Monday, December 8, 2014

Wanderers





Here's an interesting little thing I have for you to watch today. It's called Wanderers and it's an animated short film by digital artist Erik Wernquist all about Space Exploration, or more appropriately, the possible future of Space Exploration. I'm a big fan of that idea, so I couldn't resist.

Especially once I read the synopsis...

Wanderers is a vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.
Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea of the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds - and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there.

Well, all right then, that sounds great...

Let's watch.



Brilliant. Seriously. That looked great. I loved it. Plus, that Carl Sagan voice-over was fantastic. Simply fantastic. This is an awe-inspiring little piece. I really liked it. Now, granted, I'm a sucker for this kind of "Greatest Adventure" type of stuff. so your own mileage might vary, but still... you should take four minutes and see the universe.

Jon

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