Behold: the Deep Space Resonance Watch by luxury timepiece maker Vianney Halter: an intricate 3-axis tourbillonbeneath a domed crystal case, riding on a pair of synchronised balance wheels surrounded by a time display, hence, four movements symbolising the 4 dimensional fabric of the Universe.
Only two of these cosmic wrist candies will be made each year and yours will cost around €820,000.
The Moon: changing its appearance nightly depending on numerous factors but nonetheless entirely predictable. To wit:
As the Moon orbits the Earth, the half illuminated by the Sun first becomes increasingly visible, then decreasingly visible. The featured video animates images taken by NASA’s Moon-orbiting Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to show all 12 lunations that appear this year, 2021. A single lunation describes one full cycle of our Moon, including all of its phases. A full lunation takes about 29.5 days, just under a month (moon-th). As each lunation progresses, sunlight reflects from the Moon at different angles, and so illuminates different features differently. During all of this, of course, the Moon always keeps the same face toward the Earth. What is less apparent night-to-night is that the Moon‘s apparent size changes slightly, and that a slight wobble called a libration occurs as the Moon progresses along its elliptical orbit.
A grotesquely compelling time-lapse short by Austrian animator/motion designer Christian Stangl featuring various succulent things gasifying and transforming into crispy remnants over the course of days and weeks.
The 2016 original (in case you missed it) and recently released second instalment of Fabrice Mathieu’s Hitchcock/Lucas mashup – the Cary Grant star vehicle that should have been but – for spacial and temporal reasons – never was.
You’ll recall his excellent pisstake of moon landing denial conspiracies ‘Moon Shining’.
A Blender Animation short directed by Hjalti Hjalmarsson in which the background scenery of what appears to be a side scrolling game turns out to be recollections of the tragic past life of the protagonist as she sprints through the ‘stages’, turbo-boosted by shots of caffeine
A vintage style monochrome stop-motion short by Belgian director Soetkin Verstegen who describes it as a “miniature cinema inside an ice cube”, inspired by the true story of a century-old box of negatives found preserved in the ice of Antarctica.
An impressive animated video by Oskar Alvarado for a new tune by techno duo MachineCode (Dean Rodell and Current Value) – a science fiction future world loosely inspired by the ancient Mesoamerican myth of the serpent deity, Kukulkan.