top: PolaMap 17
23″ x 15.5″
above: PolaMap 8809
29″ x 20″
This is the next installment of PolaMaps, a new series that I’m introducing here on this blog.
The show starred Don Herbert, a likable guy who taught science on TV and looked like, well, a science teacher.
I was frequently amazed and astounded by Mr. Wizard’s experiments and my dad, who taught college physics, often watched the show with me and would explain what was happening. Even though I didn’t really understand, I still had a great time watching those shows with him.
A few years ago while I was looking at some LANDSAT images, I was suddenly reminded of one Mr. Wizard show in particular where he explained the wonders of polarized light by using a pair of polarized sunglasses and some crinkled up plastic.So I adopted Mr. Wizard’s idea and manipulated it a little in order to create my own LANDSAT-like images, or PolaMaps.