All images in this article are © by Segio Albiac and used with permission.
We knew there was a reason that NASA sent the Hubble space telescope into orbit. They did it so people like Segio Albiac could do the awesome stuff they do with Hubble imagery. So what is it that he does? Sergio is running an ongoing project that converts regular portrait pictures into composite images–collages, mosaics, or whatever you like to call them–that an algorithm creates out of snippets of images from the Hubble space telescope. Sergio had the idea for this project when he though about how us humans are basically made of stardust, created through a process called “nucleosynthesis”, during which new atomic nuclei are created from pre-existing matter. The web-based project allows visitors to his website to send in a portrait, and have the algorithm convert it into a “stardust portrait”. You can find more samples from this series after the break.
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