"I am after the facts. Only the facts."-- Harold Edgerton. The unabashed and unapologetic pursuit of knowledge and truth is what allowed Harold Edgerton to freeze time to an instant, as he did in this photograph of a bullet slicing through a playing card. Edgerton captured images like this one using a motion picture camera that he converted to take images at previously impossible speeds along with a flash he invented himself. His photographic technique captured events happening so fast they were imperceptible to the human eye.
Tomorrow, we will be participating in #DayOfFacts, a social media campaign that "will show the world that our institutions are still trusted sources for truth and knowledge." As an arts institution, particularly one embedded within a Liberal Arts college, we believe in the critical power of shared knowledge to transform understanding, spark innovation, incite social change, and build a civically-minded community. Join us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to hear us share stories about art, activism, and the importance of institutional transparency. //Harold E. Edgerton(American ; 1903-1990), "Cutting the Card Quickly!, 1964 (from "Ten Dye Transfer Photographs"), dye transfer print #wcmaart #art #science #facts #knowledgeispower