Beer coasters and California microbrews are amazing. I have to drink a lot of Monkish for these. I actually want to make genetically engineered artwork on coasters but instead I find myself drawing more green people fighters. Though I think these will be good friend gifts as art with fun fortune-telling functionality. I'm lucky to have some of these little green people displayed at La Luz de Jesus Gallery/Soap Plant WACKO cool pop surrealist shoppe soon.
Thinking of all those funny Gene Wilder movies today. Still hilarious. Wish he made more.
Hooked on phonics—- nah AUDIBLE's app. I was pushed to explore new audio sounds since I could not take anymore repeat news on BBC and KCRW radio. I like Pandora music but I need more stimulation and audio books are great to paint to. No library tapes/cds, just an app, free for at least 90 days. I cut my XM radio boombox subscription a few months ago, but I might pay for this book service. I’ve listened to Harvard Professor Michael Puett discuss ideology of Chinese philosophers Confucius (551 BC), Laozi (531BC), and Mencius (372 BC). Is soft power good or bad, is wu wei, non action something to explore more, self reflection is it just advanced navel gazing? I guess I just don't know, still processing it in my little head chip.
And I downloaded for 1 free credit Margaret Atwood's book, Oryx and Crake. Her book explores genetic science implications. In the book, strange hybrids, like pigoons, are pigs raised to grow replacement organs for humans. I haven’t made it far into the book but I was curious about it after reading NIH lifted the research funding ban on human/animal embryo genetic research.
Now we have the potential for real live mythical chimeras. Should I be scared of genetic engineering... nah, not yet.
Might have to think more about the look of genetic engineering in the future. A few
NPR and MIT articles recently discussed part human part animal embryo studies.
Pablo Ross of the University of California, Davis, inserts human stem cells into a pig embryo as part of experiments to create chimeric embryos.
Tiff Graham (TiGra) experimenting with ideas