There’s something bewitching about a sunrise over New York. The city is held in a momentary serenity. A soothing calm that belies the hubbub that will soon ensue. I love these moments of peace, moments of stillness.
A connected campus
Technology doesn’t exist in a silo; it doesn’t live in isolation. Technology is at its best when it’s developed collaboratively, when there’s a unified team behind it, driving it forward. This is what ADVA Optical Networking’s Atlanta campus is all about. There’s an incredible community here, an incredible sense of unity.
The endless sky
There is an innate beauty to time lapses, an innate majesty that extends beyond singular still images or film. They are at once epic and intimate, profound and simple. This is often reflected in the score that can swell from a bare melody to a sweeping orchestration. Time lapses have the power to stir the soul and drive the imagination.
Ryan Killackey has proven himself to be a master of the time lapse, especially with California as his muse. Imagine California is the first in a series of three videos from Ryan that focuses on life in the Golden State, from its endless skies to its ragged coastlines. Hit play and take a few moments to enjoy some incredible artistry.
The future of the data centre
I’m always fascinated by people who are shaping our future, who are actively developing new technologies that will open up new possibilities. On a recent trip to Silicon Valley, I visited the headquarters of Brocade to chat with such a group of people. Check out this video as I discuss the future of the data centre and what this means for the networking industry.
Brooklyn Bridge Reverie
It’s late in the evening. A few couples stroll by enjoying the cool air of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Across the Hudson, Manhattan swelters in 100 degree heat. I listen to my camera gently click. Every 30 seconds punctuated by a mechanical full stop. Another moment captured. I look towards Pier 17 and take some time to dwell. Memories stir and I smile.
Treasure Island Gold
Covered in a blanket of night, I look from the trees of Treasure Island into the neon shroud of San Francisco. Grey skies and mist are slowly descending but there’s still time to take a few shots of the City. Late-night traffic streams across the Bay Bridge, merging into one superhighway of light. Soon I’ll pack the camera, turn on the engine and join the neon stream. Until then, I breathe deep and enjoy the quiet. The dawn is only a few hours away.
I’m continually fascinated by the use of publicly accessible data to develop innovative and almost mesmerising applications. Click on the image above to see the latest data experiment from Bruno Imbrizi as he transforms real-time data from the London Underground into a hypnotic overview of London’s transport arteries.
Part of the team
While shooting this video, I was amazed by the unity, by the camaraderie of the GNOC team. Whenever a situation arose that required immediate action, they worked as one. They worked collectively to resolve the issue. They pool their knowledge and experience together to create a unified bedrock of expertise. One that can seemingly overcome any obstacle.
In this video I really wanted to showcase how strong and united this team is.
The evolving web
It’s almost impossible to look at this interactive infographic and not be impressed by how much the web has developed. This is especially true for the past five years. The pace of development has been phenomenal and shows no signs of slowing.
Click on the image above to see the infographic in full and spend some time exploring the web’s evolution.