Miles away, floating silently in space, there is a camera far enough to see the world a whole. From that perspective it looks peacefully quiet but still fragile and delicate.
HEARTH/HOGAR brings that realtime view to eye level. A windows of opportunity to see a bigger picture.
"No other planet in the solar system is a suitable home for human beings; it's this world or nothing. That's a very powerful perception."
How it works? It downloads images from the geostationary satellite GOES16 every 10 minutes and seamlessly push and pull pixels to interpolate with the previous one. The images produce by GOES16 are not really RGB. The color channels have to be recompute to match what our eyes should see from 22,300 miles above the surface of our planet. We also synthetically reintroduce some other optical phenomena you would see, like atmosphere scattering using realtime shaders and other CG techniques.
Note: data glitches and other visual inconsistencies comes from the satellite capture process it self. Enjoy them : )
Connection to the internet: This artwork does require a constant internet connection to download the images from GOES16 Satellite.
Authors: Patricio Gonzalez Vivo
Collaborators: Jen Lowe & Charlie Loyd