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For the Society for Conservation Biology

I have been honored to work with Conservation on the management and improvement of their web site. They are a publication of the Society for Conservation Biology.
I could not agree more with their Editorial Statement:
Environmentalism has taken a global turn. What was once a movement that revolved around local activism and outdoor enthusiasm now tops [...]

REALscience 2.0

REALscience and I have launched a new version of their web site for which I did design and development.
REALscience is a science media company based in Seattle. We are launching the new site today, March 30th 2009 and will continue rolling out improvements in the following weeks.
There are so many new features we are [...]

Defending Science

The organization Defend Science released a collection of “Comments from Signatories of the Defend Science Statement” and I am honored mine was included.
They write: Comments from a cross-section of our signatories provide a glimpse at the the depth of concern to Defend Science, the broad support for this initiative, and the diversity of viewpoints [...]

Open Congratulations to Al Gore

I received email from Al Gore today in which he announced his gratitude and intentions for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded for his shaping of public opinion on climate change.
My comments on defending science were recently included in a collection of comments by signatories of the Defend Science Statement. Today, I thought right [...]

Pale Blue Dot

Dedicated to Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan.

In 1990, Carl Sagan presented to the world the most distant image yet taken of ourselves, from 4 billion miles. The image was of a pale blue dot, suspended in a sun beam.
The book Pale Blue Dot was published by Carl Sagan and Ann [...]

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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



六四是事實。还原真相:1989年6月4日的新聞,無辦法修改了吧:想要结束历史悲剧惟有真实、彻底地记住历史–真实的民主运动。

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.





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.

You can also circle me in Google+, and since that's a more thorough effort all around by the Big G, we have taken to it -- there you could also +1 and circle our Open Science Federation Page or join our new Open Science Community.