GroundTruth in the news : Friday 23 March, 2018

By Hailey Renault

Seeking a bird’s-eye view of our world using a drone is an obsession for some, but a group of artists, scientists, game designers and composers have come together to go one better.

Every 16 days, a US Geological Survey Satellite hurtles through the heavens above our heads and takes a snapshot of Queensland.

Each pixel of the final image represents a 30 x 30-metre square of land.

When put together in a sequence, like a child’s flip-book, the images document patterns and changes impossible to track from the ground — the impacts of fires, floods and urban development.

And now the people of Brisbane can explore these changes thanks to visual artist Grania Kelly’s newest installation, created in collaboration with QUT’s visualisation and e-research team.