Dead End Girls
© 2013, Kirsten Rothbart
this is the coolest picture on tumblr.
Does anyone apart from me remember Belle & Sebastian? Not the band, the other one. No, not the kids book either, the other other one. This one.
It was one of what I would like to think was a golden age of crazy European and European/Japanese co-productions that were serialized over many many weeks on kids TV and included Dogtanian and the Three Muskahounds, The Mysterious Cities of Gold, and Around the World with Willy Fog. I suspect that viewing them now would shatter some rose tinted memories, but I remember enjoying all of them along with the aforementioned Belle and Sebastian.
The reason for this long preamble is that when Jon at iam8bit got in touch and asked if I wanted to contribute to his Nickelodeon tribute show (currently showing at their LA gallery) I jumped at the chance without really having a lot of experience of the channel past bits of their original programming which drifted across the pond. Luckily it turned out that they broadcast a bunch of shows that I had watched as a youngun and so, well, you can see the print above.
Printed as ever by Parliament of Feathers and available in an edition of 30 from iam8bit (and a bunch have gone already so dont sleep on them) alongside a bunch more excellent art for the show from the likes of personal faves Jim Mahfood, Amanda Visell and Aled Lewis.
Coming soon to our Tumblr and a TV near you… we’re going to be live GIFing the 2013 Billboard Music Awards!
Watch the 2013 Billboard Music Awards Sunday, May 19 at 8|7c on ABC.
Alaska 2012 Images are trickling out!
Head over to www.fishphotog.com and click on Keywords then Alaska or Bristol bay Lodge to see all the new images.
Some new shots from around Colorado out as well, check out Keyword Longmont for some AMAZING Front Range sunsets!
The home page slide show has been updated to display my new images, click the link to see the entire slide show.
Settlements and City Strategies by olalekan jeyifous
This series contains abstracted planimetric drawings and eerily-serene cityscapes that suggest the changing contours of urban settlements. They represent an idea of a degenerate futurism, yet one might find similar typologies and scenes in places such as the favelas of Brazil and North Africa, and in overpopulated cities such as Lagos, Mexico City, and Mumbai. Though outputted digitally, the drawings possess a textured and painterly quality as a result of combining hand-drawn sketches, industrial textures, surfaces of deteriorated paper, and digital architectural models.
A constant interplay between digital and analog processes is important in my work, resulting in a highly layered set of documents. The drawings presented here started out as digital images that were outputted, sketched and drawn over, and scanned back into the computer in order to be retraced, textured, and layered
A common paradigm in the new media genre are pieces that reflect some aspect of the viewer’s visual appearance - virtual “mirrors” that take in live video input (usually via webcam) and then feed back that visual data in intriguing ways. My interest in using this technology is not to simply present a two dimensional “mirror,” but to combine that effect with 3D graphics, creating an onscreen virtual space that is sculptural and architectural, as well as, graphical. I call the approach “3D Video Sculpture.
Trails #1” and “Trails #2” are interactive works using a webcam and specialized software to generate interactive 3D Video Sculptures on a computer screen. - Tang
Human Stem Cells Created by Cloning
Breakthrough sets up showdown with induced adult lines.
It was hailed some 15 years ago as the great hope for a biomedical revolution: the use of cloning techniques to create perfectly matched tissues that would someday cure ailments ranging from diabetes to Parkinson’s disease. Since then, the approach has been enveloped in ethical debate, tainted by fraud and, in recent years, overshadowed by a competing technology. Most groups gave up long ago on the finicky core method — production of patient-specific embryonic stem cells (ESCs) from cloning. A quieter debate followed: do we still need ‘therapeutic’ cloning?
Monday: Taiyo Yamamoto