09 March 2010

Dresden Codak

Finally been introduced to Dresden Codak. It's the ultimate geek comic. The way I see it, it's a steampunk adventure story that draws from a multitude of theories about the natural world (regardless of whether they have been proven or not) some of them rather fantastical, and weaves stories using these elements. It's like the comic I've been looking for for years. It's not all science fiction, although it does have an element of that, and it's not SF in the vein of Star Wars of Battlestar Galactica. It's much less bombastic and not as epic, and there's a lot more focus on the geek side of things. It takes all the new funky discoveries you might read in WIRED or Discover and integrates it into the world. It's awesomeness.

03 March 2010

Donatella Versace and the Uncanny Valley

The world would be a far less horrific place if there was a cap on what sort of plastic surgery a person can get. I was watching the Versace story on the Bio channel when it occurred to me how Donatella V. has joined the ranks of plasticked out women and entered the Uncanny Valley.

It's prophetic I swear. Like something out of a bad Science Fiction movie where robots and humans eventually converge into the Uncanny valley, one in the attempt for naturalism, the other, for artificiality. Eventually Earth is overwhelmed by a race of sub-humans with repulsive faces from which you can not read anything from. With all emotion and feeling abolished from facial expression, we become a race where emotions are felt from a statistical analysis of events and actions from a person's past.

Seriously, can you imagine an entire drama with actors that have undergone so much plastic surgery you can't read their expressions anymore? Oh wait... no need to imagine there.

Fear not...


The closest thing we have to "fact" is "common opinion." Everything is an opinion. The way you dress is an expression of your opinion. Your religious beliefs are your opinion. The music you turn up loud is your opinion. For most people it's easier to just agree.

For me the hardest thing is to 'just' agree and that is what sparks creativity, the feeling that something can be better, the feeling that something's missing, the feeling that something's needed.

- Kanye West

Events Odyssey

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