Many thanks to Stuart Young, founder of Illustration Station, for creating this illustration during my TEDx Talk last weekend! The video of the talk will be up on the TED website in a month or so.
Another PhD student in my group needs 18 months to finish analyzing an enormous set of data he has collected on coral reefs. I just highlighted his work and Crowdfunder campaign on the Act Now page; learn more and support if you can! His work is fascinating and he's happy to reach out to groups who want to learn more about coral.
Many thanks to all those who attended the exhibit opening yesterday! Over 130 people attended, we had plenty of chocolate from Waggoner Chocolates, and I'd say it was a success! Getting plenty of positive feedback, but also looking forward to revising the exhibit slightly so that it can travel. Photos from Chris Welch Photography will be posted shortly! Thanks again to everyone!
UPDATE: PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING!
OCEANS at MIT/ Slow-Motion Science and the Art of Capturing Marine Life
THE SCUTTLEFISH/ An Exhibit of Undersea Phenomena in Ultra-Slow Motion by Mission 31 Aquanaut Grace Calvert Young
Unique Slow-Motion Underwater Photography Exhibit
@ARTSATMIT/ Join @mitmeche alumna Grace Young this Friday
I'm excited to announce the official date and time of the exhibit opening reception! See invitation card below. Those who contributed to the KickStarter will get invitations in the mail as well.
The exhibit will be up through January 31st. It features photos and videos of marine animal behavior never before captured in slow motion. All filming was possible thanks to new technology, including the Edgertronic high speed camera, bright underwater lights, and an underwater housing. Most footage was captured during Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31 last summer when five fellow aquanauts and I lived underwater and filmed with the camera for 15 days from the Aquarius underwater habitat off the Florida Keys. In addition, the exhibit showcases follow up studies on cuttlefish's color-changing skin and seal whisker dynamics.
Note: The reception was previously planned for Sunday, January 4th, but is now on the 9th. The exhibit will still be open on the 4th, however, so if that's the only day you can attend just message me and I'll still give a tour.
Finally, if you are a blog-reader who didn't hop on the KickStarter bus but still want to attend the opening, send me a message and I'll get you an invite :))
Event listed at Boston.com: http://www.boston.com/entertainment/events?p1=menu_entertainment_more_events_hp#/event/3727057?location=02108-boston§ions=all&date=today
(Waggoner Chocolates is catering!)