Week 1 - First Images
Introduces the first photographic processes, unveiled in 1839 - the daguerreotype, by Parisian Louis Jacque Mandé Daguerre
and the calotype, by Englishman WHF Talbot, which Hill & Adamson used to produce around 3,000 images between 1843 and 1848.
Week 2 - 1851: A Year to Remember
With the Great Exhibition in London and two major milestones in the development of photography: first, stereoscopy, the 3D sensation and second, the new, faster wet collodion process that made outdoor photography much easier.
Week 3 - Studio Photography, Amateur Photography
In 1851 there had
been about a dozen photographic studios in London; by 1866 this number had
increased to 284. Photography became
extremely fashionable, particularly in the new carte-de-visite and stereo
forms. Amateur photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron, photographed the writers, artists, scientists in her social circle.
Week 4 - Stereo Sensation
presentation of the lenticular stereoscopic viewer at the Great Exhibition,
viewing the world in 3D became a Victorian craze. The experience of
using a stereoscope was described as ‘mesmerising’. The London
Stereoscopic Company, formed in 1854, had as its slogan: ‘no home without a
Week 5 - Photography for Everyone
look at how photography rapidly moves from an expensive, amateur hobby, to
reaching the masses, with the growth of cheap ‘tintypes’ and beach photography,
and end with the impact of the Kodak camera, marketed with the slogan "You press the button and we do the rest".
- Christine McLean
- Alison Morrison-Low - Science and Technology - National Museums Scotland
Coursera est une entreprise numérique proposant des formation en ligne ouverte à tous fondée par les professeurs d'informatique Andrew Ng et Daphne Koller de l'université Stanford, située à Mountain View, Californie.
Ce qui la différencie le plus des autres plateformes MOOC, c'est qu'elle travaille qu'avec les meilleures universités et organisations mondiales et diffuse leurs contenus sur le web.