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The Seems has been chosen one of Amazon.com’s Best Books of 2007 Top 10 Editors’ Picks: Middle Readers
Congratulations to John Hulme and Michael Wexler, the authors of the book.
If you haven’t already, check out The Seems website and get the book!
We launched the website for The Seems today.
I’ve had to the good fortune to work with the authors, John Hulme and Michael Wexler, on this project, and I have a good feeling about this one.
I gave a galley copy of the book to my 9 year old son, who raves about it, so I think John and Michael may have a big hit on their hands.
Thanks and congrats, guys.
The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep (Hardcover) by John Hulme (Author), Michael Wexler (Author)
Twelve-year-old Becker Drane has definitely got the coolest job of any seventh grader in Highland Park, New Jersey. He works as a Fixer for The Seems. From the Department of Weather to the Department of Sleep, The Seems is a secret organization that makes sure our world keeps running – and more importantly, sticks to The Plan that’s been made for it. But The Plan, and The Seems for that matter, would be nothing without the people in it, and that’s where Becker Drane comes in. When a Glitch is reported in the Department of Sleep, Becker is dispatched to Fix it, but he’s not so sure this is a routine mission. Could the Bed Bugs, who are behind our Worst Nightmares, be responsible for the problems? Or maybe it’s The Tide, an underground organization bent on destroying The Seems? No matter what, Becker’s in for quite an adventure, and it’ll take all his training, a little luck, and the coolest Tools known in (or out of) the Seems to Fix the problem.
Thank you thank you thank you thank you.
Really. Thank you. To everyone who helped get the word out this weekend.
Baby Grand Master is on the homepages of Gizmodo and Engadget right now.
Now here’s an interesting item…
This quicktime movie is made from the original film scans of the Terminator robot which we shot to make a hologram for the Terminator Boxed Set in 1992. We shot one of the life sized robot models from the movie on 35 mm film using a modified Mitchell 35mm camera, and had the film scanned to tape at GW Hannaway and Associates in Boulder, Colorado. Anyways, these are the film originals, cropped and scaled for the web.
If the movie doesn’t display above, you can see the source movie here.
From 1998-2000, we ran a weekly live call in show on RadioValve called “ChatterValve”. Pretty cool, considering it was ’98. We had a live webcam, live text chat, and live phone-ins. Hosted by Clark ov Saturn. Special guest appearances by Trace Reddell.
Here’s an interesting article from the Boulder Daily Camera about RadioValve: Local radio station uses fiber-optics instead of FM waves. Sounds pretty futuristic to me …
And I was always happy to have the loudest stream on the internet.
From 1987 through 1995, I designed many comercial holograms. These were mostly embossed foil, although a few were photopolymer, like this Terminator Boxed Set.
I had the good fortune to work with Craig Newswanger at Applied Holographics on many of these projects.
The “Alias – More than teapots” hologram was made for Siggraph 89. This was one of the first 3D rendered holograms ever made.
The work was mostly done on SGI Personal Iris PI-20 computers running Alias 2.0, which was very high tech for the time.
I have lots of these holograms, and they are pretty hard to photograph. Here are a few samples.
Two sets of websites I created for WGBH Boston.
The first is a set of updated media players from 2006. This is an interesting design in that it is completely modular and templated. All content is syndicated as XML and transformed for display via php and xslt.
The second, from 2000, is the WGBH Forum Network, an online video lecture website, and the WGBH Radio website.
Dev, E23, and Stacy spinning live at the orginal RadioValve HQ. Boulder, Colorado, 1998
E23 and friend multitasking at RadioValve global headquarters, 2000
Baby Grand Master. The King of Video Instruments.
created by Gardner Post.
photography by Till Krautkraemer.
Website coming soon …
Silly image from a series of posters, pads, and cards which I created for Portal Publications in 1995. I always liked this image. It was a good seller, too.