I’m really enamored with this symbol, and with this idea in general and thus I made this PDF, formatted to be printed out and hung around on posters.
I’ve started doing just that, leaving one on each of the buses I took, as well as hanging a few dozen throughout my neighborhood and a little of downtown. I just think its time to reach out to people, to those who would listen. I chose to direct readers to Vlntry.com because: 1) it was shorter than my own URL and 2) I think what Megan has going on is a really wonderful idea.
You have the link to the PDF and you are free to do the same if you feel so inclined.
Slightly modified version by Anarchei. Includes Serif font and a few textual touches.
Untitled - Ben Zank
Going back here today to shoot a few more ideas.
"Like his contemporary Eadweard Muybridge, Marey, a physiologist, was interested in the science of human movement. By 1882, he had developed a single camera method that he called chronophotography, which allowed him to make images of human and animal movement. His camera was the forerunner of the motion picture camera.
Marey’s chronophotographs were some of the first images to illustrate the exact process of body movement.”
This is quite what staring into a black hole would feel like as the material above is so dark the human eye struggles to discern what it is that it is seeing. However, that bizarre experience is just a bonus about the recently created ‘new black’ of the science world – the material called Vantablack, or super black, is a major breakthrough in the application of nanotechnology to optical instrumentation.
Vantablack was created by the UK company Surrey NanoSystems using carbon nanotubes, which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between.
The material is revolutionary in its ability to be applied to light-weight, temperature-sensitive structures such as aluminium whilst absorbing 99.96% of incident radiation, believed to be the highest-ever recorded.
"For example, it reduces stray-light, improving the ability of sensitive telescopes to see the faintest stars, and allows the use of smaller, lighter sources in space-borne black body calibration systems. Its ultra-low reflectance improves the sensitivity of terrestrial, space and air-borne instrumentation”, said Ben Jensen, Chief Technology Officer of Surrey NanoSystems. (company’s news article here»)