Posts Tagged ‘Time Magazine’

Godspeed, John Glenn: 50 Years of Americans in Orbit

On Feb­ru­ary 20, 1962, perched atop an Atlas rocket, John Glenn was blasted into space at 17,500 miles per hour.  He splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean about five hours later, hav­ing orbited the Earth three times, the first Amer­i­can to do so.

Our most recent video for Time.com is a trib­ute to John Glenn, NASA, and 50 years of Amer­i­cans in orbit. I wrote it, Tara Fre­dette was cam­era­man, and Jim Fields edited.

God­speed, John Glenn…

Link:
http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,1461672138001_2107230,00.html 

Science Online 2011

Jan. 13-16, 2011 – ScienceOnline2011, Research Tri­an­gle Park, NC

I’m thrilled to be attend­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in ScienceOnline2011 – the fifth annual con­fer­ence on sci­ence and the web in Research Tri­an­gle Park, North Car­olina.  My first time!  I’ll be lead­ing a ses­sion with Joanne Man­aster on com­mu­ni­cat­ing sci­ence with humor, and I’ll be speaking/performing at the Sat­ur­day night ban­quet.  I’m look­ing for­ward to recon­nect­ing with some friends and mak­ing some new ones.

#scio11

Tim Westergren of Pandora & the Music Genome Project

My newest video for Time Mag­a­zine is about Pan­dora, the inter­net radio ser­vice.  I vis­ited the Oak­land offices of Pan­dora and spoke with founder and Chief Strat­egy Offi­cer Tim West­er­gren.  We dis­cussed var­i­ous rec­om­men­da­tion engines used by other com­pa­nies and what makes Pandora’s Music Genome Project dif­fer­ent.

Link to the Pan­dora video on Time’s web­site

TIME 100’s Elon Musk

Time Mag­a­zine has announced the Time 100 – their annual list of the most influ­en­tial peo­ple of the year.  It’s divided into four main cat­e­gories:  Lead­ers, Heroes, Artists, and Thinkers.

One of those Thinkers is Elon Musk, co-founder of Pay­Pal and cur­rent CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

Jon Favreau – direc­tor of the Iron Man movies – wrote the entry on Musk, hav­ing used him as a model for the bil­lion­aire Tony Stark char­ac­ter.  David Clair and I made a new video about him:

Here’s the new video on Time’s site.

For a more in-depth piece, check out our pre­vi­ous piece about SpaceX and pri­vate enter­prise in space:

Space: The Pri­vate Fron­tier

Space: The Private Frontier

My new video (pro­duced by David Clair) is up at Time.com. It’s about Elon Musk and SpaceX – and we were almost fin­ished with it when the topic exploded into the news a week or so ago – Obama, the bud­get, the future of NASA, Ares and con­tract­ing out space flights to pri­vate com­pa­nies. We didn’t set out to address all that but we did include it.  Check it out…

They Might Be Giants Video for Time

Here Comes Sci­ence is sup­pos­edly a kids’ album but it’s my favorite They Might Be Giants album.  I love it.  And I had the oppor­tu­nity to inter­view John and John at their Brook­lyn rehearsal stu­dio, and attend one of their fam­ily shows at the Amer­i­can Museum of Nat­ural His­tory in New York City.  It’s our newest video for Time Mag­a­zine:

Link: They Might Be Giants of Sci­ence

Helium – So Long and Thanks for all the Balloons!

Some­how this didn’t make it into the blog ear­lier – our Time.com video about helium.  A flight in a zep­pelin, a visit with the Bal­loon Lady, and the end of an era?…

Related Post:
Sci­ence Come­dian Riffs on Hydro­gen and Helium at Ignite

Videos for Time Magazine

You can eas­ily access all the sci­ence videos I’ve made for Time Magazine’s web­site at this link – the results from a search on my name (Brian Malow) at Time.com.

Giant Insect Ambassadors for the Rainforest

For our newest video for Time.com, I vis­ited an old friend, Norm Ger­shenz of SaveNature.org, to dis­cuss some of their pro­grams for rais­ing aware­ness and sav­ing pre­cious habi­tats that are home to strange and beau­ti­ful crea­tures like the giant thorny phas­mid.

Find out more about the Insect Dis­cov­ery Lab and how you can bring it to your Bay Area class­room.