A new link in the daedal cord of life

Check the newest addition under the "links" sidebar. Aaron and Heather enter blogdom. Her belly swelled and their hands enfolded, life is intricate.

best wishes fine people,



Now back to Wonderment: ENTER THE FUTURE

Again I rely on the hilarious and relevant reflections of Hannibal over at Arstechnica.com. The recent entry titled, "Ten things I learned about the future at Wired NextFest" made me laugh out loud. See below for an excerpt:

"Speaking of the elderly, the senior citizens of the future won't roll around in wheelchairs—not even cool robotic wheelchairs like those invented by Dean Kamen. Instead, they'll have robotic exoskeletons that will make them much stronger and faster than the non-elderly. So in addition to being the largest voting block in future elections, they'll also have superhuman strength and speed. If I were a politician, I'd make sure that the elderly of the future get great healthcare coverage, and I wouldn't even think about doing anything to reduce their social security benefits. You do not want to incur the wrath of our robotically enhanced, geriatric overlords (or their Phillip K. Dick android companions)." Link


Rise of The Motherland Vol 2

“Ultimately, it's looking less and less like we have any sort of basic right to control our personal information—our identity—and how that information is used by business and government.” Arstechinica.com

You may recall the entry a few weeks back about the transit line poster titled “Protect the Motherland.” Arstechnica.com relays a nice post on a related topic: Big Brother is not just watching - he is pulling out the night-vision binoculars. National ID badges and loss of property rights, oh the USA! Additionally, you may want to checkout the CNN story about today’s ruling, and I quote: The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that local governments may seize people's homes and businesses -- even against their will -- for private economic development.” Link

News like this makes me nauseous. It's either that or the burrito I had for lunch...


Illustration Friday - Black and White

Illustration Friday entry: Theme "Black & White." I started with an ink sketch and then added some Photoshop effects. What do you think?


Lightness Illusions

These illusions are pretty cool. What I see in the picture above (A and B are the same value) still makes me smile with disbelief! Some of these illusions are unexpectedly strong. Check the link to visit the great site. http://web.mit.edu/persci/people/adelson/checkershadow_illusion.html


Protect the Motherland!

Commuter train poster (line running between Baltimore and DC) recalls Soviet propaganda art. Is it a sign of the times or smart guerilla art? See link for source: http://artiloop.blogspot.com/2005/06/soviet-america.html

Next Gen Tech: Project Offset

A few guys in an apartment created this beautiful game engine. Take a look at the sneak peek video. http://projectoffset.com/


Illustration Friday Entry - Digital

Illustration Friday Entry. This week's theme: Digital. Drawing the ipod dancer was the fun part. Check the link to participate: http://www.illustrationfriday.com/