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Watch The Earth’s Seasonal “Heartbeat” From Outer Space
John Nelson is known for building extremely complex visualizations of weather patterns. But his latest creation is a simple animated GIF of 15 frames from NASA’s cloudless satellite photography collection. It’s essentially a year in the life of Earth.
Here, he shares why the visual is so haunting to him personally and to us collectively. We felt that his thoughts were simply too earnest to abridge.
Read: Co.Design

For me, I love the personification with the use of the term “heartbeat”. I think it speaks volumes to the human nature that requires we find meaning in things. Personifying things can make them more like us, so we can care about them. It’s a strong rhetorical choice considering the subject matter.

fastcodesign:

Watch The Earth’s Seasonal “Heartbeat” From Outer Space

John Nelson is known for building extremely complex visualizations of weather patterns. But his latest creation is a simple animated GIF of 15 frames from NASA’s cloudless satellite photography collection. It’s essentially a year in the life of Earth.

Here, he shares why the visual is so haunting to him personally and to us collectively. We felt that his thoughts were simply too earnest to abridge.

Read: Co.Design

For me, I love the personification with the use of the term “heartbeat”. I think it speaks volumes to the human nature that requires we find meaning in things. Personifying things can make them more like us, so we can care about them. It’s a strong rhetorical choice considering the subject matter.

(via fastcompany)