Saturday, November 18th, 1 PM
3rd Saturday Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
4210 Roberts Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-1028 Fairfax Meeting Info, Maps
What’s All the Hype About?
Is 3D printing a passing technological fad or could it be a window on a technology future that will change the way we live! I know this is a bold and provocative statement, but I hope that after you listen to my presentation, you will agree with me that 3D printing may prove to be one of those pivotal technology advancements that have a profound influence and impact on our economy, culture, and society, far beyond what anyone expected during its early evolution. Printing has evolved over more than 40,000 years of human evolution, all aimed at storing and conveying information. From cave paintings, to numbers and symbols, to alphabets, the whole process was to convey a message. Printing as we know it, i.e. from Gutenberg’s printing press in 1440 AD to today’s laser printers and the internet, etc., are all about making dissemination of that message easier. 3D printers are different, they aren’t about conveying a message, they’re about conveying an object. In the next hour and or so, we’ll take a whirlwind look at the amazing range of things 3D printing is being applied to and what the implications may be for our future. We’ll look at the rapid expansion of 3D printing technology and its applications in architecture, medical, automotive, aerospace, military, fashion, food, and other fields. But most importantly, we’ll look at what could be a coming inflection point that portends a radical shift in how we work and live. John has been an OLLI member since he retired in 2012. He is the chair of the OLLI Science, Technology, and Health Program Planning Group. After graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1968 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, John spent 20 years as an R&D engineering officer in the U.S. Air Force working on a variety of programs in advanced sensor technology applications. He obtained his Master of Science in Engineering Management of Technology, from Northeastern University, while on active duty, in 1971. After retiring from the Air Force in 1988, John spent the next 24 years as a support contractor for a variety of Defense and Intelligence communities, spending his last 7 years working for the Director of National Intelligence.
Exposure Controls for Adjustable Cameras:
What they are and how to use them
Presented by Henry Winokur
Henry uses Adobe’s LightRoom CC and Photoshop CC as his photo organizing and processing software packages. He has an Epson Stylus Pro 4900 printer. He prints a lot—usually 5-10 images at a sitting—which doesn’t sound like much—but his prints are at minimum 12x18”. One of his favorite types of image is the multi-frame panorama. He has printed images that are 12 feet (yep, feet) long. He is currently working with images he shot on a trip to Iceland and Greenland in July. He has just returned from a trip to Spain and hopes to get to those images in the next few months.
Wednesday November 22nd, 7 PM
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
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