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Johnny Express

Cute video, from Alfred Imageworks. It’s 2150 There are all sorts of Aliens living throughout space. Johnny is a Space Delivery Man who travels to different planets to deliver packages. Johnny is lazy and his only desire is to sleep in his autopilot spaceship. when the spaceship arrives at the destination, all he has to …

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Spoolhenge, Antarctica

About a half mile grid north of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, there’s a strange, frozen monument: Spoolhenge. Originally these giant spools housed the cables and pipelines that now wind their way through, around, and under the south pole station. When the supplies were offloaded from the spools, these empty monsters were stacked up on …

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Videoblog: Tatzu Nishi’s ‘Discovering Columbus’ Installation

Hello from high above Columbus Circle in NYC at Tatzu Nishi’s “Discovering Columbus”: Videoblog on YouTube From NY Times: To see the work, “Discovering Columbus,” visitors need only procure a free timed ticket, sign a release, climb six flights of stairs and enter the white windowed box that has been built around the figure. It’s a …

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The Descriptive Camera Uses Human Intelligence Tasks to “Develop” Photos

Does a higher HIT bit get you better camera “resolution”? The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs a text description of the scene. Modern digital cameras capture gobs of parsable metadata …

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