DIY video reaches new heights: space footage recorded and retrieved with a camcorder, a iPhone and GPS equipment encassed in foam by kid and his dad/*
October 12th, 2010
I think I’ve never identified so strongly with technology as when that tiny dinky camera contraption reached space, had the balloon burst in its face and started falling back to earth. I am reminded of the part in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy when, through the mechanism of the “improbability drive”, a whale suddenly materializes above a planet and then goes through an inner monologue of existential questions as he plummets to the surface. In this case, however, the brave little device survived, bearing the 1rst person view/memory if not the consciousness of an unimaginable experience.
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