Archive for June, 2012
Continuing experiments for a camera project; the above images are captured by a 35mm SLR lens, projecting onto frosted plexiglass, and picked up by a cheap webcam. The top is a toolbox across my studio, the bottom a fluke image captured when opening the box the assembly was housed in.
Researching materials and inspirations for an upcoming ruler project, I discovered invar, a metal resistant to thermal expansion (changing size depending on the temperature). Essentially steel, it has another interesting property:
“I have heard that Invar should not be roughly handled, such as dropped. Apparently this will disturb the grain structure and/or cause it to become magnetized to a small extent by the earth’s magnetic field.”
Screenshot from Yie Ar Kung Fu, what is thought to be the first fantastical (ie: special moves) fighting game from 1985.
Via: Music of Sound
Fantastic idea, fantastic video, fantastic locations, fantastically well-made project by Po-Chih Lai.
A sort of “hello world”, using Morse code via blinking while lucid dreaming – details and other interesting projects at the LSDBase.
While not particularly great as visualizations, these from PBS’ series America Revealed are interesting for the simple move of overlaying them on 3d photographs, giving them a surprisingly dimensional and realistic feel.
Via: Core77 (on a roll lately)
According to The Physics Factbook, there are approximately 5 atoms per cubic centimeter, though various estimates range from 0.1 – 1000 atoms.
Full citation: Cutnell, John D. & Johnson, Kenneth W. Physics, 3rd Edition. New York: Wiley, 1995: 441.