Cascading Tiles - 3
Higher quality version here: http://imgur.com/cbqSdby
Inspired by Jeff Briant’s piece titled "The vents are opening".
This piece was totally in the backlog for a few weeks. I forgot about it because it took 3 days to render with 8192 Cycles and 1024 Diffuse bounces, but by then I was on to other things.
"We made Durr to explore how we perceive 5 minutes in different situations. By markedly shivering every 5 minutes, it creates a haptic rythm to make us notice the changing tempo of time."
"UTA Flight 772 was a scheduled flight operating from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo to Paris CDG airport in France. The flight never made it. All on board perished. Eighteen years later, families of the victims gathered at the crash site to build a memorial. The memorial was built mostly by hand and uses dark stones to create a 200-foot diameter circle. The Tenere region is one of the most inaccessible places on the planet. The stones were trucked to the site from over 70 kilometers away. The memorial was built over the course of two months in May and June of 2007. The memorial can be seen from Google Earth and Google Maps."
"When asked whether we’ve reached the point where renderings are indistinguishable from photographs, he replied: "I think we have… The 2013 Ikea catalogue has a surprising number of visualisations in it and most people are none the wiser."
"Guthrie believes that people are now so used to computer imagery thanks to movies and computer games that they can "read" architectural renderings more readily than line drawings or sketches. "It makes un-built architecture more immediate and allows for greater conversation about the built environment," he says.
"He adds: "Most people these days are incredibly familiar with computer generated images (although they are usually in the form of feature films or computer games) but would find it harder to interpret a line drawing or watercolour of a proposed building."
"Boundaries are now becoming so blurred that skilled visualisers are now being employed to make it appear that unbuilt projects were actually realised, he said. "I’ve even had architects in the past ask me to render unbuilt house designs from their archives," he says."
Rayfish claim that customers could create their own bespoke coloured pattern, and then scientists would breed a genetically modified stingrays with the pattern on their skin. “The ability to completely control the pattern that they imply has not been achieved for any animal,” said Lewis. (via "Fake" stingray product shortlisted for design award | technology)