Reid Gower – I am the Creator of The Sagan Series

I am Reid Gower

I’m the creator of the popular youtube series called The Sagan Series and The Feynman Series. You can find both on my youtube channel.

Over the past couple years I’ve been invited around the world to give talks on my motive for creating the series. I was even recently invited to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center where I gave a talk and was given a tour.

I also recently finished my contributions to The Sagan/Feynman Series, but I’m announcing today that these projects are now open source, meaning anyone can take the name and make their own with their favourite scientist, put it on youtube and I’ll share it with our 85,000 facebook fans. This isn’t just about me, it’s about promoting scientific values to the broader public. Any help in that mission is appreciated.

Proof on my twitter!

Reid Gower (https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1p5ibo/i_am_the_creator_of_the_sagan_series_i_am_reid/)

 

TEDxVancouver – Reid Gower – Defining the Frontier.mov

Reid Gower has a passion in promoting scientific literacy in the general population leading him to develop his video series. His media creation, called The Sagan Series, borrows the words of the late astrophysicist Carl Sagan and has gone on to inspire millions across the world. Reid is Canadian and lives on Vancouver Island. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

 

 

Reid Gower Spends 6 Months Filming Timelapse

In case you haven’t heard the name Reid Gower before, he’s the Canadian guy who started making ad campaigns to promote NASA because they can’t actually spend taxpayer money to do it themselves. He just released a timelapse that he spent 6 months working on, titled Natural Phenomena, and it’s got a few interesting twists that others haven’t had until now.

Gower says, “Humans are part of the natural order. We’re risen apes that acquired language and learned to use tools. Skyscrapers and spacecraft may seem unnatural, but they’re just as much a part of the natural order as beaver dams and bird nests. Boring electrical lines hint at the energy solution of a mammalian species. Open your eyes to the world you’ve grown accustomed to, and rejoice in the fact that you can participate in the human project.”

For the shots from incredibly high altitudes, Gower says he “put a GoPro inside a thermal lunchbox, add[ed] some handwarmers + GPS, attach[ed] all that to a great big balloon and launch[ed] it.” Head over to Reddit to read some Q&A with Gower about this video and his prior projects, such as the Sagan Series.

 

 

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