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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Chirkeysk Hydro Dam on Sulak River in the Buinaksk district of Dagestan, Russia

Similar thoughts here as with the Super Kamiokande experiment; there's a whole lot of Akira going on at this site. Great example of an aesthetically fascinating industrial installation. Particularly look at the interior machinery design & coloration.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Visual Concept Dictionary: Nostalgia, Futurism

Super Kamiokande Neutrino Detection Experiment

I wonder at the scale and and futurism and (guided by the Japaneseness of the thing) I remember Akira and then Blade Runner, 2001, and even, laughingly, Total Recall;  a culture that justified studios rendering epic machinations like this for its stories. Sure; it's entirely functional and built specifically to best do what it does, but it's almost cartoonish how dramatic it is in photographs. It's a great piece for the visual dictionary because it triggers so much with its visual presentation. I think I'm nostalgic for that time I've associated with celebrating impressionist futurism.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Future of Urbanization

Nicely put together proposal for effective urban planning with a focus on pedestrian life quality given a future of urban densification and as inspired by infamous the Kowloon Walled City.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Skilled Labor

"VFX artists have a huge passion and love of their skill and trade, and because of it are taken advantage of."       - Pixel Magic
This is what happens when you test us.

When I was a freshman in college, it seemed like I couldn't stop talking about Utopia. I dreamed of a world where we were free to pursue the things that inspired us without worrying about our next meal or paycheck.  I thought if we all just bought into the dream, everyone could live the life they always wanted, or do the things that made them happy.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Michael DeForge's "Ant Comic"

Fascinating and enrapturing, Michael DeForge's "Ant Comic" series is a hell of a trip with rich, bizarre visuals and some heady sondering.

The story is loosely based on the typical life of an ant colony, with a healthy spattering of anthropomorphic mysticism & existentialism.

It's also a little NSFW, fair warning.

Check out the whole series on Michael DeForge's site!