My entry for the Fluevog Creative contest. I’d really appreciate it if you’d { click through } to the Fluevog site and press the “Click here if you like this!” link!
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Even as We FloatOlena Shmahalo
An absurd sci-fi short:Bodiless cosmic explorers must make an anatomical adjustment in order to keep their favorite shoes.
"Even as we floated away incorporeally,hoping to know the universe…
We couldn’t bear to partwith our Fluevogs!”
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It’s not voting time yet, but if I make it to the final round I’d be really grateful if you’d help re-blog this and vote for me! I’ll be re-posting this, then.
Thank you.

My entry for the Fluevog Creative contest. I’d really appreciate it if you’d { click through } to the Fluevog site and press the “Click here if you like this!” link!

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Even as We Float
Olena Shmahalo

An absurd sci-fi short:
Bodiless cosmic explorers must make an anatomical adjustment in order to keep their favorite shoes.

"Even as we floated away incorporeally,
hoping to know the universe…

We couldn’t bear to part
with our Fluevogs!”

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It’s not voting time yet, but if I make it to the final round I’d be really grateful if you’d help re-blog this and vote for me! I’ll be re-posting this, then.

Thank you.

wildcat2030
wildcat2030:

At this year’s Coachella music festival, slain rapper Tupac Shakur was resurrected for a performance with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Projected as a two-dimensional image, abs still ripped in the pixilated afterlife, Virtual ’Pac alternately dazzled and freaked out the crowd 15 years after his shooting. Forget keeping it real; thug life just got surreal. Kind of creepy but not exactly cutting-edge: Hologram Tupac was actually a 19th-century magic trick called Pepper’s Ghost, an image projected onto glass tilted 45 degrees. Pepper’s Gangsta, if you will, was flashed in high definition on Mylar, but it’s basically the same wizardry used by local community theaters for spectral castmembers. …
’Pac might be the baddest projection out there, but he’s neither the first nor the most audaciously futuristic. The latter distinction belongs to Japan’s virtual pop star Hatsune Miku, a digital-android pixie in aquamarine pigtails and knee-high boots. She performs via basically the same technology as Tupac, with flesh-and-blood musicians as her backup band. Since 2009, the Japanese-pop divatar has performed shows in her native land, as well as a Los Angeles debut at the Nokia Theater during the 2011 Anime Expo. In March, she sold 10,000 tickets for $76 a pop in Tokyo. Her most viewed clip on YouTube, in which she sings her megahit { “World Is Mine” } has gotten more than 15 million hits.
(via I Sing the Body Electric - LA Times Magazine)

wildcat2030:

At this year’s Coachella music festival, slain rapper Tupac Shakur was resurrected for a performance with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Projected as a two-dimensional image, abs still ripped in the pixilated afterlife, Virtual ’Pac alternately dazzled and freaked out the crowd 15 years after his shooting. Forget keeping it real; thug life just got surreal. Kind of creepy but not exactly cutting-edge: Hologram Tupac was actually a 19th-century magic trick called Pepper’s Ghost, an image projected onto glass tilted 45 degrees. Pepper’s Gangsta, if you will, was flashed in high definition on Mylar, but it’s basically the same wizardry used by local community theaters for spectral castmembers. …

’Pac might be the baddest projection out there, but he’s neither the first nor the most audaciously futuristic. The latter distinction belongs to Japan’s virtual pop star Hatsune Miku, a digital-android pixie in aquamarine pigtails and knee-high boots. She performs via basically the same technology as Tupac, with flesh-and-blood musicians as her backup band. Since 2009, the Japanese-pop divatar has performed shows in her native land, as well as a Los Angeles debut at the Nokia Theater during the 2011 Anime Expo. In March, she sold 10,000 tickets for $76 a pop in Tokyo. Her most viewed clip on YouTube, in which she sings her megahit { “World Is Mine” } has gotten more than 15 million hits.

(via I Sing the Body Electric - LA Times Magazine)

Figure 2 A range of time scales of relevance to the Universe. Time is measured in billions of years since the Big Bang. The evolution of the Universe is marked by the onset of various ages: from the appearance of particles and galaxies to the emergence of life and intelligence.

Figure 2 
A range of time scales of relevance to the Universe. Time is measured in billions of years since the Big Bang. The evolution of the Universe is marked by the onset of various ages: from the appearance of particles and galaxies to the emergence of life and intelligence.

Your mother was a galaxyand you were born a pearl.
Olena Shmahalo, 2012
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Created for { Messages of Hope } at SVA.{ Science gave me hope. }
See the precursor:
Your father was a space rock;you were born a cosmonaut.
at { OlenaShmahalo.com }

Your mother was a galaxy
and you were born a pearl.

Olena Shmahalo, 2012

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Created for { Messages of Hope } at SVA.
{ Science gave me hope. }

See the precursor:

Your father was a space rock;
you were born a cosmonaut.

at { OlenaShmahalo.com }

wildcat2030

wildcat2030:

Via Scoop.it - Knowmads, Infocology of the future

Andreas Tziolas is drafting a blueprint for a mission to a nearby star. Here, he discusses how we’ll get there — and why we try. We humans have known for a very long time that going to the stars will be difficult, if not impossible. The…

ignaciotorres
{ Ignatio Torres }: Stellar

This project began from the theory that humans are  made of cosmic  matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery  that showcased  this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective  confetti to  create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as  they are  frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial  creation.  In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of   three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual   metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their   separateness through time.

{ Ignatio Torres }: Stellar

This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.

{ Ignatio Torres }: Stellar

This project began from the theory that humans are  made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery  that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective  confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as  they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial  creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of  three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual  metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their  separateness through time.

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Perhaps it goes without saying, but please see the whole project (in larger sizes, also) on the artist’s website. It’s wonderful.

{ Ignatio Torres }: Stellar

This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.

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Perhaps it goes without saying, but please see the whole project (in larger sizes, also) on the artist’s website. It’s wonderful.