New 23andMe website animation on human prehistory made by Ariana Killoran. Ariana created all the Genetics 101 films for 23andMe and the narrator was her pa. With these films the company clearly sets a new standard in popular scientific animations and videos. Homo Erectus: Neanderthal:
The 2009 AAAS Science Dance Contest is for hidden artists disguised as scientists, nerds and shameless self promoters who are tempted to dance their PhDs, upload it to YouTube and enjoy microcelebrity. A real thesis live, non-profit but for fun and a one and only chance to make a fool out of you. This is… Continue reading My body is my thesis: The 2009 AAAS Science Dance Contest
If you are particularly fascinated by the future and enjoy playing games the following is something you should be involved and interested in. Superstruct, the world’s first massively multiplayer forecasting game started today with Superthreat scenarios by 2019. Game founder Jane McGonigal writes in a message sent to the members of Facebook Group the dedicated… Continue reading Superstruct launches with Superthreats, a forecasting game for the masses!
This is how my Macbook saw Aubrey de Grey’s talk exactly 1 week ago on the AGING preconference at UCLA.
“We really think that we can change Health Care…I want to change it in 5 years…it has to change and that’s we all are about” – says Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe co-founder, in the Google Tech Talk on Googling the Googlers’ DNA: A Demonstration of the 23andMe Personal Genome Service. Also a good presentation by Linda… Continue reading The Sergey, Larry, Eric test by Anne & Linda: 23andMe at home
Sergey Brin, Google co-founder is a very interesting man. His story is the number one immigrant success story in the USA today, I dare say. I have 2 Brin videos to show you today: In the first one, Sergey demonstrates mobility in 2000 in 3 ways with his ‘faint accent that is no longer identifiably… Continue reading Sergey Brin goes mobile in 2000 & a Russian lesson
“I feel like I am talking to an empty room. Why do I feel like I am talking to an empty room?” starts Michael Marron his Google Tech Talk on NIH and the computational infrastructure for biomedical research rather unfortunately. (I remember that room.)
Brian Malow defines himself as a science comedian. Here are some videos to put the idea of ‘science comedy’ to the test. Have fun if you can!
In part 1 we had Skull from the game zone. Now comes the loser geek archetype George McFly – played by Crispin Glover – from Back to the Future or at least his laugh. The relation between Skull & George is more than obvious: chocolate milk. (Yes, it’s weekend.) From the script: Marty: George, buddy.… Continue reading Top geek movie figures, part 2: George McFly
Chowder: “Skull is in the game zone, right now. And you don’t want to mess with him when he is in the game zone. He once played for 4 days straight on 1 quarter, a gallon of chocolate milk and an adult diaper.”
A partnership between the Journal of Visualized Experiments and big science publisher Wiley-Blackwell: the JoVE guys will give the technology, the art of making video experiments and Wiley provides the established network, audience on its Current Protocols site. I wonder what will be the access status of those videos: current JoVE videos are freely available,… Continue reading New JoVE helps old Wiley to publish video articles on Current Protocols
Thanks to Kevin, you can now watch the video too: Colbert: “But if people lived to be a 1000 years old won’t that kill any ability for humans to take risks cause if I’ve known I lived to be a 1000 I am not going to cross the street because you can’t cure being hit… Continue reading Aubrey de Grey on Colbert Report (video) and the housing market in heaven
I just got the alert from Kevin Dewalt: “Aubrey is scheduled to be on Colbert tonight in case anyone is watching.” Remember the recent case when Good Morning America cancelled the scheduled airtime for Aubrey de Grey saying the whole life extension subject was “too sciencey“. Update: Aubrey de Grey on Colbert Report (video) and… Continue reading Aubrey de Grey on the Colbert report tonight?
Yesterday we watched the movie Enigma, and it is first-class as entertainment although not well-known. I became interested in it as Tom Stoppard wrote the script and my favorite movie ever is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern dead. Mick Jagger was the producer of the movie and he also appears for a sec as a background English… Continue reading Mick Jagger in the movie Enigma
The pioneer biological video publishing site JoVE (covered here many times) will soon launch a blogging platform and a community site. Nikita Bernstein, the main nerd behind JoVE is building the code and the platform – as Anne Kushnir informed me – should hopefully go live in the next couple of weeks. At least that… Continue reading Will JoVE’s new science blog service reinvent the genre?
I haven’t done any strict fact checking but as far as I know science.tv‘s new blog, called simply Science.tv Blog is the first web log launched by a science video sharing site in order to communicate and explore. (Usually I am accustomed to the other way in the world of online video: blog first, vlog… Continue reading Science.tv launched a blog
Another comment turns to blog post to make it more visible: Following my post on science.TV, Matt Thurling, founder explained the concept of it in a lengthy comment, that sheds light on the ins and outs of science.TV (emphasis added by me): Although science.tv has been some three years in the making, we’re still in… Continue reading Matt Thurling on the concept of science.TV
science.TV is one amongst the newest actors of the online video sharing marketplace, based in Bristol, UK. As Matt Thurling, founder says: “My vision for science.tv is simply to provide the best possible set of tools to enable interaction via video between the science community. My definition of the science community is probably broader than… Continue reading science.TV joins the club but exactly which?
I am not watching to many videocasts, but the last 5 epizodes of the Make Weekend Projects with Bre Pettis are always on my iPhone and viewed every time. Now Anna over at Videovoo reports on the coming Make:TV featuring half-hour episodes that will be presented in High-Def TV and streamed on the web in… Continue reading Everything you want to know about Make:TV on Videovoo
What do you think about the distinction of mainstream – niche on the web? Isn’t it the case that ‘mainstream media’ is just a niche after all, and not necessarily the most important? We have a very nice case study now on how ideas, memes, actions, movements in the science/tech arena are spreading throughout the… Continue reading CNN, USA Today and the terraniche media on niche science video sites
A lifecasting and human free video streaming channel for animals could easily be a lot more interesting than Justin.tv. An early video tracking system based on miniaturized, animal-borne video cameras was developed for studying the undisturbed behavior (capturing lizards, using tools, flying) of new Caledonian crows and published in Science. Of course the online supporting… Continue reading Tit in the webcam and lifecasting for animals
Biotech is the next infotech (or at least the 2 worlds need to be merged) and it is good to detect the signs of the growing biotech interest on part of the general tech crowd. At the Web 2.0 summit (organised by and for the Silicon Valley tech-media establishment) Tim O’ Reilly asked Craig Just… Continue reading Craig Venter and Tim O’Reilly chat: when 2 worlds meet
For open source hardware you need open source software and a modular hardware design that makes building customized hardware just as easy as writing software or web apps. In order to make the idea mainstream you need to commercialize it and that’s what exactly Bug Labs is planning to do. (Again, my bioDIY brain says,… Continue reading Thoughts on Open Source Hardware at the Austin Maker Faire
Wired has a nice piece on Video Sites Help Scientists Show Instead of Tell by Alexis Madrigal focusing on the high-end, non-youtubish, let’s-build-the-pro-network-of-video-geeks-in-the-labs-out-there approach of JoVE. Video players mentioned on the pop side: LabAction and PloS backed SciVee. The real question of this niche market is: In order to penetrate the mainstream science audience what… Continue reading Wired on the emerging science video websites: see one, do one, teach one
All the SENS3 talks are now downloadable from the SENS3 website.
Similarly to the Edmonton Aging Symposium which reportedly “was a WORLD FIRST! in being streamed live onto the internet” (Kevin Perrott) amongst conferences, a selection of the presentations of the SENS3 conference are now available at the personal website of Richard Schueler. Richard is a big mouthed, cowboy hat geek with a serious life extension… Continue reading SENS3 conference videos online on a personal website
When Anna and me are looking for something interesting, but not too lengthy and detailed quality video content on the web our frequent destination is TED Talks. These videos are ideal during a lunch, or just before bedtime. In the newest TED sequence inventor Dean Kamen previews the extraordinary prosthetic arm his team is developing.… Continue reading Dean Kamen’s 5 min TED talk on the robotic arm project
Imagine a world where grad students and postdocs are well paid by manufacturers and companies by doing ads like the following one. The Brown iGEM Team shows off the Nanodrop Spectrophotometer and compares it to regular spectrophotometers in a funny, easy to catch way. (They were not paid by this.) And how the disclaimers would… Continue reading Nanodrop video ad from the Brown iGEM team
iGem is the International Genetically Engineered Machines competition. Young, smart undergraduate faces, team projects, synthetic biology, cool science. (Those purple gloves are so popular in many labs.) Thanks for the tip, John Cumbers.
Aubrey de Grey‘s presentation in Google Tech Talk series at the Googleplex, Mountain View, May 29, 2007 (Thanks, Russell Whitaker). More on Aubrey on Pimm: Content of Ending Aging, Aubrey de Grey’s coming life extension book 3 Edmonton Aging (Life Extension) Symposium videos Blogterview with Aubrey de Grey: life extension stories
Everyday web users are strongly adapted to a situation in which 99% of their information comes from the first 30 results of a Google Search (the first 3 pages with divine power, if the setting is 10 results/page). And they are strongly believe the results are significant in most cases. Right? So let us check… Continue reading What Google Universal Search’s first 30 results know about “biotech blog”
Dr. Anthony Atala of pluripotent amniotic fluid-derived stem cell and tissue engineered bladder fame gave a presentation on Regenerative Medicine at the 2007 New Yorker Conference “2012: Stories from the Near Future”. Atala, the director of the Biopolis-like huge Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine with circa 150 people, talks amongst others on the differences… Continue reading Anthony Atala on regenerative medicine at New Yorker’s 2012 conference
The Anna of my life mailed me the link of The Authors@Google program, which “brings authors of all stripes to Google for informal talks centering on their recently published books.” You can browse the Google Talks videos with one click. And non other than Atul Gawande, author of New Yorker’s opinionated The Way We Age… Continue reading Bell curve in medical care: Atul Gawande in Author@Google
According to the organizers the Edmonton Aging Symposium “was a WORLD FIRST! in being streamed live onto the internet.” Now you can download where possible, the video, powerpoint and audio MP3 recordings of the streaming split up by speaker in alphabetical order. I think this is really webhistorical and good news for all open access… Continue reading Edmonton Aging Symposium: full video, audio and presentation access
Following Reason’s links at Fight Aging here is a little conference webcasting from the Edmonton Aging Symposium. You also can read a Conference Report at Ouroboros. There was a Symposium Live Streaming where for the very nominal fee of $5 CAD per connection to cover bandwidth costs people could watch the majority of presentations in… Continue reading 3 Edmonton Aging (Life Extension) Symposium videos
Well, I am pleased to announce that we’ve just entered into an era of online scientific video sharing as there exists now a nascent niche market around. After the first mover JoVE (Journal of Visualized Expermients, covered many times here), LabAction.com was launched on 21st March 07 with as many as 3 biology-related videos. And… Continue reading LabAction.com: new player on the science video niche market
Maxine Clarke, Publishing Executive Editor of Nature and blogger of Peer-to-Peer got interested in the problem of “supporting information” and in the idea of an open access, peer-review supporting information aggregator website. She shared with me her valuable thoughts and informations by mail, from which I now publish parts with the permission of Maxine Clarke… Continue reading Nature Publishing Editor on the idea of a public scientific multimedia site
In the last post on “supporting information” section I claimed that the problematic status of supporting information comes from the heterogeneity of its data, on the one hand genuine online multimedial files, on the other hand “paperlike” data. Big differences also occur concerning the importance of the data. The source of the heterogeneity is the… Continue reading Let’s make ‘supplementary’ peer-review scientific videos free and youtubish!
You must definitely check the completely redesigned, upgraded JoVE website to see the enhanced present of online science! Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is an online journal publishing visualized (video-based) biological research studies. It was launched in November, 2006 and now due to the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of editor Moshe Pritsker, web developer… Continue reading JoVE 2.0 makes science social and pop: video sharing, comments, interviews