A Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of the Very Large Array

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Douglas Koke's Signal to Noise combines motion graphics with time-lapse footage of the Very Large Array, one of the largest radio astronomy observatories in the world. Located in New Mexico, the observatory includes 27 antenna, each 25 meters across. The playfully sci-fi graphics and electronic music by Telefon Tel Aviv give the video a futuristic vibe. 

On his Vimeo page, Koke writes: 

The VLA is a legitimately amazing thing to see in person. If you've ever considered making a visit, you should. It's an awe-inspiring feat of human engineering, and the surroundings are gorgeous. Unbelievable skies in New Mexico. I caught some nasty weather, but it was still a great experience. I'm definitely going back!


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For more work by Douglas Koke, visit http://www.site07.com/.

Via the Vimeo HD Channel. 

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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