Archive for the 'project coordination' Category

Case of the Dancing Dinoflagellate: A Micro-murder…

Monday, February 26th, 2007

It all started when I was innocently making videomicrographs of Cyanobacteria at 1,000X magnification. That is when I witnessed the lightening attack…! It was a dark and rainy day.

Looking at a new Gallery Feature

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

I have long been a fan of Flickr for its fine blend of image storage and social networking. Flickr’s approach of having an open API (subject to terms of use) has allows users to reference images stored on Flickr from their own www pages such as this blog. It has also spawned a number of […]

9.2-Foot Extreme Tide at Newark Slough

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

At 2:32 PM on October 9th, 2006, there was a 9.2-foot extreme high tide up Newark Slough. In the film clip below, you begin looking West along the Levee just South of Newark Slough in the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The camera is on the Levee, at what would normally be […]

Weep Redux

Monday, September 11th, 2006

We staged another expedition to Drawbridge on Sunday. It was an abnormally high tide and we wanted to see the inundation of the newly-opened salt ponds. On the way out we stopped at the weeps along the railroad tracks to photograph and take some samples. Jungmoo, a graduate student at CAL, takes a close look […]

Aerial photographs from Drawbridge

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

My son Charlie Benton and I hiked out to Drawbridge on Sunday and I was able to take my first aerial photographs thereabouts. Drawbridge is an abandonded town out in the South Bay wetlands. For background information take a look at the US Fish & Wildlife Service brochure on Drawbridge (lovely cover shot). Trains appear […]

Exhibit mounted at Don Edwards

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

The kind folks at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge have decided to display the Hidden Ecologies exhibit developed originally for ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge & the Thirteenth International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA2006). The exhibit will be open to the public through mid-October in […]

YouTube as a video host / repository

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

I received a note from Wayne this morning saying that he has worked out the mechanics of posting microscope movies to YouTube. YouTube is emerging as the most popular service for sharing small videos — functioning in many ways as Flickr does for still images. And, like Flickr, YouTube allows its material to be inserted […]

ISEA Exhibit Notes

Monday, July 24th, 2006

I have started a new page under documents called ISEA Exhibit Notes. Here we can post threads of work underway for the ISEA exhibit. For instance, I worked a bit over the weekend to mockup a panel hanging system for the panels / images we would like to float over the background map: The system […]

Charting progress

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Hi folks, Here is where I stand with the maps. We are working on getting a 10-foot-high version of the entire SF Bay using NOAA Navigational Charts as inspired by Peter’s wall. At first we were going to scan the physical maps and rescale them to achieve 10 feet. Peter suggested that we just find […]

Exploratorium Hike to the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Reserve

Friday, July 7th, 2006

We will meet at noon on Sunday, July 9th, in the Upper Parking Lot of the Visitor Center, 9800 Thornton Avenue, Fremont, CA. Shown below is the predicted TIDE PLOT for Saturday and Sunday.