Category Archives: Visual media

Happy Holidays.

snowmanmeltz1Season’s greetings,  best Xmass wishes, solstice salutations… click  to see the animated version – Continue reading

The Earth is uncool.

In response to a wish expressed elsewhere that a graph showing the lack of a pause after 1998 was updated with the most recent data I had a go and got this.
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In the process I discover that there is a fad again for animated GIFs.
This reminds me of the very early days when the flashing GIF was the height of cool, and packing the most into the smallest file size was almost an art. You certainly had to be crafty. Continue reading

The ear can hear faster than the eye can see.

The ear can hear faster than the eye can see.

Our ears can perceive and decode a lot more of the information in sound in a given time than our visual systems can decipher in an image.tensec1We can hear a melody easily that when presented in visual form is just too rapid to decipher what is going on. Continue reading

Climate sensitivity and visual rhetoric.

 

I found another visual way to depict an aspect of climate science in the course of a discussion. The issue was what value of climate sensitivity can be used to inform policy. The amount the global average surface temperature will rise for a doubling of CO2 is often chosen for its policy implications rather than for its scientific credibility. The problem is there are a range of values, and no good reason to prefer one over another. Continue reading

HOW2 (?) in AE

Video FX and editing. A How2 Do a photo-montage in Adobe After Effects video editing and FX software.
Fast, flashing images, subliminal effects and tachistocopic limits.montageHOW2 Continue reading

Chiddfest

It is that time of year again when a local music festival in which friends and relatives are involved approaches. So here is a little bit of animation to advertise the event.Chiddfest-1
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Year Rear View

It is that time of year when we make belated wishes of happiness to all those celebrating.
It is also the time of year when it is a convention to look back on the year past from the present and look forward to the year ahead. With that in mind, this post will examine aspects of the past year from the global to the blog level. And briefly look to the future….
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Here are the emails Rep Lamar Smith(R) is looking for…

The Chair of the US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has demanded all communications between scientists and administrators in relation to the scientific paper on recent surface temperature rise.
Here is his reason why –

“It was inconvenient for this administration that climate data has clearly showed no warming for the past two decades. The American people have every right to be suspicious when NOAA alters data to get the politically correct results they want and then refuses to reveal how those decisions were made. NOAA needs to come clean about why they altered the data to get the results they needed to advance this administration’s extreme climate change agenda.”

He clearly thinks the scientific paper was fiction, a made-up version of reality to further a political end.

Here are the emails Rep Lamar Smith(R) is looking for… Continue reading

Remembering the future; imagining the past.

While this may seem paradoxical there are many ways in which this is how we view events that stretch in both directions on the timeline from our present

The recent anniversary of the Back to the Future film is an example of how we judge the present on how we predicted the future in the past.
The way in which we imagine the past however is often shaped by our ideological beliefs. The recent controversy over the Confederate battle flag might be an example of this process by which history gets used as a symbol of resistance to change when it was seen as the mark of resistance to the civil rights advances of the 60s Continue reading

3 min doodle…

3 Minutes of sound and graphics, a diversion from ongoing projects.  Irish sky and a ‘lost’ FZ solo?timelapse sunrise


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