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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