John Maus is a musician and political scientist from Austin, Minnesota who composes beautiful music to highlight his deep, melancholic voice. “Hey Moon” is my favorite track off the 2011 album, “We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves.”
The music video above was created by Jonathan H., and its visual simplicity matches the song perfectly in my opinion.
Christine Gwosdz put it well when she wrote, “This song makes me want to demolecularize back into the universe, or fade into heaven as others may say.”
LED Light Box:200 × 200 cm, Oil Painting On The Acrylic light film, Water Pool : 500 × 1000cm
Yang Yong Liang is the Chinese contemporary artist responsible for this breathtaking installation titled, “The Moonlight”. The piece was oil painted onto an acrylic light film with LEDs attached to the back. Then, the moonlight was beamed onto a reflective water pool to get this amazing final scene.
Here’s a picture of the piece with the room lights on, to give you an idea of how it was made:
China has been showing a strong interest in the Moon lately. Reportedly, up to 1,000,000 citizens are now working in their space program. They recently launched the Chang’e-3 lunar lander, with the Jade Rabbit Moon rover on board, hoping to achieve a “soft landing,” which would be a critical step on the way to putting a person safely on the Moon.
Here’s an interesting podcast from Science Friday discussing China’s lunar plans. Maybe we will see a race to Mars between the US and China in the near future?
For more artwork from Yang Yong Liang, head over to his site.
Tebe Interesno (“Are you Interested”) is the moniker of Russian digital artist, Dmitry Maksimov, who has a predilection for surreal, space-inspired illustrations. Frederic Kroutchev believes that his work evokes a Japanese aesthetic due to “Maksimov’s usage of tilt-shift effects, which mimic miniature photography on a grand scale. He’s just taken it one step further, and actually inserted his own “miniatures” into the landscapes.” The images are so creative and well manipulated…
For many more pieces, check out Dmitry’s Russian tumblr.
This is one of the clearest examples of a Moon Hoax debunking on the web right now. Basically, it boils down to limitations of the video technology at the time. I hope you are not one of the crazies out there that believe in the Moon Hoax, but if you are, it’s time to find a new conspiracy to support.
Welcome to the Launch of RobotSpaceBrain’s Official Wallpapers! I created this space-inspired cassette the other day, and I decided to share with you wonderful people. You should be able to load it on your computer, iPhones, or iPads without problems, but let me know if something doesn’t work just right.
I hope to add some moon music to go along with the design at some point in the future, so be on the look out for that.
And I’m also planning to have some guest artists participate in this wallpaper project sometime soon.
Shaun Kardinal, based out of Seattle, Washington, is responsible for these fantastic embroidered Apollo images. He used photographs from an old Hasselblad catalog filled with astronauts from the late 1960′s missions that he had found in old antique store in his neighborhood. From Kardinal:
I felt an immediate draw. Surely my love of Hasselblad’s cameras contributed to this, but there was a certain nostalgia I felt as well, even though I was born long after the events captured. I knew for certain that I had to take it home with me, that I would find a purpose for it within my work.
That last image is of a Death Star if you didn’t notice…
I sure would love to find a magazine like that in an old store sometime. And what Kardinal has done with the classic images is extraordinary.
For more images of the Apollo missions from Hasselblad, here is an online catalog.