Research performed over the past several years has demonstrated new methods for controlling the velocity of propagation of light pulses through material systems. Ultra slow velocities (tens of meters per second) and ultra fast velocities (including negative velocities) have been demonstrated. This talk will commence with an overview of the field of slow and fast light and will include a discussion of some new ideas for applications of fast and slow light based on the use of room temperature solids. The talk will also include a very brief introduction to the very exciting field of quantum imaging. Image formation making use of quantum states of light allow dramatic new possibilities in the field of image science, including but not restricted to achieving enhanced spatial resolution.Selected References Observation of Backward Pulse Propagation Through a Medium with a Negative Group Velocity, G. M. Gehring, A. Schweinsberg, C. Barsi, N. Kostinski, R. W. Boyd, Science 312, 985 2006.