Where are we?
Gaga backstage at the Versus Versace fashion show earlier tonight.
A common paradigm in the new media genre are pieces that reflect some aspect of the viewer’s visual appearance - virtual “mirrors” that take in live video input (usually via webcam) and then feed back that visual data in intriguing ways. My interest in using this technology is not to simply present a two dimensional “mirror,” but to combine that effect with 3D graphics, creating an onscreen virtual space that is sculptural and architectural, as well as, graphical. I call the approach “3D Video Sculpture.
Trails #1” and “Trails #2” are interactive works using a webcam and specialized software to generate interactive 3D Video Sculptures on a computer screen. - Tang
SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION: Nucleosome
The Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences
High resolution ray-traced model of a nucleosome, isolated on black.
A nucleosome is the basic unit of DNA packaging in eukaryotes, consisting of a segment of DNA wound in sequence around four histone protein cores. This structure is often compared to thread wrapped around a spool.
Nucleosomes form the fundamental repeating units of eukaryotic chromatin, which is used to pack the large eukaryotic genomes into the nucleus while still ensuring appropriate access to it. In mammalian cells approximately 2 m of linear DNA have to be packed into a nucleus of roughly 10 µm diameter.
Nucleosomes are folded through a series of successively higher order structures to eventually form a chromosome; this both compacts DNA and creates an added layer of regulatory control, which ensures correct gene expression.
Anpanman man man man.. (at マクドナルド 新宿中央通り店)
Kodak 35mm 400
Pentax K1000, SMC Pentax FA 320mm Zoom lens
Arista C-41 color process
Rebecca Horn / Tree of Winter Dew Drops / 2007 / pencil, colored pen, acrylic, and India ink on paper / paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm) framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches / Sean Kelly Gallery
FANCIFUL LIFE — Nydia Lilian
San José del Pacífico - Mazunte - Punta Cometa
Oaxaca, Mexico, 2013.