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May 28, 2003 2:53 PM   Subscribe

Copernica Martin Wattenberg, in collaboration with NASA and Rhizome.org, developed a gorgeous applet to showcase NASA's commissioned art program. Participating artists include William Wegman, Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, and Robert Rauschenburg, among others. Pieces can be viewed by subject, title, or create your own gallery. Beautiful.
posted by ariana (9 comments total)

 
Wow, that's a weird interface, but cool presentation. Makes it really quick and easy to see dozens of images. Is there any way to see them full size?
posted by mathowie at 3:13 PM on May 28, 2003


Ooh!aah!filter.

Kidding, kidding! ;-) That is neat. NASA remains one of the only government branches you can't love to hate. And information visualizations like this, though less artistically realized, is finally becoming accessible to non-programmers through freeware projects like TouchGraph.
posted by hairyeyeball at 4:07 PM on May 28, 2003


Wow. "Make your own" is very cool.
posted by scarabic at 4:46 PM on May 28, 2003


Loved the interface as well, but it is a shame the images can't be enlarged (or I didn't find a way). Lovely link - thanks.
posted by harja at 5:59 PM on May 28, 2003


I'd much prefer a regular ol' page of thumbnails linked to some decent sized images. I don't see any advantage to this slow loading applet, aside from giving a geeky thrill to those who can appreciate the programming skill.
posted by gametone at 8:18 PM on May 28, 2003


[this is good]
posted by plep at 4:37 AM on May 29, 2003


My kingdom for a zoom button.
posted by Kikkoman at 5:06 AM on May 29, 2003


More Martin Wattenberg goodness here.
posted by toothgnip at 6:45 AM on May 29, 2003


I couldn't find Warhol, Leibowitz, or Wegman...? (In text view).
posted by gottabefunky at 12:19 PM on May 29, 2003


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