Virtual Weekend Escapes: Across the Brooklyn Bridge
American filmmaker Bill Morrison, known for the award-winning Dawson City: Frozen Time, is a keen visual archaeologist and time traveler. In this 2005 short film commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, he manages to unearth a “rarefied view” on the Brooklyn Bridge we can no longer experience.
[…] The unique central perspective lends itself to abstraction and time travel: the journey from one side of the East River to the other becoming a unit of both time and space, increasingly compressible and distributable.
The obsessive repetition in split screen view of the trolley trip from Manhattan to Brooklyn combined with T. Reynolds‘ original score creates a hypnotic effect which is likely to stay in our minds. Thanks to Aeon for letting us spot this gem.
Virtual Weekend Escapes: Quick Tour of the Moon in 4K
If you have 5 spare minutes, NASA can fly you to the Moon with unprecedented realism thanks to data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft over the course of the last 6 years. The tour includes a visit to South Pole-Aitken basin, Tycho crater’s central peak, and the Taurus–Littrow valley, that served as the landing site for the last Apollo mission to our nearest neighbor in space.
Not in the mood for guided tours? Try a more spontaneous exploration of the Moon with Quickmap, a virtual tool to smoothly dive into the lunar surface.