28 June 2010


15 June 2010

Painting with Neuroscience

I recently wrote an article for The Scientist about an artist and a neuroscientist who are collaborating to better understand how people perceive art. Here is a video of they didn't end up publishing with it.

I also found this great music video about optical illusions by The Whitest Boy Alive. Entertaining and educational.

10 June 2010

Bombus and Me


A friend that lives in my window sill.

06 June 2010

The Most of It.


He thought he kept the universe alone;

For all the voice in answer he could wake
Was but the mocking echo of his own
From some tree-hidden cliff across the lake.

Some morning from the boulder-broken beach

He would cry out on life, that what it wants

Is not its own love back in copy speech,

But counter-love, original response.
And nothing ever came of what he cried

Unless it was the embodiment that crashed

In the cliff's talus on the other side,

And then in the far distant water splashed,

But after a time allowed for it to swim,

Instead of proving human when it neared

And someone else additional to him,

As a great buck it powerfully appeared,

Pushing the crumpled water up ahead,

And landed pouring like a waterfall,

And stumbled through the rocks with horny tread,

And forced the underbrush - and that was all.

-Robert Frost

03 June 2010

Humans in Peril

The earth is our psychiatrist. "Earth," we cry in the middle of the night when the loneliness of mortality boils to our chins, "help me help myself." Are we afraid to admit we need to change for ourselves? Is there something inherently easier about saving the planet for the planet's sake and than for our own? The human race is becoming more and more like a politician, afraid to admit we've done wrong, afraid to be weak, afraid to be human. Yes, I think that's it, the human race is afraid to be human.

let us not forget; now isn't this funny.

Oxford American Dictionary
human |ˈ(h)yoōmən|
of, relating to, or characteristic of people or human beings : the human body | the survival of the human race.
---of or characteristic of people as opposed to God or animals or machines, esp. in being susceptible to weaknesses : they are only human, and therefore mistakes do occur | the risk of human error.
---of or characteristic of people's better qualities, such as kindness or sensitivity : the human side of politics is getting stronger.
---Zoology of or belonging to the genus Homo.