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The Djerassi Dream Vortex

The Dream Vortex, a collaboration between myself and Meredith Tromble, reached a new level during our residency at Djerassi. It is finally artistically interesting, with two scenes and several interaction opportunities in full 3D. DreamVortex-2

Jonas Salk dream realized

When most hear the name Jonas Salk, the man about whom I am writing a biography, they think about the polio vaccine.  In 1959, however, Sir Charles Percy’s “The Two Cultures,” became his bible.

A Night Out

"camp" Full moon (behind fog) Estaciones de Luz Walled in Rain under trees Great horned owls One scuttling animal Still no moon Damp morning Squirrel squabble Mourning dove Misting misting misting

Dream Vortex, Djerassi Draft One

Meredith Tromble and I have been working on the Dream Vortex for a bit over three years - or I should say we started the project three years ago.  We’ve made some progress but approaching the vision for the project has been variously limited by too little time and limited software capabilities.

Travels

To enter another world you must first find an opening …baby, air and light and time and space have nothing to do with it. - Charles Bukowski treepixels Hemetca Sii, Anthony Heinz-May, 2014  

Process process

Rather odd, but I find myself having to be an advocate for time. Things come into being through time. And so, to my mind, time is important. And, for that matter, time shouldn't need championing. Many scientific colleagues, if confronted, would agree, but then turn right around and work as if all was static, given as is. If I say "pattern", what comes to mind is an image. (We're such visually evolved beings … we think.) Patterns in time are there, too, and perhaps even more important. Certainly, through music we know this.