Exploring the Art and Science of Stopping Time The Life and Work of Harold E. Edgerton
- List Price: $42.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Mit Pr
- Publish date: 01/01/2000
Insightful scientist, exceptional teacher, ingenious inventor, successful entrepreneur, and acclaimed artist -- Harold E. "Doc" Edgerton, chief developer of the electronic strobe, was all of these. Whatever his guise, he taught by his own example that science is an exciting adventure in which having fun and satisfying one's curiosity are important parts of even the most "technical" enterprise.
This innovative CD-ROM captures Edgerton's spirit and vision. Users can view his beautiful and captivating photographs and films, learn about his life and philosophy, and even enter his world-famous laboratory -- Strobe Alley at MIT -- and participate in some of the experiments he created to "see the unseen", to observe events that happen at high speeds.
Users can choose from three "rooms": Biography, Archives, and Strobe Alley. In the Biography room, users can explore highlights of Edgerton's life and the impulses behind his work, examining an extensive library of films clips and other materials along the way. In the Archives room, users can view Edgerton's fascinating visual work and see how it was created; subject headings include Drops and Splashes, Bullets and Blasts, Athletics, Humans in Motion, Creatures, and Observations. In Strobe Alley, users are guided through experiments that help them understand the dynamics of flowing water, bursting balloons, bouncing balls, and rotating fans; here they can also find out what goes on inside a strobe in a camera and sample a set of nineteenth-century toys that stop and then reconnect flows of movement.
Users of all ages will find Exploring the Art and Science of Stopping Time an ideal introduction to science, art, and technology as sources ofboth fun and insight.