THE MUSEUM of COMMUNICATION
131 High Street, Burntisland KY3 9AA
Thursday, 23rd May at 7.30 pm
‘Invention and Inspiration in the Digital Age’
Speaker: Prof. Bill Kennedy,
(Professor of Photocommunications at St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas)
The next Lecture takes place in 10 days’ time and I hope you’ll be able to join us – it promises to be yet another very popular and satisfying evening! Here are a few details.
Bill Kennedy’s talk will weave together several threads, using the transformation of photography from a chemical process to an electronic system and to explore connections between the ‘here-and-now’ and the early development of photography.
He comments that there is even a connection between events, apparently as unrelated as Alexander Bain's invention of the facsimile machine in 1843; a French software entrepreneur’s desire to share photographs of his newborn child; political assassinations on a beach in Liberia! and explains that each contributes uniquely to the story of how photography is transitioning from film to digital imaging.
It is a story about technology and, more importantly, how technology effects personal and social change.
“I do hope this talk will be of interest to your members and guests. It will feature a short roster of Scottish luminaries ranging from James Clerk Maxwell to Hill & Adamson and the Royal Society”.
With best wishes,
Dorothy Brankin, Event Organiser
(for Prof. J T M Stevenson, Chairman,
Museum of Communication Foundation Trust)