Stephen King on Harry Potter vs Twilight.
When Neuroscience becomes art.
Neuroanatomy and neuroscience were never so interesting, especially when you don’t have to “visualize” them on an atlas, but you can admire their beauty and perfect organization in an Asian sumi-e style.
These paintings represent, in order:
- Synaptogenesis - Formation of synapses between neurons, cells electrically excitable, that allows information’s transmission.
- Hippocampus - Important part of the limbic system, correlated to the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory. In Alzheimer’s disease, it is the main region of the brain to suffer damage and waste.
- Retina - A light-sensitive layer of the eye, with neurons interconnected by synapses.
- Cortex - The outer surface layer of the cerebrum, composed of gray matter. It is so advanced in humans that it is organized in “gyri”, achieving maximum mass with minimum volume. Cortex develops memory, attention, thought, language and consciousness.
Neuroscience art is realized by Greg Dunn.
Photos Source: http://www.gregadunn.com/.
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For anyone who wants a signed copy of The Getaway God (or any of my books) in a town I’m not visiting, you can always order them through Borderlands Books in San Francisco. I’ll be happy to include any personal message you like.
Bringing Taxidermy Back to Life with @chipito
To see more of Chipito’s surrealist taxidermy scenes, follow @chipito.
"Bringing things that are not meant to be together into one image creates a new, disrupted story that hopefully inspires people," says Chipito (@chipito), the anonymous alter ego of two Belgian creative directors.
Chipito’s haunting, surreal photos bring together a love of photography, a desire to explore abandoned locations and a fascination with taxidermy that stretches back 25 years. “Our home is like a giant Wunderkammer,” Chipito explains. “It’s an inexhaustible source of inspiration.”
The jarring masked figures, says Chipito, are supposed to make the viewer feel a sense of unease. “We’ve always been passionate about controversy and curiosities, ” he says. “The ugliness is a reaction against the overdose of beauty in the media, and the masks against the voyeurism of social media and government surveillance.”
It is truly a strange thing when a steam pipe bursts under an abandoned building in the dead of winter, but that’s exactly what happened under the Clinic Building at Greystone Park State Hospital in 2007, a month before the building was unceremoniously knocked down. The steam congregated near the ceiling of the abandoned asylum infirmary, condensing on the pipes and dripping down in regular patterns - and creating these ice stalagmites. An hour after taking this photograph, demolition workers came into the building and chased us through the tunnels; we had to hide in an attic in 0 degree weather for hours while cops searched for us. The next time I drove out there, there was no trace that a building had ever stood in this spot.
KILL CITY BLUES hit paperback in the US today, and it has a brand new cover.
My GETAWAY GOD tour dates as of today. (We will probably add a few more. I also hope to make it to NY ComicCon.)
San Diego ComicCon
>When Myth and Magic Meet Main Street, Thursday, 7/24/14, 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., Room: 25ABC
>Panel Signing, Thursday, 7/24/14, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Line AA09
>Early on-sale signing of GETAWAY GOD, Friday, 7/25/14, 3:00 -4:00 pm, HarperCollins Booth1029
9/12/14: Murder by the Book, Houston
9/25/14: Powell’s Portland OR, with Kim Harrison
9/26/14: Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch, Denver, w/Kim Harrison and Kevin Hearne
9/27/14: Copperfields Petaluma, with Kim Harrison
9/29/14: Poisoned Pen, Phoenix, with Kim Harrison