YouTube Excellence #2: Geography Now

Credit: Geography Now It’s time to learn Geography NOW! This is the catchy start to the YouTube show, Geography Now. A favorite of mine for years, it features its host, Barby (cool Aussie word, also girl’s doll), goes over, in general, each country that exists in the world which has been recognized by the U.N….

SEKA Museum: AR Sandbox

Here are several videos showcasing my experimenting (or screwing around, either way) with an augmented reality sandbox. By analyzing sand it creates a digital map overlaid on the sand depicting an elevation map symbolized with color along with topographical lines and moving (not real) water. The end result is highly addictive just because you can…

Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi

I recently had the chance to visit a museum near where I live in Turkey called the Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi (Kocaeli Science Center). The museum is not actually a new facility but rather a conservation of an older building. It used to be a large paper factory in Izmit that produced tens of thousands of…

New Technology: Sandbox & PlasticRoad

UCLA has a sandbox you can use to visualize different land elevations as well as how water interacts with lower lying regions. The best part is it’s also available to the public so if you’re near them try it out. See how large you can make your mountains! This PlasticRoad concept is a modular design…