Welcome in the World of Warmth

Make the invisable visable……

classic thermal camera

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could see warmth? Well, you can! An infrared- or thermalcamera can turn surfacetemperatures into nice colours. It’s more like a sensor, scanning for IR radiation. You can compare a thermal image with the readings of about 80.000 thermometers at once. Each temperature reading is converted into a specific colour. The colourpallets “Rainbow” and “Arctic” are nice. Which pallet to choose? Depends a little on the topic and story. My favorite colourpallet is “Iron“, which goes from black and purple for cold areas to yellow and white for the hottest areas.

You can “see” the warmth emitted by the lamp as some kind of blanket laying on top of this cold blooded reptile…

Life is all about thermoregulation!

Which topics to capture? Buildings, cars or technical installations? Most animals look very good in infrared as well. Sometimes the warmth comes from an outside source like a lamp or the sun, sometimes the warmth comes from the inside of the body, can you tell the difference?

Coldblooded snake strangles warmblooded mouse, can you find the image?

Gallery with images of vintage dutch buildings, other galleries can be found on the pages: expositions and graphics.

Infrareds can be used in zoo’s to explain about thermoregulation, expositions >>

Infrared image of a motorbike, just parked, with hot engine, more hot engines >>
Infrareds can be used in clips to explaining biology like this one by NHM.

Sources of warmth for personal thermal comfort, radiators filling up >>

GLOW Einhoven 2021, all kinds of creapy stuff floating around in the air, also visable in infrared :-).

Hot Engines

Maserati in infrared, video of old engines in infrared >>

Wim Hof

video’s of Wim Hof, the Iceman >>

Set of graphics of various thermoregulating strategies >>
Thermographic image of an elephant, just pooped :-).

Book about social thermoregulation >>



World of Warmth started around 2005, with a concept to visualise the use of energy related to food. Not only production of food, but also transport, conservation and consumption. Infrared seemed to be the ideal medium for this purpose, as it visualises surfacetemperature it’s a great technology to show energy used for heating and coolling, read more >>

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