A History of the Sky

Ken Murphy


“A History of the Sky” is a time-lapsed visualization of light and weather, recorded in 10-second increments over the course of a year. Each cell in the grid depicts a single day, from sunrise to sunset, which unfold in parallel to create a cascading pattern of light and dark by varying lengths of day.

Ken Murphy is an artists, tinkerer, pro- grammer, and musician from San Francisco with a focus on time-lapse installations and interactive exhibits. He is the author of the interactive children’s book Blinkybugs!. His written works have been published in Make, Popular Science, and Popular Mechanics