Sunday, May 29, 2016

Week 9 Blog

Space and Art

      The Power of Ten presents both an insight into microscopic world and a macroscopic view of the cosmos; from a couple on grass ground, to the blue earth planet, to the solar system, to constellations and the Milky Way, to nebula; also to cell, to DNA, to molecules, to atoms, to electrons... It is amazing how the power of ten shows the beauty of vastness and of minutiae. 
      From the video of Earth to the Heavens, there are many similarities between terrestrial scenes and universal images taken by NASA. The video delivers an idea that "There are patterns of beauty across our Earth and throughout the Universe."
      The left image is the forest of Santa Hycinthe; the right one shows a glowing debris of an exploded star.
      The left picture depicts flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya; the right one shows the hot gas seen in the collision of two galaxy clusters.
      The left one is the Great Barrier Reef and the right picture is the Cassiopeia A Supernova Remnant. 
      From the pictures above, we see that there is a distant similarity between the universe and the planet we live. Meanwhile, we believe that there must be more examples to show patterns of beauty between a microscopic world and the magnitude of the environment we live in. 
      In the film Interstellar, a famous scene is that the main character floats across different dimensions, sees the past and future, and tries to make a little difference to the past. Multi-dimensional space has always been an unimaginable and mysterious topic. Nolan made this complex notion visible and intriguing. 

"Space and Art." - NASA Watch. Web. 30 May 2016.
Vesna , Victoria, dir. Space Part 1~6. 2012. Film. 30 Nov 2012.
"Leonardo Space Art Project Visioneers." Leonardo Space Art Project Visioneers. Web. 30 May 2016.
"Interstellar Almost Had This Dark, Tragic Ending." - CINEMABLEND. 2015. Web. 30 May 2016.
"Happy Powers of Ten Day!" Powers of Ten Blog. Web. 30 May 2016.

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