iSWOOP-affiliated designers, scientists, filmmakers, and artists are available to help with your next project. 

A Coalition of Artisans and ThinkerS (CATS) can bolster your project or presentation. We have an outstanding record of projects and publications that have transformed the team members and the science. Contact (Nathan Knox at Notable Human to scope out a project that fits your budget.

Our experience ranges from working with your footage and vision, as in this example, <meet Jamal video> to starting from scratch with a seed of an idea, which allows us to elevate the educational, artistic, and scientific elements of your project to heighten your impact.

If it Has to Last, NASP

Are you the one in any group or room who feels most responsible for expensive equipment? Are you at risk of being a nag when binoculars or microscopes are in use? Any place can be a hazard zone for equipment: sand in the desert, moisture in wetlands and swamps, grit in the city, fingerprints and grease in the lab. We’ve been to all of those places, and we’ve lived with fears of wrecked gear for years. Now we want to share our philosophy for keeping equipment and teams at their best: NASP.

If this is your first time seeing the term, the first three letters stand for “Not A Scratch.” Our solution to saving time, expense, and sanity began as a Protocol, then became something of a Policy, ultimately maturing into a Philosophy. NASP was first issued as a warning to assistants and students: Equipment should be handled with utmost care. As anyone who has tried knows, raising funds for equipment is not so easy to do. Once in hand, managing the bureaucracy associated with purchasing and maintenance contracts is a major time drain. Yet, in a single expedition, equipment can get trashed quickly. 


Ready to start your own NASP movement? Download the NASP poster and get your team/class on board!

Relevant publications and videos

Monarchs, art and science, embodied learning in place, new tech approaches at Carlsbad Caverns

Film festival quality filmmaking by Chris Amodio in After Dark and by Nathan Knox and Lexy Brunnert in Greater Connection

and Raunak Kapoor, who fashions film from raw clips. As examples, see Jamal and his career path; Singing Insects at Big Marsh Park