Monday, August 06, 2012
There's the giant cocktail measurer (from August 28, 1965), also known as the Clock of the World. What time is it? Time to drink, of course! One interesting detail is the addition of the Telstar satellite above the "America the Beautiful" building. Telstar 1 and Telstar 2 - vitually identical - were built by AT&T, Bell Laboratories, NASA, and the British and French postal services, and transmitted some of the earliest trans-Atlantic television images. Neither satellite is functional any more, but both are still in orbit!
I like this unusual angle over at Fowler's Harbor. It has a "movie set" or even "Universal Studios" quality, don't you think?
Here's my attempt at making a "wiggle vision" animated gif that alternates between the two different images of a stereo slide. The process turned out to be trickier than I expected. At what depth do you want the two images to "pivot"? I tried to pick something in the mid-range to avoid having either the distant or near objects jumping around too much. There were other problems too, but... no need to go into all the gory details. Anyway, it turned out "just OK", and sort of gives you the general idea. In a way it works better for me in the small thumbnail than it does as a larger version.
SO.... are you folks interested in seeing more of these "wiggle vision" gifs? Or do they induce nausea, nosebleeds, and headaches? Let me know... if the consensus seems to indicate a desire for more, I'll dig out the stereo slides and see how it goes.