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Bacteria Art

This bacteria art developed by Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob, The Maguy-Glass Professor, in Physics of Complex Systems, School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University

The structures and forms bacteria can take when multiplying in a petri dish can be quite psychedelic. This fractal looking - “could be album cover” was created by introducing environmental stress onto a colony of bacteria.

In love with this building. Its the University of California San Diego’s Geisel Library. I love the geometric qualities mashing with this oriental/eastern look, also the fact that the building seems to rest on the structural supports like some sort of crystal ball. Really cool.


Alan Shepard waits to become the first American in space, Cape Canaveral, 1961.Photograph by NASA

I can only imagine the thoughts that went through his mind. The emotions, the fears the excitement, the unknown. Talk about bravery
"We began as wanderers and we are wanderers still" - Carl Sagan
Do you realize 
That everyone you know someday will die?
And instead of saying all of your goodbyes 
Let them know you realize that life goes fast
It’s hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn’t go down
It’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round
- The Flaming Lips
Join the revolt against Pi, Tau is better.

So I missed Pi day on March, 14th, but in my defense this entire month is pi month. In honor the month I think we should retire pi as the circle constant. Tau is better, and this whole pi obsessed cult thing has gone too far. Click "read more" to see some tau images i’ve made. Join the revolt against pi and read the tau manifesto at the bottom of this post :)

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Spike Jonze’s Film “her” is a Masterpiece - Here are some of my thoughts on it

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Her is a savior to the science fiction genre of film, it is what science fiction is supposed to be. The science and technology is there to enhance the film and tell us more about ourselves instead of being the film. Its brilliant; believable consequences of the technology that dramatically impact both of the main characters are used to focus on the humanity of him and her. This film was a huge step for scifi - realistic technology and characters, with very little use of special effects. No lasers or lens flare or overuse of technical jargon.  It felt real. I wish more scifi films would take a step in this direction, prospecting ideas about the future rather than using the genre as an excuse for more colorful explosions and exotic settings.

I don’t want to speak in hyperbole, or maybe I’m a prisoner of the moment or haven’t seen enough of movies… but I think “her” is in the running for being the best movie I have ever seen. Click “read more” below if you have seen the movie (spoilers) and want to hear some of my thoughts on it.

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Cheonsang Yeolcha Bunyajido

14th century Korean map of the stars and constellations
Tired of Hearing Engineers and Art Don’t Mix

Check out these kinetic sculptures.

These kinetic sculptures were both created by retired mechanical engineers using their knowledge of dynamics, momentum, weight and motion. 

putting these sculptures into motion will cause them to oscillate and repeat their cycles of motion for around 15 minutes until the energy of the system is dissipated.

no batteries or electricity or steam here, using only the initial energy you put into the system these sculptures will oscillate in the patterns above.

Pretty tranquil

"There is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics. It is every bit as mind blowing as cosmology or physics (mathematicians conceived of black holes long before astronomers actually found any), and allows more freedom of expression than poetry, art, or music (which depends heavily on properties of the physical universe). Mathematics is the purest of the arts, as well as the most misunderstood.” ……… “The thing I want you especially to understand is this feeling of divine revelation. I feel that this structure was “out there” all along I just couldn’t see it. And now I can! This is really what keeps me in the math game— the chance that I might glimpse some kind of secret underlying truth, some sort of message from the gods.” 
 - Paul Lockhart (A mathematician’s lament)