Saturday, March 03, 2007

when osciloscopes ring...

aoscillioscopering

they make beautiful noise...

from the cover of the oscilligrapher, sept. 1950...a low frequency audio signal has been impressed on an uninterrupted trace having a duration of 20 seconds.

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6 Comments:

Blogger kclare said...

Beautiful!

8:34 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

yeah, the magazines were totally disappointing as a whole, but that cover blew my mind. i think there's a really famous photo, maybe it's weston, of a seashell/snail shell of some sort that this keeps reminding me of, but i can't figure out what it was...

12:29 PM  
Blogger kclare said...

Though known more for her dance photographs, I believe Barbara Morgan photographed this kind of image...it reminds me of Theodore Cook's book The Curves of Life.

4:15 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

morgan's photos of the hand carved wooden bowls of james prestini are incredible! i've never heard of teh cook book but will definitely look into it. thanks!

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:) whit out words

4:56 PM  
Blogger qiuqiu said...

Hello dear Airform,

I am a graphic designer from amsterdam. First of all, I have to say I love your collections! Amazing archives! I tried to go through everything but not finished so far. Secondly, I am doing posters and flyers stuff for a new media festival, and i am looking for some beautiful archive images. I would like to ask your permission to use 2/3 of your images(the osciloscopes one, and the perhaps the convergent polarised light in crystals as well), no commercial purpose... . please let me know.
thank you very much!!! lu (lilaclianglu@gmail.com)

2:48 AM  

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