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In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

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After a three-year journey of over 150,000 miles (241,000 km) traveled and 3,000,000 pictures taken, timelapse filmmakers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan introduce SKYGLOW; a 192-page hardcover photo book and Blu-Ray timelapse video series exploring North America’s remaining magnificent night skies and the threat of light pollution to our environment.

SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation, the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting that spurred the rise of the phenomena known as “skyglow,” and the Dark Sky Movement that’s fighting to reclaim the night skies.

The project began as a Kickstarter campaign that ended as the fourth-most earning photo book on the site. Gavin and Harun also collaborated with the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) to explore the numerous towns and sites that the IDA has identified as official “Dark-Sky” Communities, Cities, Parks, Reserves and Sanctuaries.

To learn more about skyglow, light pollution and the dark sky movement there’s a TON of info on skyglowproject.com where you can also purchase the book and order prints.

 

 

 

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Everything You See and Hear Was Generated by a 256 Byte Program on a Commodore 64

 

A Mind is Born” is an audiovisual masterpiece by Linus Akesson. The song and visuals were generated by a program that runs on the old school Commodore 64 and is no larger than 256 bytes in size. For reference, 256 bytes is about 1/4000th of a single Megabyte.

For a super technical explanation of what it is you’re seeing and how, check out Linus’ extensive blog post here.

 

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Pet Adoption Posters Find Creative Way to Use White Space

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To help raise awareness for pet adoption in Mumbai, NGO World For All tasked their creative agency McCann Worldgroup to come up with a print campaign to, “inspire co-existence between stray animals and the people of Mumbai, by finding loving homes for the helpless ones and creating compassion, tolerance and humanity for those on the streets.”

Apart from adoptions, the Mumbai-based animal welfare organisation also conducts rescues and sterilisations of the stray animal population. In the series of posters below, McCann found a creative way to use white space and generate awareness for the campaign.

[via Behance]

 

 

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More info at World For All

 

101-Year-Old Woman Wins 100M Dash as Only Competitor in 100+ Age Category

 

101-year-old Man Kaur stole the show at the World Masters Games in New Zealand winning the 100 meter dash in the 100+ age category with a time of 74 seconds. Born in Patiala, India, she is the oldest female athlete to win a gold medal in the 100-meter race.

Labelled by many as the ‘Olympics for veterans’, the World Masters Games is held every four years. Kaur also took home gold in the 200 meter dash, shot-put and javelin throw, also as the only 100+ competitor.

Kaur has three children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

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People are Planting Flowers in Potholes Because Cities Aren’t Fixing Them

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In cities across the globe, the gripe is the same: potholes take forever to get fixed and many never are. While some guerrilla activists have taken a more drastic approach, other have chosen a more subtle form of protest: planting flowers in potholes.

Some argue (e.g., city officials) it is not only illegal but more dangerous, and go on to say there are proper channels for bringing such issues to the attention of the city. It’s not stopping people from doing so however, and the practice seems to be spreading.

Critics also like to point out that the amount of time people spend planting flowers they probably could have just fixed the pothole themselves. What do you think?

 

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Photograph via Life of Dad

 

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A Stained Glass Cabin in the Woods

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Using repurposed window frames and lumber, stained glass artist and jeweller Neile Cooper has created a tiny retreat in the woods that features dozens of her stained glass artworks. Glass Cabin looks like the perfect escape to recharge and even has a little working desk and couch.

The New Jersey-based artist also sells unique butterfly jewellery through her Etsy shop. You can find many more photos of this beautiful stained glass cabin along with her other artworks at the links below.

[via Colossal]

 

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