Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Adventures in Tornado Alley: Photography by Eric Nguyen" at the Todd/Browning Gallery in Downtown Art Walk

The Todd/Browning Gallery, where the late Eric Nguyen's photos go on display next month, is part of the larger Downtown Art Walk, during which 40 galleries draw between 3000 and 4000 people every second Thursday of the month. Eric's show, "Adventures in Tornado Alley" coincides with the Art Walk opening on March 12. The gallery is planning a preview on the evening of March 11th also.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Isotope Magazine accepted my essay "The Sharpest Fall" for publication today. The piece describes an experiment some friends and I conducted to test the integrity of the pressure sensor which Eric Nguyen and I unwittingly drove into the Tulia, Texas tornado. Another friend was preparing a scientific paper on the Tulia data and we needed to test some failure modes for the instrumentation. The surprising results of our experiment are interwoven with the recollection of a strange radar vehicle we encountered a few years ago in the plains.

The essay should appear in the magazine's "planetary engineering" issue, but there's no release date as yet. I've been a fan of this journal for years so it's gratifying to land something here. It's a cool meeting place of science and literary writing. Check it out.