Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The First Photo Ever Created By A Japanese Photographer

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The First Photo Ever Created By A Japanese Photographer

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Shimazu Nariakira by Japanese photographer Ichiki Shiroø – earliest existing photo taken by Japanese photographerIn 1848, Ueno Shunnojo-Tsunetari (a Japanese trader based in Nagasaki) imported Japan’s first daguerreotype camera from Holland. The following year, the camera was obtained by Shimazu Nariakira, a Japanese feudal lord (daimyo) who ruled the Satsuma Domain from 1851 until his…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Photo Gallery: Meet the Transhumanists Turning Themselves Into Cyborgs

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Photo Gallery: Meet the Transhumanists Turning Themselves Into Cyborgs

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“Transhumanism” is a relatively new word for the very old belief that humans can transcend the limitations of our mortal bodies, perhaps even mortality itself. In its modern form, the term encompasses a wide variety of techno-utopian ideas ranging from life extension to body hacking to virtual reality and artificial intelligence. With the rapid advance…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Photo of the Week: Taking to the Sky to End Open-Water Salmon Farms

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Photo of the Week: Taking to the Sky to End Open-Water Salmon Farms

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Paul Nicklen first shot open-water salmon farms in 2001, while on assignment for National Geographic. When he began, the journalist knew little about the intricacies of fish farming, so for the next two years he traveled the world exploring fish farms, diving in the nets day and night, photographing the farmers and their product. Yet,…

You Can’t Take This Photo: Shooting Western Landscapes Like They’ve Never Been Seen—at Night

You Can’t Take This Photo: Shooting Western Landscapes Like They’ve Never Been Seen—at Night

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In 2010, photographer Adam Katseff, a lifelong East Coaster, moved to California to begin an MFA at Stanford. Inspired by the great 19th-century landscape photographer Carleton Watkins, he began exploring the American West with his boxy 8 x 10 camera, trying to capture large-format images of iconic locations like Yosemite National Park. After a while,…