August 11th, 2010

escher, maths, lego

Sometimes I Just Want The World To Stop Spinning For A Bit

...but then I remember I don't have a boat handy.

A necessity, according to the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), who calculate that if you slowly reduced the spin of the world to stationary removing the centrifugal force acting on the oceans, the world could look something more like this:

Definitely a bit wet this far from the equator.

Full article on the ESRI website
art, modern art, traffic light tree

A Ramble Through The Stars

I've been told I should witter more. Not being one to turn down an opportunity to make people regret saying things like that to me, I shall ramble on some more...

So, the solar system is kind of big. 30,000,000 pixels to be precise.

...or at least it is when represented by French artist licoti, a tour of whose fairly amazing artwork is shown in the video below.

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The full 18Mb image
monopoly, home, old kent road

The Emergence of the Jellyfish

I said I'd send this to morganmuffle, but as it's kind of cool, I'm going to share it with all of you.

In a small playground on Union St in the Borough something a little different has been taking place. Here the Oikos Project have been at work building this:

The Jellyfish Theatre, a theatre built entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials.

They've got 2 plays showing there this autumn as part of the project, both playing on the climate change theme.

Best of all, as just discovered looking at the site again, locals get to go free, which settles when I shall be going to see Protozoa. Shame I'm away on 28 August, will just have to find another time to see Oikos.