Air traffic as seen by the FAA.

The Flight Patterns visualizations are the result of experiments leading to the project Celestial Mechanics by Scott Hessels and Gabriel Dunne. FAA data was parsed and plotted using the Processing programming environment. The frames were composited with Adobe After Effects and/or Maya.

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Close-up interpolated images here.

For more information please see the Celestial Mechanics website.

Video Documentation (Quicktime) :
Overview Documentation
Quicktime - Large *New*
Quicktime - Old Version
Quicktime - Small


The U.S. as seen by the FAA


Color coded aircraft


Just the plots
3D dome camera
3D blobular

*new wallpaper - widescreen*

Created with Processing.


Aaron Koblin © Design|Media Arts, UCLA