It all started with MIT Technology Review.com and now I'm hooked on all these science newsletters. This picture next door is from an article about a lickable game controller. A 3D game controller molded for various flavored icy pops is then licked to control the monster in the "Planet Licker" game. Maybe not reproducible in mass numbers and possibly unhygienic and messy, but still very cool.
Some things can seem silly and pointless but sometimes it can lead to amazing creations. I'm trying to get to that point with my ideas and art. But for now it's just reading about inventive work of others.
*So fascinated by genetic testing; the CRISPR DNA editing equipment; DNA tests for personalized cancer treatment, etc. Why isn't more DNA testing paid by insurance companies. I bought the 23 and me genetic testing kit when they still tested for 100s of diseases and not just ancestry, and it provided an extensive listing of health related facts about me. Couldn't they use DNA testing to determine what drugs work on a patient versus making people suffer through side effects and non effective treatments?
Anyway, I'm thinking about various scientific inquiries and inventions and wondering how can I create more meaningful art. I use to make polarized art on a makeshift microscope. All these rainbow colors of rocks, vegetables, and other materials, but I didn't do anything with the images. It's tiring creating and then realizing okay now what. I even use to think if I code with processing, open frameworks, max/jitter, or work with arduino and other electronics, then my work would be innovative and it would show I'm a badass tech girl. Although I can half ass code and solder, and play techy, it's all too expensive, time consuming, and physically difficult. I need to think more about what I can do though I do love the tech stuff....
Tiff Graham (TiGra) experimenting with ideas