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Archive for July, 2016

The Solar System – to Scale

Friday, July 29th, 2016

A film by Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet, this shows how a group of friends calculate and reproduce a scale model of our solar system in the Black Rock Desert. Fascinating.

Dutch Angle

Monday, July 25th, 2016

The Dutch Angle is a film technique whereby the scene is shot with the camera at an angle.  The theory is that it adds tension to the scene.  This matchcut is by Jacob T. Swinney, and is delightful in the progression. The Dutch Angle from Fandor Keyframe on Vimeo.

Ingrid Michaelson ASL Video

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

My ASL skills have deteriorated from lack of use, but I still enjoy the beauty of the language. Ms. Michaelson recruited 6 actors from Deaf West to put this spin on her new single, “Hell No.”

The American Nations – Origins of American Political Philosophies

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

The link below is to an intriguing abstract of a book by Colin Woodard, called, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.  Check out the full Tufts University article and learn more about the map posted below. I find it interesting that the county in which I live is in the Midlands, […]

Farmers = Tech Innovators

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Farmers had self-driving technology before Google.  Farmers have been using GPS for both location and field mapping for years. With constant attention directed to the computer monitors and read-outs in the tractor or combine cabs, self-driving technology is a necessity. The farmer is still needed in the cab, however, to monitor and adjust to changes in […]

3D Violin

Friday, July 8th, 2016

So cool. The making of the violin – more then just ‘print and play.’

Nobel Laureates in Support of GMOs

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

June 30 article in the Washington Post discusses a letter signed by 107 (110 as of this post) of the 296 living Nobel laureates in support of GMO science, and urging Greenpeace to back off efforts to block the roll out of GMO rice that has been fortified to combat Vitamin A deficiency in Third World countries. […]

Happy Independence Day!

Monday, July 4th, 2016