Orlando Helfer Rabaça

New Media Class Journal





[Yet to be defined cartographies through sedimentation of New Age dust]






“The artist has eliminated geopolitical divisions between countries, continents and people by sanding the surface of each globe and allowing their dust to intermingle on the table top. He uses an ‘international sandpaper’ he produced from mineral samples gathered from all countries recognised by the United Nations.”





“The dots in the above animation represent actual cataloged objects (payloads and debris) in orbit around Earth. The cataloged objects are generally 4 inches (10 cm) or larger, but there are many more debris objects too small to be tracked which pose a threat to operational spacecraft.“




[The layers of sediment in the Antrhopocene have exceeded the Earth’s crust]



(literally, "Earth-shaping") is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying the atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology of a planet, moon, or other body to be similar to the environment of Earth




“The machine draws a map and generates a satellite image out of it, which creates a new map and by that a new satellite image in an endless loop.“




“The two works track and follow the two Voyagers in relation to their current location on earth and in space.”








“The 50 twigs in this installation point in unison in the direction of the oldest piece of spacejunk currently above the horizon in their location.”




Heat maps of walking activity







10.05.2022


Experiment 1:
openCV: ParticleDetection_test




transparent OLED Displays




“[...] rock that is made, modified and moved by humans. The new category has been proposed to recognise that man-made rocks are likely to last for long periods of Earth's future geological time, and will be important in humanity's long-term future.”



Ingredients:

250 ml (1 cup) white flour
125 ml (1/2 cup) salt
10 ml (2 tsp.) alum
125 ml (1/2 cup) water
5 drops red food coloring
5 drops blue food coloring
3 drops yellow food coloring
250 ml (1 cup) coarse sand
125 ml (1/2 cup) gravel, 2 colors
30 ml (1/8 cup) oyster-shell pieces


“Indeed, concrete, not unlike milk and electricity, is a daily interface that thrives on anonymity and detachment from its source, giving us the sense that the smooth pour can be made endless.“






“Produced on Earth with the identical chemical composition as those found on the Moon, she questions when fiction becomes reality.”





“Collecting, inventorying, and analysing samples of various substances sourced in the city, we begin to unearth the cumulative production of waste information and materials.“







Did you mean: Footprint?

Sputnik 1
first piece of SpaceJunk
 



Experiment 2:
Airborne Particle





“[...] humans begin moving more sediment than traditional geomorphic processes (erosion, glaciation, etc. . .).
In the Anthropocene, things like real-estate markets become geomorphic agents, because fluctuations in housing prices, for example, determine how huge amounts of sediment gets moved across the planet.“


- p. 132, A Geology of Media, Jussi Parikka





Silicon Wafer


“[...] our intention of the Vage Space is an encouragement to stay consciously and maybe slightly longer inside the vague, to extend our space of possibilities and to add these possibilities to our current reality.[...] it is possible to become familiar with the unknown, train one’s intuition and to accept uncertainty, in order to face vagueness with curiosity and to enjoy its exploration.“



17.05.2022


Experiment 3:

Footprint Scans








24.05.2022





21.06.2022


pix2pix - map2sat_pretrained/latest_net_G.pth

footprint:




satelite:






Footprint2,1,3


I leave a Footprintwhen I am

I leave a Footprint1 when I walk

I leave a Footprint3 when I don’t
[2] ‘the amount of space that something fills’,

[1] ‘a mark left on a surface by a person’s foot or shoe’,

[3] ‘a measure of the amount of the earth’s resources used by a person’


What does it mean to be? 

Where can I be and

where am I?

...other than the ‘Vague Space’?

“[...] our intention of the Vage Space is an encouragement to stay consciously and maybe slightly longer inside the vague, to extend our space of possibilities and to add these possibilities to our current reality.[...] it is possible to become familiar with the unknown, train one’s intuition and to accept uncertainty, in order to face vagueness with curiosity and to enjoy its exploration.“


Did you mean: Footprint2,1,3 ?




Footprints embody the environments’ reaction to the ‘advancements’ of our ever expanding technologies.




Traces of our presence are imprinted everywhere. We have become the main participants in change of the environment of the Planet. Detectable but untraceable remain the debris and particles we personally carry along with ourselves everyday. With no destination other than the path we provide.


“In the Anthropocene, things like real-estate markets become geomorphic agents, because fluctuations in housing prices, for example, determine how huge amounts of sediment gets moved across the planet.“


- p. 132, A Geology of Media, Jussi Parikka