On this page you can find most of the videos I made covering various subjects that I find interesting and useful to look at. This includes humanity in general, animal cruelty, nature of reality, consciousness, artificial intelligence and also entertainment. I hope that some of them will inspire you.
Humanity, Nature and Animals
My amatuer astro-photos taken with 8" Newtonian (Celestron C8-N) on HEQ5 tripod. Deepsky objects taken with DSLR Canon Rebel and planetary images with Toucam or Fusion.
The video shows rotating Jupiter with its prominent feature called the great red spot (GRS), which is a persistent anticyclonic vortex on the south border of the South Equatorial belt. I started recording on 12/09/2010 in Plymouth, UK at around 1am and finished something around 4:30am. I used the Celestron CPC925, 2x barlow lens and NextImage CCD camera with infrared/ultraviolet blocking filter. Each frame in the video was stacked from around 1900frames and the video itself is made of 70frames (similar to the picture above), so overall around 130,000frames were used out of 140,000.
The Nature of Reality
Consciousness being created by the brain has not been a successful theory. There is an increasing number of anomalies clearly showing that there is much more to consciousness that is generally accepted by the mainstream science. Such anomalies were largely researched by for example HeartMath institute, US Army, PEARlab Princeton, Tiller, Laszlo, Goswami, Talbot, Sheldrake, Radin and many others.
The creation of the video below was inspired and based around these anomalies and their experimental results from various fields such as quantum mechanics, biology, neurology and astronomy. It emphasises the role of fractal geometry on the formation of the universe and offers an alternative model for explaining and unifying these anomalies through the growing field of digital physics.
Videos for NASA physicist, consciousness researcher and the author of My Big TOE trilogy Thomas Campbell
Click here to access all the videos I edited and produced for Thomas Campbell. The video below is the latest and most comprehensive one summarising Tom's 30years research into consciousness just in two hours. The video is available on DVDs from www.mybigtoe.com
Thomas Campbell was one of the original consciousness explorers at The Monroe Institute (tmi) in Virginia in the 1970s and the explorer identified as "TC Physicist" in Bob Monroe's book Far Journeys. Campbell, working alongside electrical engineer Dennis Mennerich, discovered what is now known as Hemi-Sync, the binaural-beat approach to inner exploration that came to be almost synonymous with TMI.
As Bob Monroe's protégé, Campbell worked in the TMI lab and participated in explorer sessions as a subject. He was one of the first trainers and finished his tenure at TMI as an advisory-board member.
In his book My Big TOE, Campbell does not spend much time on his personal experiences through his 35 years of exploration. Rather, he concentrates on the inner workings of such subjective adventures as OBEs, remote viewing and healing -- to name just a few -- and much more.
With more than 800 pages in My Big TOE, the reader will find plenty to ponder and absorb. The knowledge gained will bring greater understanding that grows with each subsequent read.
My Big TOE presents a robust overarching model of reality that does a great job of demystifying some of our most cherished beliefs, and it's done with an abundance of humour.
The book beckons you to search within yourself to understand how belief structures colour your outlook. Campbell masterfully nudges you away from the ego traps that keep many from experiencing the Greater Reality for themselves.
With patience and clarity, My Big TOE suggests to readers that they themselves need to create their own TOE -- Theory of Everything -- and that with greater awareness they can find answers for themselves.
My Big TOE by Thomas Campbell is a must read for anybody with questions about why we are here: the very purpose behind our existence.
This video demonstrates Aquila's Kinect module used for iCub humanoid robot teleoperation. The Kinect module is implemented using OpenKinect, OpenNi and NITE libraries. This module tracks human skeleton and calculates angle of each join, sends this information to YARP ports and to the robot. The module also controls Kinect's tilt and LED lighs as well as renders real-time user recognition and skeleton mapping. This visualisation can be simply recorded as a video or individual frames.
This video demonstrates how Aquila trains and runs multiple time-scales recurrent neural networks used to control humanoid robot iCub (http://www.robotcub.org/) in real time. The results shown in this video are from the initial tests only and are meant to demonstrate the potential of neural system (based on Jun Tani's architecure) as well as the massive speed-ups achieved by running the network on parallel CUDA devices such as the latest NVidia Fermi architecture. I am currently working on extending the neural system with additional modalities dealing with vision, extra proprioception as well as language so keep eyes on my site for new results. I reckon it is going to get more interesting as we proceed farther with our investigation into how actions and language co-develop in the brain.
A short video summarizing the main idea behind the Mars rover research that I started 2 years ago and since then we have explored lots of interesting ideas including the current inspired by the theory of punctuated equilibria. This research topic was proposed by the Advanced Concepts Team of European Space Agency with which we are currently collaborating.
This video sums up my previous work on Mars rover research and it has been featured on a plasma screen at my university.