15 February 2009

Yours truly, animated!

You know you've made it when you've been drawn in cartoon form for an animation by one of Miss Baker's high school biology students:


Darwin's Mockingbirds! by spudinski01, made at DoInk.com

If for some reason the animation doesn't work for you, here's a screen capture of 'me':


The avatar possibilities here are truly mindboggling.

The animation was made by Erik Martin a.k.a. spudinski01 to accompany his stellar Darwin Day blog post on Darwin's mockingbirds. I answered a few questions for Erik by email and sent a few links but this post is entirely his own doing. Brilliant, brilliant stuff.

It took me a minute to figure out exactly where Erik got the inspiration for this image of me, but then I realised it must have been from watching the mockingbird video on the NHM website.

10 comments:

Bob O'Hara said...

Wow. The likeness is astonishing.

*ducks*

Karen James said...

I'm actually rather proud, Bob, so no need to duck and cover.

Richard Carter, FCD said...

That animation is the most awesome thing to come out of the Darwin 200 celebrations bar none. I love the internet.

Karen James said...

Richard - agreed!

Erik said...

oh wow, thanks Karen! i was just checking up on the beagle proj. blog, saw my animation and it took a Minute to put everything together!
@ Richard Carter, yep, the internet rocks.

Lacy said...

I like your flinty stare.

Peter Etnoyer said...

Great likeness, Karen. Awesome cartoon. "Might as well take a few!"

Me said...

Hey Karen - Just watched your video on the NHM website. Cool project- but I think your pipetting technique could use a little work :-) What was Celeste teaching you fly people down there? bubble bubble bubble...Rob

Karen James said...

'Rob' ...I suppose that can only be you, Dr H? Yes, well, when you have Darwin's great-great-grandson watching you, you're being filmed and you're working with truly invaluable material collected on the Beagle let's see how well you pipette! Anyways, it worked, so shut it. ;)

Ann Carroll said...

Wow, great job my friend.... I'm so proud of you and what an amazing woman you are!! You've come a long way since ice cream cones and Camaro rides over train tracks... Keep me posted on this awesome project!! xo Ann