Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Video short film "Passing Through" time-lapse photography by Kristian Ulrich Larsen and Olafur Haraldsson, Nikola Tesla Narration, made at Kolding School of Design in connection with the Danish iPower-project

Watch the short film "Passing Through" This video was made at Kolding School of Design in connection to the Danish iPower-project. Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II with various lenses. Narration text: Nikola Tesla "The Electrical Review, 1893"

"Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present.

A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature. In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature than when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the Infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe.”

"Passing Through" by Kristian Ulrich Larsen and Olafur Haraldsson

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Video Animated short "Alberta Oil Tar Sands ~ It's Time To Move America Beyond Oil" by Sierra Club

Watch "Alberta Oil Tar Sands ~ It's Time To Move America Beyond Oil" animated short by Sierra Club
"Imagine a world with clean, abundant, affordable energy. One where climate disruption is a fading threat and American soldiers are never again deployed to defend oil fields. One where innovative green industries provide good jobs and supply 100 percent of our energy needs. Imagine a healthier America, with clean air and water, with pristine coasts and protected natural areas. A wealthier, more productive nation, whose leaders answer only to the citizens who elect them. This is America beyond oil." Image Credit and Information

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Video/Photos Venus Transit by 2012 NASA/SDO/AIA plus Captain Cook's Drawing of 1769 Venus Transit from Tahiti

Video of 2012 Venus Transit
Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun. During its five-year mission, it will examine the sun's atmosphere, magnetic field and also provide a better understanding of the role the sun plays in Earth's atmospheric chemistry and climate. SDO provides images with resolution 8 times better than high-definition television and returns more than a terabyte of data each day.

On June 5 2012, SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event--the transit of Venus across the face of the sun.  This event happens in pairs eight years apart that are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will not happen until 2117.

The videos and images displayed here are constructed from several wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light and a portion of the visible spectrum.  The red colored sun is the 304 angstrom ultraviolet, the golden colored sun is 171 angstrom, the magenta sun is 1700 angstrom, and the orange sun is filtered visible light.  304 and 171 show the atmosphere of the sun, which does not appear in the visible part of the spectrum.
Image Credit: NASA/SDO, AIA

Captain Cook's drawing of Transit of Venus on June 3, 1769, from Tahiti.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Video: "Conception To Birth: Visualized Animation" by Alexander Tsiaras (of Anatomical Travelogue, and the visual MD) + Video "Mother-Baby Bond: The Biology of Love"

Imagine that you are the baby forming the vessel for their soul. From sperm marriage with egg into first cell of your body, you grow - from sound and vibration producing colour and light. As you witness each part of you form, an aspect of your Being, light and breath moves into each natural formation. See your Self re-forming, even now - an accelerated creative dance with breath and light, that supports the journey of creating an unique person ~ you.

Watch video "Conception To Birth" by Alexander Tsiaras

Watch video "Mother-Baby Bond: The Biology of Love" by the Visual MD

Anatomical Travelogue is an award-winning producer of visually rich health content. Their compelling, human stories are brought to life using high-end 3D visualizations based on actual human data. They are able to take viewers on incredible journeys through the body. From the molecular level and up through cells, tissues, organs, and systems, our proprietary scientific visualizations deliver images that are unrivaled in accuracy and artistry. AT specializes in developing integrated media asset packages around a central medical theme. Books, magazine articles, websites, and full hour TV specials are produced and financed by their studio. They manage the entire process from initial concept to turn-key delivery and worldwide distribution.

Alexander Tsiaras is an internationally renowned journalist and author. After his first book, Death Rituals of Rural Greece (Princeton University Press), he went on to write Body Voyage (Warner Books) and co-author Information Architects (Graphis). As an artist and technologist, Tsiaras participated in developing scientific visualization software to enable him to "paint" the human anatomy using volume data. The recipient of numerous awards, including the World Press Award and several Art Directors Awards, Tsiaras and his work have been featured on over 85 covers of magazines such as Life (including an entire edition of Life devoted to his anatomical computer renderings), TIME, New York Times Magazine, Times, Discover, Smithsonian, GEO, and the London Sunday Times Magazine. Most recently, he is the author of From Conception to Birth: a Life Unfolds, The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman: The Marvel of the Human Body, Revealed. Tsiaras has given the keynote speeches at many conferences including the TEDMED, Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) and has lectured with Stephen Hawking at the MIT Media Lab, National Library of Medicine (NLM/NIH) Visible Human Conference. 

More about Alexander Tsiaras

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