Screenplays OF SCIENCE (ence, ence, ence)

Science communicators write screenplays? Heck yeah I do: the kind you see in museum exhibitions and planetariums (planetaria, if you’re nerdy).

I’m stoked and honored to be working on one about human space flight for a NASA grant, working with the Bell Museum and brilliant full-dome producers at Morehead Planetarium. Hoping it will be the kind of film that makes every kid who sees it want to work for NASA.

Every kid?

Well why not, I ask you.

And hey, wow: Victoria the T. rex, the video I wrote and directed for immersive, in-exhibition viewing, has won three awards! šŸ† šŸ† šŸ† See a sample from it (minus narration) at my instagram page, linked below. Cinematography, animation, and production by the incredibly talented folks at Animism Studio:


Woman on the Street, Hot Seat

I finally gathered upĀ some of my science talking and slapped itĀ into a highlights reel. While the video’s still private, I share it with you now, via THIS “EXCLUSIVE” LINKĀ (and below).

More footage upon request. AMA 4ever.


A Bunch of Stuff I Neglected to Mention…

It’s been awhile. Here’s a the haps:


Ed Zed Omega: The Future of Education/Documentaries

Alright, enough being coy: Ā Here’s a little piece WIRED magazine ran onĀ EdZedOmega, the interactive multimedia documentary on which I am thrilled to be serving as Writer/Producer. The project was the brainchild of Ken Eklund, the man behind the grand internet experiment World Without Oil, and was made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, with help from Twin Cities Public Television and theĀ Association of Independents in Radio.

Ed Zed Omega is designed to run on audience participation, so let’s get to talking, eh? Did you like high school? Hate it? What’s your story?

[UPDATE: 3/28/2013] The project has run its semester-long course, and we learnedĀ so much along the way. Here, the Zed Omega teens explain the project from the other side of the curtain: