Now playingSpaceCollective Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction.Introduction Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
Music: "Manhatta" composed & performed by “The Cinematic Orchestra”
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This is a time lapse video of the sky over the 2009 Nova Sedis Fall Star Party at Chiefland Astronomy Village in Florida. The time lapse was recorded from the evening of November 13 to the morning of November 14. Astronomers generally don’t like clouds. However, they add to this time lapse video.
The video shows the Summer Milky Way and Jupiter setting in the West and the Pleides and Orion with the Winter Milky Way rising in the East followed by Mars, Leo and Saturn. The sky glow in the lower left of the field is from Gainesville and Ocala, Florida and illuminates the clouds as they pass over head. There is moderate aircraft activity which shows up as streaking lines passing through the sky. As Venus and the Sun rise, ground fog moves across the astronomy field.
The video was made with a Canon EOS-5D camera and 15mm fisheye lens.
Dr. Don Pettit performs a number of amazing microgravity experiments while onboard the International Space Station. This is a compilation of the experiments performed for the Saturday Morning Science program.
Daisy-chain of "hyperspace" scenes from films. A collaboration with Mike Merrill.
The hyperspace is an enduring concept in science fiction, as it provides a kind of panacea for all conflict. The slip into hyperspace/warp speed as a plot device is ordinarily used either as a) An accidental tunnel to the unknown, or B) An escape from danger via total oblivion.
Both represent an inversion, or temporary lifting, of the accepted order. It's interesting to note that hyperspaces aren't native to outer space — we see them in films like Altered States and Freejack as wormholes into profound "inner" or mental space. The function is the same, probably because hyperspace is a fictional concept native to the psychedelic experiences of the human mind, one that has been ported over to sci-fi because of its more or less universal capacity to be understood.
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.
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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.