Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Now that all of the technical stuff is out of the way. Let's just focus on Benjamin Bratt's general yumminess. (My friend Charlie is on the far right with some of the other employees at NMAI. But really, we are all looking at Ben.)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I sent it to my Dad, who loved it and he said, "HOW did he do that?" Here's how...
When I have down days, I watch his video of him dancing around the world and it always makes me feel better.
Here is the end result (and as of today there have been over 24 million views):
But let's, for a moment, consider how anthropology is approached today. Embedding yourself into the culture you are studying is still believed to be much better than "armchair anthropology"- where college professors don't go anywhere, but ponitificate about the civilized and uncivilized peoples of planet Earth. Here, National Geographic created a show to be broadcasted in the U.K. based on Cultural Anthropology with people from the South Pacific ~ with a twist. Now... this is my kind of reality show.
Friday, October 2, 2009
But... they never did. This is one beautiful image though...
You can see more images created by Adam here.
According to National Geographic, this is the Biggest, Tallest Tree Photo ever.
I gotta say, it's pretty tall. At over 1,500 years old this Redwood has grown to over 300 feet. Somehow it survived weather, loggers, and a mulitude of other variables to survive this long. Clearly they had to piece several photos together just to get the full magnitude of this giant.
It involved three cameras, a team of scientists, a robotic dolly, a gyroscope, an 83-photo composite and a whole lotta of patience. Here's the video of how they did it: