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Man, we must be on a nature kick!
A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy.
Now this is pretty wild. Guitar strings captured an iPhone 4. The effect is due to the camera’s rolling shutter.
“Last week I found some interesting works of Clement Valla such as “A Sequence of Lines Consecutively Traced by Five Hundred Individuals” and “Seed Drawings“. In his site you can see more of his conceptual and brillant works. I’ve loved his Bridges series, an amazing collection made from bridges and roads from Google Earth, I love its look, is a mix between three dimensional & two dimensional environments. I didn’t know if he had edited these pictures or they were just captured, so Clement tells us about this series; See more;
“The images are screenshots from Google Earth with basic color adjustments and cropping. I am collecting these new typologies as a means of conservation – as Google Earth improves its 3D models, its terrain, and its satellite imagery, these strange, surrealist depictions of our built environment and its relation to the natural landscape will disappear in favor of better illusionistic imagery. However, I think these strange mappings of the 2-dimensional and the 3-dimensional provide us with fabulous forms that are purely the result of algorithmic processes and not of human aesthetic decision making. They are artifacts worth preserving.”
After working as an architect and designer in the USA, France, and China, Clement Valla began using computers and digital technologies to explore formal, mathematical, linguistic and social systems. He studied the intersection between art and computer programming at the Rhode Island School of Design’s Digital+Media MFA program, focusing on issues of individual and massively collaborative authorship, and generative algorithms applied to systems of reproduction. He is interested in processes that produce unfamiliar artifacts and skew reality. Valla works within systems, applying a ‘programmed brain’ that pushes problem-solving logic to irrational ends. He has collaborated with a number of artists and architects, and his work has been shown internationally. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.” Via
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Using Aerochrome, a false-color reversal film designed for vegetation surveys and camouflage detection, Richard Mosse can make you look twice at conflict. Via
Jason Mullins shot a series of photos of an airplane propeller with his iPhone 4 that demonstrate a rolling shutter effect, where the object being photographed is moving faster than the shutter as it scans the frame.
Here’s another example shot by Soren Ragsdale in 2009.
A similar thing can happen with video, as Mikel Ortega discovered when shooting a propeller with his Nokia N95. Via
Check out this great work, including his “Owl Scouts” series. Via
“Car Crash Studies” by Nicolai Howalt
For all you Chicagoans that survived our crazy storm wednesday, here’s a pretty awesome view of the action, captured by Craig Shimala.