Produced by Shadow Play, an independent label based in New York City, each piece is digitally custom-printed with actual images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Yes, we agree, this is a great buy for all you astro-lovers out there.
Constructing Space began when I realised that NASA hand-colour their images of space. Disillusioned, I created my own space images that, like NASA’s, were a little bit truthful and a little bit fake. I paint with light in my darkroom, making colour photograms of 4,565 billion year-old meteorite particles. Their trace on the light sensitive photographic paper creates the stars in my ‘galaxies’. In 2011, a digital copy of one of these photograms went into space on board NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour.
This is HUGE! Ever think are we alone in this universe? Well, maybe we’re not. This new planet has the same structure, atmosphere, and climate as Earth. Here is the press conference. Now, let me know when E.T. gets here.
NASA, once seen as the pinnacle of technological achievement, now seems a little clunky and dated. Michael Tseng’s reworking of the space agency’s look and logo might put a little vigor back in those weary bureaucrats and inspire a new generation of astronauts.
A styrofoam beer cooler, a cheap camera, a little helium, and $150, goes a long way — a whopping eighteen miles into the stratosphere. Two MIT students have proven that DIY is a much more cost efficient way of taking pictures of the curvature of Earth than any of NASA’s costly programs.