jueves, 13 de octubre de 2011

El Paso Museum of History host the Mystery of the Mayan Medallion Exhibition

It is always pleasing to encourage the young ones using a bit of adventure and fantasy through games creativity and technology to introduce them to the Mayan world, in this way they can learn playing about glyphs and have a great time, surely some of them will get to be a great Mayanist some day.

Hope you learn and enjoy in family!


The Mayanist

El Paso Museum of History to host
Mystery of the Mayan Medallion Exhibition

October 13 – January 15

A new and exciting hands-on exhibition is at the El Paso Museum of History. The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion is an impressive exhibition of an ancient Maya ruin located in a Palenque, Mexico rainforest. The lush green and vividly colored scenic elements, as well as ambient jungle sounds (e.g., tropical birds, howler monkeys) create the look and feel of the rainforest.

Six separate areas anchor the Mystery of the Mayan Medallion exhibit. Three walk-in architectural elements; the Tomb, the Observatory, and the Temple all appear partially excavated. Three additional field stations are housed in tents; Archaeology, Astromathematics, and Biology. Each contains several activities. Bussing and admission expenses are available to school groups.

Moey created two interactive pieces to help bring to life this traveling children's educational exhibit about Mayan history, archeology, biology and even astromathematics. Students are asked to uncover the mystery of an archealogical dig site to help find a priceless treasure.

Spider bite

Children were warned that certain dangers lurked in the exhibition. In one wall, in which the treasure may have been hidden, a surprise awaited: a simulated "bite" from a freya spider, common to Central and South America. The "bite" was actually a Moey-built burst of air from a silent pneumatic pump that was connected to an LED that simultaneously revealed information about the freya.

Treasure glyphs

At the end of the exhibit, the hidden treasure is found only if the students have paid attention to the Mayan glyphs throughout the exhibit. Students approach a wall that features a series of Mayan glyphs. When students touch the correct four glyphs, the treasure is revealed. Moey built the custom sensors and electronics to make the archaeological achievement a convincingly real experience for the children.

Interpretation and design by Argyle Design, Inc.

martes, 11 de octubre de 2011

conferencia: "El Aporte del Abate Brasseur de Bourbourg (1814-1874) a los Estudios Mayas"

Se les recomienda asistir a la conferencia:
"El Aporte del Abate Brasseur de Bourbourg (1814-1874) a los Estudios Mayas", impartido por Nadia Prévost (Universidad de Le Havre), por invitación de Lynneth Lowe, en el Centro de Estudios Mayas de la UNAM.

18 de octubre de 2011 12:00 horas
Aula Magna del Instituto


El Mayista

martes, 4 de octubre de 2011

A dificult but amazing photograph - Una fotografía difícil pero encantadora

Photo:Jack Paulus, My Shot. Fotoconsigli di Catherine Karnow

Photo of the day National Geographic Italy. Cenote, Chichén-Itzá.

The caves are able to be really difficult to photograph. The challenge consists in locate the point with more interesting
elements and do more investigations.

In this photograph, the combination of stalactites and stalagmites illuminated from a warm light, the intense turquoise of the waters and a curious boulder that gives a look of a sort of jetty seems, create a dynamic setting and scheming. (Often there is not need to use the flash; if the caves are open to the public I am often illuminated to show better the spectacular rocky formations).

For all the attractive photography, there is an individual element that gives back this especially winning: the rays of light that comes down from above. Sometimes is needed to return to the spot more times to capture the wonderful detail that gives back the effect for this photograph. In this case is the bind of light that moves on the water that gives to the image an almost religious solemnity.

Fotoconsiglio: It is well to return more times in the same place to capture the ideal light that transforms a normal release in a charming photograph.


La foto del día National Geographic Italia. Cenote, Chichén Itzá.

Las cuevas pueden ser realmente difíciles de fotografiar. El desafío consiste en situar el punto con elementos más interesantes y hacer más investigaciones.

En esta fotografía, la combinación de estalactitas y estalagmitas iluminó con una luz tibia, la turquesa intensa de las aguas y un canto redondo curioso que da un vistazo parecido a un tipo de malecón, crea una dinámica que pone y esquematiza. (A menudo no hay la necesidad de utilizar el destello; si las cuevas están abiertas al público yo a menudo soy iluminado en estos lugares para mostrar mejor las formaciones rocosas espectaculares).

Para toda la fotografía atractiva hay un elemento individual que devuelve especialmente esta ganancia: los rayos de luz que bajan de arriba. Es necesario a veces volver al lugar más tiempos para captar el detalle maravilloso que devuelve el efecto para lograr esta fotografía. En este caso es el lazo de luz que se mueve en el agua el cual da a la imagen una solemnidad casi religiosa.

Fotoconsiglio: Es de volver más tiempos al mismo lugar a captar la luz ideal que se transforma una liberación normal en una fotografía encantadora.