Popcorn Clouds

February 8th, 2010

I would be soo happy to see such nice clouds over Berlin! But no, it doesn’t look like that the winter will end soon. I’ve actually been offline during the last few days because they can’t connect my new place to the internetz due to the frozen ground.
Photos by April Cakes

Ice Records

November 30th, 2009

Katie Paterson recorded the sound of 3 glaciers (Langjökull, Snæfellsjökull and Solheimajökull) on Iceland. She then pressed those recordings on ice record made of melt water from those glaciers. The records were played on 3 turntables and it took almost 2 hours till they were completely melted. You can listen to one here.

Ice Records by Katie Paterson

Ice Records by Katie Paterson

Ice Records by Katie Paterson

found at I’m Revolting

Barry Underwood

November 17th, 2009

Here’re some amazing photos by Barry Underwood.

Barry Underwood

Barry Underwood

Barry Underwood

Barry Underwood

found at BLDGBLOG

Martian landscapes

November 7th, 2009

No, these aren’t some abstract paintings or some generative art, but photos from the surface of Mars. The NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting Mars since 2006 at a height approximately 300 km. The MRO has a very good camera on board: the HiRISE, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, which has a resolution of a few inches per pixel. You can find more stunning photos at The Big Picture.

Martian landscapes

Martian landscapes

Martian landscapes

Martian landscapes

The Oldest Living Things In The World

October 1st, 2009

Rachel Sussman photographed some of “The Oldest Living Things In The World”. This actinobacteria from Siberia is supposed to be over 400,000 years old. Mind blowing.

actinobacteria

But actually this La Llareta from the atacama dessert in Chile, has the best looks for its age, it can be up to 3,000 years old.

La Llareta

found at kottke

Endless Rain Record

September 10th, 2009

The Endless Rain Record by Kyouei Design plays endlessly. On A side you’ll find the rain sound and on the B side 5 different rain drop sounds.

Endless Rain Record by Kyouei Design

Endless Rain Record by Kyouei Design

Endless Rain Record by Kyouei Design

found at yatzer

Growth Modeling Device

August 11th, 2009

Growth Modeling Device is a kinetic installation by David Bowen. The machine uses lasers to scan a plant, in this case an onion, from 3 different angles. That data is then used in real-time by a fuse deposition modeler, to create a plastic model of the current state of the plant. This process takes place every 24 hours, but each time the plant is scanned from a different angle. In the end you have several models illustrating the growth of the plant. You can see a video of this installation here.
This is actually a little similar to an older project of David: Growth Rendering Device.

Growth Modeling Device by David Bowen

Edge

August 7th, 2009

Edge, photos by Daniel Freytag.

Edge by Daniel Freytag

Edge by Daniel Freytag

Edge by Daniel Freytag

Edge by Daniel Freytag

Edge by Daniel Freytag

Edge by Daniel Freytag

Tantamount Series

August 3rd, 2009

Tantamount Series by JK Keller. He flattened the mountains elevation to a perfect horizontal line, in return he changed the ocean’s horizon to the original elevation of the mountains.

Tantamount Series by JK Keller

Tantamount Series by JK Keller

Tantamount Series by JK Keller

Imported Landscape

July 3rd, 2009

Imported Landscape by Pétur Thomsen.

Imported Landscape by Pétur Thomsen

Imported Landscape by Pétur Thomsen

Imported Landscape by Pétur Thomsen

Imported Landscape by Pétur Thomsen

found at trendbeheer


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