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image via vimeo screen capture - 10328x7760 - A 10K Timelapse Demo from SCIENTIFANTASTIC

I’ve never been much of a photography or videography buff, but even a layman like me (and hopefully you, too) can appreciate just how stunningly gorgeous this time-lapse video of Rio De Janeiro truly is. Created by photographer Joe Capra, the footage might seem misleading at first, but don’t be fooled—For each locale, what appear to be separate shots taken at different distances within the same basic frame of reference, are actually all snapped from a fixed point in astonishingly, almost ludicrously, high 10K definition. Put simply, everything you see is part of a single, incredibly-detailed, larger image.

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The Important Global Selfie Study We’ve All Been Waiting For is Here

SelfieCity analyzes selfies from five cities around the globe and theorizes the way we present ourselves to people online.

Here is a fatal blow to all your grandfather’s theories about the demise of civil society at the hands of this generation of self-involved millenials: people don’t actually take as many selfies as we think they do. SelfieCity is an ongoing research project that analyzes thousands of selfie photos from five cities around the world and organizes the resulting data points city by city, as well as by age groups and gender. Using the data, SelfieCity researchers attempt to theorize cultural and social meanings from their findings. After randomly selecting 120,000 photos from Instagram, they found that only about 3-5 percent of them were selfies. The rest of the photos depicted images from users’ everyday lives: animals, food, clothes, artwork, etc.

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A Panoramic Photo of Last Night's Derecho Storm Over New York

It looks like New York City is ready for the return of Gozer.

The photographer Ryan Brenizer snapped this incredible photo of New York under a dark, dramatic sky last night. It looks like the city is ready for the return of Gozer.

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