Thursday, October 16, 2014

Memorium

A chronological tour through the pioneer years of CGI - Midnight Juggernauts video for their single “Memorium”, directed by Vincenzi Vandella:



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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Solar Reserve

Solar Reserve

On a large LED wall located near the Lincoln Center in New York, artist John Gerrard is showing Solar Reserve, a realistic video game type of art that shows computer-generated images of a Nevada solar thermal power plant and its surrounding desert landscape. The dizzying world includes a tower that’s surrounded by 10,000 mirrors that adjust their positions in real-time according to the location of the sun.

Via My Modern Metropolis

Solar Reserve
Solar Reserve
Solar Reserve

Monday, October 6, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Saturn’s Aurorae

Saturn’s Aurorae animation
Saturn’s Aurorae animation

"Earth isn’t the only planet in the solar system with spectacular light shows. Both Jupiter and Saturn have magnetic fields much stronger than Earth’s. Auroras also have been observed on the surfaces of Venus, Mars and even on moons (e.g. Io, Europa, and Ganymede). The auroras on Saturn are created when solar wind particles are channeled into the planet’s magnetic field toward its poles, where they interact with electrically charged gas (plasma) in the upper atmosphere and emit light. Aurora features on Saturn can also be caused by electromagnetic waves generated when its moons move through the plasma that fills the planet’s magnetosphere. The main source is the small moon Enceladus, which ejects water vapor from the geysers on its south pole, a portion of which is ionized. The interaction between Saturn’s magnetosphere and the solar wind generates bright oval aurorae around the planet’s poles observed in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light. The aurorae of Saturn are highly variable. Their location and brightness strongly depends on the Solar wind pressure: the aurorae become brighter and move closer to the poles when the Solar wind pressure increases."

Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. Calçada)

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