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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 

My Love Affair with Space

On the eve of the final mis­sion of NASA’s – and the nation’s – 30-year-long space shut­tle pro­gram, I present to you a video love let­ter – my newest piece for Time Magazine’s web­site, wherein Tara and I jour­ney to Florida to wit­ness our first launch.  STS-133, in Feb­ru­ary, was the last mis­sion of space shut­tle Dis­cov­ery…

Click for big­ger ver­sion at Time.com

Link:
My Love Affair with Space on Time.com

Happy Birthday, Chuck and Abe!

Once again it’s time to cel­e­brate the births of Charles Dar­win and Abra­ham Lin­coln, who were both born Feb­ru­ary 12, 1809, mak­ing them 202 years old today.

Here’s the video I made for Time.com, in cel­e­bra­tion of their 200th birth­days.  Just like the new Sin­gu­lar­ity video – I wrote, Craig Duff pro­duced, and Jim Fields edited.

Link:
Lin­coln and Dar­win: Birth­days and Evo­lu­tion

Robots Attack! My new Singularity video on Time.com

I have a new video up on Time.com about the Sin­gu­lar­ity.  If you don’t know what it is…  find out here.  I wrote it.  Craig Duff shot and pro­duced it.  Jim Fields edited.

The video com­ple­ments Lev Grossman’s new Time Mag­a­zine fea­ture story on Ray Kurzweil.

Link:
When Robots Attack! Should We Fear a Sin­gu­lar­ity?

Bad Science in Star Wars

FORA.tv has a short video of me per­form­ing at the recent Won­der­fest sci­ence fes­ti­val in Berke­ley.  I’m talk­ing about bad sci­ence in sci­ence fic­tion movies, and the exam­ple in the clip is a clas­sic moment from Star Wars…

Link to video on YouTube

Link to video on FORA.tv

Good Day, Sacramento!

This past Fri­day, I per­formed at the Sacra­mento Com­edy Spot (in , uh, Sacra­mento, CA).  To pro­mote the show, I made an early morn­ing appear­ance on a local TV show, “Good Day, Sacra­mento.”

I said, “Good day!”

We talked about sci­ence and com­edy and insect pho­tog­ra­phy.  They even pulled up my photo blog:  InsectPaparazzi.com .

Link:  Sci­ence Come­dian Brian Malow on Good Day, Sacra­mento

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

Lincoln and Darwin Sitting in a Tree…

It’s that time again!  Happy Birth­day, Abra­ham Lin­coln and Charles Dar­win!  This year they would have turned 201 years old.

Last year was the big year – 200th birth­day and the 150th anniver­sary of the pub­li­ca­tion of “The Ori­gin of Species.”  This video essay was my first project for Time Magazine’s web­site.  Pro­duced by Craig Duff and edited by Jim Fields:

Video:  Lin­coln and Dar­win: Birth­days and Evo­lu­tion

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