Darkness

Motherboard

Scientists Will Photograph Alien Planets With the World’s Most Powerful Camera

A team of physicists created a 10,000 megapixel camera called DARKNESS that they hope will shed light on some of Earth's nearest neighbors.
Mack DeGeurin
4.20.18
Denmark

What Happens When a Chef Intentionally Cuts the Power at His Packed Restaurant

For one whole evening restaurant Amass in Copenhagen went dark when Matt Orlando marked Earth Hour by cutting all power in his restaurant during dinner service.
Lars Hinnerskov Eriksen
3.25.17
Art

These Ethereal Photographs Were Taken in Total Darkness

Rafaël Herman’s strange photos of the Judean Mountains and the Mediterranean were taken at night without the aid of a flash or digital manipulation.
Monica Uszerowicz
1.25.17
activism

Rebecca Solnit: How to Find Hope in a New Era of Darkness

In the shadow of Trump's inauguration, Solnit revisits the lessons of her landmark book, "Hope in the Dark," to explain why despair during this time is premature.
Steven Blum
1.23.17
thump news

Hail Satan! Techno's Dark Mecca Was Momentarily Illuminated After Berghain Got Struck By Lightning

The bolt prompted a barrage of technical failures, causing the club's emergency lighting to repeatedly flash on the oft-shadowy dancefloor.
David Garber
8.30.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Rap Enigma Spark Master Tape's "All About the Money" Video Is an Orgy of Opulence

Coins, jewelry, and gold dust shimmer in some dark, clandestine back room as Spark raps about the cold thirst of the hunt for capital.
Craig Jenkins
4.22.16
Photo

Close-Ups of Halloween in New York

Ben Baker gets amazing shots by pretending to flash people—then giving them another kind of flash.
Ben Baker
10.31.15
Dating

Dining in Total Darkness Might Save Your Relationship

At a dinner held in pitch darkness in the basement of a San Francisco clothing store, couples were encouraged to discuss their relationships with one another and their dining partners. Thus blinded, all I could do was focus on the mystery dishes that...
Jenny Cain
8.31.15
Holy Shit

Enter the Wasteland in Chelsea Wolfe's New Video for "Carrion Flowers"

Everything is grey and bleak and perfect.
John Hill
6.24.15
Words

Flemish Trio Vuurwerk Flips Arsenal's "Lie Low" Into a Slice of Dark Dance Heaven

This tune is like a solar eclipse. We're still figuring out what that means.
THUMP Staff
10.1.14
Stuff

VICE Movie Club - Onibaba

Jealousy, adultery, and demonic forces come together in Kaneto Shindo's 1964 film <i>Onibaba</i>. We reviewed it for the latest installment of the VICE Movie Club.
Alexandre Stipanovich
8.23.14
Darkness

This Manmade Material Is Nearly as Dark as a Black Hole

Vantablack absorbs 99.6 percent of visible light.
Christine Kewitz
7.15.14
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