Base 8: Generative art that grows and finds a home in the spaces between your fingers and hands.
Author Chris Sugrue about the work:
The title of the work was inspired by several rare languages that developed an octal counting base because their culture counted using the spaces in between fingers rather than the fingers themselves (as in the much more common decimal system).
The work uses a 19th century theater trick (Pepper’s ghost) that was originally employed to create the illusion of phantoms or spirits on the stage with live actors. In this modern adaptation of the technique, the illusion is used to create the sensation of a reactive floating world coming to life directly around the visitors body.
Windsweptis a wind-driven kinetic façade consisting of 612 freely-rotating directional arrows creating a large-scale observational instrument that reveals the complex interactions between the wind and the building. The wind arrows serve as discrete data points indicating the direction of local flow within the larger phenomenon.
Mark your calendars!There’s a new comet coming that’s brighter than even the full moon!
A new comet has been discovered that is predicted to blaze incredibly brilliantly in the skies on 28 November 2013; current predictions are of an object that will dazzle the eye at up to magnitude —16. That’s far brighter than the full Moon. If predictions hold true then C/2012 S1 will certainly be one of the greatest comets in human history, far outshining the memorable Comet Hale-Bopp of 1997 and very likely to outdo the long-awaited Comet Pan-STARRS (C/2011 L4) which is set to stun in March 2013.
Ancient mist-covered Chinese inn is breakthtakingly beautiful
The Three Natural Bridges is a series of natural limestone bridges located in Wulong County in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. The whole area is made of Karst landscape (see footnote).
Situated under the Three Natural Bridges is the Lucky Dragon inn built by the ancient Tang dynasty. Situated right next to a 30m waterfall and surrounded by verdant lanscape made of natural caves and bridges, this inn has become quite a sensation with tourists lately. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has also been featured in Zhang Yimou’s movie “Curse of the Golden Flower”.
Karst is a geological process in which water (acidic, with CO2) dissolves carbonate bedrock (usually limestone, dolomite, or marble). Usually occurring over thousands of years, karst features unusual surface and subsurface landforms: sinkholes, vertical shafts, streams, springs, underground caves, etc.