Thursday, January 30, 2014

The flakey firmament

I have a friend who is an astrophysicist. He once told me that there are so many stars that no matter which direction you look in, along every conceivable angle  if you can look far enough your view will be blocked by a star. Perhaps he was joking.There are, theoretically, an infinite number of angles. Does this mean there are an infinite number of stars? Is the universe infinite?

This sort of question is usually at the beginning of a headache. I leave the astrophysicists and philosophers to answer these oddities and paradoxes. I set myself a solvable question.

Does the snow that falls past my window in very cold Berlin, over time obscure all lines of sight? Sampling at 10 frames a minute over 20 minutes, I am unhappy to report, it has not yet achieved this perfect whiteout. My field of cold white stars is still incomplete. I hope more snow will fall.

Do see this.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Woods for trees

These are my woods. These are not your woods. What do yours look like? I am not out of mine yet, I can't tell.



Saturday, January 11, 2014

Katterjokk: how winter should look

Winter isn't coming, it's here, up in Swedish Lapland. It's going to be here until June.

Friday, January 10, 2014

(Sort of) Freeing up my images: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Free(ish) as a bird
I've been doing some work for a teacher retraining programme. And I've realised just what a huge asset the Wikimedia commons and CC images are. So, I've officially had a change of mind and all my images are now not copyrighted, but lefted. Now they fall under the rather more complicatedly named license: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Hope they are of some use to someone!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

TEDxBerlinWomen talk



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