Topography

space lasers

NASA Will Measure Polar Ice Cover Down to the Centimeter with Lasers From Space

ICESat-2 will collect 250 times as many elevation measurements as its predecessor, ICESat.
Becky Ferreira
8.24.18
tech

Nobody Knows How This Part of Mars Exploded

New images of Ismenia Patera deepen the mystery of its origins.
Becky Ferreira
4.13.18
Art

Explore Intricate Alien Landscapes Created by These Complicated Algorithms

Joanie Lemercier has created 1,000 sprawling, computer-generated landscapes comprised of thousands of single dots.
Emerson Rosenthal
12.24.16
Art

Breathtaking Aerial Photographs Capture London’s Kaleidoscopic Landscape

These aerial photographs reveal the English capital's kooky architectural past.
Anna Marks
12.2.16
nasa

Why Haven't We Explored the Ocean Like Outer Space?

Approximately five percent of the ocean has been discovered, which leaves 95 of the ocean unexplored.
Sarah Emerson
6.18.16
Design

LEDs and Carved Aluminum Create a Swirling, Reflective Moon

Craig Dorety created this topographically accurate lunar relief from start to finish.
Mike Steyels
6.7.16
wine

Lasers Could Help Britain Make Better Wine

The UK Department for Food and Rural Affairs has released new 3D laser mapping data designed to “revolutionise the English wine industry by helping growers identify new land.” But are the winemakers convinced?
Josh Barrie
11.19.15
Design

A Tour of the Most Depressingly-Named Places in the World

Instagram account @sadtopographies takes a snapshot of the places with the saddest names on Earth.
Leander Roet
10.9.15
Art

Artist Vanessa Safavi Installs Deserts in Galleries

It's sand-versus-sports clothes in the work of this Swiss-Iranian artist.
Nicole Walsh
8.7.15
Art

Roam a 3D Mountain Range Made from Kim Kardashian's Face

Gregory Chatonsky creates a morphing digital topography from over 51,000 pictures of the 'Selfish' author.
Nathaniel Ainley
8.4.15
video

This Trippy Augmented Reality Sandbox Lets You Move Mountains and Make it Rain

Relive the thrill of playing God as a child while learning about topography.
Adam Owen
7.29.15
Music

Max Cooper's 'Remnants' Music Video Makes Mind into Matter [Exclusive Premiere]

Prepare your chin to be stroked as we dive into the mental metaphysics of this audiovisual meditation.
Kevin Holmes
5.8.15
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