The original movie is a (very) HD (8000 x 8000 pixels), high image quality time lapse movie. The field of view is 360degrees x 200 degrees.
The version presented here is 1200x1200 pixels and should be watched in this resolution by turning "HD" ON on the video screen.
The Milky Way rises, culminates with the galactic center at zenith and then sets above Paranal Observatory.
Two neighbor galaxies, the large and the small Magellanic clouds, are visible on the top left of the movie.
The zodiacal light is visible on the bottom of the video at the beginning of the movie (sunset) and on the top right at the end of the movie (sunrise).
19th Century technology meets 21st Century music over a bottle of beer in the latest extension to the Beck’s Record Label project.
This time, the art label has evolved, and been replaced by the grooves of Auckland band Ghost Wave. Their new single was inscribed into the surface of a Beck’s beer bottle which could then be played on a specially-built device based on Thomas Edison’s original cylindrical phonograph.
Making the world’s first playable beer bottle was a formidable technical challenge. The clever people at Auckland firm Gyro Constructivists first had to design and build a record-cutting lathe, driven by a hard drive recording head. Then they reinvented Edison’s original cylinder player, using modern materials and electronics and built to very fine tolerances.
The Edison Bottle made its public debut at SemiPermanent in Auckland in May to a standing ovation from the assembled media and design community.
Semi Permanent Launch video: on.fb.me/1a5J3ct
Beck’s has had a long association with music and art. In fact, at about the same time Heinrich Beck was brewing his first beer in the 1870s, Tom Edison was tinkering away on designs for the first phonograph.
Considering how beer has influenced recorded music since then, this physical collaboration was very appropriate and long overdue.
Client: Beck’s New Zealand
Creative Agency: Shine Limited
Machine & Bottle Production: Gyro Constructivists
Making-of Video Production: VICE
Record Label: Arch Hill Recordings
Band: Ghost Wave
Featured Single: Here She Comes