Friday, 25 May 2012

Some photos from the Webbys

We're just back from New York, where the Periodic Table of Videos was presented with a Webby Award.

If you believe the hype, the Webbys are the "Oscars of the Internet".

We won the reality video category.

Here are some photos of how it all unfolded (more pics and hi-res versions can be found on our Flickr page).

The weather before the event (on 34th St) looked bleak... You can barely see the Empire State Building behind.

Lesser lights (like us) pre-recorded their speeches in a makeshift studio. 

"Representing" for the East Side of the Atlantic were me (Brady Haran) with chemists Sam Tang and Darren Walsh! 

A Webby tradition - all winners are restricted to a five-word speech. You can watch ours, from two camera angles, below (CLICK PLAY):

A crew member transcribed our speech (with my corrected version below his attempt). Perhaps unsurprisingly, he struggled with the spelling of all three elements.

Non-science stars in attendance included Juliette Lewis, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Richard Dreyfus, Bjork, Louis CK and Spike Lee... But none of them mentioned chemistry!

We got on stage eventually!

The whole evening had a chemistry theme (seriously), because the slogan for the event was "The Year Distilled".

Even the flowers were in chemistry flasks with water and dry ice. We felt very much at home!

A very cool after party was held at the Edison Ballroom...

 We did some sightseeing (and filming) the next day at the highly oxidized Statue of Liberty... stay tuned for that one!

Dr Darren Walsh takes in the view.

 The Periodic Table of Videos team.

Higher resolution pictures (and more of them) are on our Flickr pages.


  1. Congratulations! That is super cool! :)

  2. Congratulations! I don't think of Periodic Videos as "reality videos," but that's probably because your vids are so much BETTER than so-called "reality TV."

  3. great to see how you've progresed over the years, best videos on youtube

  4. Congratulations on a well deserved win! I only just found out about this through the caffeine video. Great work.

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