Extreme Resolution

Some great high resolution photos of landscapes and cities.

xRez is a consortium of digital artists committed to exploring new creative opportunites made available by the advent of extremely high-resolution gigapixel digital photography. We believe this is clearly the next revolution in photography, allowing photographic experiences with a deeper level of fidelity and impact than previously seen. Further, by combining powerful 3d tools and techniques appropriated from the visual effects field, possibilites arise of new imagery and animation that are truly novel and unprecedented.

(via J-Walk)

Faces of the Dead

From the NY Times:

Each United States service member who has died in Iraq and been identified by the Defense Department is represented by a small square to the right. The squares are ordered by date of death, with the most recent deaths appearing in the upper left corner.

Learn about the individuals by clicking on any square to see information about that person.