Spring Cleaning: IT Style

How exactly do you safely dispose of 14 PCs, 11 CRT monitors, 10 laptops, 3 UPS units with dry batteries, 4 TVs, 4 printers, 2 scanners, and a 4′ tall crate of miscellaneous electronics? With a museum-wide electronics recycling drive! We hosted our first-ever electronics recycling service for museum employees last month. All were invited to bring in their obsolete gear for recycling. We hope to offer more drop-off opportunities in the future and appreciate our colleagues for helping to make the planet a little more green.

Photo of outdated computer and other technical equipmentWe used Turtle Wings, a woman-owned, government-approved company based in Maryland, to provide the electronics disposal services. An added plus–they operate on a strict no-landfill policy with strict export controls.

Lee Gatch’s “Industrial Night”

Industrial Night is currently hanging in the stairwell in the Phillips house. Upon seeing this painting for the first time, I was reminded instantly of a lit grandstand at an auto speedway, but which one?

Lee Gatch's "Industrial Night"

Lee Gatch, Industrial Night, 1948. Oil on canvas, 17 7/8 x 39 7/8 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Acquired 1949.

Grand prix of Singapore

Courtesy of F1 Enterprises

The Grand Prix of Singapore is the only race during the Formula One season held at night. The track is fully lit and winds through the city along the bay.

Image of speedway, courtesy Jigsaw Racing Services UK

Courtesy Jigsaw Racing Services UK

The 24 Hours of LeMans is held at Circuit de la Sarthe and is one of the most prestigious and grueling events in all of motorsport.

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Your Snapshot Playlist

Kodak Folding Pocket Camera.

Kodak Folding Pocket Camera. Photo: Charles Mahorney

“Living in a fisheye lens, caught in the camera eye.” – Rush Limelight” from their Moving Pictures album 1981

Please enjoy the following musical compilation following the theme of photography, and feel free to add your own tracks!

Lady Gaga – Paparazzi
Filter – Take a Picture
Def Leppard – Photograph
Nickelback – Photograph
Paul Simon – Kodachrome
Duran Duran – Girls on Film
John Mayer – 3×5
J. Geils Band – Freeze Frame
The Cure – Pictures of You
Patsy Cline – [I’ve Got Your Picture] She’s Got You
Jim Croce – Photographs and Memories
Holger Czukay – Photo Song