ryanpanos:

Theater Series | Hiroshi Sugimoto | Socks Studio

Starting in the late 1970s, Hiroshi Sugimoto took pictures of cinemas interiors and drive-ins with the aim of encapsulate the whole lenght of a movie in a single shot. He left the camera shutters open throughout the running of a movie and the glowing screen of the cinemas was left as a trace on each take. A somehow uncanny light resonates in the dark cinema halls. At a further glance, this central light ethereally underlines the rich architectural details of the theater interiors. You might want to confront Sugimoto’s work with Michael Wesely’s, a photographer that uses to take photographs featuringi  3 years long exposures: read “The passing of time“, (on Socks).

Why are we worn out? Why do we, who start out so passionate, brave, noble, believing, become totally bankrupt by the age of thirty or thirty-five? Why is it that one is extinguished by consumption, another puts a bullet in his head, a third seeks oblivion in vodka, cards, a fourth, in order to stifle fear and anguish, cynically tramples underfoot the portrait of his pure, beautiful youth? Why is it that, once fallen, we do not try to rise, and, having lost one thing, we do not seek another? Why?
- Anton Chekhov (via whyallcaps)

(Source: stxxz.us)

basilarfuse:

Teleportation Paradigm
Room A (first room).
Installation. Three connected rooms with light, sound and murals. In collaboration with Karel Jezek. Installation view from Unge Kunstneres Samfund. Photo: Vegard Kleven.

basilarfuse:

Teleportation Paradigm

Room A (first room).

Installation. Three connected rooms with light, sound and murals.
In collaboration with Karel Jezek.
Installation view from Unge Kunstneres Samfund. Photo: Vegard Kleven.

bremser:

A handful of photos related to Ed Ruscha’s book “A Few Palm Trees.” There does not seem to be a solid representation of this work online (first two images are from ebay), and an original copy of the book starts at $500 USD. For an excellent history and overview of Ruscha’s photography and process information (source of the last image), seek out “Ed Ruscha Photographer.”

kingstitt:

J. Heinrich Lambert, strongly influenced by the work of Tobias Mayer, presented the first three-dimensional colour-system in 1772. (via)

kingstitt:

J. Heinrich Lambert, strongly influenced by the work of Tobias Mayer, presented the first three-dimensional colour-system in 1772. (via)

prostheticknowledge:

Lucidscape

Company developing an open-source metaverse operating system - imagine Grand Theft Auto V as the Windows of the future:

At Lucidscape we are building a new kind of massively-distributed 3D simulation engine to power the vast network of interconnected virtual worlds known as the Metaverse.

Our work is necessary because incremental changes built atop existing 3D engine architectures will not be sufficient to create the kind of massively multi-user experiences we expect from tomorrow’s web-of-worlds.

Handling massive virtual worlds requires a fundamentally different approach to engine design, one that prioritizes the requirements of scale, thoroughly embraces distributed computing and many-core architectures, and that is also unencumbered by the legacy decisions which hold current engines back.

We are developing the open source software foundations for a future where millions of us will interact within enormous virtual worlds through standardized clients which allow users and programs to flow from one server to the next as easily as we navigate the web today. Our distributed simulation stack is intended to serve as the VR equivalent of the web server and browser, while also offering OS-like security and scheduling capabilities necessary to manage resource usage by users and nomadic programs.

Whilst at the moment it is in prototype / simulation state, this appears to be the only open-source attempt to date.

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