#RANDOM / / / MOODY WEATHER

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Not like the first day of January, days lately are being such a moody teenager. Gloomy and randomly raining. And it is not so convenient. After Cempaka cyclone hit Yogyakarta in the end of November 2017, which caused a kind of catastrophic situation in my hometown, my friend told me about this web, which I think it kinda cool. Windy. Most likely other weather forecasts, it has the most real animated view of what's going on in the atmosphere above us. I mean, you don't just read what will happen next weekend, but you can experience powerful presentation, the temperature changes, rain and wind movement, even the sea currents. It has different kind of layer which we can choose. Simply just swiping or clicking the button's icon, and the forecast will change according to what you want to see, the height and also you can zoom in, very accurate maps btw. Even they also have the layer for paragliding and air sports spots! Fantastic. Not really surprised that this web and its apps -yes why of course, this Windy is available on app-store for both android user nor iPhone user- are very popular and trusted by pilots, boaters, fisherman, especially for storm chasers and weather geeks.

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For my self, I really like the dramatic change which occurs when the storm is coming. It is like a drawing, or rather a painting, temporary painting or living painting. It is like seeing clouds changes by the wind or ocean waves crush the bay over and over again. Hypnotizing and kind of beautiful, endless loop. Anyway. As you can see 2 GIF pictures I made above. The first one is the next 10 days prediction of the forecast. The redder the area, there are likely more chance to rain in that area. And the second picture is showing how the wind and rain may occur for the next 7 days.

It is likely that we may encounter heavy rain in Jogja for the rest of the weekend. So, don't forget to bring your coats and wear your boots, I've warned you. But, don't worry. It's not likely the weather won't change. Just prying for a sunny weekend, fellas! Or, just download the apps and install it on your mobile phone to watch the forecast's going.


#RANDOM / / / Cinderlike

Monday, 1 January 2018



In the high I revere the newest year, the combination of adrenaline and caffeine. In the tip of the paradise, I materialize an embodiment of Adam and Eve, sharing a piece of blanket in front of lambent case. 'January embers', the new kid said, in the mist of summer hysteria and mass hallucination of pubescents. Then Tokyo, a sad story about heavy dew, clarets, and the evil Good v.s. the good Evil.


Morning, I see Merapi’s back fulls of kerfs, smoking fogs so high. And Sun’s, as if a halo above the prophets’s head, gleaming, washing, hugging the sleepless me. Albeit the sky’s, a shred of last night wildest surveillance, so board I want to wonder.



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Minutes before the beginning of another year, I almost coke, in between the migraine and tipsy, perhaps, you've been falling, have you?

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#RANDOM / / / VANTABLACK, CRAZY COLORLESS ANTI-COLOR

Tuesday, 28 November 2017


Darkest material on Earth will create a 'schism in space' for Winter Olympics. " -- CNN


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I just found about Vantablack last night in CNN channel though my Facebook page. The blackest black material that human even find is completely blow out my mind. How come, it looks so black I can't see the depth?

That because the color is not a color, the anti-color. This anti-color is a material developed by Surrey Nano Systems. Originally, on his website about vantablack, this man-made colorless anti-color material was developed for aerospace projects and space equipment. They put a coating inside of the space telescope to minimize the incident light comes into the view. The image we can get is more clearer from any stray light because it is like we dim down the flare. But then, the result of this material founded 3 years ago, was beyond its starting point, and many people began trying to find its widespread application in art, design, and engineering.

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The Vantablack material is originally made from a forest of carbon nano-tube, binds in chemical process so it is so dense with velvety look, yet so fragile to touch. The bounding between the nano-element is not strong as a diamond, the strongest carbon bounding in the earth. And because of it, when you touch the surface of Vantablack, it will dip the surface and damage the chemical bounding. So chill and keep your mind in your head, technically, nowdays version is not really that ready to be mass-used in every single product, just like what every artist or designer eager to do when this material was released. The price is really expensive, more expensive than gold and diamond, processes through a very complicated steps in its laboratory and plus, there is no a specific way on mass-producing Vantablack yet.

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How this Vantablack even works a blackest black, is so simple. While our eyes read a color by the light which is reflected by the material surface, the vantablack material just absorbs all of the light. About 99.96 % of light is absorbed by the forest of carbon nano-tube. The lack of reflected light to be said, that our eyes reads as a lack of color, black. It is completely different from how we get 'rich black' by combining red, green, and blue paint with the same ratio all together. [This is what I got from WikiHow, How to Make Black]. The light works in the opposite way. When all of the wavelength colors are mixed together, we get a white colors. Every materials has different ability to absorb color. And the reflected color our eyes see is how we name the material color. When all of the color is absorbed, no one is reflected, automatically, our eyes see the absence of color. I think, this is why, Vantablack material can create such as a deflected space, turning a 3D object into flat 2D object, visually. Because of this powerful visual illusion, my mind begin wondering about its possibility in the making of art and design.

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Eventually, artist Anish Kapoor, has a special privilege using this colorless anti-color material as his artwork material, and personally bands other artist to use it, creating a rage among his colleague in the art-scene. Another artist -sculpture and landscaper-, Lucien den Arend, also uses this non-pigmented pigment as part of his work, drenches landscape into Vantablack, creating a disturbing burning effect of the unseen black color object among trees and grasses. When it comes to creating art, Vantablack is supposed to elevate the meaning of blackness into whole different new level of its conceptual scenario and philosophy, then how about in the making architecture?

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I find this image on google when I search about Vantablack use in Architecture. And I began, absentmindedly, think this picture as a joke. The Bean - as the Cloud Gate called for its shape - was design by Anish Kapoor, yes, the same artist whose claims himself as the only artist who can use Vantablack, as it won the competition. The Bean material is made from mercury, creating an unique reflective surface and distorted image of the skyline. This object is really famous among tourist as a photo spot. And now, since, Anish Kapoor seems to nominee himself as a specialist Vantablack artist, I guess, this meme is viral in the internet. What a shame!

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Though in architecture itself, a British architect, Asif Khan, now is using this Vantablack material as a part of his project, 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. He is designing a curved-wall space layered in Vantablack to create it the same as a space -aerospace like-. A lot of tiny lights are installed to look like stars. Just so the people who walks pass trough this space, is like walking in the distorted space and time, experiencing the endless galaxy. Just because the CNN mention it, immediately I begin to recall a very memorable scene from La La Land, Sebastian and Mia, dance with the star in the observatory.

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And just like that, my mind begin to wonder, what else we can do with this Vantablack anti-color material's magic? Nor that I hope that this Vantablack will be available in the another shade of black fabric.

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