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World population hits 7 billion on Oct. 31, or thereabouts

great_wave_off_kanagawa_spaceThere is no word yet on how the United Nations will handle the next milestone, when the globe’s population hits 8 billion — about 14 years from now.

World population hits 7 billion on Oct. 31, or thereabouts – latimes.com.

Good Night, Irene

Hurricane Irene 8.27.11

Final Night of the Space Shuttle | Stuck in Customs

 

 

 

Final Night of the Space Shuttle | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

I was completely soaked after laying in mosquito-invested waters for an uncomfortably long time. At one point, a concerned French news reporter came up to me and said, “Excuse me, but you’re quite covered in bugs.” It must have been pretty bad for him to come over and say that… I think perhaps he thought I was dead because I stayed in the same position for so long, trying to zen-focus on the shot. This is the Space Shuttle Atlantis, in case you do not know. It’s also the final space shuttle launch, ever. So, it’s incredibly special, and I’m happy I got to spend time with the ship on its final night.

Trey Ratcliff

 

James George | works | depth_editor_debug

Public candids combining DSLR and Kinect

Collaboration with Alexander Porter

In a future of user-complicity in surveillance can we create a parallel narrative allowing those who are seen to abstract and enjoy their own image?

We intend for these images to represent a hint of the potential for play and experimentation in a world of advanced imaging technology.

The images depict fragments of candid photographs placed into 3-dimensional space. They use depth data captured from a Microsoft XBOX Kinect video game controller with hacked drivers, digital SLR images, and custom software.

http://jamesgeorge.org/works/deptheditordebug.html

 

Historic Pairing: Shuttle Docked to the ISS

Endeavour docked to ISS

June 7, 2011 — It’s been imaged in artists’ renderings, but never before in actual photos from another spacecraft: the sight of a space shuttle berthed at the International Space Station. This view of shuttle Endeavour, taken by Italian astronaut Paulo Nespoli from aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule on May 23, is the culmination of 36 space shuttle missions to build the outpost over the past 12 years. NASA wanted the shot before it retires the shuttle fleet after one final mission in July.

Historic Pairing: Shuttle Docked to the ISS : Big Pic : Discovery News.

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