Saturday, March 22, 2008

Recombinant Flower Initiative





-Been thinking a lot about genetics lately. Not so much the science itself, but more about how I see people interpreting the concepts of genetics, of dna. This idea that YOU ARE YOUR DNA is particularly freaky to me. It relates to this idea I see around me a lot, as we're being ushered into this new era (NWO), this idea of "organic"; Let it develop organically, humans must realign their activities to create an organic, "interdependent" whole. As far as I can tell, it has to do with being "natural". I could rant about this forever, but I don't think we're "natural" beings in the sense that we understand the term, as in an animal, or a tree; we can decide what to do. We have wills. How "free" they are is up for discussion, but we make decisions everyday. Being "organic" seems to me to be about shutting off the traditional means we've developed to help us make decisions and opening ourselves up to a materialist/naturalist world-view, one that adds up to an end to individualism as we know it.
These two drawings loosely have to do with this theme.

ALSO

I drew up an EBD banner the other day at work. Here it is:



I thought it would be cool if any of us who are into it drew up a banner. There is code that allows for rotating images upon the page re-loading. I'll have to dig for it ( If any of you guys know it and can paste it in the template, that'd be cool.), but I thought it would be cool to see a lot of different banners.

Also- Do any of you guys know why I so often lose color quality when I save Photoshop images "For the web"? The orange in this one has a lot more depth and variation in the original file...

5 comments:

Aeron said...

Good stuff, I'd been wanting to do some kind of banner for this joint for awhile. I'll put something together before long. And I'd like to know that html code for the shifting logos, been wanting to do something like that at MB for awhile.

I don't know about the color shifts in the save for web option.

Mr. Sean said...

Cool new pieces. I like the shapes & forms. I wanna do a banner too, is there a size i should do? When you do the "save for web" it is probably maximizing file efficiency or some such & taking out colors so there isn't the wide swath of color you originally had & instead is a memory saving simalucrum.

Luke Pski said...

Thanks. I just pulled the banner off this page and opened it in photoshop to figure out the size.
I'll have to try and see if there's a huge difference in saving it in a normal giff/jpeg...

Mr. Sean said...

The banner size is just 9"x4" or a little over 9" but it's better to be even about it. I was going to ask as well if you added those colors digitally? Because if so, you could do just as well, but more fun with a can of pink spray paint & then you'd have a piece of real world work, which i am constantly advocating for apparently.

Luke Pski said...

the original is just brush-pen on xerox paper. IT was colored on Photoshop and then I resized it fit the banner size. You'll see thick black borders on it, cause it wasn't to scale.
But yeah, I'm mostly doing non-digital stuff right now.