A YouTube Cartoon Movie for ScienceOnline2012


I have previousloy blogged on “Why are pornstars more notable than scientists on Wikipedia?”. It created a wave of comments and feedback, some on blog, a lot more off-blog. One of the results was a Xmas project that resulted in ScientistsDB that I discussed here.

I’ve been watching a number of amusing videos that have been showing¬†up on YouTube¬†of late and, as a bit of an exercise nut, I have posted a couple of funny ones to my Exercise blog [1,2]. Last night, while helping my friend Mark Jensen do some stopped-motion photography while he was painting a sign, I happened upon the process by which these types of movies are made. It’s possible to make them using XtraNormal. Since it is possible to make the first one for free…I had enough credits at least to do what I wanted to do…

So, I made an XtraNormal movie about the situation about “Adult Film Stars and Scientists on Wikipedia”and the development of ScientistsDB. I kind of dedicated the movie to ScienceOnline 2012 as that is where I suggested the fictional discussion between “Sean and Tony” would take place.

I’m sure there are going to be a lot of interesting discussions at ScienceOnline2012 and look forward to seeing everyone there. By the way, if you have been involved with any semantic web projects or projects using Linked Open Data please connect with myself @chemconnector or @kristiholmes on Twitter as we’d like to invite you to give a short (3-4 min) talk at ScienceOnline2012.

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  1. #1 by Gary Martin on January 6, 2012 - 11:14 am

    Knowing what all led up to the creation of this, it is HILARIOUS!

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