About Culture Diff' ...
About Culture Diff' ...
The Culture Diff' company was created in June 2000 with the aim of spreading scientific culture to as many people as possible and to promote the results of fundamental research - particularly in the field of ancient Egyptian ArchaeoAstronomy. At that time, I was preparing a doctoral thesis on this theme located at the interface between exact sciences (Astrophysics) and humanities (Archaeology / Egyptology). To this end, the www.culturediff.org website was created. The AstroEgypto section is the privileged witness of this period: it gathers all the research work carried out and published during my doctoral thesis and since then. The original ArchaeoAstronomy softwares designed within this framework are available in the Products section. The list of conferences, shows, interviews, articles, books, etc. related to this theme is available in the Services section.
Curiosity leads to exploration ...
Observation raises many questions ...
Since both the inert and the living leave traces of their past and present existence.
It is to observe a fraction of Sky, a portion of Earth, that the Exploration section invites you.
The Land of Oc' (southern France) will be the starting point of this trip towards other spaces, in other times ...
The photographs taken in the Land of Oc' constitute, since 2014, the privileged support of diffusion of the scientific culture, of our current knowledge of the Man and the surrounding Nature. They make up a wall of images accessible from the PhotoExploration section of the top menu. Click on one of these photographs and dive, through various texts and poems, into the heart of an exotic, surprising, unexpected universe, rich in information about human beings and their environment, in different historical, geological and even astronomical periods! Click on one of these photographs and discover some of the most beautiful places - for some unknown - of the Occitania region, southern France !
The encounter between art, science and new technologies (image processing)
has given rise to a new form of artistic expression: a language called PhotoGraphism.
This language combines several techniques borrowed from digital photography and graphic arts.
It offers a graphic reinterpretation of the real world, a renewed vision of the surrounding Nature.
The ensuing works of art, divided into two collections, are the result of this fresh perspective.
The collaboration with a graphic designer friend gave rise to the emergence of a new form of expression: PhotoGraphism, as well as to the creation of original works gathered in two collections named « Contours » and « Color Escape ». Because they combine various techniques borrowed from graphic arts and digital photography, each of these works offers a renewed vision of the surrounding Nature: three-dimensional, animated and poetic at the same time. To discover without further delay in the PhotoExploration section!
Whether it is direct or reflected, emitted by a point source or extended,
light guides the steps of the photographer, directs the gaze of the astronomer.
It is to observe the effects of this natural or artificial light,
of its diurnal, seasonal or secular variations on our environment,
on our way of thinking, that this new cartographic adventure invites you ...
For the landscape photographer, the search for a site, the determination of the shooting angle and of the appropriate light for this site are the most interesting challenges. Let's go together in search of this exceptional site, of this appropriate light, by means of the 3D to 5D interactive maps which will progressively be made available to you within the Atlas of Light !
by Karine GADRE,
Culture Diff' company-head and founder,
Ph.D in Astronomy of the University of Toulouse, France.