March 9, 2012 § 1 Comment
January 6, 2012 § 2 Comments
In a series of videos, surgeons at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle present their skills with the DaVinci surgical robot in novel ways, including folding a paper plane, lacing an American football and painting fingernails.
A very creative way to communicate the precision of robotic surgery to the public. You can find all the videos here.
May 15, 2011 § 1 Comment
Knowing how to control the depth of field is one of the basics of photography, but do you know why a large aperture results in a shallow depth of field?
Artist Justin Snodgrass has created this 20 minute tutorial that explains it all in detail. The video have some references to a “35 mm adapter” as it was made for videographers working with these kind of adapters, but the information applies to all sorts of photography.
Hat tip to PetaPixel.
August 31, 2010 § 1 Comment
In an effort to bring surgery back into the public domain, the Wellcome Collection in London arranged a Live Surgery event last year, broadcasting live open heart surgery to an audience of 200 lay people.
It’s interesting to hear people’s expectations and reactions in this short clip from the event. It reminds of the time when I showed the start of a prostatectomy video to my grandparents once. When I stopped it after a minute or so saying “So that’s what I do for a living”, they yelled “Don’t stop, we got to see how it ends!”.
Surgery sure is intriguing.