Category Archives: Catalyst

These things inspire me.

Overview

Guy Reid made this beautiful short film about the emotional effect that astronauts experience while gazing at Earth from space. They describe it as an experience that has transformed their perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it, and enabled … Continue reading

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20 Hz

20 Hz from Semiconductor on Vimeo. Why does information art give me tingles? Because when it is done well, it builds connections between me and my environment that deepen my understanding of it. What could be more valuable? Here is a video … Continue reading

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Wind Map

This passed my desktop during the media blitz that surrounded Hurricane Sandy. It is a live wind map of the US and was crated by digital art duo Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg who are known for their data visualization work. See … Continue reading

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More Psychedelic Imagery From The I.S.S.

Ever since the image of Earth that Carl Sagen described as a “Tiny mote of dust” crossed my eyes, I have been moved by images of space. Technology keps making these images better and better and with that I have … Continue reading

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Synchronized Metronomes

This is a great video of  32 metronomes that have been placed on a rolling board and purposely started at different times. The energy created by the oscillating needles, at first, creates chaos in the motion of the board. After some time though, … Continue reading

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Cast Aluminum Ant Colonies

Wow! These ant colony castings that retired entomologist Walter R. Tschinkel has made are not only a clever visual representation of nature, but they are also quite beautiful. OK, so he vaporized the entire colony when he poured the molten aluminum … Continue reading

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Audible Color

Here is wonderful sound project by Momo Miyazaki and Hideaki Matsui that uses color to determine which notes are played. The video speaks for itself. -Stay Tuned Sharing Is Caring

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Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson At Montclair Kimberley Academy – Jan – 2010

Listening to Neil deGrasse Tyson and makes me want to relive my education and become a scientist. -Stay Tuned Sharing Is Caring

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Tomorrow’s Fall Equinox – Explained

What happens during the September equinox? The sun crosses the celestial equator and moves southward in the northern hemisphere during the September equinox. The location on the earth where the sun is directly overhead at solar noon is known as … Continue reading

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Food Illusions

Here is an interesting article by Robert T. Gonzalez about some of the ways our eating habits are manipulated by the environments we eat in. Specifically, it refers to the actual shapes of our dinnerware and glasses and the optical … Continue reading

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