Winnipeg, Canada, November 26, 2013 – In 2011 an American video artist, Christopher Gordon became a YouTube sensation with the creation of The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger video. The viral video generated nearly 35 million views since first being posted. A Canadian publishing company, Big Fizz Inc. has awarded the grand prize of $10,000 to Gordon for his Time One Video Contest entry Honey Badger Narrates: What Existed Before the Big Bang. Gordon’s winning video is available at http://youtu.be/tjuaNHVIVmY.
“Randall, voice of the honey badger, is just phenomenal,” says international video artist and Time One Video Contest judge Melentie Pandilovski. “Gordon expresses serious scientific ideas in a very humorous and appealing way, whilst keeping in line with the theories expressed in Colin Gillespie's Time One book.”
Sponsored by Big Fizz Inc., the Time One Video Contest encouraged the expression of the ideas in Time One: Discover How the Universe Began by Colin Gillespie. The winner was determined by votes cast online and a panel of international video judges.
The book presents a simple idea on what happened before the Big Bang. It is serious science, written as detective fiction, all in aid of helping people find a better understanding of physics. Using forty-seven classic problems of philosophy and cosmology as clues, the narrator and a couple of detectives lead the reader to a single elegant solution that reveals the very instant time begins and explains how time works. It explains exactly how the universe is constructed.
“We are all about proliferating bold ideas and supporting the conversations they generate.” explains Big Fizz CEO Howard Gurevich, “The ideas articulated in our books can be conveyed in various art forms. This contest was our second challenge to those interested in the ideas in Time One to make a video. Gordon’s entry shows there are many people who believe in thinking differently.”
Big Fizz Inc’s mission is to take on some of the boldest ideas of all and to ask the oldest and still most fundamental questions: Who are we? How did we get here? Where are we all going? Its vision is to enliven the everyday dialogue with communities it shares. More information about Big Fizz is available at www.bigfizz.ca.
Big Fizz Inc.