The Technological Evolution of the Modern Olympic Torch

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An animated video from the Ontario Science Centre explains how the Olympic flame came to be weatherproof, safe, and of course, photogenic. In recent years, the torch relay has made it to such exotic locations as the Great Barrier Reef and Mt. Everest, and its current incarnation traveled a circuitous 12,875-kilometer route before arriving in London. 

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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