10
Apr

On the ambiguity of the past, Zen, and mathematical ethics

It’s high time to reveal the next pioneer – the charming and playful genius of Charles H. Bennett. By the way – he hates being described as a genius, so the deepest apologies for that, Charles. As you might already suspect, it’ll be the second episode of the second season of my documentary series. The final […]

22
Mar

The eternal problem with b-rolls

The eternal problem with b-rolls is as follows: either you have too much of an additional footage, or too little. Usually the latter is the case, of course. To collect a proper amount of illustrative footage that would constitute a visual context and, sometimes, provide a subtext to the story told by Freeman Dyson, I […]

16
Mar

Space Dreamer has landed

Freeman Dyson (born in 1923, England) is a legendary science figure who has influenced countless fields of knowledge. Without his talent of seeing things in their innermost nature science would be way different today (to mention quantum electrodynamics). His subversively optimistic views on numerous topics stirred a lot of controversy. As Dyson likes to explain […]

10
Mar

Space Dreamer is almost here

Here are a few semi secret freeze frames taken from my latest project – Space Dreamer. I’ve almost reached the milestone of the final cut, although there is still a lot of sound fine tuning work to do. As you might have guessed, this is the fifth installment of my documentary series titled Pioneers. A […]

2
Mar

On the road

Cracow is one of those cities every single kid in Poland was obliged to see, and I was no exception. Yes, it’s beautiful. Yes, it’s nicely preserved. Yes, since it was not bombed during the WWII, it’s whole original, there are no postwar architectural substitutes within the old town district. Yes, it used to be the hub […]

1
Mar

Winter wetlands

I’ve been around for forty years or so, but I’ve noticed that fact only recently: Wetlands are gorgeous in winter! By the way, I decided to check if those famous gravitational waves are there. Yes – they are. Ϳ

22
Jan

Life and death at Rochor Centre, Singapore

Built in the late 1970’s Rochor Center was recently listed as a landmark, and was supposed to be protected by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. But it will be demolished soon anyway, making way for yet another new multilane highway, one of those that make life in Singapore easier and more difficult at the same time. […]

10
Jan

Julian Barbour’s arrows of time

“Many different phenomena in the Universe are time asymmetric and define an arrow of time that points in the same direction everywhere at all times. Attempts to explain how this arrow could arise from time-symmetric laws often invoke a ‘past hypothesis’: the initial condition with which the Universe came into existence must have been very […]

6
Jan

The shameless case of self-promotion

A little bit of shameless self-promotion today. Yes – I am proud to announce that I was awarded the Grand Press, which is a Polish equivalent of the Pulitzer prize (more here, in Polish).  The jury showed its appreciation of The Bomb That Shook the World, the movie on Roy Glauber, that we shot with […]