Difference of 8 Protons Video Pieces: Carbon Dioxide :: Silicon Dioxide

Scientific Exploration, Shows, Time-Lapse

One of the pieces in my show “A Difference of 8 Protons” up at Bromfield Gallery through the month of March is an ephemeral installation piece involving dry ice and glass. As a record of the piece, I have taken time-lapse videos of the installation at a few different angles and have them up in an album on Vimeo. I will post the latest one here:

Sets of Driving Commutes, Sept 28 & 30

Commutes, Composites

More commutes going up! As I’m getting to know how the suction cup mount works, I’m discovering that the “gorilla” interlocking system is not as amazingly strong as its name would imply. So for three of these commutes, the mount shifted during the time-lapse. The first time, going to the Cape on Monday, was fine. The second time, the return trip on Monday, the mount shifted because I hit a bump. The third time, the trip going to the Cape today, the mount wasn’t in a happy position and slowly lowered itself over the course of the trip. The final time, the return trip today, I accidentally brushed the mount with my shoulder, so it shifted.

The first set was fine, and the third set was so gradual in its change that there was no demarcation to divide the commutes. The second and fourth sets had a definite demarcation point, so I divided the commutes into two sections: Before Shift and After Shift.

Monday’s pics were with the camera stuck to the sunroof and angled across the cabin:

20150928-CCCC-Commute-Going

20150928-CCCC-Commute-Returning-01

20150928-CCCC-Commute-Returning-02

Wednesday’s set had the camera stuck to the driver’s side window near my left ear:

20150930-CCCC-Commute-Going

20150930-CCCC-Commute-Returning-01

20150930-CCCC-Commute-Returning-02

Notice the difference in the feel of the composites between the Before Shift and After Shift sets. The smaller sets keep more of the feel of the fellow automobiles and the streets passing by, while the larger sets blend into a much creamier fog of color. I may experiment with more or fewer photos in each set to see what looks cool.

Skygrid 03: Spring 2013 to Spring 2014

Data Representation

At long last, the skygrid is done. A year ago, I started the process to capture an image of the zenith sky every two minutes from 4 in the morning until 9 at night. Today the Sun crossed back into the sky of the Northern Hemisphere, and the camera on my porch took the last set of photos of the zenith. Here is the color spread of the equinoctal day:

2014-Vernal-Equinox

And here is the final yearly grid, 495 x 365, or 180,675 separate squares (click to embiggen):

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I will be processing another time-lapse movie of the Winter Half of the skygrid when I have time. Until then, check out the Summer Half.