This week’s guest picker is John Pavlus, and here is his first pick:
A Spacecraft for All
This is a thrillingly well-designed interactive film/visualization about ISEE-3, a probe launched in 1978 to study the Sun, control of which was then lost, and recently regained by a citizen-science crowdfunding campaign, and then lost again. The filmmaking, the design (graphic, sound, interaction, user experience, typography, 3D), the narrative, the technological wizardry (of the project and of the film itself)… This is the acme of everything that modern science multimedia can be.
John Pavlus is a designer on the inside and a writer/filmmaker on the outside. He makes things that make things make sense for places like NPR, HHMI, Scientific American, Fast Company, Nautilus, and others.