Mic WrightReporter, TNW
Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.
Earlier this year, London-based academic Benjamin Blundell and his partner took a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
It’s an over 10,000 kilometre trip and he captured practically the whole thing with a digital camera and a sticky camera mount.
As you might expect, it generated a lot of footage – 200GB+ – and, using a technique known as slit-scan, he’s turned it into a single image. He explains:
Every frame, I take the middle column of pixels and concatenate it to the image. Each vertical column of pixels represents 1/30th of a second. This adds up into a huge strip, which is then cut and pasted into a more pleasing rectangle.
Check it out here. It’s fascinating.
➤ Trans-Siberian Slit-scan Test [Section 9]
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