Google’s Liquid Galaxy

“It felt more like a ride than a computer program, something between an observation-deck and a glass-walled spaceship. As a result of this totally seamless, immersive experience, we decided to name it the Liquid Galaxy” (Google)

[via techcrunch]

Liquid Galaxy

Ice Records

Ice Records

“Sound recordings from three glaciers in Iceland, pressed into three records, cast, and frozen with the meltwater from each of these glaciers, and played on three turntables until they completely melt. The records were played once and now exist as three dvds. The turntables begin playing together, and for the first ten minutes as the needles trace their way around, the sounds from each glacier merge in and out with the sounds the ice itself creates. The needle catches on the last loop, and the records play for nearly two hours, until completely melted.”

Langjökull, Snæfellsjökull, Solheimajökull, by Katie Paterson

[via online-mixing.com]

Painting Render Crash

Painting Render Crash

James Théophane Jnr‘s Painting Render Crash:

“Work asked me to contribute a piece of art for our reception. I decided to hack an old replica painting from Spitalfields Market, London (an old flea market on Thursdays). I built a motor using one of those kits you can get from good electronic stores, painted acrylic on canvas and cut out a spinning beach ball of death glued to mounting board.”

video here