Sunday, August 31, 2008

The stars are bright tonight

Another mash-up putting a classic 1980s progressive electronic song (Rockit by Herbie Hancock) against a crappy Star Wars ripoff called Star Crash. Before you ask: yes, that is David Hasselhoff near the end.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Take a look-see

I just discovered this fella by the name of Anatoly Fomenko. He's a a Russian mathematician who works on topology and is pretty well known in his field. In recent years he's started debating history and has even written a series of pseudoscience books about how our currently accepted version of modern history is all a sham...

Well, I discovered his video about the books on Youtube, then was directed to his page on wikipedia via the comments about his crackpot books, read the wiki entry and found out he's an artist, and then went to his art page. His drawings and paintings are very stark, minimalist, and bleak... but damn they are fascinating.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I've begun work on reconstructing a hand-made book that was done for a class last quarter. The binding on it had become severely damaged due to a few small errors in constructing it previously, so I had to completely rebind it. The work is tedious and slow, but in the end it'll be a very solid work.

The summer is drawing to a close and I'm not anywhere close to my goal for submitting my graduate package. I'm a little angry at myself for not working more on my art, but I've been strapped for time and space to work. This quarter will have to be very intense in the artwork department, something I'm not totally confident can be accomplished. Still, I can always apply in 2009...

Friday, August 8, 2008

Manipulated Memory

I have mentioned before that my memory of China seems to be dormant. I don't really think about it that much anymore, but it certainly played a major part in my current life. Something happened there that really influenced my outlook on the way I live.

To celebrate (albeit tongue-in-cheek) the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Olympics in China, I submit these photos that really show how I felt about those places at those times.