Broken arm technology is so not vintage white paper mache looking anymore. ARTICLE and adjacent image reveal a meshy android like arm. I guess I'll need to change my images of broken limbs to reflect new tech.
Picture of my tv for a future drawing. Lots of buttons, lights, and switches have a good sci-fi look, but really this is past technology so maybe I should rethink this. I still love the look.
If only optogenetics for chronic pain were possible now, I would love to receive the benefits of pain neurons being turned off with just a light. A Harvard article discusses how researchers inhibit the perception of pain in genetically modified mice. Next level, humans, ooh that could be scary or not. My science fiction mind always leads me to the more skeptical paranoid path. Anyway, the article suggests that possibly they could inject humans with a virus packaged with the genetic material to create the "light responsive proteins called opsins" and then these opsins "could selectively turn neuronal activity on or off with a flash of light" which means in my hands I could have a flashlight, Dr. Who-ish tool, that would shut the pain machine down.
Attempting to improve my magical thinking abilities I guess. It's nice to hope.
Since I'm in the hopeful mood, I'm crafting Rune art on beer coasters.
I've had a bit of a fascination with them since the 1990s and now I've combined them with QRcode generation.
More from last blog: I just read this today, "23andMe sells Data for Drug Search" and it got me thinking how helpful DNA knowledge can be. I know it sounds like the typical line, personal info sold for a profit by a company again, but what if this research could assist in customizing medicines to a patient and be more effective.
I really wish everyone had more access to DNA testing. FDA won't allow the same comprehensive disease information for 23andme customers that I received pre 2013, yet it's a more affordable DNA test and still provides results for 36 genes for inherited diseases. I did have another DNA test done by my pain management doctor but the bill was insanely high; so Sorenson Genomics has my swab but won't do testing without the money paid for it. Can you believe the pricing..
I'm a little off track here with my art ideas in this entry, but who knows, maybe it will be part of some art project in the future.
Tiff Graham (TiGra) experimenting with ideas