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Inspired

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 5, 2015, 10:22 PM
Today, I felt alive. I came up with 3 entire systems of genome manipulation using CRISPR/Cas9 gene drives that may or may not work, and also might be entirely new ideas. I spent a solid hour pacing back and forth throwing wild ideas at a metaphorical dartboard and then trying to vet each of them for feasibility and utility.

When I encountered a dead end, and was on the verge of conceding that what I wanted might not be possible, I would just think "bullshit, just because something isn't obvious, doesn't make it impossible; try harder."

To those of you who don't know what a gene drive is... let's just say that it is an incredibly powerful and dangerous technique for altering the genetics of an entire population of organisms. I work on plants for research purposes, and I do not advocate the use of any technology like this for any applications that haven't been thoroughly checked and approved for safety concerns. In fact, I think using this technology in open ecosystems might not be the best idea. However, the potential it has in a controlled setting is astounding, and if it can be effectively deactivated before it leaves that setting, then perhaps we've found our most useful tool yet.

Anyway, art, right... 
I've been making more fractals lately, and haven't submitted them all yet.
I feel like my standards and understanding of how to make interesting fractals in apophysis continue to improve. Hopefully those of you who watch me aren't disappointed with my work.
There is a short story that I started years ago that I want to finish and submit soon.

For a year and a half, I felt like my upcoming prelims were strangling the life out of me. There were times where I couldn't even remember what it felt like to be happy. Now that I've passed them, I feel like a noose has been taken off of my neck, like a burlap sack has been cast off my head, and I can finally see and breathe again.

I want things again. No, not material things, but I have actual goals again. I remember now why I got into this business, and I swear that I will do what I can to have a positive impact on the world.
Peace be upon all of you, and may stars light the paths you walk.

  • Mood: Euphoric
Order and Chaos by UniversalKinase
Order and Chaos
Just a tweak of an old flame I made. It's nothing really special, but I thought it was interesting enough to submit.
Anyway, I hope you like it.
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Created in apophysis
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The Storm in My Heart by UniversalKinase
The Storm in My Heart
Well.... sometimes the title is accurate. Other times it's just an ocean of foggy apathy. *sigh*
Anyway, I hope you like the fractal.
~
Created in apophysis
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Cretaceous Legacy by UniversalKinase
Cretaceous Legacy
A living dynasty that ruled the surface of the world. The Cretaceous showed new heights in the sophistication of living organisms, and was arguably the pinnacle of biological achievement until that time.
All this was brought to its knees, and ended in fire and dust.
5 Cataclysms, and we're the descendants of the survivors.
4.3 Billion years of history flow through each of our veins. In my darkest moments, I remember this.
If there is one thing that we are good at, as living things, it is surviving.
Is life an overrated phenomena? Perhaps... but if there is no consequence to it, why not believe it to be great? Why not believe that we are the greatest things this universe has ever created?
I have no evidence to refute such a claim, as arbitrary and potentially uninformed as it may be.
Here we are in the Holocene (yes, I said Holocene cuz 12,000 years is not long enough to define a geological epoch) and are we not the legacy of the Cretaceous?

Yesterday I saw a magpie hunt down and brutalize a yellow-jacket. As it crunched down upon the insects head with a decisive peck, I smiled, for the dinosaur I saw before me was as worthy of my respect as its long-dead ancestors.
Anyway.........enough rambling.
I hope you like the fractal.
~
Created in apophysis
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Inspired

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 5, 2015, 10:22 PM
Today, I felt alive. I came up with 3 entire systems of genome manipulation using CRISPR/Cas9 gene drives that may or may not work, and also might be entirely new ideas. I spent a solid hour pacing back and forth throwing wild ideas at a metaphorical dartboard and then trying to vet each of them for feasibility and utility.

When I encountered a dead end, and was on the verge of conceding that what I wanted might not be possible, I would just think "bullshit, just because something isn't obvious, doesn't make it impossible; try harder."

To those of you who don't know what a gene drive is... let's just say that it is an incredibly powerful and dangerous technique for altering the genetics of an entire population of organisms. I work on plants for research purposes, and I do not advocate the use of any technology like this for any applications that haven't been thoroughly checked and approved for safety concerns. In fact, I think using this technology in open ecosystems might not be the best idea. However, the potential it has in a controlled setting is astounding, and if it can be effectively deactivated before it leaves that setting, then perhaps we've found our most useful tool yet.

Anyway, art, right... 
I've been making more fractals lately, and haven't submitted them all yet.
I feel like my standards and understanding of how to make interesting fractals in apophysis continue to improve. Hopefully those of you who watch me aren't disappointed with my work.
There is a short story that I started years ago that I want to finish and submit soon.

For a year and a half, I felt like my upcoming prelims were strangling the life out of me. There were times where I couldn't even remember what it felt like to be happy. Now that I've passed them, I feel like a noose has been taken off of my neck, like a burlap sack has been cast off my head, and I can finally see and breathe again.

I want things again. No, not material things, but I have actual goals again. I remember now why I got into this business, and I swear that I will do what I can to have a positive impact on the world.
Peace be upon all of you, and may stars light the paths you walk.

  • Mood: Euphoric

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As a 23-year old Ph.D. student, there are many things in this world that I have yet to learn. I tend to take tasks very seriously, and the creation of art is important to me.

I began making fractal art back in 2006, shortly after I joined DA. Since that time, I have competed in a number of fractal contests and won several. My techniques vary significantly from some that you see among other fractal artists. I have remained on the outskirts of the community, which has in some ways stunted my growth as an artist, but simultaneously challenged me to develop my own techniques and gain a better understanding of the underlying mathematical principals that govern fractals. However, I have learned that it doesn't matter how much time you spend on techniques if you don't put your soul into the art you're making. It doesn't matter what median it is, without passion all you get is a hollow image, devoid of feeling.

While most of my art consists of fractals, I love to write, and I value my prose and poetry just as highly as my best fractals.

I am always eager to help people out, so if you have any questions about how I make my art, or if you would like me to make something for you, feel free to ask. B-)

Personal Quote: "If the door is locked, become the key"
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the Llama, it is very kind of you! :)
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lyc Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
thanks for the favs, if you like chess you should check out Go, and if you like apophysis you should check out chaotica :D
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UniversalKinase Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great advice on both counts. I've been getting tired of playing a nearly-solved game, and was thinking of trying to get better at Go even yesterday.
Learning Chaotica is one of the things that is edging up on my to-do list, but you're right, I should prioritize it a bit more. Thank you, and I hope you have a great day!
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julialight Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Оh,thanks for+fav !
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AWanderersIdeas Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student Photographer
Thank you for the llama!
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