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Distort and Contort

Oct 22, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

You know, once you’ve allowed yourself to be photographed you’ve really given the world free reign to distort and contort your appearance.  I think of all the political news stories that feature photos of public figures that appear to be good illustrations of the contents of the story and yet predate the events depicted and […]

Snapshots From a Cannon

Oct 21, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

A sequence of four still images from a rapidly exploding digital cannon blast.   Each image was rendered in crisp B&W using Extractor 1 and derived from the same image which was made with a whole bunch of filters like Overlap 4 and starting out with a Tierazon fractal.  Post cannon-blast commentary to follow, below. Extractor […]

Bubble Fish

Oct 20, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

The loneliest living species known to science was found inside a gold mine. Desulforudis audaxviator, or bold traveller as it is known in English, relies on water, hydrogen and sulphate for its energy. The rod-shaped bacterium was found 2.8km (1.74 miles) beneath the surface of the Earth in the Mponeng mine near Johannesburg, living in […]

Clicking to pieces

Oct 19, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

In addition to seeing the occasional interesting image, another exciting thing about making art from pushing buttons and turning dials is observing the graphical progression (or decay) of an image as it evolves into something (or nothing) after being filtered through numerous effects and plugins. Consider this innocent, innocuous fractal made with Xaos: First we […]

Thought Disease

Oct 18, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

22 And the Lord God said, Now the man has become like one of us, having knowledge of good and evil; and now if he puts out his hand and takes of the fruit of the tree of life, he will go on living for ever. 23 So the Lord God sent him out of […]

Renderosity

Oct 17, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

It’s all about rendering — how you render or flesh out the bones of a formula — and less about what that formula itself can do. It’s taken me a few years to see that, although it ought to have been pretty obvious.  You can see it easily when you compare the outputs of several […]

Lightless and Unplumbed

Oct 16, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

What had happened afterward we could only guess. How long had the new sea-cavern city survived? Was it still down there, a stony corpse in eternal blackness? Had the subterranean waters frozen at last? To what fate had the ocean-bottom cities of the outer world been delivered? Had any of the Old Ones shifted north […]

King Solomon’s Cistern

Oct 15, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

It was all very well for Ventvögel to say that he smelt water, but wecould see no signs of it, look which way we would. So far as the eyemight reach there was nothing but arid sweltering sand and karooscrub. We walked round the hillock and gazed about anxiously on theother side, but it was […]

Sierpinski Sketches

Oct 13, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

A modest, but stylish, white concrete country house in Valencia, Spain perhaps? Or is it the mutant spawn of the chewing, sierpinski-toothed photoshop filter, multicrystal.8bf by Ilyich the Toad? (Above image)  Interesting modern rendition of the bright, summery, peaceful and pleasant scenes of Claude Monet?  Or Quilt of Chaos; Crushing by Numbers; Sierpinski Monster Eats […]

Something that was Art

Oct 12, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Art is a snake continually shedding it’s skin.  Crafts are snakes that continually repair and perfect their skin.  Crafts are not creative, and craftsmen are not creative except within that tiny space of stylistic variation they give themselves to wriggle.  Craftsmen are perfectionists and their goal is to create ideal things; they fix up old […]