Friday, August 26, 2016

Titanic Simulation

This is probably like watching paint dry for most people. But the simulation puts together most of what we know about the course of her sinking via little blurbs in a timeline. I love timelines.

I've been enthralled with Titanic since I was a boy and I just now learned how late Smith, Wilde, and Andrews tried to call barely-filled boats back in to pick up more people.

The simulation gets two elements absolutely right: the moonless, stars-ablaze sky witnessing all and the calm, cold water darkly receiving all. Titanic played that physical and spiritual interface like nothing before or since.

For the impatient, fast-forward to about 2:12 when her demise really picks up speed.

1 comment:

edutcher said...

Not unlike the sinking of the Bismarck.