Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Saturday, 4 December 2010
Any regular followers of my blog will have realised by now that I really like dressing up... and I thought it appropriate, what with the re-release of Back To The Future to commemorate it's anniversary, I would commemorate my own anniversary by mimicking a hero of my youth.
Saturday, 6 November 2010
For those of you who don't know, "Lollygaggers" is an art collective which I am a part of. For those of you that DO know... ignore that last sentence.
Anyway, our first two week exhibition came to a close as of Saturday, and I thought I'd post up the results of my efforts for the exhibition. The works I created were specifically for the showing, and are all connected.
Each individual painting has a name of it's own (the respective text within each one), and for anyone who's interested... the series, and it's individual parts are available for purchase. Serious inquiries please email me at: Patrickc@hotmail.co.uk
Nightshift magazine mentions my second band in it's "Remember the Titans" piece. (I've had 2 more since then!)
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
But to be honest... Both parties have produced such valid and biting satire over the years that it's amazing this never happened before!
Anyway, check it out, it gets pretty brutal!
Friday, 8 October 2010
It really demonstrates the human brain's subconscious ability to "feel" music. Unlocking that subconscious potential is the trick of creation.
Thursday, 30 September 2010
As shown on "Stan Lee's Superhumans", Rajmohan Nair, is an Indian man who is literally immune to electrocution.
Dubbed the ‘Electro Man’, Rajmohan has the superhuman ability to conduct large currents of electricity without suffering any bodily harm whatsoever.
Just watch below as exposed wires are wrapped around him and then powered. The electricity flows from the plug, through Rajmohan, and to a lightbulb and, later on, a hotplate.
Note that when he’s in the process of conducting, he for some odd reason cannot see—as his eyes become glazed over.
Please do not try any of this at home. Rajmohan is a rarity, as most humans cannot safely conduct such high levels of electricity. If you were to do this at home, you would most likely die. In fact, according to host Daniel Smith, Rajmohan is approximately 10-times more resistant to electricity than the average human.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Friday, 3 September 2010
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Here is a painting I did for my friend Christopher Robin who I blogged about in my last post. He likes Hendrix, and I found a badass picture of him that I'd never seen, so it seemed an appropriate choice.
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010
"Intel scientists are currently mapping out brain activity produced when people think of particular words, by measuring activity at about 20,000 locations in the brain. The devices being used to do the mapping at the moment are expensive and bulky MRI scanners, similar to those used in hospitals, but senior researcher at Intel, Dean Pomerlau, said smaller gadgets that could be worn on the head are being developed. Once the brain activity is mapped out the computer will be able to determine what words are being thought by identifying similar brain patterns and differences between them.
Pomerlau said words produce activity in parts of the brain associated with what the word represents. So thinking of a word for a type of food, such as apple, results in activity in the parts of the brain associated with hunger, while a word with a physical association such as spade produces activity in the areas of the motor cortex related to making the physical movements of digging. In this way the computer can infer attributes of a word to narrow it down and identify it quickly.
A working prototype can already detect words like house, screwdriver and barn, but as brain scanning becomes more advanced the computer's ability to understand thoughts will improve.
If the plans are successful users will be able to surf the Internet, write emails and carry out a host of other activities on the computer simply by thinking about them. Director of Intel Laboratories, Justin Ratner, said it is clear humans are no longer restricted to using a keyboard and mouse, and mind reading is the "ultimate user interface." He said he is confident any concerns about privacy will be overcome.
While many able-bodied computer users may hesitate to adopt a technology that operates a computer by reading their minds, people who are unable to use a keyboard or a mouse through disability should find the new technology gives them much more freedom and opportunities for communicating."
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Friday, 20 August 2010
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Sunday, 15 August 2010
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Thursday, 29 July 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
Friday, 23 July 2010
Thursday, 15 July 2010
I think this guy was inspired by a mixture of Columbo, Bexi from The Firm, and Dr. Seuss's characters.
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Friday, 9 July 2010
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Monday, 5 July 2010
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Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Friday, 25 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
I will be re inking this piece to go onto my website, but for now... while it was timely I thought I would post it up for your enjoyment.