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The Persistence of Sierpinski

Mar 14, 2007 - Photoshop Filters - 0 Comments - Standard

The smaller you look, the larger you see. There are two modes I apply when working with fractals or graphic software in general. One is to keep a close eye on what does what, and when I find a good combination of effects, write down the sequence like a script: scripting mode. In fact, in […]

Ten Filters that Shook the World

Feb 26, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Well, it’s actually just one, but with such power, such awesome, earth-quaking power. Ilyich the Toad’s multi-crystal.8bf is a fairly standard distortion, multi-faceted, lens filter. We’ve all seen variations of this all over the place. I’ve always thought stuff like this was just more cheap digital tricks, and for a while I was beginning to […]

Baba Yaga and the Sierpinski Roundabout

Feb 19, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Some filters make mountains, and some filters make dust. More about Illyich the Toad’s multicrystal.8bf. I start with a fractal, and then smash it up. I smash some more. Not much fractal left now. If I smash further? Less fractal stuff right? No. This is where the filter gets pretty weird. Ashes to ashes, dust […]

Oracle of Evil

Feb 11, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Orwellian, 1984, Mouthpiece of Baal, Howling Telescreen. My latest fractal Rorshach test. It looks a bit like an old “Victrola”. They were one of the earliest record players, before electricity was widely available, and relied on a hand-cranked mechanism that turned the record after it was wound up. The sound was amplified mechanically (not electronic) […]

Coaches and Artists

Feb 07, 2007 - Photoshop Filters - 0 Comments - Standard

I dislike the “artist” label. Maybe it dislikes me, too. Original from Tierazon 2.7 To me, the word, “artist” conjures up the image of someone who works hard and approaches their “work” with discipline and dedication. They are the subject of biographies and documentaries; art emanates from them. That doesn’t describe me. I’m more of […]

One-eyed Madonna

Jan 31, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Alright, it’s not historically accurate. Traditionally, I think, Mary has always been portrayed with two eyes. None of the Bible accounts mention how many eyes Mary had. Da Vinci’s Madonna had two eyes. Of course, if Da Vinci was such an expert, the Last Supper wouldn’t have been painted with table and chairs. I took […]

The Wells of Abraham

Jan 22, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I saw a documentary on Middle Eastern wells. A well is a big deal there. Everything happens because of water. Some of them are quite old, even supposedly dating back to the days of Abraham. A well is so important that there are men who dive down into these narrow tunnels and remove debris when […]

I spent my future building a star

Jan 15, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

We worked as a team. A huge team of scientists and builders like me. No one had built a star before. We were going to be the first. How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? We know now. We built very special pins and we saw things that no one had […]

How Green was my Cubicle

Jan 07, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I read somewhere, or heard from someone, that study carrols were invented in monasteries. A study carrol (did I spell it wrong?) is a one-person table that is walled on all sides except the one you sit at. The prototypical cubicle. No, it wasn’t the first. The first cubicle was the small cave preferred by […]

The marriage of Sputnik

Jan 02, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

The first Radio Satelite. 1957, or around then. Whatever happened to Sputnik? No longer a celebrity, and not too shiny anymore, he slides through space, without destination or purpose. His simple senseless beeping, once the scherzo of a great Superpower symphony, is now just a sign he’s still alive. Years pass, decades pass. Then one […]