Overview

11 December 2012



On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

Motion Theory for IBM

09 November 2011

Breathtaking work by Motion Theory for IBM’s THINK exhibit at the Lincoln Center. Watch this full screen. 

Hector Serrano Studio

10 March 2010

Hector Serrano Studio is a London based studio with a very diverse portfolio. The studio’s activities are divided into what they call product design, space design and laboratory work. For anyone who attended Festival 8 of the band Phish last fall you may have seen their piece called Borealis.

Tabor Robak

07 August 2009

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The work of Tabor Robak. I think this quote describes it best:

In the beginning Tabor created the chrome and the rainbow. And Tabor divided the light from the darkness, and called the light “lens flare”, and the darkness he called “drop shadow.”

Also, be sure to check out his other web sites:  Digital Spiruality, Reality CPU, and Internet Magick.

James Meyer, Culture Hero 2, 2008, Ink and gesso on paper, 30 x 44 inches

Culture Hero“, a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by veteran artist James Meyer opens, Thursday January 8 in New York City at the Morgan Lehman Gallery in the Chelsea arts district. It is not to be missed.

A unique body of work, the “Culture Hero” exhibit features pieces in black and white that are reminiscent of constellations in space. Imagine lying on a hill one dark evening staring into the stars and you see a boy crying, then another child shushing you and yet another, balancing on a rope.

Emotions work in complex ways that as adults we often fail to acknowledge. The open hearts of children frequently show us how precious every instinctive state of mind is. They also show us the joy in being. This presentation of seemingly simple content is in actuality revealing of the challenges of being an adult in todays culture. We all need a hero, why not our own inner child?

For more information and images from the exhibition, please visit : www.morganlehmangallery.com

Hubble turns 18

28 April 2008

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Commemorating Hubble’s 18th Birthday, Nasa has released a collection of 59 images – colliding galaxies.

The sun in motion

10 April 2008

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Witness the surface of the sun in motion. Each of the little “tiles” in the top picture is the size of a continent.

Also check out this site for more footage of the solar surface.  Hot.

Hm. . .

27 March 2008

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“My God, it’s full of stars!”
2001: A Space Odyssey (book version)

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Endeavour

21 March 2008

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Spectators watch the space shuttle Endeavour launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

From TIME, Pictures of the Week.