This is a fascinating post about 5 unintended consequences of photography, such as contributing to Abraham Lincoln becoming president, destroying the romantic view of war, poverty & strife, and liberating art.
NASA recently released a new image from the orbiting High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) satellite. The photograph show sedimentary layers on the rocks in the Danielson Crater, which suggests a cyclical nature to the layering.
Luke Berndt created a system to automatically photograph planes that fly over his house in Washington D.C. The skybot system uses the transponder of the aircraft to info the camera where in the sky to point at to take the photo. The camera moves and photographs until the plane is out of range or a new plane is in range. A machine learning custom vision cloud function then confirms that a plane is present in each photo and posts the best one to the Skybot website along with its identification detail from the FAA database..
RTÉ launched Illuminations this week, a fantastic collection of commissioned Irish art exploring the complex shades of lockdown. A range of literature, poetry, film, photography and visual art pieces from a host of Irish artists are described and on display on the beautiful Illuminations website.