Iteration 54: Find Your Pepper

Not too long ago, I was having a conversation with David duChemin about subject as it relates to photography — specifically, some of the differences between photographs of a subject, versus photographs about a subject. It can feel like a tricky distinction but moving from one to the other can really elevate the work that you produce.

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Daniel Rozin is an artist and professor at NYU who builds incredible mechanical mirrors out of materials like metal, wood, and even trash that respond to the viewer’s movements.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon and to mark the occasion, NASA has completely restored mission control at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas to exactly how it was in 1969, down to period coffee mugs, ashtrays, rotary phones, and carpet to recreate it as accurately as possible. Johnson Space Center director Mark Geyer said “I’m thrilled this facility will be open for the public to view. It is my hope that it will serve as inspiration for generations to come.”

NPR posted a fascinating article about a team of scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute who are investigating the amount of micro plastics in the Deep Ocean. According to chief scientist Kyle Van Houten, data suggests that there’s actually more plastic in the Deep Ocean than there is in the giant floating patches on the surface, which is pretty staggering.

Music in this episode: The Wrong Way (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 4.0

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