Monday, March 10, 2014
"The universe is [13.8 billion] years old. In order to imagine all of cosmic time, let’s compress it into a single calendar year."
This. Is. Gorgeous.
Everything (from the clean lines of the monthly borders and font, to the placement of key moments on a particular day on the calendar, to the stretching of the Earth’s surface across billions of years in the last three months) is done so simply yet elegantly. The choice to make the calendar flat and everything around it in 3D was a great way to further demonstrate the immensity of the calendar in relation to host Neil deGrasse Tyson. The music in the background of this sequence is icing on the cake with rising pitches and dynamics that accompany the full reveal to give it a particular feeling of gravitas.
Images from the National Geographic Channel presentation of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a production of FOX and National Geographic Channel. Imagery for demonstrative purposes only. No claims of ownership to these images are implied.
Man. This sem is going by so fast and I’m trying to attend all my classes so I don’t care if I’m cabbing there or not… But anyway. Today was spent half listening to CJ wee being dismissive, setting up my writing portfolio, napping and having sleep paralysis like 2 or 3 times. =_=
Just grabbing the hot, hazy days as they go by because I won’t be a student for much longer. I do love learning and gathering all these nuggets of information and spinning them around in my head. Have I adequately whined about how much I don’t want to step into an adult role? Yeah, I don’t. But it’s my next stop.
The days are endless but the years fly by