Air traffic visualisation
Air traffic visualisation. Computer artwork of air traffic over the USA. This image is one frame from an animation of air traffic over a 24-hour period. Air traffic data from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was plotted using a programming language called Processing and animated using Adobe After Effects and Maya. Plot colour and size were assigned based on aircraft type, location and altitude. This frame shows flight activity over the east coast of USA (right), west coast (left), central USA (centre), Florida and the Caribbean (lower right). The full animation reveals up to 19, 000 aircraft flying over the USA at any one time. Created by Aaron Koblin, design and media arts researcher, University of California, USA.
© AARON KOBLIN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
The making of Disneys Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
Double page spread from The Illustrated London News with photographs showing the various aspects of production for the Disney feature-length animation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was released in 1938. One picture shows the sound effects team recreating the noise of breaking crockery with a tower of wooden boxes, while a man speaks his line inside a box in order to recreate the right sound for the talking mirror. Other pictures show the colourisation process and the printing press camera which gave a sense of depth to the screen pictures. Date: 1938
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Cattle brought for inspection: wall painting from the tomb of Nebamun (no 5), Egypt, c1350 BC. Artist: Unknown
Cattle brought for inspection: fragment of wall painting from the tomb of Nebamun (no 5), Thebes, Egypt, 18th Dynasty, c1350 BC. A herdsman stands amongst cattle, holding some rope in one hand, and raises the other. His speech is recorded in the hieroglyphs above: 'Come on! Get away! Do not speak in the presence of the praised one! He detests people talking. He does what is right. He will not ignore any complaint. Pass on in quiet and in order. He won't take anyone's side. he knows all the affairs, does the scribe and counter of grain of [Amun], Neb...'. From the British Museum's Collection.
© CM Dixon / Heritage-Images