Saturday, June 9, 2012

Navigating History: Egypt

Navigating History: Egypt from Navigating History on Vimeo.

The new full length trailer for Season One of Navigating History from the Western Conservatory.


Navigating History: Egypt Teaser

Navigating History: Egypt Teaser from Navigating History on Vimeo.

The teaser for Season One of the Navigating History Series, coming soon to DVD.


Navigating History: Ten Plagues

Ten Plagues from Navigating History on Vimeo.

When God struck Egypt with the ten plagues, He displayed His glorious power over every idol in the Egyptian pantheon. "On all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD." (Exodus 12:12)


Friday, April 27, 2012

Patterned by Nature

Patterned by Nature was commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ( for the newly built Nature Research Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The exhibit celebrates our abstraction of nature’s infinite complexity into patterns through the scientific process, and through our perceptions. It brings to light the similarity of patterns in our universe, across all scales of space and time.

10 feet wide and 90 feet in length, this sculptural ribbon winds through the five story atrium of the museum and is made of 3600 tiles of LCD glass. It runs on roughly 75 watts, less power than a laptop computer. Animations are created by independently varying the transparency of each piece of glass.

The content cycles through twenty programs, ranging from clouds to rain drops to colonies of bacteria to flocking birds to geese to cuttlefish skin to pulsating black holes. The animations were created through a combination of algorithmic software modeling of natural phenomena and compositing of actual footage.

An eight channel soundtrack accompanies the animations on the ribbon, giving visitors clues to the identity of the pixelated movements. In addition, two screens show high resolution imagery and text revealing the content on the ribbon at any moment.

Patterned by Nature was created by
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