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I created a display typeface and all I could think of using it for was for space-related things ... I have been feeling a bit uneasy lately, like something grand in scale is going to happen, or maybe I just *want* something to happen.
I have no problem sleeping, but I am restless when I wake up. Anyhoo, I'm rambling, I'll leave my musings for a dedicated post. Feel free to download "Rainbow Fragments" @ http://dsgn.pw-software.com/ under "///— Freebies".
I've had this obsession with space since the age of 8. Later on in middle school, I would read a book concerning Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, the infamous, "E=mc²". Anyhoo, I scribbled a rough sketch of what you see now.
Yup, 10 years in the making.
Take an immense mass, like a sun for instance. It is also comprised of energy. Find a way to harness that power and put it on a spaceship. Connect the solar power converter to the acceleration drive and keep collecting that beautiful raw power. With exponential power increases, why shouldn't infinite velocity be attained?
Energy is equal to mass, multiplied by the velocity of light, squared. 'Nuff said.
Created a blank version to sell as a print at some point. The full-size is A4.
This is a quick copy and paste of a post on my portfolio's blog. After I hit "Publish", I realized it would be *perfect* here.
After watching this, I just thought of how insignificant I am in the grand scheme of things. That's not to say my existence doesn't matter but we are all but minuscule molecules in grains of sand compared to all that there is in space.
What's even more amazing is that we've only been able to map out *half* of space, and that's just with our current instruments. Our nearest neighbors are hundreds of light-years away, probably watching a similar video and wondering if they'll ever meet an alien species. I'd like to say "of course we will" but man ... consider my mind blown.
War, violence, unrest, your boss, and my next door neighbors don't even matter anymore. How could I focus on such things when there is an abundance of what we don't know?
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SpaceCollective is a joint initiative of filmmaker Rene Daalder and designer Folkert Gorter. Daalder is the project's main author and creator of The Future of Everything. Gorter is the site's interaction designer and the curator of the Gallery. System architecture and technology created by Josh Pangell. The Future of Everything episodes are edited by Aaron Ohlmann and produced by American Scenes Inc; executive producer: Joseph Kaufman.