I originally tried to read this stunning book back in 2011 when I received it as a present, but struggled from the outset. I have always been fascinated by Quantum Mechanics but found its abstract nature and sheer weirdness overwhelming when compared to classical mechanics. I have recently given the book another go but this […]
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW After the traditional opening crawl of Star Wars Episode VII, we pan down to a bright blue planet with an accompanying red moon; the triangular silhouette of a large space ship homes into view and we perceive that we are looking down on the ship – perhaps a Star Destroyer – as […]
The editors at Amazon have got together and compiled the 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime. I’m glad to see my personal favourites are on there: Solaris The Lord of the Rings Frankenstein The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I am Legend 1984 Ready Player One H. P. Lovecraft: Tales […]
Simon Stalenhag is a digital artist working in Sweden who produces strange, atmospheric paintings of his homeland with a dystopian twist. He uses a Wacom tablet to produce the paintings which are photo realistic, but with an almost impressionist edge to the brush strokes. Great stuff. See the Wired article about his work here. He […]
Take a look at these images of the Eclipse of 20th March 2015. My son and I built a pin hole camera, but I was surprised at how good my smart phone captured the event.
If anyone demands to be crowned the geek artist of the century it’s Robert Xavier Burden, whose paintings I discovered recently in an article on wired magazine’s website. This man spent 2000 hours in his San Francisco studio, painting a masterpiece depicting the Star Wars Universe entitled The 20th Century Space Opera.
If I decided to build a model of the Universe in a computer and put Hydrogen atoms in it I would probably do it like this: I would create a Hydrogen “Method” which is a few lines of code (let’s say ten lines of code) that describes a Hydrogen atom.I might us a variable r […]
Zero History by William Gibson is one of the authors more mainstream novels that began with Pattern Recognition over ten years ago, and deals with the impact of the modern technological age on personal and business relationships, the impact of the “everything now” culture and how it can change people’s behaviours and identities, sometimes for the worst.