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Author Lessard, B.
Title Shot in the Dark: Nocturnal Philosophy and Night Photography Type (up) Book Chapter
Year 2018 Publication Critical Distance in Documentary Media Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 45-67
Keywords Society; Art
Abstract This chapter examines the neglected practice of night photography, and how it critically addresses the environmental, sociohistorical, and urban issues in recent series by Christina Seely, Bruno Lessard, Michel Huneault, and Jeanine Michna-Bales. Drawing on Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Levinas, and the emerging field of night studies to create a nocturnal philosophy—a dark photology—with which to frame the multifaceted issues at the heart of the series, the author examines the value that these photographic artists place upon night to document light pollution around the world, ongoing urban transformations in China, an environmental catastrophe and its aftermath in Québec, and the landscape of the Underground Railroad in the United States. These four series demonstrate how night photography offers a unique critical perspective on some of the most pressing problems of our age, and how these artists distance themselves from the predominantly diurnal register of documentary media.
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Call Number IDA @ intern @ Serial 2319
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Author Min, B.; O'Keeffe, Z.; Zhang, F.
Title Whose Power Gets Cut? Using High-Frequency Satellite Images to Measure Power Supply Irregularity Type (up) Book Whole
Year 2017 Publication Policy Research Working Papers Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages
Keywords Remote Sensing
Abstract In many parts of the developing world, access to electricity is uneven and inconsistent, characterized by frequent and long hours of power outages. Many countries now engage in systematic load shedding because of persistent power shortages. When and where electricity is provided can have important impacts on welfare and growth. But quantifying those impacts is difficult because utility-level data on power outages are rarely available and not always reliable. This paper introduces a new method of tracking power outages from outer space. This measure identifies outage-prone areas by detecting excess fluctuations in light outputs. To develop these measures, the study processed the complete historical archive of sub-orbital Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's Operational Linescan System (DMSP-OLS) nighttime imagery captured over South Asia on every night since 1993. The analysis computes annual estimates of the Power Supply Irregularity index for all 600,000 villages in India from 1993 to 2013. The Power Supply Irregularity index measures are consistent with ground-based measures of power supply reliability from the Indian Human Development Survey, and with feeder-level outage data from one of the largest utilities in India. The study's methods open new opportunities to study the determinants of power outages as well as their impacts on welfare.
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Publisher The World Bank Place of Publication Editor
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Call Number NC @ ehyde3 @ Serial 2109
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Author Clayson, Hollis
Title Illuminated Paris, Essays on Art and Lighting in the Belle Époque Type (up) Book Whole
Year 2019 Publication Abbreviated Journal
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Keywords History; Society; Art
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Publisher University of Chicago Press Place of Publication Chicago Editor
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Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2231
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Author Guillemin, A.
Title The Heavens: An Illustrated Handbook of Popular Astronomy Type (up) Book Whole
Year 1867 Publication Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages
Keywords Skyglow
Abstract Relevant excerpt: In large towns, the thousands of gas-lamps or other lights render the observation of the Zodiacal Light very difficult, not to say impossible, at all times. On the other hand, in stations conveniently situated, it can be seen at the various epochs of the year, even in the temperate zones.
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Publisher Richard Bently Place of Publication London Editor J. Norman Lockyer
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Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2537
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Author Fernández Sánchez, J. F.; Barranco R’ios, J.; Naráez Rueda, J. J.
Title Software de Medición Automatizada y Robótica de la Oscuridad del Cielo Type (up) Conference Article
Year 2014 Publication In Libro de actas del XXI Congreso Estatal de Astronom’ia Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 205–209
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 936
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