The Campanile Movie
- all-seeing prophet of computer graphics, Paul Debevec, made a little video back in 1997 - which proved highly influential in various ways. I first watched it when I was at university many aeons ago, and it must have been lurking in the back of my mind when doing more recent things
. Great to see how the technology of capturing and recreating the real world in a computer has advanced. For a start, we have digital cameras...
Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project
- a decidedly cold Cold War base buried beneath the Arctic ice, with chemical, biological and nuclear waste that was assumed to be hidden for a frozen eternity.
Abandoned Shale Mine
- a little while ago I watched a fascinating BBC Four documentary on the Scottish oil shale industry
. It included a few segments filmed by a gloriously mad, pink-haired urban explorer who'd been delving deep into some of the long-abandoned mines. This is one of her videos - dark, damp, corroded, mineralised, rotted and plain terrifying, with remnants of machinery and tools chemically and physically returning to the rocks. The regular beeps are from an air quality monitor indicating that it's still safe to breathe...