Visualizing The Hidden Cosmos | The Making Of Dark Universe

The team behind Hayden Planetarium’s latest space show, Dark Universe, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, detail the developments in research and technology that have enabled the show’s unprecedented views of our galaxy. Find out how they were able to simulate and visualize the cosmic mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, which make up 95% of the universe invisible to the naked eye.

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Infinity III by HeeWon Lee

Passages by Ilan Katin

A sculpture and projection installation that draws inspiration from a section in the poem ‘The Tobacco Shop’ by writer and poet Fernando Pessoa.

The installation was commissioned and presented by Monstra Animation Festival 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Sound design: Jasmine Guffond
Producer: EYEON

PXL Storm by Geso

‘PXL Storm / SOL’ continues the exploration started on 2010 with my video-art piece ‘Bye-Bye TV’. This video offers a new digital landscape where TV and computer motifs are connected with natural environments. It also portraits the synesthetic experience between the music composition ‘SOL’ by Jesse Somfay and my feelings about the current personal and global situation. Fulfilling the need of hope represented though a digital summer sunrise.

Concept & Video: Geso, 2011.

Andante by Xiao Xiao

Andante visualizes as animated characters walking along the piano keyboard that appear to play the physical keys with each step. Based on a view of music pedagogy that emphasizes expressive, full-body communication early in the learning process, Andante promotes an understanding of the music rooted in the body, taking advantage of walking as one of the most fundamental human rhythms. This video shows three example visualizations
– Scales played by different characters
– A character playing a boogie woogie bassline
– A Bach canon with each voice as a character

Andante has been accepted to be presented at the NIME 2014 conference in London.

Concept, Design, Implementation: Xiao Xiao
Video Production: Basheer Tome
Animation Assistance: Christina Sun and Kiran Wattamwar
Advisor: Hiroshi Ishii
Special Thanks: Ruth Lingford and Dylan Ladds

A project of the Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab

Omega by Eva Franz & Andy Goralczyk

The end of evolution awaits in a wasteland dominated by bizarre trash formations, dust and rock. From the scattered remains of a long forgotten culture an electric ecosystem rapidly evolves into the ultimate form of existence…

The mechanical life form Ohm inhabits a bleak and devastated planet. The thousands of mechanical creatures of this world share a single cycle of energy. In this cycle, Ohm is a rogue element. His nature is to devour and absorb others. When one day a gargantuan foreign object appears in the skies. Drawn in by mysterious creatures of light, the Ohm tracks them across the planet, changing the known order of matter, time and space.

Directed by Eva Franz and Andy Goralczyk this extraordinary animated short film fuses high-end CGI and photographic images, miniature sets and traditional stop-motion puppet animation.