Harry Potter

First Official Trailer of Deathly Hallows: Part 2!

The wait is over, fans of Potter! Last night, Warner Bros. released the first full length trailer from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 on ABC Family. You can view the trailer in all it’s HD glory below, and read my take on it as well.

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Comic Books, Harry Potter, Random and Miscellaneous, Sci-Fi Movies, Sci-Fi TV, Science Fiction

Art Is Awesome. Geek Art Is AWESOME.

Art is awesome. I love graphic design – I do a bit of it as part of my job and for fun. I love being inspired, especially when that inspiration comes in the form of amazing original works based on some of my favorite movies, comics, and video games. This is exactly what I stumbled on today while surfing the interwebs. My first stop was ReasonInMadness at Tumblr, who posted these amazing Super Mario Bros. inspired prints. I followed the trail of many webpages, and one of them was GeekArt.Net, a showcase for any kind of art inspired by anything and everything “geek”. Slideshow below!

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Random and Miscellaneous

How to Speak Science to Non-Scientists

A while back, I attended a leadership workshop with junior faculty from across the state. One of the main sessions, hosted by Sandra Blakeslee, a science reporter for the New York Times, was entitled “Communicating Science to the Media”. The video below is a brief clip of a role play with NMSU faculty Caiti Steele and KOB TV reporter Gadi Schwartz.

For some reason, the quality of the HD digital video camera I used is not good at all. It might be the conversion, or it could be the camera itself. It’s definitely something I need to look in to.

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Science, Space and Astronomy

50 Years of Human Spaceflight

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s venture into the great unknown. Gagarin became the first human to travel to space, and the first to orbit the Earth, in a Vostok 3KA-3 on April 12, 1961. His flight lasted only 108 minutes, but in that short amount of time Gagarin ushered in a new era of exploration – one that would eventually lead us to the first moon landing, priceless information on the Earth and its history, the discovery of over 500 planets outside our solar system, and so much more. Curious about what Gagarin might have seen on that first human spaceflight? Check out First Orbit, a film jointly made by the Expedition 26/27 crew of the International Space Station (ISS) and the European Space Agency (ESA). View the video below.

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Comic Books, Random and Miscellaneous

Superhero Jewelry!

Looking for some classy jewelry that screams to the world your love for comics? Well, look no further than Etsy.com’s Customcomix: Custom Vintage Comic Book Creations. Holly and Ryan Donahue create custom earrings, bracelets, coasters and more with classic comic book scenes and superheroes. This is the kind of stuff that makes me squee with delight. Check out these awesome Wonder Woman earrings and the super fun Street Fighter coasters. My personal favorite? Anything with Catwoman, especially this bracelet. Head over to the store and check out the inventory, and also make sure to check out their blog, Mom’s Basement!

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