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Journey into Bubbles!

Mar 29, 2009 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

bubbled02.loo There’s an odd render setting in Sterlingware 1.7 and 2.0 called “27. gaussian sine dimension 9”.  It’s not terribly interesting… Unless you just happen to be in the mood for twisting dials.  It seems that at the default setting of 30 iterations all you get are some dull swirly things.  But when you lower […]

Ice Star

Mar 23, 2009 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

The heat death of the universe appears to be more than just a theoretical supposition. Already it has been documented that parts of the universe have reached the level of zero energy, that being absolute zero, zero degrees Kelvin, or -273 degrees Celsius. This is the domain of the literally, frozen stars. Observing these entities […]

Mosaic Toolkit Adventures

Mar 21, 2009 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Mosaic Toolkit by Lance Otis.  It’s a “photoshop” filter that I use in XnView running with Wine on Ubuntu Linux; that’s why it’s really not a Photoshop filter in my mind, but then I guess “Linux” is just a kernel too and not a whole operating system. I start with the Vernissage filter by Mario […]

Algorithmic Art Thoughts – 1

Mar 12, 2009 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Algorithmic Art is something like a space station.  In a space station, Earth-people live and work just like they do on Earth; breathing, eating, thinking, moving.  But they do so in an environment that makes many of their routines and habits awkward and simply — foreign. There’s no gravity on a space station, so something […]

Fractal Guernica

Mar 03, 2009 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Fractal Guernica, (guernica03.loo) In the same category as room-temperature fusion, perpetual motion and the age-old alchemical quest to turn lead into gold, is added yet another bold and fearful challenge: to make a piece of fractal artwork that rivals the depth of expression of Picasso’s famous painting, Guernica. I threw down this challenge recently albeit […]

Sterling-Worlds – Interactive Fractal Art

Feb 20, 2009 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Climb the mountain, explore the caves, or check out the little islands off shore… Just load the parameter file (shellcity02.loo) into Sterling2 and this whole little world is yours.Fractals are a unique form of artistic imagery.  They are more like sculptures and dioramas than the flat, static paintings they are often presented as because they […]

Sterlingware Reloaded

Feb 18, 2009 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Made in Sterling2(parameter file: shell01.loo ) That great fractal classic by Stephen Ferguson, Sterlingware, has been been reconfigured by Tad Boniecki (aka Soler7) with 50 new formulas and released for download as Sterling2.  And it’s totally free too. Now many of you will know me as a sort of Sterlingware sage; the renowned author of […]


Feb 11, 2009 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I subscribe to the Project Gutenberg (public domain electronic books archive) recent additions RSS feed and it often brings to my attention books that I would never go looking for.  One of these I checked out recently was called Pictorial Photography in America 1921 by Pictorial Photographers of America.  I was just curious… I found […]

Stones in the Abyss

Feb 03, 2009 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

In Star Trek’s greatest scenes we seem to seethe face of outer spaceexactly at the moment whenit first attained the title of“caribbean cruise” They run about the screen in aninterplanetary rageof curiosityHeaped upglowing with crystals and orange sandunder pastel skiesin an abstract landscape of painted treessculpted rocks alien make-up and silver toysslippery mind game computers […]

Evil Seeds from Space

Feb 01, 2009 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

As beautiful and wondrous as the cloud stars are, we must not forget that they also contain dangers. Just as the enchanted world of the coral reef holds both spectacular sights as well as some of the most ferocious predators found in the sea, cloud stars have been known to have sinister things lurking in […]