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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Mesmerising photographs from the sky to bring some perspective to your day

Mesmerising photographs from the sky to bring some perspective to your day | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Benjamin and his team create and share one “Overview” – the site’s name for each image – every day, to highlight the impact we have had on the Earth. “We work with Digital Globe’s database of satellite imagery and then add an artistic orientation to bring out the mesmerising aesthetic that this perspective provides. Each Overview ultimately starts with a thought experiment. We consider the places where man has left his mark on the planet and then conduct the necessary research to identify locations (and the corresponding geo-coordinates) to convey that idea.”

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Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth

Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Who would have thought traveling to outer space could be such a profound experience? OK, probably everybody, but these former astronauts really articulate it in a way that was just a little mind-blowing.

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How Astronauts Nearly Missed Taking the Iconic Earthrise Photo on Christmas Eve, 1968

How Astronauts Nearly Missed Taking the Iconic Earthrise Photo on Christmas Eve, 1968 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Forty-five years ago today, Christmas Eve 1968, astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders saw something no human had ever seen before—our planet as it appeared to rise over the moon's horizon.

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Up Close With Sebastiao Salgado, Brazil's Legendary Photographer-Activist

Up Close With Sebastiao Salgado, Brazil's Legendary Photographer-Activist | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For the past eight years in particular, the 69-year-old Brazilian photographer has traveled to more than 30 isolated regions of the world, collecting images of dozens of remote tribes, endangered animals and unusual landscapes.

The Genesis project is a singular photographic journey that began in 2004 and ended last year, at a cost of one million euros a year. The result will be shown in magazines, books, a documentary by Wim Wenders and a series of exhibitions around the world, each displaying some 250 black-and-white photos.

The first exhibition will open in London on April 11, with former Brazilian President Lula – Salgado’s longtime friend – as special guest.

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