Lumière trop lente

Une longue vidéo pour illustrer la lenteur de la vitesse de la lumière à l’échelle de l’univers : à 300 000 km/s il nous faut déjà 45 minutes pour seulement atteindre Jupiter.

Le tout sur une musique de Steve Reich rend le voyage assez trippant.

In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it’s unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system, from a human perspective.

I’ve taken liberties with certain things like the alignment of planets and asteroids, as well as ignoring the laws of relativity concerning what a photon actually « sees » or how time is experienced at the speed of light, but overall I’ve kept the size and distances of all the objects as accurate as possible. I also decided to end the animation just past Jupiter as I wanted to keep the running length below an hour.

Riding Light from Alphonse Swinehart on Vimeo.

viaRiding Light on Vimeo.


Pour une fois qu’un « phobe » est une bonne chose :



Celle-ci est drôle là ou beaucoup d’autres sont pédantes…
▶ Star Wars: Modern Lightsaber Battle – YouTube.

This Girl Can

Ok c’est de la pub mais pour une fois que la pub présente des femmes comme des personnes et pas comme des objets formatés ça fait du bien.
Sport England célèbre les femmes actives et signe une campagne affirmée, déterminée et sans clichés. Ça sue, ça remue mais c’est beau.
Meet The Girls – This Girl Can.

Voyage dans le temps et technologie

Plutôt qu’une comparaison stérile entre le 2015 de Retour vers le futur et la réalité, Tim Carmody analyse comment la technologie influe sur la pensée (et inversement) avec une analogie étonnante entre la cassette audio et le voyage dans le temps.

Back to the Future, Time Travel, and the Secret History of the 1980s — The Message — Medium

Il conclue aussi sur une note un peu nostalgique sur le côté fermé, physiquement et juridiquement, de la technologie actuelle.
(putain de smartphone)

I sometimes call this “the cassette era,” and sure enough, cassettes are everywhere. Marty has a Walkman, a camcorder, and an audition tape for his band; the Pinheads have recorded a demo even though they’ve never played in front of an audience.

As a material support for a medium, the cassette has certain advantages and disadvantages. It’s more portable and sturdy than reels or records, and it requires less user interaction or expertise. It requires very fine interactions of miniaturized technology, both mechanical and electronic, in the form of transistors, reading heads, and so forth. Magnetic tape can actually record information as digital or analog, so it’s curiously agnostic in that respect.

Cassettes can also be easily rewound or fast forward. It’s easy to synchronize and dub the contents of one cassette onto another. And users can easily erase or rerecord information over the same tape.

This has clear implications for how we think — and especially, how our predecessors thirty years ago thought—about time travel. It is no accident that many important time travel films, including the Terminator franchise, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and yes, the Back to the Future movies, appear at this time. In all three cases, time travel is accomplished with a technological mechanism that allows its users precise control of where they arrive in the timestream. (In earlier time travel stories, travellers slide down a river or awake from a dream, but in the 1980s, the H.G. Wells/Doctor Who conception of time travel through a technological device pretty definitively wins out.) And in all three cases, the goal of time travel is to save and/or rewrite events within a specific person’s lifetime, without which a future timeline will cease to exist.

Back to the Future, Time Travel, and the Secret History of the 1980s — The Message — Medium.

GIF-JAM 2014

viaGIF-JAM 2014 on Vimeo.


En 2015

Je regarderai le meilleur des films de 2014…


Quake demake

Retro as fuck

Quake on an oscilloscope – YouTube.

ONU et la surveillance des peuples

The United Nations has drawn a line in the sand when it comes to governments spying on their own citizens. On Tuesday, the general assembly adopted a resolution that underscores the right to privacy and condemns unlawful mass surveillance in the name of security, calling it a violation of human rights.

The resolution calls illegal or arbitrary watching, listening, and collecting of online chats and cell phone usage highly intrusive, saying it can interfere with the right to freedom of expression and may contradict the tenets of a democratic society, including when done on a mass scale.

Via Motherboard RSS Feed

Maos na Lata

Maos na Lata est un projet éducatif créé par une photographe brésilienne pour apprendre les fondements de la photographie à des jeunes de favela. Le matériel est on ne peux plus simple : des sténopés avec des boîtes de conserves : solide, abordable, accessible

Une toute autre image des favelas. Jeune et optimiste.

Via Konbini FR

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Sculpter le virtuel

VRClay – Sculpting in virtual reality | Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra.

Super Flemish

Sacha Goldberger est un photographe Français qui a eu l’idée de mélanger peinture flamande, photographie et super héros. Cela donne envie de voir des séries avec des univers parallèles!.

Via Geek Art – Art, Design, Illustration & Pop Culture !

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