Brian Glanz » Photographs

This Brian Glanz is a social entrepreneur in Seattle, as on Twitter, Flickr, LibraryThing, Seattle Net Tuesday, Slashdot, Defend Science, MSNBC,, et al.


Flickr 720
In the photoblog Flickr 720, I take a 720 degree look — the second time around that is — at photographs I have previously published on Flickr. Alongside my photos and their original descriptions, I list other sites and media which have made use of my work and I share meta-information otherwise available only to a photo’s publisher.

Flickr 720 has three articles so far: Fluid, Looking Up, and Seattle from Safeco.

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View more of my photos on Flickr or just click something you like below:

Proximate Majesty Message to and from Obama Obama ist ein Berliner Looking Up beam, up spacey Inversely Thirsty Ram Happy Birthday Fluid Monolith and Mini Four Corners of the World Rrrraas!

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4 Comments on “Photographs”

  1. Shutterhack on September 17th, 2007 at 10:03 am

    Your work seemed torn between being true to the world which is the basis of documentation – and being true to the medium – which is the basis of art. These images of yours haunt and intrigue us, creating an intensely rich, layered visual language that triggers many thoughts and emotions. A very satisfying experience is how I would summarize my feeling after browsing your stream.

  2. Brian Glanz on March 20th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Thank you Shutterhack. I know almost too many words, but I do not know the words to say what I mean. Here I show some more of what I mean.

    There is that other side of the brain, and so on the other hand, I am pulled to the plain light of observation. There is also art in science: what you observe and how and most, what you make of it. The light may be plain, but what you perceive is the most of it.

    Photography is a functionally simple distillation for shared perception, making it a great art. It is all the greater now that its tools are within reach for more people.

  3. Martin Kimeldorf's Pixel Playground on November 1st, 2008 at 9:54 am

    lots of good meaty stuff on your photostream…also enjoy the occassional commentary

  4. Brian Glanz on November 1st, 2008 at 11:08 am

    thanks martin, and yeah, most of what i post are like articles in a zine



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.

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.