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Alborz Kamalizad (M)
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An artist has got to be careful never really to arrive at a place where he thinks he's at somewhere. You always have to realize that you're constantly in the state of becoming. ~ Bob Dylan
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    The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in...

    A series of rambles by SpaceCollective members sharing sudden insights and moments of clarity. Rambling is a time-proven way of thinking out loud,...

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    What happened to nature?
    How to stay in touch with our biological origins in a world devoid of nature? The majestic nature that once inspired poets, painters and...

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    What will happen when for the first time in ages different human species will inhabit the earth at the same time? The day may be upon us when people...
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    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    Tue, May 8, 2007  Permanent link

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    In order for anything to be infinite, it would have to eventually exist in every incarnation of itself possible. This includes incarnations in which it is something it is not. So with infinite grains of sand, there would have to somewhere exist a grain of sand that is invisible. And one that is a house. And one that is a turtle with fifty-two heads. And one that is a turtle with fifty-three heads. And a grain of sand that is sad. There would be a grain of sand that is a human. And this particular grain of sand that is a human would have knowledge of the whole Universe and would have shared that knowledge with every living being inside it. Since this doesn’t seem to have happened, I don’t think I believe in infinity.
    Tue, Apr 24, 2007  Permanent link

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    As provocatively beautiful and fascinating generative art can be (and challenging to any definition of art: with interactive generative art, who is the artist? The interacting “viewer”? Or the programmer?), imagine how far the idea can go:

    Imagine downloading all the info in a single physical tree cell and generating a virtual clone of said tree in the computer. This would be an “ideal” form of the tree (if the tree had grown on ideal amounts of water, minerals, sunlight, etc…perfectly natural, in an environment untouched by man). Next, a series of parameters would be developed. Parameters such as where the tree grows (incorporating pollution levels, average weather conditions, etc.), with which the computer generates a more accurate clone of the tree - one more true to life. Now we can ask the computer to (given all the adjusted parameters) generate the tree as it will be 5, 10, 50 years from now or was 5, 10, 50 years ago.

    Applying this sort of technology to create virtual humans can have all sorts of benefits. With given DNA info, given diet, quality of life, amount of time spent driving, spent walking and exercising, given cholesterol and body fat percentage, etc., you can have your own virtual clone (one that will not take over your life). Now imagine the benefits to, say, a cancer patient: given cancer patient has had an undiagnosed tumor for three months…generate the tumor 1, 2, 3, 4 months in the future with and without a new experimental treatment and we’ve brought generative art all the way to generative medicine and biology.

    Generate into the past and we’ve arrived at generative paleontology, anthropology, (…) and essentially, time travel.

    *** See some generative art here on Superfamous' blog entry. See some interactive generative art here under the heading "experiments." Thanks to nicksoni for his entry regarding Tomohiro Terashima.
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