Acidifying the Ocean: Assessing Impacts on Coral Reefs

Ocean acidification, the well-documented increase in ocean acidity resulting from increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide, poses threats to ocean ecosystems that are not yet fully understood. Join ocean chemist Andreas Andersson as he explains the basics of ocean acidification and how his research is allowing him to monitor the function and health of coral reef systems as the ocean changes.

Stream ‘Natural History Redux,’ The Datamoshed Deep Sea Doc From Coral Morphologic

The Creators Project:

Just two days ago, we premiered the trailer for Natural History Redux, the datamoshed supercut of twenty-three films by experimental Miami-based bio-art and aquaculture duo Coral Morphologic.

Today, we’re proud to present the half-hour film in its entirety:

Natural History Redux, which is also available in a 1080p version for $5.00, features twenty-three films that span Coral Morphologic’s short but meteoric rise to preeminence in Miami’s experimental art/film scene, tacked together using the datamosh, glitchy editing technique favored by outsider artists the world over. The result is an psychedelic undersea odyssey that will make you consider picking up scuba diving as a hobby.

Now that the full film is available for streaming, you’ve got a better reason than ever to fake transportation trouble. Can’t reach your boss because your “train is underwater?” We totally understand.

Stream Natural History Redux above, and click here to purchase your own 1080p version of the film from Vimeo On Demand. The film was made possible in association with Borscht Corp.

 

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Deep Sea Motion: Watch A Timelapse Of A Coral Reef Made From 150,000 Photographs

Zach Sokol in The Creators Project:

We’ve been on a pretty big timelapse kick this week, spotlighting an amazing nature video filled with stunning lightning bugs. There’s one more we can’t help but shouting out, though, due to its general awesomeness. PhD student Daniel Stoupin made an incredible macro video called Slow Life that’s filled with deep sea glory—coral reefs, sponges, the works.

To make this awe-striking timelapse, Stoupin took over 150,000 photographs which he edited down to this final watery gem. This work gives us appreciated flashbacks to the Natural History Redux, the oceanic odyssey we premiered earlier this month.

Watch Stoupin’s gorgeous video above, and see some stills from the timelapse below.

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