Sunday, March 11, 2018

Monday, January 30, 2017

Roly Polies Came From the Sea to Conquer the Earth

With winter rains, Bay Area pill bugs are out in force. Fortunately, they’re one of our most beloved “bugs.” Pill bugs. Doodle bugs. Potato bugs. Wood Shrimp. Whatever you call them, there’s something less creepy about these critters than other insects. Maybe it’s because they’re not insects at all.

Pill bugs are more closely related to shrimp and lobsters than crickets or butterflies. Their ancestors lived in the sea, but ancient pill bugs crawled out millions of years ago to carve a life for themselves on dry land.

You can see the evidence if you take a close look at them, so that’s exactly what we did for this episode of Deep Look, an ultra-high definition wildlife video series produced by KQED and PBS Digital Studios.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hear New York City in 3D audio

This is actually a really neat experience, especially if you have never been to New York City before such as myself. Make sure you bump up the quality, plug in those head phone and immerse yourself in the true sounds of NYC.

"The Verge’s Ryan Manning uses 3Dio’s Free Space microphones to take you on a crazy audio tour through Times Square, New York; a virtual barber shop; and a 360-degree Beck concert. This century-old technology of binaural audio — which hacks your brain to put you in a scene — is about to make a huge comeback with VR."

"We had a lot of requests for more footage/audio from the Binaural Video, so here you go: 30mins of raw vid. My glide cam broke at one point, so I went handheld for 6 mins. get over it."

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Projections in the Forest

The projection mapping "bioluminescent forest" is made by artists Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad.The artists spent six weeks in the forest fascinated by the silence and natural occurrences in nature, especially the phenomenon "bioluminescence". They personified the forest to accentuate the natural beauty by creating luring luminescent plants and glowing magical mushrooms that speaks volumes to any visitor that enters the minds of the artists through viewing "bioluminescent forest". 
More information on the project:
Friedrich van Schoor:
Tarek Mawad:

POV ride on Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point's newest coaster opening in 2018!

Steel Vengeance will debut when Cedar Point opens for the 2018 season. The steel/wood hybrid will break 10 coaster records. FULL DETAILS H...