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Rupture Cruft (Drone Study #2)

This cruft image was created at 18 minutes past every hour by downloading and processing an image from the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

I visited the Great Sand Dunes National Park in the summer of 2013, and climbed the tallest sand dunes in North America, which rise about 750 feet. It was impressive to experience landscape that was in constant motion, like standing in a river as it rises and falls away. The metaphor of digital leftovers flowing through the network came to mind. Grains of sand not unlike digital images streaming past. This cruft image captures snapshots of this moving landscape, and processes them in a way that the motion of the landscape is slowed down. Looking at the image archive one can feel the motion at a new temporal pace. The power of the Great Sand Dunes National Park is that one can experience erosion at an accelerated speed and at a visceral level, as the sands and rocks are blown literally into ones skin.

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