August 25, 2011
Bill Hammack’s playful video showing how a photocopier works won the grand prize in Scientific American’s Inaugural Science Online Film Festival.
In the video, Professor Hammack drags the copier through hallways, a tunnel and an elevator before he takes it apart and explains how it works.
Scientific American also recently ran a feature and Q and A about Hammack and his videos. The article describes how Hammack’s video and radio pieces explore the technological world by emphasizing the human dimension to technology, “from the trial, tribulations, and triumphs of inventors and scientists to the effect of technology on our daily lives.”
Hammack shares his background, his public radio appearances and how he creates and distributes his videos, including some tips for up-and-coming videographers.