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The lunar topographic data from NASA's Clementine LIDAR mission represents the surface of the Earth's moon in a set of more than 1 million points of latitude and longitude. Paul Robertson's Plops animated gif seamlessly morphs between thirteen characters from Japanese anime and video games over the course of 72 frames. In Meyers' moon, these two disparate data sets merge into an image simultaneously familiar and alien. Psychedelic colors and an undulating sea of pixel art characters take the form of the most familiar celestial body of the night sky.

Project Created: 
September 2010