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Singapore Changi Airport Timelapse Turns Planes into Abstract Streaks of Light

Singapore Changi Airport Timelapse Turns Planes into Abstract Streaks of Light video art timelapse Singapore airplanes

Photographer and filmmaker Milton Tan was given unprecedented access to Singapore Changi Airport in order to film his latest timelapse of planes taking off and landing at night. In an unusual reversal, airport officials saw one of Tan’s earlier films, and immediately invited him to shoot at Changi from several restricted areas. He was at times positioned so close that you can occasionally see his tripod shake from the thrust of the jet engines.

My favorite aspect is that even when the airport appears to be busiest (Changi Airport has a takeoff or landing every minute), the airplanes only appear as abstract orbs and streaks of light moving through the sky. You can see a bit more about how it was made over on PetaPixel, and on Tan’s blog.

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Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

While on a recent trip to Iceland, photographer Sarah Martinet had the opportunity to shoot these amazing landscapes from a plane with open windows. You can see much more of her work (as well as more from this trip) on 500px and Facebook.

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Artist Creates Digital Life-Forms that Respond to Archival Birdsongs

Artist Creates Digital Life Forms that Respond to Archival Birdsongs sound birds 3d animation

Australian artist Andy Thomas creates what he describes as “audio life forms,” specifically 3D animations that respond to audio input. For these latest pieces he used archival bird recordings from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (in addition to one of his own recordings) to create these new digital sound sculptures that animate in different ways in reaction to the songs of each bird. Thomas uses more software tools than we could reasonably share here, but you can learn a bit more over on his website.

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In the Greenhouse: A Towering Figure Enclosed Within a Glass Greenhouse by Susanne Ussing

In the Greenhouse: A Towering Figure Enclosed Within a Glass Greenhouse by Susanne Ussing sculpture assemblage
Susanne Ussing, I Drivhuset, Ordrupgaard Samlingen, 1980. Image Courtesy Carsten Hoff.

Artist Susanne Ussing (1940–1998) was a Danish visual artist and architect who worked in a variety of different mediums from photography and ceramics to large-scale installations and sensory exhibitions. One of her most impactful pieces was this 1980 installation titled I Drivhuset (In the Greenhouse) that was installed at the Ordrupgaard Museum in Copenhagen. The sculpture depicts a female figure who has seemingly grown too large for (or has become trapped by) a very tall glass greenhouse. Constructed from newspaper clippings, wood, and metal chimney vents, the figure is so large that her feet seem to penetrate the brick floor below. If Colossal had a physical manifestation, I imagine it would look almost exactly like this.

A retrospective of Ussing’s work titled “an Exhibition in the Midstream between Dream and Prosaic Reality” opened today at the Den Frie in Denmark. Image courtesy Carsten Hoff. (via Carnival of Dogs)

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A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture
All photos © Lindsay Appel for My Cool Shed

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

Architect and environmentalist Peter Bahouth designed and built this beautiful trio of treehouses linked by bridges in an Atlanta forest, which also happens to be his backyard. Inspired by the treehouses and adventures of his youth, the idea was to create a sort of fort for grown-ups. The three houses dubbed “Mind,” “Body,” and “Spirit,” include a living room and bedroom with a special bed that slides out for an improved view of the forest below. The photos here were taken for Jane Field-Lewis’ book My Cool Shed, provided courtesy photographer Lindsay Appel. (via iGNANT, CJ Who)

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How the Sun Sees You: People Discover What They Look like under Ultraviolet Light, and the Startling Power of Sunscreen

How the Sun Sees You: People Discover What They Look like under Ultraviolet Light, and the Startling Power of Sunscreen video art

Artist Thomas Leveritt recently setup a special UV motion camera in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with the intent of filming random passersby. Ultraviolet rays have the ability to expose not-yet-visible changes to human skin, namely freckles, that turn even the most unblemished faces into dark explosions of dots. Leveritt installed a monitor above the camera so people could instantly see the results, and then to heighten the effect, supplied them sunscreen in a vivid demonstration of why you should probably never again step outside without it. (via Laughing Squid, Co.Create)

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