Opportunity Celebrates 7 years on Mars

AntiHydrogen at CERN : SixtySymbols

Sixty Symbols is a collaboration between The University of Nottingham School of Physics and Astronomy and video journalist Brady Haran.

More about the project can be found at http://www.sixtysymbols.com/

Media Education Wales |  Using film in schools

Film: 21st Century Literacy have just published 'Using film in schools: a practical guide', a free 50-page downloadable PDF mostly written by fellow ADE, Tom Barrance.

You can download from here : www.mediaedwales.org.uk/usingfilm

Posted via email from Digital Learning Foundation

OpenSceneGraph running on iPad

Open Source Drivers for Microsoft Kinect

Video shows Emily Gobeille & Theo Watson with their prototype interactive puppet that uses the Xbox Kinect with the libFreenect Kinect drivers and ofxKinect running on a Mac.

OpenFrameworks Forum : http://www.openframeworks.cc/forum/viewtopic.php?p=24948

Drivers are available here : OpenKinect

Link to : original Vimeo Page

EPOXI visit to Comet Hartley 2 reveals unexpected results

Comet Hartley 2 is visited by the EPOXI mission and reveals that it seems to be different than the other comets that have been visited by space craft.

Relevant DLF Show : "Space, The Solar System & Beyond" travelling 3D show

NASA Links : 

Solar System : http://solarsystem.nasa.gov

EPOXI Mission : http://www.nasa.gov/epoxi

3D Viewer of Solar System : http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eyes/player/

More Resources : Space Resources & Links

Magnetometry 101 : NASA

The Book as Sculpture : Tree of Codes

Jonathan Safran Foer re-imagines the book as a sculptural object. He has taken an existing story (Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz) and by carefully carving each page reveals another story, hidden within the original.

Published by Visual-Editions

John Lasseter on Animation and Technology

Whether you create your animations by hand or using the latest computer software doesn't matter, these are just tools - it is the story and the characters that entertain and gets the audience involved.

Link to John Lasseter Course notes from Siggraph 94, "animation tricks"  PDF : 

The Importance of Sound : Gary Hecker

Take your favourite film, turn off the sound and see just how much has been lost... most of the missing atmospheric sounds will have been created by a Foley artist like Gary. 

It is often said, that given excellent sound we will put up with bad visual quality, but it usually doesn't work the other way around. Poor sound quality is just annoying.

As part of our Digital Storytelling workshops, we hope soon to be offering the creation of Foley sounds as part of the Garageband workshop.