jruckman

fastcompany:

America’s Oddly Beautiful Suburban Sprawl, Photographed From The Sky

Urban sprawl is the type of thing you tend to forget about if you’re living in it, except maybe when you’re stuck in traffic inching home after work. But it does a lot more than cause road rage: Sprawl also makes us fatter, sicker, and poorer, and it’s the source of half of the country’s household carbon footprint. In a series of photos taken over seven years, now published in a new book called Ciphers, photographer Christoph Gielen shows a different perspective on sprawl, intended to get more people to question typical patterns of development.

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mucholderthen

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aestheticgoddess:

Actually real, not edited, colored sandstone mountains in Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China

Fact checked. Huff Post, for example, adds:

The mountains are part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China. Layers of different colored sandstone and minerals were pressed together over 24 million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates.

scienceisbeauty

Who thought that rocks laid in a circle could be beautiful and interesting.

scienceisbeauty:

Interesting stuff.

This project has started from a search for a 3d-objects optimal packing algorithm over a surface, but evolved in something rather different. […] The virtual stones created from several fractal subdivision strategies, find their proper position within the circle, with a trial and error hierarchical algorythm. A mix of attractors and scalar fields (some with Perlin noise) drives the density and size of the stones. The code is a C++ console application that outputs a OBJ 3d file.

Source&Credit: Stone Fields (novastructura byGiuseppe Randazzo )