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Video: showing the paths of airplanes over North America in different colors.


Title: Flight Patterns

Artist: Aaron Koblin

Year of Creation:

Link to the Project: http://www.aaronkoblin.com/project/flight-patterns/

Link to the Bio of the Artist: http://www.aaronkoblin.com/project/about/


This project was intended to visualize the air traffic above North America over the course of a day. Originally, this work was made as a part of the experiments for the larger project called “Celestial Mechanics” by Aaron Koblin and their colleagues named Scott Hessels and Gabriel Dunne at UCLA. They attained the flight information from the Federal Aviation Administration, analyzed the data and plotted them using the Processing programming environment. Colors and special effects were added later using Adobe After Effects and Maya.

(Before the special effects were added)


Flight Patterns

(After the effects were added)



Author: Claire

B.Arch Class of 2021 (Sophomore)

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