Spoof cities and views from space

Les Yeux sans Visage, a weblog / a history of photographing the Earth from space / Lightplot is described as a ‘robotic 3D light painting system’, built to make animated sculptures through a clever computer controlled moving projector / a deck of cards created by 52 illustrators / The Shard – a timelapse study, a short film by Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe. Not the turbo-charged ground-to-spire blast you might expect – these are no doubt being compiled by the developers out of footage like this ready for a roll-out later in the year.

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We’re enjoying Mr Baldwin’s travels in search of the American opinion of Paris in Paris, America: Our French Connection / Lay Flat, independent photographic publishing house / The Making of a Room for London by millimetre, the company that built David Kohn and Fiona Banner’s inhabitable Thames-side installation / at top, the Lost Rivers of London, a ceramic work by Loraine Rutt / at bottom of page, Martin Grover paints old 7″ singles, amongst other things.

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The best tumblrs selected by ask MeFi, including Installator, which exists to showcase images of artworks being installed and installations being built / Timescapes, photographs by Willem van den Hoed / Free Association Design posts about Pokegama’s Macro Accelerator, a ‘famed log chute near Klamath Hot Springs, California, [that] dropped 835 feet in elevation for a distance of 2,650 feet from the Pokegama Plateau to the Klamath River’. The logs were apparently smeared in tallow to help them slide faster.

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A tumblr of art and more by Adam Shapland / soundscapes and design at Touch Music / how to make long exposure photographs using burning wire wool / Slot Mods. Ever wanted a full scale replica of a racing car containing a small scale car racing track? / AUTOart makes exceptionally detailed cars / Platform 7, a South London art space / Poul Webb’s Art Blog / a pertinent post in this Ask: ‘Understand “curation” and “criticism” and “taste” for what they are – exclusion, segregation, negation, refusal, and rejection.’

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Hipescu, ‘the city of Thousand Suns’, is spoof urbanism, a fantasy playground for an imaginary despot, overlooked by the 850m tall Hipcescu Tower. ‘And while a highly efficient state-security apparatus ensures your safety at all times, you will thoroughly enjoy our eco-friendly beaches, exciting nightlife, tax-free shopping, reliable nuclear energy sources and excellent real estate investment opportunities.’ A barely concealed jab at the Kazak city of Astana / related, Once upon a time in Dubai, old images of the kingdom. See also Dubai then and now / apologies for the absence and sporadic posting of late.

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