Saturday, October 21, 2006

Final days...

oh...somehow we got through the week without a single blog.
It was a pretty crazily busy week, making sure we got all our interviews, which we did, and also the photos, which we hope we did.
A trip to Pacific Film Archive to see some films presented by Rick Prelinger from his archive.
A Cory Archangel presentation on campus. A Matmos show at the Great American Music Hall in SF and some catching up with people.... Friday tied it all up nicely with an Ilan colloquium at SSL and checking out Liliane Lijns tests fo her new art work with some of the scientists:

Just in time for a nice sunset before we leave:

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Point Reyes

Day trip to Point Reyes. A national park north of SF. We saw plent of wildlife although its not the season for whales.,-122.920876&spn=0.12332,0.214577

Point Reyes lighthouse,-123.02163&spn=0.003855,0.006706
it was going...paaaaarp.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

San Fran day

Had a busy San Francisco day showing some work at SF MOMA and ending up at the fantastic Other Cinema to watch a 'Psychedelic Pixel' show. Always a pleasure to be there.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Bill Abbetts simulations

We wanted to talk to Bill Abbett when we were here before but never got the chace. We caught up with him and had a great interview, with detailed descriptions of magnetic activity just below the visible surface of the sun.
Look at these beautiful simulations...

Thursday, October 12, 2006


We've been processing alot of the images we're taking, a strcuture is coming together for the film with some great ideas developing......we have to keep on moving on to make sure we get everything we need while we're here.
Had a really usefull interview with Paul Thompson who runs the metalshop, describing the process of making parts for the instruments to go on satellites.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Themis has gone....

We're having to be very persistent to get into places to photograph, and tie down our busy scientists to interview.
First up Bob Lin, SSL's director, on Magnetic Fields:

The focus seems quite different now since our time, all the clean spaces are empty of their satellites as they wait down in JPL to be given their launch date.
Getting into new spaces all time though - and some great photos.

not this one though... posers!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Kuni's Lab.

Back in the Lab. photographing, exploring and interviewing...
getting to go to new places we didnt see before...
Kuni's Lab with Moon and meteorite rocks under analysis;

Foil from the Genesis mission that collected and bought back samples from the furthest point in our Solar System so far. The capsule crash landed in Utah and the foil crumpled up, now they are painstakingly smoothing it out and removing the Utah dirt from the surface.


a Daville readymade,(who needs photoshop ;))

The local trees grow from the top down.

a new beginning....

On our way back to SSL to gather interviews and photographs for Magnetic Movie.....

Greenland and Canada

Friday, October 06, 2006

Magnetic Movie

We will be heading back to SSL to make a new animation funded by the animate! scheme.
More details here on the project:
Can't wait to go back.