Showing posts from September, 2013

2014 Mustang & Photo-Chops

Update: It's been revealed! I think it looks great and is definitely still a mustang and manages to be both old school and futuristic and even a little anamalistic at the same time. I can see it looking even better in special edition versions and after-market body kits. The interior is a huge improvement. 


Photo-Chopping is when a digital artist uses a picture of something and then alters the image of it to turn it into something else. In this case it's a car - the yet to be revealed 2014 50th anniversary mustang. 
Photo-chops are based on an original image (or images) since it is easier to augment rather than to create from scratch. Someone could do the same thing without a starting image but then it wouldn't be a photo-chop - it would be a digital painting.
 There are a couple different types of photo-chopping. One kind would be to do it for fun and without any specific reason. Another would be to alter the image for a reason based on specifi…
All Work and No Play make Derek a Dull boy.

Ikea Monkey


What do you really want?


Box: The Creators Project

Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. 
Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. We believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.

Aliens in the Atmosphere

"By all known information that science has, we know that they must be coming in from space,"
"There is no known mechanism by which these life forms can achieve that height. As far as we can tell from known physics, they must be incoming."

"If we're right, it means that there's life in space, and it's coming to earth. It means that life on earth probably originated in space," said Professor Wainwright.
 "Statistically, there's no reason why life should originate on earth. There are billions and billions of comets, but most biologists are stuck on earth. The earth is an open system with biology raining down on it as we speak."
"It's almost too amazing to believe." Source
Scientists sent a balloon up into the heights of the atmosphere and it came back down with evidence of life. It even had DNA! They are saying that the only way that it could get that high was if it came 'down' or from space and not up or from earth…

Statues of Limitations

 "The sculptor cannot represent transparent or luminous things."

 As practicing myself the art of sculpture no less than that of painting, and doing both the one and the other in the same degree, it seems to me that without suspicion of unfairness I may venture to give an opinion as to which of the two is the more intellectual, and of the greater difficulty and perfection. In the first place sculpture is dependent on certain lights, namely those from above, while a picture carries everywhere with it its own light and shade; light and shade therefore are essential to sculpture. In this respect the sculptor is aided by the nature of the relief which produces these of its own accord, but the painter artificially creates them by his art in places where nature would normally do the like.
The sculptor cannot render the difference in the varying natures of the colours of objects; painting does not…

Velociperception & Ainan Celeste Cawley

Ainan is a child prodigy who discovered a new type of synthestasia

Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, plural synesthesiæ or synæsthesiæ), from the ancient Greek σύν (syn), "together," and αἴσθησις (aisthēsis), "sensation," is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.[1][2][3][4] People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes. Recently, difficulties have been recognized in finding an adequate definition of synesthesia,[5][6] as many different phenomena have been covered by this term and in many cases the term synesthesia ("union of senses") seems to be a misnomer. A more accurate term for the phenomenon may be ideasthesia.
 called: "Velociperception" that is basically being able to see movement. Or that the sense of color is connected to the sense of movement and are perceived at the same t…


"Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. The current of the river swept silently over them all -- young and old, rich and poor, good and evil -- the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self.
Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current was what each had learned from birth.
But one creature said at last, "I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom."
The other creatures laughed and said, "Fool! Let go, and that current you worship will throw you tumbled and smashed against the rocks, and you will die quicker than boredom!"
But the one heeded them not, and taking a breath did let go, and at once was tumbled and smashed by the current across the roc…

Energy Vampires

These types of people are very real, but beware, once bitten they have the power to turn you into one yourself!
"In dealing with regular vampires all Van Helsing has to do was pound a stake through their hearts. Well, it is not quite so simple with energy vampires. An energy vampire is a person who, due to their own pain and battles with ego, suck the energy out of those around them. They are negative, they are angry, they are mired in self pity, they are hypercritical. They typically blame their own anger on the very targets of their anger. ”I only got mad because you did ___” they will say and they really believe this. Others will always be sad, always be enmeshed in drama. Everyone who comes in contact with them walks away feeling drained.
How do we deal with them? Unfortunately just like real vampires these people could be anyone including loved ones, dear friends or coworkers. The obvious answer is avoid them but this is not always possible. So, this is what we do. First, w…

Synching - Brain Storm

So I just got back from my (now daily) run - during which all kinds of ideas jog through my head. For the last few days I've really been thinking about a trailer-video-preview for my book. I've been brain-storming it for the last few years and I have most of the main ideas/themes worked through.

I've taken some film classes and know how to edit etc and just got a new camera so i'm almost ready to actually start filming it! I figured it would be best to wait until my book itself is almost done or at least in rough draft form since I want the trailer to follow the chapters and they haven't' been exactly solidified until the last couple days. It's pretty amazing that it's been almost 8 years and I still couldn't quite get the chapters in the right order..

Anyways I won't get into the actual concept of the trailer but as I said I've been imagining it while I've been running. Earlier today I saw these two cars parked near the forest I live b…

Cell phone Revolution (Realization)

This is something I wrote about Cell Phones from 2004. Most of this has already happened. I'm weird. 

Other blog posts about Phones:

Life is a lot like Tetris:

July 25, 2004:

"Life is a lot like tetris. It seems so easy at first then everything starts to get more and more difficult. Everything speeds up and falls faster and faster. Sometimes you are shown what’s coming next but everything happening so fast you don’t have time to notice, and definitely not enough time to plan for it. Sometimes things fall into place perfectly, there are no holes and everything seems to come together. You can keep nothing piled up. Then you make one mindless mistake and bam – everything starts to gather around you and you don’t know what the hell happened. You know that that piece totally shouldn't have gone there – where you put it. Sometimes it’s by accident, other times, you meant to but later found out it was a horrible mistake. Other times its just you get tired of playing so you fuck up on purpose so you’ll lose. The times that are the worst is when everything is when you get a piece that just wont fit right anywhere. That’s the worst because yo…