RIP Kevin Staff
I am incredibly sad that Kevin Staff , my long time collaborator in generating science posts on G+ has passed away. Kevin was much too young to leave us. He was an extraordinarily creative artist who specialized in unique styles of gif conversion. Although we never met, I often emailed him with a link to a movie or YouTube video that caught my eye, asking if he could convert it to a gif for a science post. He unfailingly responded with generosity and patience, often redoing them until I was happy. I used to joke that his turnaround time was so rapid that it put pressure on me to write the darn text!
Please join me in celebrating his art and his generous spirit. And in conveying our condolences to his friends and family.
Here is just a small sampling of Kevin’s work, there are too many for me to pick favorites:
Fastest spring in nature: Vorticella http://goo.gl/Jw4hQk
Walking heads: kinesin http://goo.gl/amYA3P
London calling: http://goo.gl/MbY71j
Chris Pirillo, the science experiment http://goo.gl/YMM3bI
Originally shared by Regina Guimard
It is with sadness that I am informing you the death of Kevin Staff
on Thursday, September 12 in Loma Linda, California.
He was known by his unique animated gifs. On his posts, he expressed a passion for Coffee, Photography, Arts, Architecture, Design, Science, motivational quotes and travelling.
He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and members of his circles.
Please join me for a moment’s thought in remembrance of a true gentleman, caring person and wonderful human being.
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