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Doc Edgerton films

See films created by Harold E. "Doc" Edgerton (1903-1990), Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT and pioneer in stroboscopic photography.

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Velocity of Light Demonstration

Added almost 9 years ago | 00:01:31 | 11311 views

Watch this silent film with descriptive boards of a demonstration on the velocity of light as performed by Doc Edgerton and some of his assistants. Likely related to an MIT Open House event in 1957.

Water Piddler & Strobe Demo

Added almost 9 years ago | 00:00:11 | 14869 views

Watch this demo of the "water piddler" and what it looks like under a strobe in this film by Doc Edgerton.

Underwater Thumper Transducer in Sl...

Added almost 9 years ago | 00:00:59 | 14583 views

See how an underwater thumper transducer causes water to behave when it activates in this slow motion film by Doc Edgerton.

Time Lapse on McDermott Court

Added almost 9 years ago | 00:00:58 | 18806 views

Watch this time lapse film of McDermott Court (aka the Spot) made by Doc Edgerton.

Lecture: The Life and Works of Doc ...

Added over 8 years ago | 00:43:57 | 20695 views

Institute Professor, Harold "Doc" Edgerton revolutionized photography with his high speed strobe lighting techniques. He came to MIT as a student in 1926. By the time of his passing in 1990 he had profoundly affected MIT and the world wi...

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