Time is a Dimension
August 9, 2013 9:24 AM   Subscribe

"This series of images are mostly landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, and they are a single composite made from sequences that span 2-4 hours ... The basic structure of a landscape is present in every piece. But each panel or concentric layer shows a different slice of time..."
posted by griphus (9 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Lovely. I like the "tunnels" best, though HDB sunset is pretty neat.
posted by Artw at 9:27 AM on August 9, 2013

Yeah, the tunnel ones are my favorite as well. There's a Saul Bass thing going on that I'm fond of.
posted by griphus at 9:32 AM on August 9, 2013

I love these. The tunnel ones are really neat.
posted by zarq at 10:12 AM on August 9, 2013

Wow, these are nice.

I'd be interested in seeing a little UI around it, and clicking on a layer shows the frame from that timeslice.

I like the symmetric vertical ones a lot too. Like a curtain opening
posted by DigDoug at 10:17 AM on August 9, 2013

These are really neat. What a cool way to illustrate the continuity of time and space. It's like you can actually see how time is really just another level of spatial depth in these pics.
posted by saulgoodman at 10:18 AM on August 9, 2013

posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:18 AM on August 9, 2013

This is relevant to my interests.

Back in 1999, a friend and I coded up something which is fundamentally the same trick, but to video. A video is a series of 2d photos, which can be thought of as a 3-dimensional cube (one axis being time). Normally when playing video, you show slices through that cube that are perpendicular to the time axis, but we sliced diagonally, shifting the angle around. All we did with it was use it as part of a bigger set of live-controlled graphic effects we'd project onto walls at raves.

Later, someone else thought of and implemented this idea, also with video, and presented it at SIGGRAPH 2005 as the Khronos Projector.

However, I think these photos are a more artistically effective implementation of this basic concept than either of those video projects. Very cool.

(Though making the dancing baby twist up like a washcloth was pretty neat)
posted by aubilenon at 5:47 PM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

I love the tactility to the layers. You can just tell/feel/sense that this isn't a filter applied in post.

I get a Oskar Fischinger feeling from these that I dig.
posted by quartzcity at 3:37 PM on August 11, 2013

Goddammit, griphus, I just saw this site in passing somewhere and was like "oh man I should post this"

posted by cortex at 7:51 PM on September 2, 2013 [3 favorites]

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