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Chesley Bonestell

Chesley Bonestell

“Before spacecraft revealed our solar system, Chesley Bonestell's art offered a window into the environments of outer space. His visions often proved true.” http://astronomy.com/news/2019/03/meet-chesley-bonestell-the-most-important-space-artist-youve-probably-never-heard-of I found this article interesting because it made me realize how recent space images actually are. It is only since the later half of the 19th century that images of earth and outer space have been widely available for public view. Before that, we knew nothing about what space landscapes really looked like. The human fascination with space, however, was not stopped by our lack of technology to photograph it. Wildly enough, Chelsey Bonestell was painting...

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Blu Marble

Blu Marble

“A monumental, 20-foot, LED structure depicting a live stream of the Earth from space. Visible by day and night, blu Marble invites the public to consider their presence in a form and scale, never experienced before.” http://www.meetsebastian.com/blu-marble New York, NY - March 7, 2019 - Artist, designer, and activist Sebastian Errazuriz will present his latest public artwork “blu Marble” in New York beginning March 13, 2019. blu Marble is a monumental, 20-foot, LED structure depicting a live stream of the Earth from space. Visible by day and night, blu Marble invites the public to consider their presence in a form...

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The Space Waste Lab

The Space Waste Lab

“A multi-year living lab to capture space waste and upcycle it into sustainable products. It currently visualizes the space waste above your head real-time with large beams of light.” https://www.studioroosegaarde.net/project/space-waste-lab SPACE WASTE LAB is the multi-year living lab with the European Space Agency and Studio Roosegaarde to capture space waste and upcycle it into sustainable products. The current SPACE WASTE LAB PERFORMANCE visualizes the space waste above your head real-time with large beams of light. The ambition is to create the first phase of Shooting Stars from captured space waste at Dubai World Expo 2020 or Floriade 2022. While there...

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NASA’s Curiosity rover entered ‘safe mode’ on Mars, but nobody knows why

NASA’s Curiosity rover entered ‘safe mode’ on Mars, but nobody knows why

The Curiosity rover experienced a bit of a “hiccup” at the end of last week. The robot entered a default “safe mode” which it does when something goes wrong. Engineers performed a reset of the rover after gathering some diagnostic info and it’s back up and running, but the cause of the glitch remains a mystery. Found this story of how the Mars Curiosity rover had a technical issue and it reminded me of how our studio goes through similar things. You work really hard on something, ship it out, and tech being temperamental it does things the we can’t...

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Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram

Museum of the Moon is a large-scale Moon replica. It allows us to observe and contemplate cultural similarities and differences around the world as well as consider the latest moon science. Depending on where the artwork is presented, its meaning and interpretation will shift. Through local research at each location of the artwork, new stories and meanings will be collected and compared from one presentation to the next At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimeter of the internally-lit spherical sculpture represents 5KM of the moon’s surface! I love the way this piece looks in all these different settings and...

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Shift Souls

Shift Souls

Iris van Herpen presented her latest Haute Couture collection titled, 'Shift Souls’. Inspired by early examples of celestial cartography and its representations of mythological and astrological chimera, Van Herpen was particularly taken with "Harmonia Macrocosmica," a star atlas by the German-Dutch cartographer, Andreas Cellarius, published in 1600. Truly breathtaking pieces - how the dresses interact with body, especially the ones that feel as if they are vibrating from the movement of the model. The colors feel as if they have been pulled from individual planet surfaces. The topographical line work and layering adds depth to the forms and makes the...

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