A gallery of images

This week I have been working with IB Theatre students in Stratford at TaPS (Theatre and Performance Symposium) for ISTA (The International Schools Theatre Association). I had a group of 23 students that were a huge range of nationalities, ability and knowledge. As a result the work I do with them aims to equip them with skills that they can immediately apply in the ensemble session, and take back to use in their own work at school. During the three day ...

Can that be real?

When reading a news post on the web, I often have occasion to ask myself "Can that be real?" or "Is this true?" and I'm often thinking about the image accompanying the post (as well as the post itself). "Can that be real?" can have two meanings - does this image come from the context the text describes, and/or has it been "photoshopped" - altered in some way. Luke Winkie has written a very informative post about 3 easy ways to tell if a ...

Create a Virtual Exhibition

I first blogged about the Google Art Project in February 2011. Since then this project has grown in size and usefulness. At the time of writing there are 155 art collections and 32470 artworks available to view: once there you can look at entire collections, look at the work of individual artists, or at individual artworks. Either way it’s a great resource. My grade 11 students are embarking on an assignment that asks them to create their own ‘virtual’ exhibition – to select ...

Science meets Art

Not strictly a chemistry posting .... .... but worthy of a mention all the same. This link takes you to the BBC website where you should be able to view the results of Science Magazine's annual visualisation challenge. Some of the images are amazing - in particular (and a chemistry one at that) is the image of a substance that has been attacked by hydrofluoric acid. I though tit was a photo of Monument Valley in the USA at first! Enjoy :mrgreen: