Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 11:19:00
Here’s a stunning, albeit extremely short bit of science fiction that will blow your socks off, especially if you have any appreciation for the process of how art gets made.
‘Horizon’ is a gorgeous 15 second film created by Brooklyn’s Mickaël Forrett
, one that takes the quality of the ‘personal project’ and rockets it into the same stratosphere as ‘Hollywood’ movie. (Just not the same kind of run time)
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 3:20:13
I’m usually reluctant to share content once it’s been seen a certain number of times, and at almost 200,000 views, the following short film is pushing that limit.
Measuring the Universe
from the Royal Observatory Greenwich
is such an informative little film however, that it’s worth being late to the party. If you’re new to astronomy and are brimming over with questions about how astronomers ply their trade, this is the film for you.
Friday, June 22nd, 2012 at 5:51:31
So yesterday I got a cool e-mail.
“On behalf of the 2012 Imagine Science Film Committee and our leading sponsors UCD, Nature and Science, we would like to congratulate you! Your film TEEN BRAIN has been selected to be part of the Imagine Science Film Festival in Dublin.”
Friday, June 15th, 2012 at 12:06:00
This is a great little piece I discovered this morning from Ataboy Studios. In it, Sommelier Andrea Robinson discusses the way that flavours change at 30,000 feet, and how that affects the choices she makes about wine.
Now, to be honest, I’m always a little skeptical about some of the scientific claims I hear about cooking. I have a suspicion that many such claims are just doing what alt-med weirdos do: using scientific sounding words to dazzle the public. Or they simply overstate the impact of some technique: yesterday I saw something in a cooking magazine that said you should grill chicken on top of pineapple bark, because among other things, the enzymes in the bark tenderize the meat.
Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 5:13:46
Nobody has suggested that March 26th become a national holiday as a result, but it is the birthday of this blog. The following is a brief history of how this site came to be, and what’s happened since; along with a few thoughts on where it’s going. I apologize if it all seems a little masturbatory, but I wanted to mark the event with at least a smidgen of reflection. You’ll notice a number of links throughout, most of which point to articles I’ve written in the past. Sort of like a sit-com clip show, get it?
On finding your voice
So I’ve been at this blogging business for a couple of years now, and while I can’t be sure what sensation the experience has left in your mouths, at least personally, I think I’ve acquired a taste for it.
This blog began on March 26th, 2010
with a completely innocuous post
, (image below) and no particular agenda in mind. At the time Posterous
was a brand-new service, designed more for sharing pictures and video rather than blogging, so I thought I’d give it a test run. There was no custom URL, no title, and no theme. Yet hiding somewhere were the seeds
of what the site would eventually become.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 3:38:00
A short film for teen mental health
Today I’m very excited to share my latest project, a short I directed and animated for Egg Studios
. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Teen Brain
, a piece that (we hope) will be a humorous and informative trip through the maturing mind.
I was approached about Teen Brain quite some time ago, and despite some scheduling conflicts that might have jeopardized my involvement, I made it very clear to everyone that I wanted this job… badly.