Holger Lippmann - Perlin Scape 1 (2011)
"The Perlin Scape 1 series is based on a perlin noise algorithm, which generates color map dependent line by line sequences of either ellipses or rectangles on a 2 dimensional surface.
This software works with different keyboard input values to compose a rather painting-like image out of different color maps. These map arrays are called by random, noise and/or manual order.”
Biologists call a small male fish who darts in to fertilize eggs a “sneaker,” a medium male who resembles a female a “female mimic,” and a large aggressive territorial male a “parental,” to place a positive spin of his egg guarding. Both the sneaker and the female mimic are “sexual parasites” of the parental male’s “investment” in nest construction and territorial defense. The sneaker and the female mimic are said to express a gene for “cuckoldry,” as though the parental male were married to a female in his territory and victimized by her unfaithfulness. In fact, a territorial male and the female who is temporarily in his territory are not pair-bonded. Scientists sneak gender stereotypes into the primary literature and corrupt its objectivity. Are these descriptions only harmless words? No. The words affect the view of nature that emerges from biology.
Joan Roughgarden (2004) Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, University of California Press, Berkley
A type of catlike creature called a genet has been spotted catching a ride on the backs of buffalo and white rhinos, new camera trap pictures reveal by Simon Morgan Wildlife Act.
"Do rhinos & other buff animals have pet genets, or genets have them as pets lol. Symbiosis?
Oracle by JAKE STOLLERY
Oracle is an amalgam of concepts tied together by the common thread of the user interface. To that end, it is a reflection of AI and UI as they exist in society’s consciousness: On first glance masculine, cold and austere; yet muted in its austerity and restrained by a warmth that is undeniably feminine.Oracle was crafted by utilising a hacked Kinect depth sensor as a 3D scanner, modeled in 3D space and 3D laser printed using a durable Nylon Polymer.
Sculptures by Jim Skull
Jim F. Faure, known as Jim Skull, is the creator of these amazing sculptures. If the photos are impressive, imagine seeing them in person. The human skull is full of symbolism. The most common association that comes to mind when we see a skull, is death. But when I look at Jim’s sculptures, I see the skull as the home that contains and protects our thoughts and ideas, which live in the brain.
Artist on Tumblr
Romain Laurent is an experimental photographer & visual artist who has worked on and been commisioned for projects by companies such as Citroen, Coca Cola & Microsoft.
Some examples of his photography.
Edit: Whereas I think Romains work is exceptionally good I feel that him as 1 individual isn’t a broad enough subject area to cover for the remaining months of the project. Therefore I will either have to include his work in another subject area or just put it down to research.
The atmosphere has a heavy and slightly disturbing feel. fragility overwhelmed by some heavy element or object.
Bearded Parrotbill - Panurus biarmicus
Also referred to as Bearded Reedling, and Bearded Tit, Panurus biarmicus (Passeriformes - Panuridae) is a distinctive bird, with a very long tail, a rotund body, short wings and a small, yellow, parrot-like bill.
This species is sexually dimorphic. The male (Top photo) has a blue-grey head, a white throat and two prominent black stripes on each side of its bill, which look like a drooping mustache. The shoulder feathers and the area between the eye and bill are also black. The underparts are off-white, suffused with pink, and its wings are black, brown and white with white tips.
In contrast, the female (bottom photo) is dull in comparison to the male, with an entirely buff-brown head and body, apart from occasional black streaking on its crown and back of the neck.
Panurus biarmicus can be found in most of Europe and Asia. It is also sometimes recorded in North Africa and parts of the Middle East as a vagrant (outside the normal range of the species).