In 2007, director Jon Jost was in Lincoln, Nebraska, to make several movies including one called Swimming in Nebraska. With this electronic essay, he wanted to celebrate the middle of the United States. I'm a chemistry professor and to create this segment, he asked me to give a lecture on a topic that would never end up in a feature film. I chose the States of Matter because I enjoy teaching that subject and I know it's too boring for Hollywood. By this time, Jost knew I like to move my hands and laugh when I talk so he told me to stand in front of the green screen, talk straight ahead, don't smile, don't move, and don't stop until you're done. He spent did a wonderful job of editing the sequence to enhance and illuminate my lecture. If you teach chemistry, you can use this in your classroom.