Monday, December 24, 2007

Beautiful Video Of Antarctica

From the youtube description:

Time-lapse video filmed in Antarctica, in and around McMurdo Station and Scott Base.
Each year the sun is below the horizon for 4 months in the middle of winter, and above the horizon for 4 months in summer. During the couple of months in between we have more-or-less normal days.

Includes shots of auroras and the very rare polar stratospheric nacreous clouds, which form when ozone depleting gases crystallize in the upper atmosphere in the intense cold.

Summer population is about 1200 people, winter about 200.

This is just a small sample of an ongoing project to collect time-lapse imagery of Antarctica. I have taken over 1,000,000 individual photos and worn out a number of cameras that make up the collection of footage I have gathered so far over the last 5 years. Eventually a film will be released, keep an eye on my user page for more info in the future.

For those of you who have been asking about the music I used here, the first piece of music is "Whirl-Y-Reel" by Afro Celt Sound System, the second is from the Edward Scissorhands soundtrack by Danny Elfman. Both are available at most music outlets.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Effort to Colonize Antarctica

This blog is dedicated to providing information and updates about the coming effort to establish a permanent, independent and sovereign human colony in Antarctica.

As of the posting of this there are no permanent human settlements in the Antarctic. Only scientific bases and research stations exist there now. We hope to change that while abiding by the letter of the Antarctic Treaty by not polluting or being backed by any government. Our efforts shall be entirely private in nature.

Stay tuned to this blog for more information and updates about the official launch of !