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The Mother as a Creator
"The Mother is like an artist doing her work while calling upon her own wisdom. The Mother not only creates a life, but also creates continually a continuous and fluid matrix of experience between Mother and Child.

Motherhood is a long-term process with a complex weaving of experiences. This wholeness and complexity cannot be expressed solely by the generally accepted saccharine image of Mother and Child, nor by the other extreme - the image of the Mother Incarnate, who willing sacrifices herself for the good of her children. All of these stereotypical representations of Motherhood are for me a long and tedious harangue, something I have tried to avoid in my life from the very beginning.

For this reason and become I believe in the parity between Motherhood and artistic creativity, I attempt to combine the role of mother and artist while trying to represent this fusion with an interlocked series of works expressing, at first hand, the experience of Motherhood.

Here I take a family photograph each year of my son and myself, and then the next year, take another image of us in front of the previous picture. Therefore, different layers of my son and I emerge on the same surface after a lengthy accumulation of detail and texture. Different stages of my son and I are overlaid; and from the different pictures we have created dialogue with each other in this dimension upon compressed dimension. From within these dimensions will emerge a new depiction/visualization of Motherhood.

This time-tunnel artwork has recorded my different experience of Motherhood and the relationship between my son and I for seventeen years. By doing so, it is easy to compare and observe our growth and development. The most important is that these representations will keep going to use our life and time to undermine the inflexible and stereotypical conventions of Motherhood which in their idealizations seek to allow only a single shallow plane of experience."

[via: https://kottke.org/19/01/the-layers-of-motherhood ]
anniewang  time  motherhood  photography  families  timelapse  accretion  timelines 
january 2019 by robertogreco
FRACTAL - 4k StormLapse on Vimeo
"The ingredient based explanation for supercell thunderstorms cites moisture, wind shear, instability and lift as the reasons for their formation. I prefer to focus on the big picture. Supercell thunderstorms are a manifestation of nature's attempt to correct an extreme imbalance. The ever ongoing effort to reach equilibrium, or viscosity, is what drives all of our weather, and the force with which the atmosphere tries to correct this imbalance is proportional to the gradient. In other words, the more extreme the imbalance, the more extreme the storm.

This collection of timelapses was gathered over the last six years. The project started out as wanting to be able to see the life-cycles of these storms, just for my own enjoyment and to increase my understanding of them. Over time, it morphed into an obsession with wanting to document as many photogenic supercells as I could, in as high a resolution as possible, as to be able to share with those who couldn't see first hand the majestic beauty that comes alive in the skies above America's Great Plains every Spring. After more than 100,000 miles on the road and tens of thousands of shutter clicks later, this is the result. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Keep an eye out for a long form version of my storm timelapses, as these are a small sample of what I've been able to gather. I'm not sure yet how the extended version will be released. If you have any ideas regarding distribution or would like to license my work for your own project, please contact me: ChadLCowan@gmail.com

I love teaching people about storms and severe weather and how to safely document them. Feel free to email me if you have any interest in joining me for a chase. June is by far the best time to go out, as the storms are more photogenic and slow moving than any other month.

Follow me on these social media channels for more storm content:
instagram.com/stormtimelapse
twitter.com/stormtimelapse
facebook.com/stormlapse

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"Big whirls have little whirls that feed on their velocity, and little whirls have lesser whirls, and so on to viscosity." - Meteorologist Lewis Fry Richardson ("Weather Prediction by Numerical Process." Cambrige University Press, 1922)

This quote sums up perfectly what I've come to realize about weather and storms over the past 10 years of studying, forecasting and chasing them, and the part that I find most fascinating. On each scale level from synoptic-scale, which covers areas the size of multiple states, all the way down to micro-scale, which could be an area as small as your backyard, the fluid which we call air abides by the same universal physical laws of nature and thus acts in a very similar manner and patterns.

A cold front, for example, is a phenomenon which is widely understood to mean a large scale line of advancing cold air, hundreds of miles long, along which supercell thunderstorms sometimes form. Within these smaller storm-scale environments, something called a rear-flank gust front forms on the southern end of the low pressure area of the mesocyclone, where the rain cooled air wraps around. This is effectively a storm's cold front. The cool air is more dense than the warm air, and because of this, advances into the region of lower density, just like the larger cold front on which the storm formed.

The stunning supercell storm structure we see is along these relatively small, storm-scale cold fronts. This is what forms the "hook" on radar. Here, just as with the larger scale weather systems, the wedge of denser cool air at the surface meets the warm, moist, buoyant air in front of a storm, forcing it aloft and through the cap where the potential energy is realized. Given the right conditions, this development can be explosive.

While Richardson's quote is more regarding turbulence than thermodynamics, his theory from nearly 100 years ago that our atmosphere behaves as a fractal has turned out to be spot on. A "top down" transfer of energy and behavior occurs, resulting in a Russian nesting doll of smaller scale systems that bear a striking resemblance to the larger.

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I would like to offer a special thanks to my good friend Kevin X Barth who helped me edit this together, and found some semblance of a story arc in many disparate pieces. Kevin is an amazingly talented and creative artist in his own right, having won an Emmy as the editor of the ESPN 30 for 30 film WHEN THE GARDEN WAS EDEN. Check out his website if you're looking for an excellent editor or director for your project: kevinxbarth.com

A big thanks to Tom Lowe as well, without whom I would probably still be trying to figure out what an intervelometer is. Tom is the mastermind behind Timescapes, the revolutionary timelapse film from a few years ago. He was kind enough to share his wealth of knowledge, as well as some camera gear."
storms  via:kottke  classideas  weather  video  timelapse 
june 2017 by robertogreco
Timelapse – Google Earth Engine
"Timelapse

The global timelapse video shows changes to our planet visible from Landsat satellite imagery.

The video has one frame per year. Each frame is a 1.7-terapixel snapshot of the entire Earth, generated from 30-meter resolution Landsat images. Landsat collects new imagery over each location in the world about once every two weeks. Using Earth Engine’s analysis platform, each year’s worth of images was combined into a single cloud-free, per-pixel composite for that year.

Timelapse is an example that illustrates the power of Earth Engine’s cloud-computing model. The platform can be used for other types of analysis as well.

To embed a timelapse viewer on your site, use the “Share or embed” button above. You can also create a timelapse tour that moves from one destination to another over time using the Timelapse Tour Editor."
via:meetar  timelapse  satelliteimagery  landsat  earth 
march 2016 by robertogreco
ISLAND of DHARMA on Vimeo
"Photography & editing | Piotr Wancerz timelapsemedia.com Music | Tony Anderson "The Prophecy" tonyandersonmusic.com

Shot entirely on Panasonic LX100

Locations: Anuradhapura, Colombo, Dambulla, Ella, Haputale, Kandy, Negombo, Sigiriya, Tangalle, Udawalawe"
indianocean  srilanka  ceylon  timelapse  colombo  kandy  trains  negombo  tangalle  sigiriya  video  anuradhapura  dambulla  ella  haputale  udawalawe 
january 2015 by robertogreco
Norway the Slow Way - NYTimes.com
"I eventually called Rune Moklebest, a producer at NRK who was in charge of the Slow TV programing. “[Slow TV] feels different than anything you see on TV,” he said. “If you slow the pace down... if you wait past the moment you feel you should cut away, a whole new story emerges. And then it doesn’t take much to become dramatic.” He pointed to a particular 10-minute sequence from “Hurtigruten Minute for Minute” in which the only action is a cow walking across a beach.

“Will the cow keep walking? Will it stop?” he said. “You just don’t know. And this is exciting.”"
internet  sparkfile  videos  longnow  timelapse  encapsulation  slow  slowtv  norway  2014  television  tv  via:sha 
september 2014 by robertogreco
First-person Hyperlapse Videos
"We present a method for converting first-person videos, for example, captured with a helmet camera during activities such as rock climbing or bicycling, into hyper-lapse videos, i.e., time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera.

At high speed-up rates, simple frame sub-sampling coupled with existing video stabilization methods does not work, because the erratic camera shake present in first-person videos is amplified by the speed-up.

Our algorithm first reconstructs the 3D input camera path as well as dense, per-frame proxy geometries. We then optimize a novel camera path for the output video (shown in red) that is smooth and passes near the input cameras while ensuring that the virtual camera looks in directions that can be rendered well from the input.

Next, we compute geometric proxies for each input frame. These allow us to render the frames from the novel viewpoints on the optimized path.

Finally, we generate the novel smoothed, time-lapse video by rendering, stitching, and blending appropriately selected source frames for each output frame. We present a number of results for challenging videos that cannot be processed using traditional techniques."

[via: http://kottke.org/14/08/the-hyperlapse-algorithm ]
photography  timelapse  stabilization  video  gopro  microsoft 
august 2014 by robertogreco
From A to B
"What happens when you send something by mail? What happens in between you sending it off and someone else receiving it? What people and processes are involved and how many steps does it take?
 
Those all were questions I was dealing with and wanted to find out. So instead of sitting back I started a simple project to actually see it myself. I put a small camera in a box, build a timer circuit using Arduino and shipped it.
 
That's as simple as it is. The timer circuit was set to make a 3 sec video every minute and make longer videos while the box was moving: to not miss on the 'interesting' parts."
shipping  systems  systemsthinking  timelapse  arduino  2014  cameras  mail  packages  distribution  via:alexismadrigal  rubenvandervleuten 
july 2014 by robertogreco
Slow Life on Vimeo
""Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.

Learn more about what you see in my post: notes-from-dreamworlds.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/slow-life.html

This clip, as well as stock footage, is available in 4k resolution. Make sure you watch it on a large screen! You won't be able to appreciate this clip or see individual cells moving in a sponge on a smartphone. If you have a full-HD screen, when you enter full-screen mode, please press on "view actual size" next to the HD icon to improve sharpness.

To make this little clip I took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, I used focus stacking. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots where in-focus areas are merged. Just the intro and last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking). Unfortunately, the success rate was very low due to copious technical challenges and I spent almost 9 long months just to learn how to make these kinds of videos and understand how to work with these delicate creatures.

I am glad that I abandoned the idea of making this clip in 3D (with two cameras) - very few people have 3D screens and it doubles processing time.

Gear:
- Canon 7D (died at the beginning of the project as I had overused it in my research), Canon 5d Mkiii (90% of footage is done with it)
- Canon MP-E 65 mm lens
- adjustable custom-spectrum lamps (3 different models)
- several motorized stages including StackShot for focus stacking
- multiple computers to process thousands of 22+ Mpx raw images and perform focus stacking (an old laptop died on that mission after 3 weeks of continuous processing).

Edited in Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Zerene Stacker, and Helicon Focus.
Music: Atmostra III by Cedric Baravaglio, Jonathan Ochmann and Zdravko Djordjevic.

Visit my website to see more cool stuff: microworldsphotography.com
(consideration to buy a print from my website or to use the tip jar below the video is always welcome)

Inquiries/licensing/press: find my contact details here: microworldsphotography.com/About

Please do not share this clip to promote or endorse marine aquarium industry. I simply want people to admire life, but not to be told to buy stuff, especially poses captive animals
More about using my videos:
microworldsphotography.com/Image-Use/Video-Use-and-Licensing "
slow  nature  time  scale  biology  timelapse  via:vruba 
march 2014 by robertogreco
Charles and Ray Eames' living room makes an interim home at LACMA - latimes.com
"The midcentury legends' untouched living room is relocated and reassembled, piece by piece, at LACMA for the exhibition 'California Design, 1930-1965: Living In a Modern Way.'"

"For the uninitiated, seeing how the Eameses lived may be a surprise. Their living room does not resemble the type of rigorously formal space that people today expect in a modern house from the era. Even though the Eames House is a wonderfully calibrated exercise in steel, glass and cement panel, the idea of replicating such formalism on the interior was anathema to its owners. If anything, their architecture is forced to take a back seat to their extraordinarily diverse collection of objects."

[More (note Pinboard breaks these URLs, so cut and paste them if you want to check them out): http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-eames-house-restoration-20110924,0,3009062.story AND http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-landmark-houses-eames-photos,0,4909958.photogallery AND http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-landmark-houses-eames-house,0,1245657.htmlstory ]
eames  losangeles  timelapse  socal  california  design  2011 
october 2011 by robertogreco
Everyday for iPhone
"Take a picture of yourself. Every day. Set reminders. Get into the habit. The more pictures you have, the better your Everyday app will be.

Line up your face with an adjustable grid or use an overlay of the last picture you took.

Publish to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Flickr. Or have it upload automatically.

Make a movie. You'd be surprised how great the effect of a time lapse video of your face can be. Watch yourself change, just like a real person."

[via: http://lonelysandwich.com/post/4005075829/everyday-for-iphone ]
iphone  daily  everyday  photography  noahkalina  oliverwhite  williamwilkinson  applications  ios  timelapse  time  aging  change  video  facebook  twitter  tumblr  flickr  adamlisagor 
march 2011 by robertogreco
ross:ching » Running on Empty
"I live in Los Angeles. I drive in Los Angeles. I think about traffic a lot in Los Angeles. A few months ago, I discovered Matt Logue’s Empty LA photographs. I didn’t think much about it at the time, but every time I was stuck in rush hour all-hour traffic, I found myself thinking, “What if tomorrow everyone’s car disappeared.”
urbanplanning  traffic  timelapse  photography  losangeles  videos  cars  carfree 
may 2010 by robertogreco
OLPC Learning Club: TimeLapse Activity Released! - OLPC News
"TimeLapse is computer software for the Sugar Learning Platform used to gather periodic data (sound and images). It is the first software activity developed by Sugar Labs DC and runs on the OLPC XO-1 laptop. The idea for TimeLapse grew out of the exciting, eclectic, interdisciplinary meeting of scientists, computer programmers, pedagogues, and hardware hobbyists originally brought together by the OLPC Learning Club DC."
olpc  sugar  opensource  software  xo  edg  srg  timelapse 
january 2010 by robertogreco
sky movies (tecznotes)
"What ties these together is the visible relative motion of the stars. The earthbound video shows the entire dome of the sky turning slowly, while the airplane video shows the stars eerily standing still as the landscape moves below them." ... "if there's a broad class of subjective experience I find most addictive, it's the perspective shift connected to a sudden adjustment in point of view"
video  perspective  timelapse  stars  sky  motion  michalmigurski 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Time merge media (kottke.org)
"Some of my favorite art and media deals with the display of multiple time periods at once. Here are some other examples, many of which I've featured on kottke.org in the past."

[Update 26 Nov 2012: At least one of the links within is dead, so I'm adding a link to "Trackmania: The 1K Project" here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UcQmJwTnBg ]

[Also related: http://www.slideshare.net/blackbeltjones/designing-for-spacetime-ixda08/ ]
art  media  video  kottke  time  mario  nintendo  videogames  quantummechanics  photography  animation  layers  visualization  timelapse  timelines  games  gaming  graphics  physics  interface  timemergemedia  marioworld  2008  runlolarun  callandresponse  cursor*10  nicholasnixon  diegogoldberg  johnstone  jkkeller  noahkalina  change  movement  paralleluniverses  branching  jameseo  whiteglovetracking  averaging  timemerge 
february 2008 by robertogreco
lens culture photographer interview: Alexey Titarenko (audio)
"His long-exposure photographs, often made of moving masses of people, are imbued with a down-trodden moodiness reminiscent of the stories of Dostoyevsky. They document a time of change, yet hope is a rare commodity, and the people blur into grey shadow f
art  artists  photography  russia  timelapse  memory  movement  time 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Trulia Hindsight » Maps of Properties Through Time
"Trulia Hindsight is an animated map of homes in the United States from Trulia. The animations use the year the properties were built to show the growth of streets, neighborhoods and cities over time."
history  housing  mapping  maps  realestate  time  timelines  visualization  us  stamendesign  geography  architecture  cities  demographics  urbanism  urban  population  satellite  statistics  timelapse  locative 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Artbeat - a Red Bull Project
"the entire process of creating the art was captured with a camera with a 360 degree lens that took a photo every 30 seconds that then made an incredible 360 degree, completely interactive" - Wooster Collective
art  film  flash  movies  video  timelapse  360 
december 2006 by robertogreco

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