Curie Author Showcase (March 8th, 2018)

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Featured Author: @mrsomebody
Sketch Travel in Nepal



Art by @mrsomebody - used with permission

Illustrated with beautiful sketches, this post details a trip to Nepal to video document a nonprofit project in the country town of Jogitar. The trip was organized by Crooked Trails, a Seattle-based nonprofit group; the travelers stayed with local families while working on the project and you can tell how much this deepened the connection to the people and the land as you read the text and soak in the artwork. As amazing as this post is, you will be astounded to see several other sketch travel posts of similar quality if you read @mrsomebody's earlier posting (and I sincerely hope and recommend you do this!):
https://steemit.com/travel/@mrsomebody/sketchtravel-in-nepal

I'm looking forward to sharing images with you. My posts range from illustrations (I'm an illustrator) to travel sketches to abstract drawings, vector art, and paintings. They have an informational aspect to them in that they share something about how the work was created, what the inspiration was, how this or that problem was solved, things like that. I've also done some video and motion graphic work. My beautiful wife and I live in north Seattle. We are traveling to Portugal this spring, and to Japan in the fall, so that is a big travel year for us.


Featured Author: @veckinon
The Great Robot Owl Experiment



Image used with permission from @veckinon

User @veckinon was sent back to the present from a future timeline devastated by Owl Terminators to share his understanding of robotic Strigiformes. No wait, I don't think I got that quite right. But this is a post about robotic owls, to be fair, so you can see how I got this mixed up! @veckinon is not fighting against the robot owls but he does in fact create them, or repair them as is the case in our featured post:
https://steemit.com/science/@veckinon/the-great-robot-owl-experiment

The experiment I discuss in this article is part of a far reaching and multi-disciplinary effort to better understand how animals communicate with each other, spearheaded by University of Montana professor, Erick Greene. Many scientists, artists, craftsman and engineers have participated in different tasks on this project and I have been very happy to be a part of it. If you would like to know more about this research, feel free to check out http://www.cfc.umt.edu/wbio/research/erick-greene.php.
I am a self-taught artist and musician and a traditionally-taught scientist, originally hailing from a small town, outside of a small town, outside of a small city in Montana.

Featured Author: @thuylannguyen
There is a person who goes to collect the smiles - MyPictureDay Submission



Image used with permission from @thuylannguyen

Smile is the most common language in the world. Whether you are Asian, European or African... you are from a faraway country that I have never been to. We can not understand each other's language. But I still understand and feel your smile. That may be the easiest thing to share in this world.

A smile is an easy thing to share and @thuylannguyen has shared an impressive collection of them captured with her Nikon D90 camera. The joy radiating out from this portrait photography will warm your heart. Make sure to look through her blog for some incredible landscape and nature photography as well!

My name is Lan. I’m nineteen years old. I come from Vietnam. I study at Hue University College of Foreign Languages. My major is Korean. People around me call me cats, because they say I have cats-like eyes or maybe it's because I'm fast and lively like a cat. Even though I'm young, I love to experience new things. I hope to be friends with people all over the world, understand their lives as well as their beautiful country.

Featured Author: @joelbastian
This is what they used. The LTTE of Sri Lanka - One of the worlds most brutal terrorist groups.



Image used with permission from @joelbastian

“The Tamil Tigers (or LTTE) of Sri Lanka were undoubtedly one of the most organized, effective and brutal terrorist groups in the world. They invented the suicide vest and, according to the FBI, are the only terrorist group to have assassinated two world leaders” - TIME

@joelbastian has given us a fascinating photo tour through a former testing ground used by the Tamil Tigers. Tiny submarines rust on the beach. Signs warn of landmines in the forest. A row of gray camouflaged speedboats, high and dry out of the water, sits under a gray cloudy sky. These sombre relics serve as a reminder of a civil war that stretched on for decades:
https://steemit.com/photography/@joelbastian/this-is-what-they-used-or-the-ltte-of-sri-lanka-one-of-the-worlds-most-brutal-terrorist-groups

This is Me - Joel Bastian. Born In Sri Lanka - And proud of it. Raised In Canada. - Vancouver is home. And I love this place. Looking forward to sharing my passion with you all, and that's the art of Digital Imaging. You can call it photography if you like.
I personally like to share photographs of my travels and especially since my recent trip to Sri Lanka. I really would love to expose the world to a little more of what Sri Lanka has to offer : ) And its history!


Featured Author: @apolette
My last painting & drawing exhibition is now open, in Marseille, France



Image used with permission from @apolette

@apolette gives us a post about his current art exhibition at the Zone 44 gallery and tattoo parlor: https://steemit.com/art/@apolette/my-last-painting-and-drawing-exhibition-is-now-open-in-marseille-france

A short video tour of the gallery before opening gives a great sense of the space - it is not large, but it is interesting, with an immense canvas portrait hanging overhead ominously. @apolette explores a wide variety of themes and works in different media here, from pencil on paper to acrylic on canvas, and demonstrates mastery in all. Clockwork cyber-steampunk insects and surrealistic animals stand shoulder to shoulder with impressionist cityscapes. If you happen to be in France you can still view this jaw-dropping collection of art in person for a few more weeks at:
44 Rue Edouard Delanglade, 13006 Marseille, France

While I was reviewing @apolette's earlier posting history in preparation for writing this post, I encountered something that made me want to cry. Seven months ago @apolette posted one of the most interesting and creative time lapse art videos I have ever seen, and the crying shame here is that the post finished with $0 payout and has only been viewed 14 times! This is not our featured post but I feel it is my duty to point this criminally neglected masterpiece out, and believe me, you need to see this:
https://steemit.com/art/@apolette/a-video-drawing-with-4-hands-the-rorschach-cyber-steampunk-timelapse

I'm Arnaud, living in France, my everyday work is IT teacher and researcher (as assistant professor) in a French engineering school (I love my work ahah), it's at the same time linked to mathematics, software development, algorithmics, teaching, research, geometric modeling, mechanics... A bunch of different fields I love :D
I also love Art, in any forms, paintings, drawings, musics, movies, sculptures, (this list could be infinite)...

And I think there is a lot of links between arts and sciences... creativity, observation, sharing... (it's probably why I love these two worlds :) ).


Featured Author: @markangeltrueman
Creating Cinematic Drone Footage - Hints, tips and a video dissection.



Screencap used with permission from @markangeltrueman

If you have ever read the @curie Expanded Guidelines you may recognize our last featured author; his post My recent trip to Iceland, filmed with a Mavic Pro is one of the selected posts listed as a reference of quality in the Expanded Guidelines. What landed him in our showcase today is a tutorial on filming cinematic drone footage which revisits this post, dissecting the shots and techniques used to make it. Mark gives solid advice in an easy to comprehend format; if you are an aspiring drone film maker I highly recommend this post, and even if you are not it is a truly enjoyable read and watch:
https://steemit.com/drone/@markangeltrueman/creating-cinematic-drone-footage-hints-tips-and-a-video-dissection

"The Curator" AKA @markangeltrueman

Full time support engineer, full time father and husband, full time developer of Steem tools, full time Curie curator, full time photographer and videographer, full time general tinkerer and retired sleeper. There basically aren't enough hours in the day for everything I want to do. I'm pretty much obsessed with Steemit and everything it encompasses. It's pushed my boundries, rewarded my efforts and introduced me to some amazing people. Improving the quality of the content is my goal, either through posting my own thoughts on how to do "stuff" or by trying to push good "stuff" to the top through curation initiatives like Curie.


This Curie Author Showcase was written by Curie community representative @carlgnash with input from other Curie curators and reviewers. Author permission was sought and obtained from all authors featured in this showcase. All works the copyright of their respective authors and used with permission.

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Thank you. This will motivate me a lot.

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That is good to hear @thuylannguyen! I was really impressed with the overall quality of your photography and posting when I went through your blog history - you are not just a "one hit wonder" and I hope our readers take the time to get to know you and your posting! Keep up the good work!

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Thank you. You are really a great person, What you are doing will be a source of motivation and inspiration for many on steemit.

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fantastic photos @thuylannguyen thanks...

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@music4peace Thank you very much!

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@carlgnash you are right fantastic photos of @thuylannguyen thanks...

Thank you so much for featuring my work along with all these other great Steemians. And when the robo-raptor judgement day comes (hereby known as the raptor-rapture), you can all "come with me if you want to live." In all seriousness though, thanks a lot for this. It is great to share a bit more about this project with such a wide and diverse audience.

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Raptor-Rapture! That is pure gold!!!

Holy crap, that time-lapse by @apolette was fantastic. Impressive how perfect his mirrors were, and how seamlessly the piece came together. Curious to know how much pre-planning/layout was necessary for the production to come off so perfectly. good job @curie

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Seriously! I always go through the old posting of authors we feature here to get a better feel for them and look for biographical details to include, and that post jumped out at me when I was doing this. It felt a little weird to include a post that was 7 months old here, but honestly it hurt my heart to see that post with 14 views. It blew my mind. It is honestly hard to believe the final image that is arrived at is mirrored the way it is, it absolutely looks like one piece. @apolette is a really creative artist, I love it when an artist's concepts have this level of creativity to match the (obvious) technical skill.

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yeah, I hear ya. And @apolette (if memory serves) is anchored educationally/professionally in the sciences but also expresses through art. I'm a big fan of people who like to produce at the crossroads of STEM and the ARTS...cool visual/intellectual synergies become increasingly possible (IMHO).

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Wow, I'm glad to read that @danielshortell, and thank you @carlgnash for sharing my work :)

It was really interesting to work on this drawing, it was at the same time a kind of technical challenge, and also a real pleasure to do it :)

I first made a sketch with different symmetries (circular around the eye and axial to the diagonal), with main lines, circles, parts etc... just to locate elements

After that I recorded the bottom right part, and then I wrote a script (in c++ and OpenCV) to crop, flip, and assemble it.

I'm glad you like it!

I think I will soon do another "4 hands" drawing ;)

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Oh so cool to hear more about that process! Makes sense you used a script for the post-processing, I was honestly blown away by how perfect that part was and thought it must have taken you forever to get that right! Yes please would absolutely love to see another one of those and make sure you let me know when you post it so this time I can upvote it while still in payout!!! Very happy your art opening was a success and I just want to say I am really impressed with your terrifically creative posting :) Much love - Carl

Great artwork by @apollete, I wouldn't get to see this if not for @curie. Succeeding on steemit requires a perfect combination of blogging and socializing, the latter being the deciding factor. That's what I learnt recently.

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You are 100% right on with that observation @seento. The social networking side of things is really a major determinant in reward. Posting quality posts helps of course, but it alone is absolutely no guarantee of reward. And yeah, @apolette is awesome! Cheers

Thank you for discovering my post @curie !

Hi @curie..
I want asking for you,what the meaningvof this word...

reviewers.Author permission was sought and obtained from all authors featured in this showcase...

does curie create a new community in shape?

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I am not 100% sure what you are asking here. The bit about author permission means that we asked each of the featured authors for permission before using images and quoting text from their posts. Is that what you mean?

Good post my friend :D

Thanks for supporting the other Steemit user and bring their article forward to have a better expose this will bond the relationship among them.

Curie is the best. Go Curie

Well, it's a great initiative :)
I'm posting daily home remedies, but not getting the reward i should be getting for my efforts, can you have a look on those?

Nice post.I respect you very much because you contribute to steemit.I will do activities like you.I would like to extend the steemit.@curie

Great initiative shown by you guys to promote new and upcoming bloggers and writers on steemit keep up the good work and help build the steemit community stronger Thanks.

nice info i get much knowledge and way of earning through out your post I think its good idea to making posts on such topics.great work

if someone wants to make themselves discoverable by you. how do they do that? is it a tag or a post in a discord? Always curious about the how to

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If by "you" you mean "Curie" the organization, just using the most popular relevant tags to your posting is the best way to go. There are over 50 active curators submitting posts to Curie and they cover a lot of ground. Most of the curators curate the "old fashioned" way, meaning, they go through the new posting in tags that they are interested in. I personally curate using SQL query and I do not specify tags in my main curation query, though I do filter down the results using some other parameters. The "No Steemit Related Posts" guideline for Curie could be a thorn in your side though if you are trying to get attention to your posting on redesigning the Steemit UI. Have you read the Curie whitepaper and guidelines? Check the #announcements channel in the Curie discord. Cheers

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Ah thanks!

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Thanks for explaining this. I actually found this searching Google about how Curie works. I've joined the Discord now. One more question though - Can anyone be a currator? I would love to share new posts and articles that I find.

good info i get a lot of knowledge to make a post. very amazing ....

Thank you. Good news motivate

Um.. people in this post truly deserve the spotlight, there is an enormous amount of passion in what they do, be it just a photo or a whole gallery of paintings..

Thank you @curie great posts!
If you like you can have a look at my post, thanks...
https://steemit.com/music/@music4peace/music-4-peace-concert-on-mahatma-gandhi-s-birthday-in-nepal-kathmandu