Video Game Epiphanies

Video Game Epiphanies is a catalogue of formative virtual experiences. [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true documentid=110301230907-2caf696d025b4388b3c7244ca1ebd2ca docname=vge_v3 username=bumblenut loadinginfotext=Vidoe%20Game%20Epiphanies showhtmllink=true tag=zine width=600 height=364 unit=px]

Shamans believe…

This drawing illustrates a passage from Peru: Hell and Back an article by Kira Salak on the National Geographic website.  The author describes her experiences during several ayahuasca rituals conducted under shamanic guidance in the Peruvian Amazon. All of the text in the image is taken from the article. I originally came across the article via Arthurmag.

RepRap to the Sea

Here is a pataphysical approach to the  Great Pacific Garbage Patch. SROPSU is a self replicating sea borne plastic dissembly/replication unit.  The abundant scrap plastic floating in the world’s oceans is taken into its maw with a conveyor belt.  The plastic is molecularly recombined to self replicate RepRap in the fabricator end of the unit.  When there are enough RepRaps to tackle the patch, they switch production modes and start creating useful things like furniture, … >> read more

Molecular Disassembling Unit

  This image of a mushroom enabled garbage composter was inspired by a video podcast of Paul Stamets talking about his extensive research into the bioremediation capabilities of mycelium networks (aka mushrooms). Here is link to a transcript of another great interview with Stamets about the remarkable nature of mushrooms.

Going Nomad

In the fall of 2005, Magda and I decided to sell off most of our possessions and embark on an extended period of travel.

The reasons for this were many.

Magda had a distinct feeling of being stuck.

We had figured out a way to coast through our life as freelance graphic designers/artists. We had developed a well-worn, carefully cultivated, comfortable rut of routine in Toronto. Our combination of skills and our solid network of business contacts and friends assured that we would be able to maintain a subsistence level artist existence in the city, although that year we were getting a bit more in debt every month. Although our apartment and such was comfortable, there was very little social wiggle room and the resulting torpor was upsetting to Magda. This is a very frustrating situation for someone who thrives in a rich environment characterized by rapid changes.

Our personal evolution was at a standstill. We needed to shake things up.

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