What are Lichtenberg Figures, and how are they Made? Other interesting properties: fluorescence, solarization, birefringence, and discharge-free zone When acrylic is irradiated by high-energy electrons, it glows a brilliant blue-white color. Radiation chemistry studies suggest that this is mainly due to luminescence that peaks at a wavelength of about 435 nm. However, acrylic also generates fainter glows from x-ray fluorescence , and Cherenkov radiation . The exact light-producing mechanisms for electron-irradiated PMMA are not fully understood. Newly-irradiated specimens develop an amber-colored layer in the region between the surface(s) that were irradiated by the electron beam and the discharge layer. underneath the mask. Most of our specimens turn a beautiful lime-green color immediately after irradiation. It has also been discovered that the solarization layer is fluorescent. Finally, you'll notice that all of our sculptures have a discharge-free boundary along the outside edges. After we discharge a specimen,
Dark Roasted Blend "QUANTUM SHOT" #531Link - by Avi Abrams Army of tiny robots grows in number and sophistication Since our last "Robot Art" overview came out, these cute little bots multiplied like rabbits or Google spiders, and they all look good, so it's time for an update! (image courtesy Mike Rivamonte) Most of these robot figures (often called "nerdbots") are made from found objects, purely for your esthetic appreciation - and yet one can't shake the feeling that they might one day come to life (as if in some Stephen King story) and invade your cubicle, making shrill R2D2 sounds and mounting attacks on, say, a hated monstrous copy machine in the corner. Mike Rivamonte's metal sculptures are "interpretation of robots and spacemen capable of flight and mischief. The detailing on these robots is exceptional: (images courtesy Mike Rivamonte) Recent updates from Nemo Gould are quite surreal: Nicholas and Angela from "Nerdbots" site build the said "bots" out of scraps of... pretty much anything vintage and cool:
Screensavers - Best Of | Graphics Advertisement Long, long time ago screensavers have been used to prevent the so-called screen-burn-effect — a permanent disfigurement of areas on a CRT display caused by non-moving text or graphics being displayed continuously for long periods of time. To avoid this effect, screen savers have been used to blank the screen or fill it with moving images or patterns when the computer was not in use. In fact, we don’t need screensavers any more, however we tend to use them as eye-candy for our coffee breaks. However, if you are tired of the default screensavers brought to you by your OS you might start searching for the fresh ones in the Web. In fact, there are only few pearls – amazing screensavers you’d be really ready to pay for once you’ve tested them. Please notice: in the overview below you won’t find enormous screensaver collections such as Screensaver.com (10 points for the first user mentioning this site in our comments). Selected Screensavers For Your Desktop Source, Source Solarwind
Center for Visual Music In Memoriam: Richard Baily Center for Visual Music photo courtesy Robin D'Arcy Richard "dr." Baily Biography. A DVD of doc's personal art films is forthcoming from CVM (March 2014). Baily's statements, musings, recollections (from emails and listserve posts) "my life fascinates me. i am held aloft by angels, even when they seem to have abandoned me." - Sept. 2003 March 2005 - CVM presented "An Evening of Visual Music Films" at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles as a special accompanying event to the Visual Music exhibition. Richard Baily and John Buchanan, xtacism, 2005, 5 min "Xtacism was constructed from old "footage" that i had laying around from SOLARIS and STAY, two feature film projects that i've worked on during the last 2-3 years. in this sense, it is junk art, like herms' assemblages. there is no middle, beginning, end, it is like the river, it just keeps on going." - dr. from Spore rock on dr. doc's backyard, 2005. email CVM CVM Home Join our Mailing List: CVM List
the electric sheep screen-saver Les 1000 Want to add this gigapan to your favorites? or now. now to add this Gigapan to a group gallery. now to add this Gigapan to a gallery. About This Gigapan Toggle Taken by mur des1000 Explore score Size 0.20 Gigapixels Views Date added Feb 15, 2010 Date taken Categories Galleries Competitions Tags Adoption Description Mur d'images constitué de photos d'enfants haïtiens et de leurs parents adoptifs. Gigapan made out of photos of Haiti orphans and their adoptive parents. Where in the World is this GigaPan? Toggle
todayifoundout Embed This Infographic <a href= "><img src=" title="10 How Tos" alt="How To Infographic" border="0" class="nopin" /></a><br />Source: <a href=' title='Interesting Facts'><a href=' title='Interesting Facts'>Today I Found Out</a></a> 1) How to drastically increase the life of your shaving razor Before or after you shave (I prefer before so that the blades are dry), place your jeans on a hard flat surface; then run the razor up the pant legs about 10-15 times quickly; then repeat running it down the pant legs 10-15 times quickly. The threads on the jeans then will very effectively both fix any tiny bends in the blades that inevitably happen and will also sharpen the blades on your shaver cartidge. 2) How to make your teeth whiter Baking soda makes a good teeth whitener. 1.
Bit-cycling : RSS Screensaver Walter posts about the sample screensaver we've posted on MSDN. It's really slick: it'll pick up pictures and descriptions from any photofeed you have on your PC. Source is available if you want to tweak it yourself. I've posted a compiled version if anyone wants to just take a look without having to compile it themselves. Usual caveats apply: this is sample code, it may not work, it probably won't affect your computer in any negative way, but it hasn't gone through rigorous testing, so I don't know for sure. Your mileage may vary. Just unzip both files into the same folder and double-click the .scr file (after subscribing to some interesting photo feeds in IE7 Beta 2 Preview, of course :). Some people have asked what's the point of a an RSS screensaver? If you accept that a picture screensaver is interesting, then a screensaver that is automatically updated with pictures from a photo feed is just cooler. Enjoy. -Sean
Jonathan Puckey - Delaunay Raster The Delaunay Raster is an original graphical process I invented in 2008, to create abstracted versions of images using the Delaunay Triangulation, color averaging and hand assisted placement of points. Delaunay Raster was developed using Scriptographer and color averaging by Jurg Lehni. Please note that the tool is not currently for sale to the general public and any other implementation of the technique has been developed without my approval unless otherwise noted. I have chosen not to make the Delaunay Raster open-source, because I am able to use it to fund my studio and open source work for projects like Scriptographer and Paper.js. Therefore I would also hope that developers and illustrators have the common decency not to implement / copy this technology / technique using the technology du-jour on the gadget du-jour without getting my permission. Why not make something new instead? Based on an original photo by Marion Wilson (used with permission).
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