We'll be presenting the Science of Sound at the Nightlife event at the California Academy of Sciences, in Africa Hall. I'll be explaining, playing, and letting you rock out on my theremins, and possibly demoing sound visualization software based off the line out of the instruments. We'll also have oscilloscopes, an optical theremin, a function generator and a laundry list of things to play with and talk about -- it's about as hands-on as one can get with a theremin.
We're in the final stages of production for Life: A Cosmic Story, a new full-dome film at the Morrison Planetarium. Narrated by Jodie Foster (with some scientific sign-off from Jill Tarter herself,) and using a 13.1 space-mapped audio profile, Life will explore the origins of life on Earth, the possibility of life elsewhere in the Universe and the human influence on our environment. The show opens the first week of November at the California Academy of Sciences.
Check the trailer here: http://video.calacademy.org/details/278
Track my ride for ALC9, a 588 mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I personally raised $3000, which benefits the SFAF and the LA Gay and Lesbian Center. Please donate to the ride or these organizations if you can.
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About my 588 mile ride:
I'm staying vegan the entire ride.
Riding on a Surly Long-Haul Trucker, carrying panniers by Laplander Bags
I'll be powering the computer/GPS with a combination of solar and kinetic charging (the kinetic charger is my own design.)
The Morrison Planetarium is featured in Wired Magazine, here:
It's an interesting video despite the introductory line, "Wired.com goes into the bowels of The California Science Academy to see how it works."
I'll be presenting "The Technology of Science Visualization at the California Academy of Sciences " at the Astronomy Visualization Workshop, hosted by the California Academy of Sciences. I'll attempt to cover the Morrison fulldome planetarium, the Dolby 3D stereoscopic / 2K theater of the Hearst Forum, the renderfarm and workstation environment of science visualization, and our plans for future experimentation.
Notes and details of our infrastructure and capabilities are available upon request.
I'm interviewed for my work on and in the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences in this month's print issue of Maximum PC Magazine. Norman Chan did an incredible job, even making it sound as though I wasn't completely out of it, despite my disheveled, overcaffeinated inarticulacy and complete lack of preparation (evidenced in the full page, "high times" photo.) No small feat -- great work!
I am currently the Senior Systems Engineer of the Morrison Planetarium and (digital) Exhibits, and credited as Production Engineer (pdf) for the Academy's inaugural presentation, Fragile Planet.