Sunday, February 27, 2011

River Tam

Book: "What are we up to, sweetheart?"

River: "Fixing your Bible."

Book: "I, um...(alarmed)...what?"

River: "Bible's broken. Contradictions, false logistics - doesn't make sense." (she's marked up the bible, crossed out passages)

Book: "No, no. You - you can't...

River: "So we'll integrate non-progressional evolution theory with God's...
creation of Eden. Eleven inherent metaphoric parallels already there. Eleven. Important number. Prime number. One goes into the house of eleven
eleven times, but always comes out one. Noah's ark is a
problem." Book: "Really?" River: "We'll have to call it
early quantum state phenomenon. Only way to fit 5000
species of mammal on the same boat." (rips out page)

Art Archive - New Art

I have a huge backlog of new art to post, prepare yourselves.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I'm a Twit

Or more specifically I'm on Twitter

Somebody shoot me...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Art Archive - Strange Tangents Rejects

These little guys were rejected for being too cute. I shot claymation versions of these guys on 8mm film when I was 12 years old. These are copies made with sculpy.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Augmented Reality Contact Lenses


To date, Parviz’s team has made some great first steps into proving that the AR contact lens concept is possible. Here’s a quick summary of the accomplishments they list in the IEEE article:

* Parviz has developed several micro circuit components suitable for use on a contact lens. These include: control circuits, power circuits, communications circuits, an antenna, and a LED. That LED was activated to provide a single pixel in the field of vision.
* All of these elements consisted of semitransparent hardware that was embedded onto a polymer or glass that emulated a traditional contact. The AR contact prototype was then embedded in a biocompatible polymer to keep toxins inherent in semiconductor materials from spreading onto the eye.
* The entire structure was tested on a rabbit eye for 20 minutes without ill effect and the LED was lit.
* The team has also developed a simple biosensor that could be used to determine blood glucose levels by monitoring the eye’s surface.


Strange Tangents - Part 1

Years ago I worked on a short film called "Strange Tangents".
I'm writing about that experience and I'll be posting photos over the next while.
These are miniatures I made for the film.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Little Cat Zee June 2, 1990 - February 13, 2011

Our good friend Zee passed away early this morning.
She had a good long life and passed in her sleep.

In Loving Memory
Little Cat Zee
June 2, 1990 - February 13, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Turritopsis nutricula

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turritopsis nutricula

Turritopsis nutricula, the potentially immortal jellyfish, is a hydrozoan whose medusa, or jellyfish, form can revert to the polyp stage after becoming sexually mature. It is the only known case of a metazoan capable of reverting completely to a sexually immature, colonial stage after having reached sexual maturity as a solitary stage.[2][3] It does this through the cell development process of transdifferentiation. Cell transdifferentiation is when the jellyfish "alters the differentiated state of the cell and transforms it into a new cell." In this process the medusa of the immortal jellyfish is transformed into the polyps of a new polyp colony. First, the umbrella reverts itself and then the tentacles and mesoglea get resorbed. The reverted medusa then attaches itself to the substrate by the end that had been at the opposite end of the umbrella and starts giving rise to new polyps to form the new colony. Theoretically, this process can go on infinitely, effectively rendering the jellyfish biologically immortal,[3][4] although in nature, most Turritopsis, like other medusae, are likely to succumb to predation or disease in the plankton stage, without reverting to the polyp form.[5] No single specimen has been observed for any extended period, so it is impossible to estimate the age of an individual, and so even if this species has the potential for immortality, there is no laboratory evidence of many generations surviving from any individual....

Post-Holiday Disarray

We really trashed the place.