is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Remember how your parents told you that you should never look directly at the sun? The Internet lets you defy them once again.
This video combines over 17,000 images of the sun shot at 4K (read: very high) resolution by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, captured just a few weeks ago, between 14 Oct and 30 Oct. It’s best viewed full-screen.
If you have your headphones on you’ll hear an indistinct, machine-like humming soundtrack, which I’m assuming was just added for maximum sci-fi effect. They should include it on the DVD extras for “Interstellar.” However, that minor absurdity doesn’t detract from the fact that the animation is completely mesmerizing.+