Greeny-ness of Earth over a period of 5 years from NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP.
Although 75% of the planet is a relatively unchanging ocean of blue, the remaining 25% of Earth’s surface is a dynamic green. Data from the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite is able to detect these subtle differences in greenness. The resources on this page highlight our ever-changing planet, using highly detailed vegetation index data from the satellite, developed by scientists at NOAA. The darkest green areas are the lushest in vegetation, while the pale colors are sparse in vegetation cover either due to snow, drought, rock, or urban areas. Satellite data from April 2012 to April 2013 was used to generate these animations and images.
Our fellow Cornell Architecture grad Ben Uyeda started HomeMade Modern and can guide you in making DIY (like the Blocktagons above) stuff that doesn’t involve crochet work, doilies, or pictures of cats. Check out more videos to get started.
New print release: this week we are teaming up with artist Yeji Yun to bring you her print The Old Man and the Sea to benefit American Forest. Although I love the simplicity and the cool color pallet of this piece, my favorite has been learning more about Yeji’s personal inspirations and loves. You can almost see a bit of the artist in movement of the water:
Yeji loves collecting memories between different times and spaces, and sleeping. She also like flowing things such as water, feelings, and music. Her favorite colors are turquoise, blue, and black.
Yeji chose American Forests because she belives more green will improve our lives. This is a digital print on acid free, Neenah uncoated matte 100lb cover paper that is 80% recycled. It was digitally signed by the artist and was numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Read our interview with Yeji Yun here. You can buy the print here.
Nature Trail is an amazing project by Jason Burges Studio to help distract children on their way to the operating theater at the Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The brief was to design and install a distraction artwork helping to create a calming yet engaging route that culminates in the patient’s arrival at the anaesthetic room. Inspiration came from the idea of viewing the patient journey as a ‘Nature Trail’, where the hospital walls become the natural canvas, with digital look out points that reveal the various ‘forest creatures’, including horses, deer, hedgehogs, birds and frogs, to the passerby.
The work has been installed in the theatres floor within the hospital’s new Morgan Stanley Clinical Building, the first part of the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre.
The work, which covers the corridor walls, has essentially two main elements; integrated LED panels and bespoke graphic wallpaper. The LED panels are embedded into the wall surface at various heights in order to be accessible to the eye levels and positions of patients travelling along the corridors. Across these digital surfaces abstracted ‘animal movements’ are recreated as interactive animated patterns of light which reveal themselves through the trees & foliage of the forest. The artwork consists of 70 LED panels, with a total of 72,000 LED’s.
I remember Propaganda as the 2nd skate video I had ever seen and the opening part was Frankie Hill’s and the dirt gap ender blew my mind. I think I could do an ollie at that time, and that was it. And a double-kink handrail was just insanity. If you’re a skate nerd of a certain age, you will definitely appreciate this documentary.