Dancing drones in the night sky | All media content | DW.DE | 21.01.2015   Leave a comment

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Dancing drones in the night sky

The Ars Electronica Future Lab has been attaching LED’s to small drones and sending them up in the sky to produce intriguing light shows that are causing quite a stir on the ground below. Some people even swear they’re watching flying saucers.

 

Dancing drones in the night sky | All media content | DW.DE | 21.01.2015.

Posted January 25, 2015 by arnoneumann in Drones, Light, Public Art

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SPARKED: A Live Interaction Between Humans and Quadcopters – YouTube   Leave a comment

SPARKED: A Live Interaction Between Humans and Quadcopters – YouTube.

“Cirque du Soleil :

SPARKED: A Live Interaction Between Humans and Quadcopters

Published on 22 Sep 2014

Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich, and Verity Studios have partnered to develop a short film featuring 10 quadcopters in a flying dance performance. The collaboration resulted in a unique, interactive choreography where humans and drones move in sync. Precise computer control allows for a large performance and movement vocabulary of the quadcopters and opens the door to many more applications in the future.

AND …….SPARKED: Behind the Technology: http://youtu.be/7YqUocVcyrE  “

Posted January 5, 2015 by arnoneumann in art, Cirque du Soleil, creativity, Culture, Drones

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Loving Vincent van Gogh | All media content | DW.DE | 24.12.2014   Leave a comment

“Loving Vincent van Gogh

The world’s first feature-length painted animated film is being made in Poland, bringing Vincent Van Gogh paintings to life. “Loving Vincent” secured enough crowd funding cash to make it happen. Every frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas, using the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted to show the painter’s life.” …..click on the link to see the video on the story and the way the movie is being made…..

http://dw.de/p/1E9VL

Loving Vincent van Gogh | All media content | DW.DE | 24.12.2014.

Posted December 24, 2014 by arnoneumann in art, Arts & Culture, Vincent van Gogh

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Gehry on Cones, Domes and Messiness – Video – NYTimes.com   Leave a comment

Architect Frank Ghery on the planned 450,000 sq. ft. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Link has video.

Gehry on Cones, Domes and Messiness – Video – NYTimes.com.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/bcvideo/1.0/iframe/embed.html?videoId=100000003268745&playerType=embed

Posted December 12, 2014 by arnoneumann in architecture, Frank Ghery

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New Dioramas | Sohei NISHINO in London | deconarch.com   Leave a comment

“The Diorama Maps project is a joyous mixture of photography and cartography, inspired in part by the 18th century Japanese map-maker Ino Tadataka. To make his “Diorama Maps,” Sohei Nishino spends months in a city, exploring its many vantage points. During this time he shoots thousands of pictures, which he then painstakingly hand-prints, trims to size, and compiles into huge tableaux collages from which he issues the limited edition photographic prints in two sizes. The effect is not a traditional bird’s-eye view but a wonderfully fragmented, enlightened way of seeing three dimensions in one plane.”

New Dioramas | Sohei NISHINO in London | deconarch.com.

Posted December 11, 2014 by arnoneumann in architecture, art, Dioramas

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Moscow′s city architecht | All media content | DW.DE | 15.11.2014   Leave a comment

Moscow′s city architecht | All media content | DW.DE | 15.11.2014.

http://www.dw.de/embed/320/av-18067456

http://www.dw.de/embed/320/av-18067456

Posted November 16, 2014 by arnoneumann in Architects, architecture, Moscow, Russia

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1838: The first photograph of a human being…(credit Mashable )   1 comment

1838: The first photograph of a human being.

1838

The first photograph of a human being

by Amanda Uren

This picture, the earliest known photograph to include a recognizable human form, was taken in Paris, France, in 1838 by Louis Daguerre. The human in question is standing in the bottom-left of the photograph, on the pavement by the curve in the road.  He is having his boots shined.

1838

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I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight.
LOUIS DAGUERRE, 1839

The exposure time for the image was around seven minutes, and although the street would have been busy with traffic and pedestrians, it appears deserted. Everything moving was too fast to register on the plate.

The exception is the man at the lower-left who sat still long enough to appear in the photograph. The person cleaning his boots is also visible, although not as distinctly.

It has been speculated that instead of a shoeshine boy, the man stood at a a pump. However, comparison with another image taken by Daguerre of the same spot at noon reveals boxes used to hold brushes and polishes.

Like every Daguerreotype — the first publicly announced photographic process, and named after Daguerre — the photograph was a mirror image.  Here is the image reversed back to show the view as Daguerre saw it:

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The street is the Boulevard du Temple, part of a fashionable area of shops, cafés and theaters. It was nicknamed the “Boulevard du Crime” because of the many crime melodramas playing in its theaters. It later lost many of these when Baron Haussmann, under the instructions of Napoleon III, remodeled and modernized Paris, removing the narrow, dark and dangerous streets of the medieval city and replacing them with parks and open spaces. This process began in 1853.

While the man having his boots shined and the person doing the shining are the most recognizable human figures, a very detailed examination of the photograph reveals other possible people:

The man having his boots shined, and the person doing the shining

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Two women and a cart or pram near the shoeshine boy

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A child’s face in the window of the white building

IMAGE: PUBLIC DOMAIN VIA WIKIPEDIA

A child and a dog, on the opposite side of the street

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Vaguer images of other people, also on the other side of the street

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…and also the image of a rug hanging from a balcony

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These ephemeral figures are hard to see because the original image photographic plate itself measured only 6.5 inches by 8.5 inches.

Posted November 5, 2014 by arnoneumann in History, Photography

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