one day
A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really… “Do the stars gaze back?” Now that’s a question.
When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried.
Alan Shepard, describing his time on the lunar surface during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971 (via thebiobabe)

likeafieldmouse:

Holger Lippmann - Perlin Scape 1 (2011)

"The Perlin Scape 1 series is based on a perlin noise algorithm, which generates color map dependent line by line sequences of either ellipses or rectangles on a 2 dimensional surface.

This software works with different keyboard input values to compose a rather painting-like image out of different color maps. These map arrays are called by random, noise and/or manual order.”

humansofnewyork:

Just two baby monkeys hugging.

(Kathmandu, Nepal)

scienceisbeauty:

Light Printing

We are exploring new modalities of creative photography through robotics and long-exposure photography. Using a robotic arm, a light source is carried through precise movements in front of a camera. Photographic compositions are recorded as images of volumetric light. Robotic light “painting” can also be inverted: the camera is moved via the arm to create an image “painted” with environmental light. Finally, adding real-time sensor input to the moving arm and programming it to explore the physical space around objects can reveal immaterial fields like radio waves, magnetic fields, and heat flows.

Via Mediated Matter (MIT)

Baroque Hall of the Library, 1758-67. Abbey of St. Gall, Switzerland. Under the auspices of Prince-Abbot Cölestin Gugger von Staudach, decorated and fitted by master craftsmen from the Region of Lake Bodensee. ©Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen

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