Time Lapsing

Time lapses are all the rage lately. I was pretty pumped when I learned I could make my own on my iPhone... unfortunately none of mine are as cool as what I am about to share with you (not yet at least!)

In October I stumbled upon the Time Timelapse project. Time lapse photography and climate change monitoring go hand in hand, you should see Chasing Ice if you don't know what I mean. In undergrad I worked with a really cool lab on remote sensing (using satellite imagery) climate impacts. Thats probably why I found Timelapse so cool, not to mention that it is accessible to any audience and physically shows us what the Anthropocene is. The project is a story of time and space broken into 4 chapters: chapter 1 the satellite story, 2 the story of extreme resources (including a mention of Keystone XL), chapter 3 of climate change, and 4 the urban explosion.

Check out the series of time lapse videos that subtly explore the concepts of sustainability, rising global temperatures, deforestation, urbanization and more. And even if none of that interests you, check it out to see the power of man.

Below are a few of my favorite photographs (from land) by Camille Seaman (she has TED talks too!) included in the project. They are all surreal.