Saturday, May 11th, 2013 | non-decay, time-lapse | No Comments
It’s great if somebody takes an idea and makes it better. Like Enekochan who took my old Intervaluino design and improved it to include an LED display and some other improvements (along with a better schematic). Check it out at:
Here’s a video of it:
Monday, December 17th, 2012 | sounds | No Comments
A couple of months ago, sound artist Panoptic Sweep has published a great soundscape remix of my “Elevator of Doom” recording. It’s called “Pitworker” and is an intensely atmospheric experience. Listen with headphones, but not too late at night…!
Check it out at: http://margaretnoble.net/blog/pitworker/
Sunday, June 10th, 2012 | non-decay, odds and ends | No Comments
By chance, I stumbled across Safecast, a global sensor network for collecting and sharing radiation measurements. I.e., it’s a crowdsourcing approach to measure worldwide radiation. Their scope is mainly Japan, but looking at the yesterday’s strange Reddit story about a radiation spike in Indiana/Michigan, one might wonder if a global preparedness network might not be a good idea.
Safecast has now a crowdfunding campaign running on Kickstarter to produce an open source Geiger counter for alpha, beta and gamma radiation (most counters only measure gamma). It’s called the Kickstarter X.
Check out their campaign (which is already fully funded) and consider donating – I think it’s a worthwile effort. Rewards include a range of goodies, from stickers to a fully working Geiger counter to a measurement trip to Fukushima.
Sunday, June 10th, 2012 | decay, gallery | No Comments
One of the first abandoned industrial places I’ve visited was a potassium mine in Alsace. It was a glorious expedition, full of bewildered sights and cathedral beauty admist the rust. Most of those old mines have been torn down, now that the industry is no longer. Their memories linger on in the stories the Alsacians tell you of their fathers and neighbors who used to work in the mines. Stories of pride and cameraderie. Stories of re-used worker homes. Stories of suicides after the closures. The photo set was called “Sisters of Kali“, and is still available in the gallery. A couple of years ago, shortly before Chernobyl, I went back on another tour. The result is a winter series called “Siblings of Kali”.
It was a cold day in January. The sun was a distant memory somewhere in the sky while the remains of the once proud mine opened up to us through unbarred gates.
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 | abstract, decay, gallery | No Comments
I’ve started to work on a new set of abstract polyptychs (pictures in parts) from a recent trip to a local industrial area. Enjoy!
The full set is here (new images will be added as the set grows)
Saturday, July 31st, 2010 | decay, odds and ends | 1 Comment
I’m proud to announce that a number of my Chernobyl pictures have been published as part of a abandonments photo book project called Beauty in Decay – and what a beauty it is! Editor RomanyWG and his team put a lot of effort behind this opus, featuring 200 pictures from 50 artists. The book is available for £19.95 at CarpetBombingCulture.
In this context, two well-known UK newspapers have reprinted some of my pictures – the Sunday Times Magazine and The Sun. Find the articles below.
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 | abstract, gallery | No Comments
I’m currently publishing a set of new abstract squares based on my recent Balls & Boxes series from the Basel dockyards. The whole set should be complete within a couple of days, and I’ll continue uploading the pictures as they are ready.
Below are some impressions. The full set is here.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 | non-decay, time-lapse, video | 4 Comments
Why go out on big tours when you can film interesting scenes right from your kitchen window…?
Monday, April 26th, 2010 | gallery, non-decay | 2 Comments
On a chilly Saturday morning in December, it was still dark, David and I jumped into a bus to shoot some rare sights at the dockyards in my hometown, Basel, in Switzerland. Uneasy in its sodium nakedness, the container crane and his minions greeted us like bugs on a table cloth.
Looking for pictures from Chernobyl?
- Chernobyl Hospital « The Hyperarchival Parallax on About Me
- Lost Place – Tschernobyl | Picture & Geocachingblog on Chernobyl Journal
- Urban Decay « Uncategorized on Chernobyl Journal
- Abandoned places: Pripyat Hospital, Chernobyl | Under the Mountain Bunker on Chernobyl Journal
- Bên trong b?nh vi?n b? b? hoang ? Chernobyl | Vi?t Nam ??p – Hình ?nh ??p & tin t?c Vi?t Nam on Chernobyl Journal