Friday, August 26, 2011

Compressed 01

Compressed 01 by Kim Pimmel

“Ferrous printer toner particles floating on the surface of water are attracted by a magnet and align to the invisible magnetic field around them. The patterns and motions that result are strangely ordered and organized. Time-lapse sequences were created from individual photos shot with a Nikon D90, DIY macro lens and custom intervalometer. Edited with Adobe Premiere.”

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Oh my... I really like these city illustrations/renderings from Atelier Olschinsky, a small design studio in Vienna:

Cities by Atelier Olschinsky
Cities by Atelier Olschinsky
Cities 2 by Atelier Olschinsky
Cities by Atelier Olschinsky
Cities 2 by Atelier Olschinsky

It's well worth checking out the rest of their work... especially metamorphosen and structures 2, as well as the cities and cities 2 series of illustrations (obviously).

Via PYTR 75

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ESO ALMA Antenna

Time-lapse of a whole night at the ALMA Array Operations Site (AOS):

[needs a cool soundtrack!]

"As the sky appears to rotate clockwise around the south celestial pole (roughly on the upper left edge of the video), the Milky Way goes down slowly, until it is lying almost horizontal before sunrise. The center of our galaxy becomes visible during the second half of the night as a yellowish bulge crossed by dark lanes in the center of the image, just above the antennas."

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


More industrial abstracts... this time from photographer Greg White:

KSAT Svalbard Ground Station by Greg White
KSAT Svalbard Ground Station by Greg White
McLaren Technology Centre by Greg White
BMW MINI Factory by Greg White


Abstract industrial images from photographer Benedict Redgrove's aeronautical portfolio (they look so much better big, like most things):

Benedict Redgrove
Benedict Redgrove
Benedict Redgrove
Benedict Redgrove

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Very cool paintings by German artist Jens Hesse, inspired by photo and video distortions and effects:

swimming horse by Jens Hesse
9 portraits by Jens Hesse
3Dogs by Jens Hesse

Via today and tomorrow


What if the Earth was a Cube?

Analysis by Robert Lamb for Discovery News
Mon Aug 15, 2011 04:34 PM ET
Originally published at HSW: What if Earth was a cube?

Back in 1884, a Swiss astronomer by the name of Arndt made headlines when he claimed to have discovered a very curious planet in an orbit beyond Neptune -- a surprisingly cubical planet.

You know, like Bizarro World from the Super Man comics...

Read the full article here »

Alexander Rodchenko
Image: Alexander Rodchenko

Monday, August 15, 2011


A collaborative stop motion sculpture by Australia-based design and public art installation firm ENESS:

"Twenty-one large triangles animated by Melbourne, throughout Federation Square. MÖBIUS is a sculpture that can be configured into many cyclical patterns and behave as though it is eating itself, whilst sinking into the ground. The result is an optical illusion and a time-lapse of people interacting with the sculpture and moving through Melbourne's landmark location throughout the day."


Via Laughing Squid
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

Albert Einstein

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Phantom Flex

Staggering slow-motion footage in this video by Tom Guilmette, using a Vision Research Phantom Flex camera:

At 1080p (which is an image of 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels) it can shoot up to 2,570 fps (that's "frames per second", for reference movies are played at 24 fps), reduce the resolution and it gets faster... apparently at 480p it can slow a bullet with 10,000 fps. That's a lot of fps!

[all for between $50,000 to $150,000 depending on specific model and features]

Via Engadget

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Adagio in D Minor

Better known as one of the songs from the soundtrack to the movie Sunshine (which I watched again recently - awesome soundtrack). I listen to this before bed and dream of the surface of the sun...

(deserves a better video than this surely!?)

"John Murphy (born 1965) is an English film composer. He is a self taught multi-instrumental musician who began his career in the 1980s working notably with The Lotus Eaters, Thomas Lang and Claudia Brücken.

Born in Liverpool, England, Murphy began composing music for films in the early 1990s and scored his first hit with Leon the Pig Farmer. Together with former OMD member David Hughes he worked on several successful British movies, enjoying particular success with the soundtrack to 1998's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Since 2000's Snatch and Shooters, Murphy has been mainly based in Los Angeles. He has produced several prominent and diverse successes, including City by the Sea and Danny Boyle's box-office success 28 Days Later and its sequel 28 Weeks Later. He also collaborated with Underworld to score Danny Boyle's science fiction film Sunshine."

Simply Sun from the Solar Sea Monster Collection from the Flower Mound Observatory
Image via the Flower Mound Observatory


Great set of long exposure shots from the New Transit Yurikamome, an automated guideway train that connects Odaiba to the mainland, by AppuruPai:

Rainy season by AppuruPai
Metro-polis by AppuruPai
smooth curve by AppuruPai
Wormhole by AppuruPai

Worth checking out the whole set on Flickr: Yurikamome
Via today and tomorrow

Monday, August 8, 2011

Fires Over North London

Tottenham Riots - time lapse shot as the fires burned into the early morning over Tottenham:

Music by Dogtanion

Time Print Machine

Paul Ferragutit has created a DIY printing system that uses felt pens, blotting paper, and a time based algorithm to create an amazing "pixelated" aesthetic:

"According to the grey value of a pixel on an image, the felt pen remains in contact with the blotting paper for relative periods of time. Consequently the ink will bleed through the paper creating a variety of different sized stains, gradually building the image. It can take around 34 hours to print one colour image. The slow printing process and the imperfections we obtain every time is what makes every print unique."

Time Machine Print by Paul Ferragutit

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