SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Hill Studios announces that it will donate half of the net proceeds from downloads of its innovative iPad app Painting with Time: Climate Change to the Union of Concerned Scientists to support their on-going efforts investigating climate change.
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The Painting with Time: Climate Change App lets you explore how the world is changing over time. Simply dragging your finger across the responsive multi-touch screen magically peels back the layers of time to reveal how quickly our world is changing.
"This app gives people a new way of seeing how our world changes and that may help them understand the impact of global warming better," says Bob Hone, Creative Director of Red Hill Studios. "We're donating half of the proceeds from this app to the Union of Concerned Scientists because they share our mission of helping people learn about this important issue."
The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices. Climate scientist Todd Sanford of the UCS was one of the content consultants on the project.
Gary Braasch, creator and photographer of the World View of Global Warming web site (www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org), led the image research that scoured the globe for striking visual examples of how climate change is altering the planet. "In my public presentations of time-series photos, I've seen how dramatic sequences of glaciers can really show the effects of rapid climate change. Now people can experience the transformation of our planet much more directly."
Programmed and co-designed by Red Hill Senior Engineer Charlie Brown, PWT Climate provides a range of time brushes and special time slicers that let you combine photographic sequences in powerful new ways.
- 17 time sequences showing striking visual impacts of climate change
- Painting Time and Slicing Time artistic modes
- Seven preset brushes and slicing patterns
- Capturing Change step-by-step tutorial
- About Climate Change multimedia summary
Distinguished climate scientists Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University and Todd Sanford of the UCS served as content consultants on the project. Dr. Hayhoe shared in the Nobel Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007.
Red Hill Studios will donate half of the money it receives from Apple for downloads of the $1.99 app to the Union of Concerned Scientists to support their on-going efforts. For additional information about the Union of Concerned Scientists, please visit their web site at http://www.ucsusa.org/
Red Hill Studios is an award-winning transmedia design company that creates online science games and Apps, interactive games for health, and immersive museum exhibitions. It also conducts research into new educational and health gaming paradigms. Red Hill Studios is based in San Rafael, CA, just north of San Francisco.
Gary Braasch is a leading environmental photojournalist who creates images and reports about nature, environment, biodiversity and climate change around the world. His documentary and educational project World View of Global Warming is in its 12th year.
For additional information:
Examine how the world changes over many timescales (www.exploringtime.org)
Explore the World View of Global Warming web site (http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org)
Visit Red Hill's company site (www.redhillstudios.com)
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