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10 June 2020

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at drag racing, protests, underwater art, airplane windows, Ed Ruscha, more free Davis webinars, the Blackmagic eGPU Pro, ARM-Based Macs and Matthew Jordan Smith.

  • In Democracy of Speed, John Edwin Mason accompanies his black-and-white images of Eastside Speedway near Waynesboro, Va. with a thoughtful essay about the project. "It turns out that no motorsport has been more open to African Americans and to other people of color than drag racing," he discovers.
  • Amanda Kolson Hurley selects a few images of Protests Across America Through the Eyes of Photographers. "Since May 25, when 46-year-old George Floyd was killed by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, protests against police brutality toward black people have spread to hundreds of cities and towns across the U.S. and around the world," she writes.
  • Antonia Wilson curates a set of images of Jason deCaires Taylor's Museum of Underwater Art being submerged to help regenerate the Great Barrier Reef.
  • In Blue Gulf, Ming Thein presents images of sand and sea taken from "a plane with windows that were both new/clean and didn't have that annoying dimmable LED shade that looks clear, but actually is completely impossible to shoot through."
  • In Zanna Gilbert on Ed Ruscha, the curator reflects on the empty streets of Ed Ruscha's Streets of Los Angeles project, begun in 1966.
  • Harold Davis has announced a series of five New Webinars on a variety of subjects. Registration required.
  • Ryan Hill gives the plug-and-play Blackmagic eGPU Pro a try with his 2016 MacBook Pro for video editing.
  • The Case for ARM-Based Macs by former Apple Engineer David Shayer sets out the issues involved in a possible third processor design change for Apple.
  • In Why It's Hard to Discuss Racism, Matthew Jordan Smith of the Master Your Lens podcast observes, "It's hard to try eating something you're not accustomed to and it's hard to discuss or understand being treated differently based on the color of one's skin if you have not experienced it first-hand." The latest edition of his podcast covers color, but not color filters or gels.

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