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A YouTube Cartoon Movie for ScienceOnline2012

05 Jan

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.

 

About tony

Founder of ChemZoo Inc., the host of ChemSpider (www.chemspider.com). ChemSpider is an open access online database of chemical structures and property transaction based services to enable chemists around the world to data mine chemistry databases. The Royal Society of Chemistry acquired ChemSpider in May 2009. Presently working as a consortium member of the OpenPHACTS IMI project (http://www.openphacts.org/). This focuses on how drug discovery can utilize semantic technologies to improve decision making and brings together 22 European team members to develop an infrastructure to link together public and private data for the drug discovery community. I am also involved with the PharmaSea FP7 project (http://www.pharma-sea.eu/) trying to identify new classes of marine natural products with potential pharmacological activity. I am also one of the hosts for three wikis for Science: ScientistsDB, SciMobileApps and SciDBs. Over the past decade I held many responsibilities including the direction of the development of scientific software applications for spectroscopy and general chemistry, directing marketing efforts, sales and business development collaborations for the company. Eight years experience of analytical laboratory leadership and management. Experienced in experimental techniques, implementation of new NMR technologies, walk-up facility management, research and development, manufacturing support and teaching. Ability to provide situation analysis, creative solutions and establish good working relationships. Prolific author with over a 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 3 patents and over 300 public presentations. Specialties Leadership in the domain of free access Chemistry, Product and project management, Organizational and Leadership development, Competitive analysis and Business Development, Entrepreneurial.

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2 Responses to A YouTube Cartoon Movie for ScienceOnline2012

  1. Gary Martin

    January 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

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

     

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