Andy Thomas of Australia is a multimedia artist, who makes 3D animations of bird songs. He calls them “audio life forms.” He does it using 3D visualization software and other programs, breaking down photos of the birds into their composite parts. He then reassembles the images in a collage and builds animations that react – based on rules he’s set – to the sound of the birds’ singing.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.