‘Outer Space’ – Since 2012 Thomas Rusch participates and follows the “outer space” project of Michael Najjar, a Berlin based artist. Together they visited international space facilities and took part in cosmonaut training units. Thomas Rusch is documenting this unique artistic project on film and photography under water, on parable flights and other unusual locations.
A map of the world made out of recycled computer parts by UK based artist Susan Stockwell
‘Venus of Cupertino’ – iPad Docking Station, designed by Scott Eaton
‘Fludic’ – A Sculpture in Motion from WHITEvoid: A seemingly floating point cloud above a water pond and consisting of 12,000 translucent spheres marks the heart of the installation. Due to a complex computer algorithm the spheres are arranged seemingly random within the cloud. At the same time the algorithm observes the positions and projection angles of eight high-speed laser projectors that are being arranged around the artwork. They are sending out beams scanning through the arrangement of the cloud. Generating bright and dim light points, this creates a highly organic and natural distribution of voxels (3D pixels). Emerging lines and shapes finally form graphical compositions without any sweet or blind spots. Keeping the same density and intensity the FLUIDIC graphics enables their viewers to observe and interact with it from every point of view.
Stair Trails photographed from the International Spaces Station / Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit relayed some information about photographic techniques used to achieve the images: “My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.” Find more great images here
Beautiful computer generated art by 3D & motion artist JR Schmidt, based in New York.
These images can be generated based on a script that first generates gravity fields, an action that can be input from the user, and then spawns particles that draw and change color as they move across the canvas.
Black and white photograph of the boosters of an Apollo-Rocket at the Kennedy Space Center, Orlando, Florida / photographed by Peter Bongard
Photograph of a holographic projection representing meta data in space as a form, by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby.
“Designers are increasingly faced with the problem of understanding and visualizing data-filled space and making it inhabitable. In their book Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, who conduct research in the field at the Royal College of Arts, speak of the electro-climate and the electro-geography – which can effect architecture just as the real climate can – and refer to it as »hertzian space.« The two designers think of electromagnetic fields full of data. But in times of geospatial data and location-based services data also assumes this wave field-like materiality. Are screens an appropriate medium for this? What is the form of these metadata?
Now that location-based metadata waft through the space, thereby redefining contexts and places, a new field opens up to designers: How will information be usefully integrated into the physical space? Inspired by the fictional illustrations by Ingeborg Marie Dehs Thomas, who interprets the spatial expansion of radio waves, we attempted to lend metadata a form. Using the light painting technique, we placed our idea of these data in a room, making it haptic. The resulting forms depict possible data sets and examine the design possibilities between technoid holograms and personal notes.”, by Weave Magazine – Immaterials – The form of meta data, 2011
Cool photographs giving us a rare inside look into Google Data Centers and server farms. Photographs courtesy of google.
Fascinating monochrome black and white photograph taking during the construction of the Hoover Dam turbine 1931-1936, commissioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the height of the Great Depression in the US.
/ unknown photographers
Fall-Off table by Sam Stringleman / The desk’s unique design is generated by computer software where the surface density is defined by the placement of objects on a virtual web interface table.
As a virtual object, for example a laptop or coffee cup, is moved around on the table, the epicenter of the structure follows. The surrounding density is controllable through a digital falloff, based on a Voronoi pattern, which is a mathematical way of dividing a space into a number of regions.
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‘The Rolling Egg’ – the BMW Isetta, 1956 / unknown photographer
Mandalas made from soldered computer and radio components by Italian artist Leonardo Ulian / photographed by Gigi Giannella
Beautiful large scale photographs of Formula 1 Pit Stops / photographed by German Andreas Gursky, currently one of the most successful contemporary photographers.
Handout photo of a free-swimming robot submarine manoeuvring beneath sea ice in Eastern Antarctic / photograph courtesy of REUTERS/Australian Antarctic Division
Airbus A400 landing in a desert / photograph courtesy (C) of Airbus
Photograph of the breathtaking USS Macon (ZRS-5) , an airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting / unknown photographer
Large Hadron Collider LHC, Maximilien Brice / © 2012 CERN
Great Deconstructive Art of Todd McLellan
From the Mid-Week Pictorial, this experimental “Zeppelin on wheels” (or Schienenzeppelin) arrived at a station in Hanover, Germany. It went into service in 1931 and that June set a railway speed record. Safety and reliability concerns prevented it from being mass-produced, however. It was dismantled in 1939. Photo: The New York Times
Photograph of a rocket in the sky, leaving a smoke trace of its trajectory / unknown photographer
Art installation called Numen Light membrane creates and infinite reflection of a light grid using “spy glass”, by Numen
Lightbotz by Marcus Tremonto
Disassembled VW Golf, 1988 by Hans Hansen
Inside look into some of Google’s data centers / photographs by Connie Zhou
Photograph by Olga Cafiero
“Trojaner” – sculpture made out of old keyboards by Babis Panagiotidis
Photograph of a jet engine in the series ‘epic’ by Christian Stoll
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‘la Machine’ photographed by Hartmut Bosener
Ivan Unger and Gladys Roy playing tennis
on the wings of a flying airplane in 1927
by Thiago Barcelos
Photography of a white zeppelin in a white hangar / photos in the series ‘epic’ by Christian Stoll
photograph by todd mclellan