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Monday, October 22, 2012

'Tron' Inspired ISS Video by Christoph Malin

An Austrian video artist and photographer has made an incredible video by stacking images taken by the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to create fantastic patterns. Christoph Malin has admitted to taking his inspiration for the piece from the cult 1982 sci-fi film 'Tron.'

Because the ISS travels at incredible speeds (about 4.7 miles per second) exposure times are kept as short as possible, and highly sensitive settings have to be used if anything visible is to be captured. Malin said he was inspired by the light cycle races in 'Tron' and the strange solar wind ships in the movie. And the images certainly have a trippy, almost psychedelic feel to them as they move around the earth in slow motion.

Malin says the ISS is similar in many ways to one of the solar ships in the film, as it is constantly rotating around the globe, reports The Daily Mail.

1 comment:

RenataH said...

I found this video mesmerizing. I liked the calming music too.