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.
Breathtaking work by Motion Theory for IBM’s THINK exhibit at the Lincoln Center. Watch this full screen.
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.
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.”
“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
Commemorating Hubble’s 18th Birthday, Nasa has released a collection of 59 images – colliding galaxies.