Globequilting is a single video projection that uses webcam
technology and a standard internet browser to stitch together live views
of the sky from over 100 locations across the planet. As each image updates
over the course of the day, the sunlit half of the globe shifts gradually
from east to west and storm systems appear as growing and fading regions of
clouded skies and rain. The composite image is centered on the southeastern US,
extending across the Atlantic to Europe and the Middle East on the viewer’s
right, and across the continental United States, past Hawaii to Japan, China
and eastern Russia on the left. The extreme north is represented by the skies
over Alaska, Greenland, Iceland and Scandinavia, while the extreme south is
courtesy of several Antarctic research stations. The image is projected on
an elliptical screen suspended from the ceiling.
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