January 23, 2007

Organized Randomness

(Other than this blog, I mean.)

  • In More Turns, photographer Bill Sullivan has captured New Yorkers as they pass through subway turnstiles.  "I developed a situation," he writes, "so that various subjects could be defined by the constraints of exactly the same mechanical apparatus… At the moment that the subjects passed through the turnstile, unknown to them, I took their picture stationed at a distance of eleven feet."  Besides the images themselves, I really enjoy the quasi-panoramic presentation.  Bill rotates the same approach 90 degrees in his elevator-based Stop Down series, where closing doors do the cropping. [Via]
  • In The Thought Project, Danish photographer Simon Hoegsberg approached 150 strangers on the streets of Copenhagen and NYC, asking them what they were thinking the moment before he stopped them. He recorded their replies and then took their portraits. Thoughts range from truffles to Sheena is a Punk Rocker to IRBMs. [Via]
  • In Le Grand Content, Clemens Kogler pretty much captures how my mind works, depicting connections between hamsters, religious doubt, artificial sweeteners, heavy drinking, and more. [Via]
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65MPx Mother of All Touchscreens

The folks at Virginia Tech’s GigaPixel Project have been busy, creating a 50-monitor display prototype.  Comprised of 21" flat-panel touchscreen monitors (the perfect complement to this stuff?), and driven by a cluster of 25 small PCs, the setup promises a resolution of at least 12,800×5120 (65,536,000 pixels).  To afford the sucker, you could do what David Pogue suggested for that 108" Sharp TV: build a new house with the display as one of the walls (waterproofing recommended).  They’ve also done what any good college students should, rigging up a 24-monitor display wall to play Quake.  [Via Jon Williams]

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