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One Year Tomorrow Unlocked

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Today, one year ago the Tomorrow Unlocked project went online. We were more than excited to create this new hub for technology culture and building a community of scientists, tech experts, enthusiasts, and artists. Now looking back at a year, which couldn't have gone by quicker, we still have to grasp the achievements we and our community managed to accomplish. By working with incredible people and creating diverse content we published more than 252 content pieces on the Tomorrow Unlocked website and generated more than 500.000 hours watch time on our Youtube Channel.
Let's have a look at our highlights!
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The assistant: controlling the gear

Ryan Hill was managing the camera equipment at #fromkurilswithlove

Ryan Hill was the assistant to Chris Burkard on #fromkurilswithlove. And although the camera crew was travelling light, there still was an enormous amount of equipment to take care of. They only brought less than 20 bags with equipment. it can easily be 100 in other shoots. Looking after the equipment, among other things, was Ryan's job. Here, he gives a short impression of his work and the challenges on board.

Find photos of the mess and a list of all the equipment on board in this article.


From Kurils with Love

A hodgepodge mix and a stroke of luck

Chris Burkard's thoughts at the end of #fromkurilswithlove

#fromkurilswithlove was a coincidence, in many ways. A photographer (Renan Ozturk) does a commercial shoot for a company (Kaspersky) and they find a common interest (The Kuril Islands). The photographer finds a group of people that is as passionate about the idea as himself, and a year later they all board a boat.

Chris Burkard was one of those people and in this video he explains how this random mix of people ended up being a perfect crew.

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No learning without tech

Dr. Vladimir Burkanov explains how technology influences his fieldwork

Dr. Vladimir Burkanov "hitchhiked" on our expedition. It was a great coincidence that made our film makers change plans and follow his work. They also made him change his Instagram handle to @bigdaddyvladi. In this video he talks about how technology changed his work in the last 30 years.

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From Kurils with Love

The Expedition Diary.

The #fromkurilswithlove expedition set sails in July 2019 - this is what they experienced, a diary sent directly from the ship.

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Getting ready for the Unexpected

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An expedition to the Kuril Islands to raise awareness for this remote landscape will try to go to places not touched by humans before.

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Renan Ozturk
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Taylor Rees
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The Kuril Islands Expedition will set sails on 8th of July with Taylor Rees, Chris Burkard and Renan Ozturk

On Monday, the 8th July, an unusual expedition is setting sails in the town of Petropavlovsk in Kamchatka. A group of filmmakers, adventurers, climbers, environmentalists and a software entrepreneur will travel along the islands of Onekotan, Ushishir, Simushir, and Urup to explore the environmental impact on this remote area of the earth, try first ascents and raise awareness for the protection of the islands.

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