Topography

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
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
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
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
Art

Color Changing Building Reacts to the Sun

Dan Corson's iridescent 'Shifting Topographies' installation emerges in Oakland.
Emerson Rosenthal
3.27.15
Art

Get Lost in Gorgeous Conceptual Flood Maps of the World's Supercities

Rio, Cairo, Tokyo, and more get remixed in this series of technicolor topographies from Chaotic Atmosphere.
Beckett Mufson
12.30.14
Design

Designers 3D-Printed An Entire Middle Eastern Kingdom

Bahrain, the little island country in the Persian Gulf, gets even smaller with this 1:10,000-scale model.
Zach Sokol
7.22.14
Art

Drive Into the Ocean with These Maps App Glitches

The new book from Regula Bochsler and Philipp Sarasin explores what our world looks like through the machine lens.
Emerson Rosenthal
3.25.14
Film

KT I Transforms A French Island Into Topographical Abstraction

<p>Macro photos of local textures become cascading, surreal forms of &#8220;cognitive topography&#8221;.</p>
Kevin Holmes
6.29.12