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Flickr 720 :: Fluid

Fluid by Brian Glanz, a photo

Elliott Bay of Cascadia’s Puget Sound, with Olympic Mountains, from the Bainbridge Island-to-Seattle ferry’s aft.

Fluid on a longer timeline, the land firmly divides fleeting impressions in water and sky.

I am reminded of the television series Cosmos and the ending moments of the final episode, “Who Speaks For Earth?” when Carl Sagan said:

For we are the local embodiment of a cosmos grown to self-awareness; grouped assemblages of 10,000,000,000,000 atoms contemplating the atom, starstuff pondering the stars, tracing that long path by which here at least, matter grew to consciousness.

Fluid has been featured by:

  • of São Paulo, Brasil in his popular wallpapr search engine, which uses the Flickr API to find cool “wallpapers,” AKA “backgrounds” or “desktops.”
  • KrazyDad, to demonstrate Flickr hacks hosted on his popular software site.
  • ■ Yahoo! Image Search, Google Image Search, and other fine sites

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Four Flickr users call Fluid one of their favorite photos:

  • jaruby favorited this 11 Aug 08.
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  • M P G favorited this 19 Oct 06.

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This page was published on Friday, September 22nd, 2006 and is filed under Photographs, Seattle. Follow comments on this page through its RSS feed. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.

2 Comments on “Flickr 720 :: Fluid”

  1. AnjaliPhotography on October 12th, 2007 at 11:38 am

    i think i like this the most

  2. Brian Glanz on May 17th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    it’s a dreamy way to travel // will have to post a few more ferry photos :)



Upcoming @ Pacific Science Center?

Joey Mornin, @joemornin on Twitter and a research assistant at the Berkman Center, had tweeted “I have seen the future, and it is a Carl Sagan/Stephen Hawking remix …” (11:24 AM Oct 2nd from TweetDeck). That I had to see, and when I saw it I had to tweet: “This Carl Sagan Stephen Hawking remix … should play on a wall @PacSci :) via @joeymornin” (11:35 AM Oct 2nd from Google Wave (Tweety)).

Pacific Science Center, @PacSci on Twitter, understands social media. As every person, business, or organization using social media ought to be, in a word they are: social. When I mention @PacSci, they watch for it and in this case their response was: “RT @brianglanz: This Carl Sagan Stephen Hawking remix … should play on a wall @PacSci :) via @joeymornin <GLORIOUS!>” (11:43 AM Oct 2nd from Seesmic). They responded quickly, giving credit to Joey Mornin and me, and added their own comment, <GLORIOUS!> — all in 140 characters. <yoda>Impressive!</yoda>

Will the “A Glorious Dawn” remix actually appear at the Pacific Science Center? Whether on a wall, at a kiosk, or on screen before IMAX films I do think this sort of “citizen media” should be displayed alongside “citizen science” in our educational and cultural institutions. This video accentuates and amplifies important parts of the messages Sagan, Hawking, and science at large have to share. In an incomplete circle, science has made possible the technology, has made possible the culture, has made possible great grassroots work like this media; science needs to close the circle and better connect with the community.

Quintin Doroquez, @quintind on Twitter chimed in, too by tweeting “@brianglanz That was brilliant!” (11:57 AM Oct 2nd from Tweetie) and I could not agree more. Thanks and congratulations to the creator of “A Glorious Dawn,” John Boswell, melodysheep on YouTube, whose video has a perfect 5 out of 5 stars after thousands of ratings and more than 600,000 views in its first two weeks.

还原真相:To Restore The Truth


Twenty years ago on June 4, 1989, thousands of pro-democracy protesters — most of them students — were killed by the Chinese government where they gathered peacefully, in Tiananmen Square.

Seattle’s Ken Judd en Montage

Update: you are seeing this message if MySpace took the video down, again; I have it coded to show if the video cannot. The audio is out of copyright due to its age, but regularly trips MySpace automatic filters. I have had it unbanned twice by people, only to be re-banned. Alas! It is a montage from my photos of the works of Seattle’s Ken Judd.

I may remaster the video — publish a higher resolution, remove the birthday reference, add a new opening and closing, etc. Generally, this is a test of displaying video on while it is hosted here by MySpace.

Remember 2009? Google Wave was 'it', good for everything from Pulitzer Prize winning journalism to Open Science Notebooks. 2009 was also the last time I updated this web site, to which you are more than welcome with that in mind.

Also 'it' in 2009, but where you can still find me: Twitter of course. I'm @brianglanz and for more about my work, see @openscience.

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