Sunken Bridge by RO&AD (via Sunken Bridge by RO&AD - Dezeen)
concrete, solid, fixed in place as the rest of world slowly slips past
Photographed by Dagoberto Martínez
(by Dagueto on Flickr.)
GoogleFaces: An independent searching agent hovering the world to spot all the faces that are hidden on earth.
“The way we perceive our environment is a complex procedure. By the help of our vision we are able to recognize friends within a huge crowd, approximate the speed of an oncoming car or simply admire a painting. One of human’s most characteristic features is our desire to detect patterns. We use this ability to penetrate into the detailed secrets of nature. However we also tend to use this ability to enrich our imagination. Hence we recognize meaningful shapes in clouds or detect a great bear upon astrological observations.”
“One of the key aspects of this project, is the autonomy of the face searching agent and the amount of data we are investigating. The source of our image data is halfway voluntary provided by Google Maps. Our agent flips through one satellite image after the other, in order to feed the face detection algorithm with landscape samples. The corresponding iteration algorithm steps sequentially along the latitude and longitude of our globe. Once the agent circumnavigated the world, it switches to the next zoom level and starts all over again.”
via Tim M.
The Mediated Notion
Installed at Kunsthaus Bregenz 2001
The Fortress of Franzensfeste, Italy. View this on the map
Setenil de las Bodegas in Spain, where around 3,000 inhabitants are living quite literally, under a rock. The natural caves of Setenil turned out to be ideal living quarters because rather than needing to build entire houses to keep out the heat in the summer and the cold in the winter, all they needed to build was a facade. It is believed people have been living here since pre-historic times.
regal (by πι314)
William Blake’s illustrations of Milton’s Paradise Lost (1808)
a great blog dedicated to exhibition documentation photography, focusing on the role of live plants as decorative element in gallery settings.
from The Hunt of the Unicorn, tapestries, 1495-1505