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this "new" device is a rebuild of old technology.  nothing to plug in.  See Hockney-Falco thesis.

On Jun 4, 2013, at 3:04 PM, Jeff Swanson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On the other hand, my TSI instructor taught that if we trace something 10 times, we can draw it forever.
> Never found the time to trace anything 10 times, mind you, but I do think it is a valid learning tool - used by some of the greatest art masters.
> DaVinci, on the other hand, could draw a perfect circle, freehand. He could also draw things like the split second phases of an explosion, or water turbulence. A category of his own, that man.
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> On 2013-06-04, at 11:43 AM, Anne Runyon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Cool gadget, yes, but ...  More robots ... More zombies ... Where is the heart and soul of “life drawing” art going?
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>> When I taught drawing/design as a grad student at U of Minnesota back in the last century (1976, I think it was)
>> my students did an exercise in tracing, they drew what was observed out the window on the window, or on a piece of tracing paper held against the window, and it helped with understanding contour drawing ...
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>> But this neo camera lucida just adds another tempting electronic gadget to “speed things up”.
>> To learn to draw requires slowing down and practicing your hand-eye co-ordination.
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>> Well, the end justifies the means in commercial art and such ... damn the torpedoes (from old folks like me) and full speed ahead.
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>> .... but if you ever feel the yen to draw directly from life with your own bare hands ... slow down, study those ancient cave paintings ... and have fun.
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>> Annie
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>> www.gnsi.org/profile/anne-marshall-runyon
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>> From: Amy J. Gagnon
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 9:01 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [SCIART] Newly designed camera lucida!
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>> Hi everyone, (second attempt posting this, sorry if it is a duplicate)
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>> Recently I saw this story about two university professors who designed a new camera lucida.  It looks really cool!  Does anyone have experience using one, new or old? 
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>> Here is the original Kickstarter campaign, with great pictures and information about future availability. 
>> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/neolucida/neolucida-a-portable-camera-lucida-for-the-21st-ce?ref=category
>> (scroll down for some photos of it in use outdoors)
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>> Amy
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