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Swell Things No. 40 // Jason Fletcher

February 28, 2017 by Erin Fletcher

Another year of Swell Things guest post are back and I’m excited to present this collection of bookmarks from my husband Jason Fletcher. As a Science Visualizer for the Charles Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Science, Jason has been focusing on the growth of VR and 360º video. Check out his blog, The Fulldome Blog, to read more about interests surrounding the planetarium community. Enjoy!

1. This is a short film called Waiting Far Away, I created as a backburner project at the planetarium. It’s about an explorer of the cosmos has traveled much too far… And can’t find his way home.
2. And I just can’t ignore Missy Elliott. She’s so weird and I love her style.
3. Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.
4. Black Snake in Sacred Waters is a VR documentary about the North Dakota Oil Pipeline protest. It’s powerful to watch as one of the crowd.
5. Mathew Borrett creates wonderful labyrinthine drawings of interconnected rooms within blank space.

6. Constructive Interference is a sculpture designed to mystify the senses. It’s a static object that appears, impossibly, to be moving.
7. While astronauts are onboard the ISS they often take photos of earths surface for scientists to study. But each day they have some free time to relax and sometimes they experiment with long exposure photography.
8. Goro Fujita wanted to experiment with the infinite canvas of “Quill”, a VR painting app. This wonderful piece is appropriately named Worlds in Worlds.
9. Jonty Hurwitz creates anamorphic sculptures which can only be understood when viewed through a cylindrical mirror. So it’s both an abstract and realistic sculpture at the same time.
10. Stardust is a story about Voyager 1, which is the unmanned spacecraft launched in 1977 to explore the outer solar system. The probe is the furthest man-made object from the sun and witnesses unimaginable beauty and destruction.


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