Fascinating reading–maybe we don’t like to see ourselves so utterly deposed…
I love it when artists use natural surfaces in innovative ways. Ray Bartkus makes water into a screen space. Or a life-size immersive pop-up book.
Wired.uk reports that “Nasa turns to geckos for ‘ultimate stickiness’ climbing space robots.” And why wouldn’t they?!
Fascinating approach to underwater wildlife monitoring, detailed in Popular Science: “One study published in Marine Ecology Progress Series found that a single low-frequency recorder might be enough to monitor the populations of fish and other aquatic life living on a reef. The small instrument could be deployed at reefs all over the world, recording information […]
This is a disturbing report.
Like cell phone towers disguised as pine trees, the cactuses used to read license plates in Arizona attempt to blend natural features with civic infrastructure.
Duchamp’s “Étant donnés,” composed of a naked lady collapsed against a lurid natural palette (the gas lamp she holds proves (perhaps) she is not a corpse), combines the technology of the peepshow with the lush colors of the panorama and functions as a striking VR precursor.
Interesting to see that simulations of natural landscapes are still happening with vr tech. (Simon Robertson’s “Dream Realm 1” (2014)).
Mesmerizing image by Simon Roberston
An excellent resource on the MLA commons.