Illustrations for physics essay competition: “Is Spacetime Countable?”

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Bit From IT30027

I collaborated with physicist Sean Gryb for the annual FQXi Essay Contest with a submissions titled “Is Spacetime Countable?”.  Below is a selection of the images or download the essay to see all.

Sean is a theoretical physicist working in the emerging field of shape dynamics,  a fascinating  approach to the problem of uniting gravity and quantum mechanics in one system, called quantum gravity.

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Art imitating life imitating art imitating life with desk lamp.

Desk Lamp Luciferous Radii

Desk Lamp Luciferous Radii is inspired by a recent web video documenting a desk lamp robot built by students in a physical computing class at the University of Victoria, Wellington in New Zealand. The students used open source technology like Arduino micro-controllers and a programming language called Processing to generate the behavior of a disarmingly lifelike lamp robot named Pinokio. Pinokio was inspired by an early Pixar animation called Luxo Jr that features  animated desk … >> read more

We Dematerialise Our Lives

We dematerialise our lives. Launch into a dreamtime of tropical climes, alien sunrises, and fresh horizons of the mind. We innoculate ourselves against capital. Live in the ruins. Berries fill our basket. We gather wild flowers for the table; Keep feathered dinosaurs. Eat their eggs. We carry our lives Like a snail it’s home. We take our time We make it our own.

Tribes of the Makers

Pupate, Emerge, Mutate, Stigmerge. Tune into a planetary urge. Humans commune. Rerender the centre. Nurture the nature. Apprentice the mentor. Harness the markets. Remodel the odds. Accept the extension. A diffusion of helping. The tribes of the makers The revolt of the massless.  

Perpetual Ocean animation

NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio has a beautiful animation of global ocean currents available in HD. The visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007. The visualization does not include a narration or annotations; the goal was to use ocean flow data to create a simple, visceral experience. The 320 x 180 pixel version is embedded below, and the studio has much higher … >> read more