Author Archives: Mark Mizen

About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.

March for Science

The March for Science is Saturday, April, 22. I have my signs. See you there! Advertisements

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Trump’s Algorithm

An algorithm is a precise rule or set of rules specifying how to solve some problem. Trump has a problem. He is president and doesn’t know what to do. Being a reality TV show host has not given him a … Continue reading

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Does Trump need a science advisor?

STAT recently published an article on Why President Trump needs to finally name a science advisor. The article highlights the importance of science but fails to point out one major problem. Trump doesn’t believe in science. Trump appointing a science … Continue reading

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Delete the data makes no sense

I can understand Trump not wanting to take action on climate change. After all, he values economic activity today more than reduced greenhouse gasses and a less polluted environment in the future. What I cannot understand is the rationale for … Continue reading

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Science Is Political

In a generally positive editorial, the February 6, 2017 issue of Chemical and Engineering News included the following comment from its editor-in-chief, Bibliana Campos Seijo, “But the event is not without criticism. Some critics feel that a march would further … Continue reading

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Trump Was Elected President

Trump was elected president Science to him wasn’t evident With no intelligence to be found And Steve Bannon all around In Washington he was resident Questionable tactics to employ The environment to destroy Climate change to deny Basic logic to defy … Continue reading

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The Mathematics of Defense Spending

Trump has proposed increasing U.S. Defense spending by $54 billion or 9.1%. What he neglects to say is that we are already spending  2.8 time the amount of the next country, China,  and the fact is if we are not … Continue reading

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