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Con Kennedy writes:

I suppose the Australian Research and Space Exploration agency could boldly go and wipe Klingons of the surface of Uranus…


Ah now.

Friscondo writes:

And then there’s this (above)…

An experimental art film by Maxim Zhestkov featuring the movement of over two billion black and white spheres in a series of enclosed spaces.

The physics of each animation (flow, diffusion, pressure, etc.) is displayed by subtle text on the walls of each space. Zhestkov sez:

The film is a trial to explore the idea that everything around us and inside us is made from simple elements or blocks which can be arranged in complex relationships and become compound structures. We could project this idea into emotions, behaviors, thought processes, relationships, life, planets and the universe.

Now for yiz.


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Horinouchi House in Tokyo, Japan, a very modestly sized (56 m³) house that makes the most of its tiny footprint, designed by Mizuishi Architect Atelier. To wit:

Slightly reminiscent of a submarine’s periscope, the Horinouchi House’s triangular-shaped exterior allows it to fit snugly into its modest plot of land. Inside, the home is spacious and incredibly well lit, succeeding in making it feel much larger than it actually is. Its lower level houses a master bedroom and bathroom, along with a kitchen and dining room, while the upstairs quarters are primarily reserved for communal activities — think a den or living room.


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Visual glitches and asymmetries of the human form sculpted from blocks of laminated wood by Perth based artist Paul Kaptein.

Kaptein is currently exhibiting at Krauss Gallery NYC where – should you be in the neighbourhood – the full 360° discombobulation of his pieces can be appreciated to full effect.


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A logarithmic depiction of the known universe by musician and artist Pabloi Carlos Budassi using deep space photographs collected from NASA pieced together to form a map where each consecutive ‘ring’ represents several orders of magnitude further than the adjacent one nearer the centre.

The image was inspired and informed by similar (but less impressive) images created at Princeton University in 2005.

Giant version here.

MORE: This is what the entire universe looks like in one image (Tech Insider)


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A deft mashup by Max Shishkin combining clips from 35 space movies set to Dylan Thomas’ ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ read by Sir Anthony Hopkins.


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Swedish digital artist and animator Erik Wernquist set to the words of Carl Sagan. sez he:

Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens.



(H/T: Noel Ballentyne)



A computer rendering of a comet the European Space Agency wish to land a probe on that looks a bit like Ireland.

Comet’s Rugged Landscape Makes Landing A Roll Of The Dice (NPR)

The Broadsheet Book Of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (New Island €5)

Thanks Darragh O Tuathail