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And Samba in the Fisheye

Closer to dome projection.
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Two Panoramas, Two Rooms, In Palenque

From our recent trip. One is the home of the patriarch of Panchan, Moises Morales, who just died this year. The other is the main room of the luxury hotel Chanabnal, one mile away.

Stitched panoramas adapted as Photospheres at https://photo-sphere.appspot.com/
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Graphical guide to Dawn and New Horizons, the NASA missions that will provide the first close looks at Ceres and Pluto.

http://www.nature.com/news/a-tale-of-two-dwarf-planets-1.16981?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews
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Any day now...

(Edit: Here's the blog post of the "making of" - http://blogs.unity3d.com/2015/02/24/gorgeous-arch-viz-in-unity-5/  )
 
Alex Lovett made a good use of real-time global illuminuation, physically based shading, reflection probes and other upcoming Unity 5 features. Learn how:

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Takes me back...to high school marimba band.
 
Whoa! My all-time favorite Led Zeppelin song from high school, "Kashmir," and a couple other of my favorites, played on xylophone by grade school kids, and sounding great? I'm impressed. Why didn't we do this in my music classes as a kid?

The video below documents a rehearsal session for the musical collective (all kids aged 7 to 12), which covers “Kashmir,” “The Ocean,” and “Immigrant Song” in fluid sequence. Even Jimmy Page​ himself was blown away: “Too good not to share,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
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Watch a video of Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh taking us through his stunning analog synth collection! Check it here:

https://vimeo.com/118046581
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Samba in Unity

Back in the city, hitting Unity animation again. I have 9 samba dancers doing their thing. Next stop, a hip Busby Berkeley in the dome.
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EVA simulation for Unity

Thinking about the 50th Anniversary of human extra-vehicular activity - March 18 for the Soviets, June 3 for Americans.
The idea for research-based 3D interactive visualization to teach physics concepts to engineering students originated with the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. “Human Motion in Microgravity” shows how an astronaut can use the law of conservation of angular momentum to self-rotate ...
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Throwback Thursday: Nile Rodgers & the story of Rapper's Delight!

Legendary bassist Nile Rodgers talks about how Chic's Good Time became the foundation of a 1979 hip-hop classic, Rapper's Delight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-SCGNOieBI#t=83

#tbt   #nilerodgers   #chic   #goodtime  
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You never know these days. I'm skeptical of just about everything. Including skepticism. Ha.
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When The Space Age Was Young

"Hundreds of photographs from the early years of the space age are for sale. That includes the first image taken from space — from an altitude of 65 miles by a camera on a V-2 rocket launched from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on Oct. 24, 1946. (The boundary to outer space is generally placed at 100 kilometers, or 62.1 miles.)

The prints are vintage — dating from that era, not modern reproductions — and come from the collection of a single European collector, said Sarah Wheeler, head of photographs at Bloomsbury Auctions in London. The more than 1,100 photographs, to be auctioned Thursday, are expected to fetch $750,000 to $1 million."
More than 700 vintage photographs from the early days of space exploration are to be auctioned Thursday.
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Watch Arnaud Roy pitch bend on a midi harp #MusicMonday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/02/23/watch-arnaud-roy-pitch-bend-on-midi-harp-musicmonday/

This video shows one of the greatest feature of the CAMAC MIDI Harp. When bending on a string, for example with a tuning key, the harp sends a “pitch bend” message. This is because the Midi conversion uses frequency analysis.
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    Technology Director, 2008 - present
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    Producer/editor, 1981 - 2005
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Dome visualization for the community
Introduction
Former TV guy, science producer, jungle stomper in the Maya regions, tech tinkerer 

Now devising a community planetarium production system for the Center for Community, a new science and environmental facility in the East Village of Manhattan. A 15 year effort of the Lower Eastside Girls Club, in collaboration with the City of New York. Under construction, opening summer,  2013.
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WSDG, designers of Electric Lady and 3000 other studios, is advising us on our planetarium acoustics and '58 Airstream recording studio.
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Chiapas, Mexico - Fairfax, VA - Boulder, CO