Flickr Fruits #24
Monday, 16 March 2009
Patchwork de Colza – Lo M
Thecoultates aerial pictures of undulating sand dunes of the Namibian desert are precise ‘recordings’ of complex aeolian processing. The ongoing shifting formations create a landscapes reminiscent of the lunar surface. The arrangement of many millions of particles of sand in each dune could be seen as an ongoing computation, a subset of the computational universalism advocated by the likes of Steven Wolfram and Rudy Rucker.
Villi Ingi has a sharp collection of macro’s taken of bubbles in liquids. The brightly illuminated, and a times mercurial compositions reveal the cellular packings and specific patterns of bubbles in water during freezing.
BobJ03054′s pictures of ice and frost explore the whole gamut of different sub-zero autocatalytic arrangements. There are crystal dendrite growths that look like plants, others have fan-like spreads, and some the have the look of silicates, such as the banded metamorphic Agates.