Although the roof can "close" on the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field, it’s more of an umbrella so even then there is a lot of open space. Either way, you are outside in Seattle, and that openness is a triumph.
With the two bold colors, this is also a Seattle sandwich on field and sky [...]
Goal: not just another shot of Seattle’s Space Needle. Here, shot through the glass ceiling of its ground-level structure, in line to buy a ticket for the observation deck.
View it larger by clicking the small size to the left, to appreciate the glass ceiling’s effect.
For another, very different look at the Needle, on [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 BrianGlanz.net while it is hosted here by MySpace.