Monday’s Lessons

By: Gustav Hoiland

Feb 14 2012

Category: portrait

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Focal Length:50mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Unexpected Deskilling

Those imperfect vertical lines are going to drive me decidedly bozangas if I look at them any longer. Don’t you look too long either. You’ll begin to question my grip on optical image capture, Photoshop skills, and general will power and work ethic. Maybe even my worldview, sexual prowess, job prospects, legacy, and who knows what else.

I realize now that I’ve amassed something of a collection of portraits of lecturers post-speech. Last week was Ralph Nader, so far this semester I’ve nabbed two guest lecturers at MIT, and the archives hold some other notable names.

All of which of course provides an excuse to continue with such work. And heck, it just might get me out to more lectures. is a godsend. If I really wanted to I could attend this talk tomorrow:

The Response of Excitable Neurons at Long Times – Sensitivity, Stability and Stochasticity; Exact Analytic Solutions for General Biophysical

Unlikely, but possible. A 5:00PM talk about the “information diet” has caught my eye though…

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