Monthly Archives: November 2008

Bruce Munro’s Field of Lights

British Lighting Designer Bruce Munro created this incredible installation piece in Cornwall, England.

Bruce Munro and five assistants worked over three days to install Field of Light at the Eden Project. It is made of 6,000 acrylic stems, through which fibre optic cables run, each crowned with a clear glass sphere. There are 11 external projectors; the stems themselves hold no electric power at all.  The installation covers an area of 60 x 20 meters, using 24, 000 meters of fibre optic cable. It’s best viewed after dark.

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Toshiba’s Timesculpture Ad

This amazing advertiment from Toshiba takes that ‘bullet time’ effect, used most notably in the matrix, and takes it to the next level.  Using a ring of 200 HD camcorders, the made this sweet ad.  There are no computer effects used.

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Scenes from Antarctica

from The Big Picture:

Down in Antarctica, November marks the end of spring, the beginning of austral summer, and the beginning of Antarctica’s cruise season. The Sun just rose for the first time in 6 months on September 22nd, and is now visible in the sky all the time. Recent studies in Antarctica have brought new insights into the origins of deep sea octopus species (a 30 million-year-old ancestor from Antarctic waters), volcanic contributions to disappearing antarctic ice, and the effects of increasing numbers of icebergs scouring the seafloor. Collected here are 32 photographs of Antarctica from the past several years.

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