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Digital Globes: A New Way to View Earth

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With improving technology and falling prices, the globe of the future is here, now

Move over, dusty plastic globe, the globe of the future is taking over. According to a Mark Vanhoenacker report at the New York Times, digital globes are becoming better designed and more accessible, bringing limitless educational and entertainment possibilities for places of work, study and play: Until recently, cost and technical limitations have largely confined these modern spheres to......read more

Night Stroll

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Geometric light projections animated in the Tokyo night by Tao Tajima

Here is a really cool short from Tao Tajima featuring footage from the streets around his Tokyo home. In Night Stroll, discovered on Colossal, we see geometric shapes made of light interspersed throughout the darkened streets of suburban Tokyo. The animated shapes were created (we think) by tracking the footage with 3D computer graphics software before adding CG shapes and reflection.......read more

Lights of Chicago

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Dazzling black-and-white photography by Satoki Nagata

Japanese photographer Satoki Nagata, a Chicago transplant, finds inspiration and material in the streets of his adopted hometown. In his ongoing series titled Lights in Chicago, he captures dazzling, candid portraits of strangers walking the city at night. Using a remote-controlled flash, he backlights his unsuspecting subjects to create an eerie, silhouette effect. Nagata, a Neuroscience PhD......read more

Takagi Masakatsu, "Girls"

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Stunning multimedia work from Japanese artist

The word "multimedia" gets thrown around a lot when describing art that combines more than one mode of creation. It's also usually a good way to make us not care about the art being described. Takagi Masakatsu is an exception to the rule. The Kyoto-based musician/painter shoots everyday banal scenes then slows then down and smears them with digital colors and scores them with delicate,......read more

Video Painting by Sweatshoppe

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Custom software and a projector used to "paint" city walls around Europe

High-tech art outfit Sweatshoppe (aka artist-programmers Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy) are taking video art into new territory with their brand of "video painting," seen here in action in cities around Europe. Armed with a projector, a roller, and some homemade software, the duo hit the night streets to paste up short-lived video collages on city walls.  But what......read more

Pjusk, "Sus"

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Ethereal digital art by Till Nowak

Norwegian electronica project Pjusk enlisted German digital artist Till Nowak to create this brain-melting video for "Sus." Using some aerial footage as a base, Nowak's mesmerizing visuals distort and ooze across the screen. Says the artistd: "The video shows earth and nature, but in a dreamlike, manipulated version, playing with the sense of scale by creating a confusion between immense and......read more

Transits

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Ursula Damm's trippy generative video of commuters in Basel, Switzerland

With this tripped-out video, artist Ursula Damm has managed to take one of life's most mundane activites -- commuting -- and turn it into a mind-bending work of art. For the "Transits" video, Damm recorded trolleys and other traffic cruising around the streets of downtown Basel, Switzerland. She then ran the footage through custom software made by collaborator Martin Schneider, creating a......read more

Ben Thomas: Accession

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Kaleidoscopic series of photos turns urban centers on their heads

Melbourne-based photographer Ben Thomas has a knack for capturing urban centers from interesting new perspectives. An early adopter of tilt-shift photography, Thomas nicely explored perceptions of scale with his popular “Cityshrinker” project. Now, he's back with another perspective-warping series called "Accession," in which cities are inverted to give them a mirrored ceiling. From......read more

Light Echoes

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Laser light photography by Aaron Koblin and Ben Tricklebank

Data visualization artist Aaron Koblin teamed with director Ben Tricklebank to produce a piece for Doug Aitken's Station to Station public art project, currently traveling across the country by train. “Doug reached out to me a while back and said, ‘I’m working on this train-based art extravaganza, what could you do in that context?’” Koblin told Wired.......read more

Ben Sandler: Badlands

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Half-factual, half-fantastical images of desert landscapes

Born in Israel, Ben Sandler spent some his formative years in a small town in the Arizona desert. Now based in Amsterdam where he works for Wieden + Kennedy, Sandler still has an "innate fascination with the surreal desert landscapes" outside Phoenix, which he explores in this mindmelting series of images. Badlands, a collaborative project between Sandler and Zeitguised, combines the former's......read more

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