So, a couple of days ago I post some distressingly entrancing video of bullets punching holes in various things. That attracted the attention of the most excellent Jim Bales, Assistant Director of MIT’s Edgerton Center, which is one of the real jewels of the undergraduate experience here, and the heir and monument to one of the Institute’s patron deities, Doc Edgerton himself. (Some sample images here, a few of the iconic ones here.)
Jim extended hospitality, in an exchange of emails that evoked one line I never expected to hear within the academic cloister. As a result, yesterday morning, I made my way up to the eyrie on the top floor of MIT’s central campus to witness a little of the sweet, stop-motion Edgerton magic in action. And today, I received the product of the work done whilst I marvelled.
I bet this has never happened to your business card:
And just in case that’s not cool enough, how about this:*
So what did you do at work yesterday?
*Instructions given before the shot: ”When shooting crayons (or eggs), keep your mouth shut.”
Images: ”Sic Semper BFOs” (BFO=Business Fetish Object)
“But Is It Art? (AKA Garfunkel’s Blues)”
Both photos presented here courtesy of the photographers: Jasmin Baek, Elizabeth deRegt, Eric Fernandez, and Brandon Pung, none of whom are to blame for my titling whimsy.
Look below the fold for a bonus photo.