What camera should I buy? Or a self-study curriculum of introductory books for photography beginners

This is an overview of a proposed self-study curriculum and reading list to teach the fundamentals of photography. I am a student of visual art and photography, and people often ask me "What camera should I buy." My answer is almost uniformly, "Don't buy a new camera, your phone already more than you need, just read … Continue reading What camera should I buy? Or a self-study curriculum of introductory books for photography beginners

A Mathematician’s Lament

I found this 10+ year old essay by mathematician (and teacher) Paul Lockhart on all the things wrong with education in mathematics education in K-12 and on mathematics as a form of art, entitled "A Mathematician's Lament": http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/mnewman/LockhartsLament.pdf He's got some great stuff in there, highly quotable, such as "PRE-CALCULUS: A senseless bouillabaisse of disconnected topics. … Continue reading A Mathematician’s Lament