Thursday, 30 December 2010

Flower of Life

Wikipedia Article: Flower of Life

Entopic Hallucination

Interesting article about Entopic Hallucination

Got me thinking about bifurcation and fractals again...

Our visual perceptions have fractal like artifacts; fractal echoes of the birfucated/fractal nature of our body.

Interesting Drawing Resource

Loughborough University's Contemporary Drawing Research Site

Great resource on contemporary drawing, including articles and sketchbooks...

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Bifurcation, Trees and Fractals...

Thinking a lot about tree structures... and the fractal nature of reality...

From the basic concept of bifurcation, to more complex node and path structures.

Lucifer Yellow labled pyramidal neuron and TH-ir fibers (blue)): GAO Lab

Our neurons organise into these structures and we organise our society using these basic structures, from the way our streets and buildings are organised, to the way we organise business, and even our knowledge.

Many of these structures take on the attributes of fractals, as you look closer at the smaller elements, the same patterns emerge...

Feigenbaum bifurcation fractal
I made this fractal plot on a free bit of software called winfract, which is based on an older bit of command line software called fractint- the page for both is here: Another fun program for exploring fractals is Fractal Extreme - which allows zooms to be made quickly, though it costs (there's a free demo that's fun to play with though) - available here:

Here's a nice video of a fractal zoom into a Mandelbrot Fractal:

Does it remind you of anything? It reminds me of zooming in with Google Earth, we can see the Earth is like a big fractal, as you zoom into a large bay area you see it is made of smaller bays, made of smaller bays etc. Life is a Fractal.

on a more humorous note: check out this Google Earth Zoom:

Conscious-Subconscious Final Piece

My final piece for Conscious Subconscious project at Glasgow School of Art.
It's a stop motion of me drawing on top of a stop motion of the project.
On the wall you can see some lifedrawing, collective sculpture, followed by me applying things to the wall (Lifedrawings, Clay and Slip, Plaster, Scrim Wood and turning this into a sculpture, before destroying it and remaking it into a box. At the end of the film I fold up the new drawings done on top of all this into the box. The piece was shown with the box. I'll stick up a pic of the box as soon as I find it.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Thursday, 9 December 2010

First Post

Hey, I think I've nearly got this figured.

Got a little lost in domain propagation and cname records for while, but I think I've almost routed myself back to something resembling reality...