TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote SocialTimes AllFacebook FishbowlNY FishbowlDC PRNewser 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Project Shiphunt Finale: Yep, They Found Some Wrecks

We kinda had a feeling that those adventurous students from Michigan participating in 180LA and Sony/Intel’s “Project Shiphunt” would be successful in their mission to discover a shipwreck or two within Lake Huron’s so-called Shipwreck Alley. And so, it has come to be and the parties involved have unveiled the final web film for the project, “Discovering the M.F. Merrick.” Well, the five Sony Vaio-using kids didn’t just discover the Merrick in deep waters, but steel freighter Etruria, which has been sunk for well over 100 years now. According to one of the marine archeologists involved, the mission was completed thanks to “pings, processing and 3D.”

The two films that have been released should give you a decent enough synopsis of the excursion, but if that’s not enough to satisfy your interest in the effort, Al Gore’s Current TV will be airing an hour-long “Project Shiphunt” special on Aug. 30 at 10PM EST. Hopefully it won’t preempt Olbermann.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training in our online boot camp, Social Media 101! Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Register before July 31 and get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!