The Winds, The Seas, and The Stars

Only the third link of this post is about photography, but I think many of you, like myself, are also interested in natural phenomena as well as in different ways of displaying visual information, and that sums up the appeal of the first two items in this post perfectly.

If you’ve been bouncing around the Internet the last week or so, you may have already seen this – but I can’t tell you how much I love this real-time map of the winds over the continental US. I found myself spending way too much time of late just staring at the wind patterns, and then I discovered on accident that if you click on it you can zoom in quite a bit.

NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio has produced their Perceptual Ocean visualization and it is a stunner (you can download hi-def ones here), which gathered different types of scientific data to create a visual feast – an animation of ocean currents across the globe.

Lastly, and coming back to fine art photography more directly, the Bates College Museum of Art has produced a very slick video promoting the upcoming Starstruck show (a show which I’m very excited to be in) and discussing the art of astrophotography. You can view the video, which is less than 3 minutes, below:

 

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