Saturday, March 03, 2007

when osciloscopes ring...


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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Blogger kclare said...


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 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 (

2:48 AM  

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