hope to see a few folks there!
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BabyyTK says:

It seems very interesting. Do you have it again this year?
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iandoh is a group administrator iandoh says:

Hi BabbyyTK, hopefully we can do it again. I'd like to see if we can get access to shoot a performance or athletics event. We could also do a SLAC tour or something. Let me know if you have any other ideas.
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iomarch says:

SLAC tour!! heehee. I've always wanted to go but never go around to it... how do they feel about photos though? I once got a tour around JPL in Pasadena and they didn't want photos inside some of the buildings.
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BabyyTK says:

Good idea, I won't miss it this time.
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Josh Thompson says:

Well, I work at SLAC, so I can tell you a little bit about that option....

I actually arranged a tour as a grad student event last year. They require a minimum of 10 people for an official private tour. The tour consists of a PowerPoint presentation given by the tour guide about the research done at SLAC, a look at the Klystron Gallery (the long building that I-280 goes over), and a trip over to the giant hall where the detector that was used in the 1990s sits. The quality of the tour varies a bit depending on how good the tour guide happens to be.

SLAC is very safety-conscious, but there are no restrictions on photography--we don't do anything secret.

My fantasy is to get some pictures of my experiment (BaBar). I've taken pictures of almost everything at SLAC except my own experiment. At the moment the accelerator is running, so there's no way one could get access to the hall. Unfortunately Congress devastated our budget this year, so we're going to shut down (forever) around the end of February. I'm hoping after the shutdown I can find someone to escort me into the area with the experiment (I don't have proper safety qualifications to go alone) and if I'm really lucky even let me drag in a tripod. Maybe if I can actually get permission to do this then I could bring along a couple of other photographers too.
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