Sunday, 7 August 2016

Grid Corrections (a one minute) by Gerco de Ruijter

I made a sound piece for Grid Corrections, a stop motion video on vimeo (now 26.4 K plays) by the wonderful photographer Gerco de Ruijter

Grid Corrections (a one minute) from Gerco de Ruijter on Vimeo.

This film was made mining the Thomas Jefferson's Grid in Google Earth.
By superimposing a rectangular grid on the earth surface, a grid built from exact square miles, the spherical deviations have to be fixed. After all, the grid has only two dimensions.
The north-south bounderies in the grid are on the lines of longitude, which converge to the north. The roads that follow these bounderies must dogleg every twenty-four miles to counter the diminishing distances: Grid Corrections

Read more on Grid Corrections at the wonderful BLDGBLOG

Distribution: LIMA

Made possible with the generous support of the Mondrian Fund, Amsterdam.

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