Dr. SkySkull talking invisibility in the News & Observer!

This has already been making the rounds via other social media today, but for those who aren’t on Facebook or Twitter (lookin’ at you, Dad!), I was interviewed by the News & Observer about invisibility physics and the article appeared today!

Me, looking kinda invisible.  Double exposure image by Todd Sumlin.

Me, looking kinda invisible. Double exposure image by Todd Sumlin.

It’s worth mentioning that this didn’t start as an article with a focus on me (not that I’m complaining).  Reid Creager at the Observer originally contacted me for background on invisibility physics for a planned article on the subject, but apparently the conversation was interesting enough that it turned into a Q&A article with me.

Todd Sumlin visited me to take the photo above last week, and we had a lot of fun with it.  He made me look semi-transparent by taking a double exposure: one with me in the picture, one without.  We used a set of journals as a backdrop, but the multi-colored journals obscured my face.  My solution was to put black-bound PhD dissertations from my office, including my own, behind me.  I noted on Twitter last week that this may have been the first practical use of my PhD!

I’m rather happy with the article as it turned out — feel free to let me know what you think in the comments!

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4 Responses to Dr. SkySkull talking invisibility in the News & Observer!

  1. Natasha says:

    Super cool! I love the idea of protecting from earthquakes and such. Very neat.

  2. Remco says:

    Very nice!

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