Life, Not As We Know It

We’ve tweeted articles about the new generation of telescopes coming online in the near future. Now that we have found planets orbiting our galactic neighbours, and even beyond our galaxy, what could the next great telescope discovery be? According to this Extremetech article, NASA predicts it’s Life.

Life. Not necessarily intelligent, sentient life, or any kind as we know it, but the verification of even any kind of microbial life is proof we are not “alone” in the universe.

Drake’s equation is a means for guesstimating a number of civilizations that could be out there, but the fact of the matter is that if we have evidence of even ONE extra-terrestrial form of life, it means a philosophical paradigm shift bigger than realizing the Earth orbits the moon, and not the other way around.

In fact, one must understand the universe may be full of living organisms, in varieties we cannot even imagine, both in the distant past that we can only now see with the most powerful technology, and the future that will come eons after us.

The alternative belief, that our fragile planet is the only source there was or ever will be, is simply historical.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186321-well-find-alien-life-in-the-next-20-years-with-our-new-awesome-telescopes-says-nasa

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TAMPF Premieres

THE AMORPHOUS MIND POLICE FACTOR, a film by Chris Minz premieres August 5th, 2014, 7:00 PM at The Royal Cinema, Toronto.

Dr Minz wrote and directed, and stars Gary Chan, Kelly-Marie Murtha, Timothy Paul McCarthy, Lauren Toyota, Jay Ould, Pamela Palset, Sara Hennessy, Stefan Bitar, Howard Pressburger, Julie McCarthy, Rachel Rain Pakota and Damon White.

Music by Trey Gunn and F.Tyler Shaw.

Our own Mikhial Gurarie did the Audio Post Mix.

FUTURA OMNIMEDIA Promo Trailer Online Debut

We are pleased to debut our website promo trailer video today, now live on Youtube and Vimeo.

Credits:

Produced and Directed by Mikhial Gurarie

Edited by Michael Hansen

Music by Mikhial Gurarie

Elon Musk, Nicola Tesla and the Oatmeal

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Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has open-sourced all of Tesla Motor’s patents. This means a lot to other manufacturers who want to get in on electric vehicle development. And the less we rely on limited fossil-fuel transit, the better for everybody and everything. Compare this to other technology leaders of today such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung who sue each other for millions or even billions of dollars, and spend millions to purchase smaller companies over patent infringement.

What many people who do not know, if they don’t know who he is, is that Nicola Tesla, Mr Musk’s inspiration and namesake of the company (and also of a 1980’s hair band), also let his patents be used freely. Although he was also taken advantage of, he let others use many of his ideas for the common good.

The 21st century may belong to Nicola Tesla. Read about The Oatmeal‘s campaign to buy Tesla’s Wardenclyffe property and appeal to Elon Musk to fund museum construction. Read the Oatmeal’s comic on Nicola Tesla here.

Let’s only hope nobody finds his Death Ray research…

The ehMTee Show

Another show we had the pleasure of recording and mixing, the ehMTee Show is a homegrown, cross-platform, webcast variety program of songs and light comedy. Guests included the composer Mantler, Gemini award-winning comic writer Paul Bellini, and Canadian comedy legend, Scott Thompson. The soundtrack album is available NOW on iTunes, and the DVD is forthcoming…

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-ehmtee-show/id695329284

Audio and Composition Services

Does your media project need audio recording, audio post or music? Listen to some examples of music we’ve composed for webcasts and other media on Mikhial Gurarie’s SoundCloud page!

 

Getting There is Challenge Enough

This article, first in a series from Mental_Floss, examines the realistic challenges of getting people to, and settling on Mars from an engineer’s perspective.

Extreme Engineering: The Challenges of Building a Colony on Mars