Obscura Day at the MIT Edgerton Center
In the spirit of Doc Edgerton’s famous aphorism, “Tell everyone everything you know,” the MIT Edgerton Center opened its doors on April 28 to participate in Obscura Day, an international celebration of unusual places.
Edgerton Instructor Tony Caloggero, who worked closely with the late Harold “Doc” Edgerton, set up the funnels, strobe lights and whole (not 2 percent) milk necessary to photograph the milk drop, based on the iconic “Milk Drop Coronet” photo by Edgerton.
Kyle Hounsell ’14, Strobe Project laboratory ssistant at the Edgerton Center, demonstrated high-speed video by capturing the motion of a rat trap. Each participant had the opportunity to film their own high-speed video. The group also watched the 1940 short documentary “Quicker’n a Wink,” a film about Doc Edgerton in which Doc demonstrates stroboscopic photography.
Learn more about the Edgerton Center at http://web.mit.edu/edgerton/
Video: Ronny Preciado; Music: Goli