FINALLY got the Drawing machine working. It was broken for a good few weeks, nearly broke my heart! The light experiments are going well, I am working on a large cube (light box/cube) which will hang from the ceiling and have a large peep hole at the base.
Now that im back in my studio I shall continue my experiments with light and colour.
I feel re-energised after my holiday in Dublin and have learned much from my first solo show. Having brought up so much work I realised that not all would make it into Persistence of Vision. Much was edited (60%) which was both a tough but extremely valuable experience. I really enjoyed working with the folks up in The Joinery as they are as friendly as they are professional.
These two sketches are part of ongoing experiments which combine different spectrums of light (RGB) with printed colour variations.
The work for the joinery show has been delivered up. I shall relax, go to gallery's and mentally prepare for the install of the show. Super excited to see the show take shape.
Japanese researchers have invented the ultimate conversation killer and instrument of control - a machine that can shut someone up at will.Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada have built a gun they call the 'Speech Jammer', which could be ideal for an unruly classroom or noisy library.It forces individuals into 'vocal submission', they say, and is accurate when fired from up to 30 metres away.When it is shot at someone speaking it keeps them quiet almost instantly using a technique that stresses humans into silence by freezing their brain. The gun works by picking up speech with a microphone and after 0.2 seconds it fires the same noise back to the person who said it.
This technique, called 'Delayed Auditory Feedback', is according to psychologists almost certain to interrupt your speech, make someone stutter and then render them totally silent.
It is based on the theory that when we speak our brains need to hear what comes out of our mouths but it is unsettling and debilitating to hear it twice.
It will not cause the person pain, but it will stress them into shutting up - recreating an uncomfortable feeling that most people will have experienced when they hear their own voice echo back to them during a phone call or on Skype.
'In general, human speech is jammed by giving back to the speakers their own utterances at a delay of a few hundred milliseconds,' the scientists say in a new research paper for the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tskuba and at Ochanomizu University, both in Japan.
'This effect can disturb people without any physical discomfort, and disappears immediately by stop speaking.
Artist, conversational addict,