A History of the Sky

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Art project in progress A History of the Sky features lots and lots of time-lapse videos of the sky that are synchronized so that they’re all showing the same time of day.  Ken Murphy is the artist that created it and he hopes to one day manifest all the data he’s collecting as a video installation that’s always displaying the skies of the last 365 days.  The project was recently featured at the Exploratorium, but it’s still in a need of a home for the installation.

Here’s how it works.

If you’d like to see an installation in person, here are several upcoming opportunities:

  • Maker Faire UK, at the Life Science Centre Planetarium, Newcastle UK: March 13-14, 2010
  • Google I/O Conference After Hours Party, at Moscone West, San Francisco: May 19, 2010
  • Bay Area Maker Faire, at the San Mateo County Event Center: May 22-23, 2010
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