I’m organizing a photowalk around campus with super-bloggers Robert Scoble and Thomas Hawk next Monday, October 1. Basically, we’ll walk around campus together taking photos of whatever strikes our fancy. Everyone’s invited, just bring your camera — point-and-shoot, Polaroid, digital SLR, lomo, cameraphone, pinhole, or whatever strikes your fancy.
We’ll be meeting in the Main Quad at 4pm. Tom Seligman, Director of the Cantor Art Center, will be on hand to talk about campus art. Gabe Hoffmann from the Hybrid Systems Lab will show off an autonomous robotic helicopter. Other stops on the photowalk will include MemChu, the Rodin Sculpture Garden, Bio-X, and the New Guinea Sculpture Garden.
At 7:30pm, we’ll head over to Kresge Auditorium to catch the free Aurora Forum / National Geographic panel discussion entitled Making Connections: Photographic Storytellers from around the World: “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. We present talented artists from Israel, Kashmir, Lapland, Mongolia, Nigeria, and the United States 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.”
If you can’t stay for the entire time, feel free to drop by for a little while. So far, over 40 people have signed up. You can RSVP via Facebook or Upcoming. Or just show up for the fun.
Photo credit: Josefina Takes a Picture by carlosluis