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Pruned: The 25-Year Riverine Journey of a Wooden Boulder Carved out of a Felled 200-Year-Old Oak Tree
"Beginning in 1978, when a spherical chunk of oak got lodged in a stream as he was moving it to his studio, the sculptor David Nash has documented its long riverine journey.

“For 25 years,” Nash writes, “I have followed its engagement with the weather, gravity and the seasons. It became a stepping-stone into the drama of physical geography. Spheres imply movement and initially I helped it to move, but after a few years I observed it only intervening when absolutely necessary - when it became wedged under a bridge.”

The journey is so extraordinary — made more so perhaps by the fact that it's so well-documented — that we can't help but quote the rest of Nash's accounts:…"
theelements  water  tides  dwyryd  rivers  landscape  wood  nature  motion  movement  time  davidnash  art 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Romance has lived too long upon this river
"Romance has lived too long upon this river; a single-serving web page that tells you how high the tide is at London Bridge: explicitly close up, but also, roughly, at a glance.

The scale runs from zero metres (low tide is typically around 1m deep at London Bridge) to 7.6m (this is around the peak for Spring tides, so if the water fills the screen you know it’s a big one).

The Thames and its related activities are of course the Hello World of real-time data, but I also wanted this to be useful. So Romance… also serves as a weather forecast, warning you if you need to wrap up or take a brolly when you go out."

[Text from: http://shorttermmemoryloss.com/portfolio/project/romance-has-lived-too-long-upon-this-river/ ]

[via: http://magicalnihilism.com/2010/12/29/romance-has-lived-too-long-upon-this-river/ ]
london  visualization  river  weather  art  ambient  forecasting  tides  Thames 
january 2011 by robertogreco
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Pier Tide Predictions
"The tide prediction curve above shows how fast the tide is rising or falling; you can see how long a height is sustained or see the heights at other times."
weather  surf  tides  lajolla  sandiego 
july 2008 by robertogreco

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