Scientists, photograpers, artists, demographers, designers and historians strive to find new ways to make stories and phenomenon visually comprehensible. Here are seven examples we found particularly compelling. Click on the images to learn more about each. Enjoy. Firefly Traces
A curated selection of visual inspration this week. Enjoy! The pheonomenal blog, Iconic Photos, explores the untold story behind some of photography's greatest achievements. Beware: time sink. Ansel Adams' Moonrise, Hernandez is below. A few weeks ago, Peter Cromwell, a UW MLA candidate, came by the office to present his research findings about how cycling can be a cultural act. His work is a fascinating reframing of something many predominantly think of as recreation or transportation. Check out his video below.
And speaking of biking as a cultural act, yesterday was Bike to School Day and the good folks over at Seattle Bike Blog made a movie of Bryant Elementary's Ride/Party. Go Bryant Elementary! What is beauty? A landscape, it turns out.
We have an abiding interest in multi-use urban spaces. But this video of a farmers market in Thailand may set the bar too high. Justin found this lovely video vignette of kids playing in NYC from 1948. Lenore Skenazy would be proud. In the Street (1948) by Lost_Shangri_La_Horizon An online map library with 38,000 historical maps? Yes please. StreetFilms pops a hole in transportation funding gospel. Finally, photos that make waves turn into ice. Gorgeous.