Rocket launch at night, leaving Baikonur vertically. Photo by NASA/Joel Kowsky
felt like doing something mind numbing & repetitive so i drew a comic about a trip to the grocery store yaayayayayayay
This is one of the greatest issues we face today, may I have your opinion please?
R.I.P. Peter Gutteridge of Snapper and The Clean.
Snapper - Vader
We lost a great one the other day—Peter Gutteridge. Snapper, Gutteridge’s main vehicle, was one of my favorite New Zealand bands. I considered Peter a major talent, as I’m sure everyone familiar with his music did. When the Snapper EP was reissued a year or so back, my friend Jeff (another Gutteridge fan) and I listened to it over and over again at my house. Same can be said for the Xpressway Pure reissue. When Mor and I lived in New Zealand (2010/2011), you likely couldn’t find the Shotgun Blossom CD at the Auckland CBD Library because it was permanently on loan to me (I returned it before we left!). “Eyes That Shine”—it doesn’t get much better than that. Thinking about Peter right now, I just recall talking with Jeff a number of times; we were both convinced that Gutteridge was the most talented New Zealand songwriter, our opinions backed by the Great Unwashed songs pumping out of my stereo’s speakers (Jeff’s favorite Gutteridge song: “Born in the Wrong Time”).
GORILLAZ || 19-2000
John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif.
Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.
For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.
The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.
Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.
You can create your own patterns here: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/
All gifs were made from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vgICfQawE
"we can no longer protect you forever."
by Daniel Danger
24x36” five color screenprint.
Thursday 8/21/14: im posting this new print on tumblr, twitter, and instagram. reblog, retweet, or instagram this image with the title and #danieldanger and i, through some very scientific means, will pick one random follower who does this from each service on monday and send them a personalized copy for free. sound good? cool. shameless? yes.