Space pron: An incredible manipulation of actual space imagery to fake motion. This technique, pioneered for this film is quite amazing and the IMAX movie looks fantastic! The artist has manipulated actual photographs with really high resolution and detail. More here.

It turns out, according to this British study, that class inheritance is strongly correlated with your grandparents choice of occupation even taking into account the class of the parents. According to researcher Dr Tak Wing Chan, from the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford, said: ‘The “grandparents effect” in social mobility is found to operate throughout society and is not restricted to the top or bottom of the social class structure in Britain. It may work through a number of channels including the inheritance of wealth and property, and may be aided by durable social institutions such as generation-skipping trusts, residential segregation, and other demographic processes. Further investigation needs to be done to establish the precise mechanisms by which the grandparents effect endures, but our study of 17,000 Britons reveals that grandparents have a substantial effect on where their grandchildren end up in the British class system.’

And while up at the cottage in a few weeks I will be using this night painting technique for some experimental photography! Check this out!