LONDON LASER

Arts Catalyst

 

Rob La Fresnais

 

Using balloons to get shuttles into space instead of exploding shuttles

I was interested in this concept – there should be alternative means to launch space-bound rockets.

I think it seems possible you can launch something to orbit from balloons, but I guess if there is no economic case for doing so, it won’t happen.  Because of size constraint, it’s unlikely that any balloon system could compete with heavy lifting capacity or for manned flights??? I’d imagine. Anyway..

 

ANARCHY IN THE ORGANISM – SIMEON NELSON – SIMON WALKER-SAMUEL Partly funded by the Wellcome Trust.

 

Simeon works with ideas of complexity theory

 

Is the growth of tumor cells really random? – Links with my interest in mapping random structures and formations

 

Tumor – can it’s random growth be modelled?

‘Tumor cells develop predictable characteristics that are not random, say researchers’

Researchers use mathematical model to show that cells in the exterior and interior of a tumor develop different predictable characteristics

Date:

June 20, 2016

Source:

  1. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Summary:

Tumors are composed of many subpopulations of cells. Some of these subpopulations of cancer cells can be predicted and do not develop randomly as previously thought, report investigators.

 

 

Cells divide and don’t stop… they form this mass that craves oxygen – they grow in a disorganised, chaotic way. This chaos was discussed in the talk. Cancer is us . I started thinking about Chinese Medicine, in reference to this – the idea that the body is a whole entity, and should be treated as such.

How do you kill off the cancer and keep the healthy body intact?

Mutation vs cancer – an evolutionary approach to researching cancer. You can trace the lineage of original cells to where they end up

Tumors are evolution in action – point this out to a creationist.

We will die, apart from our germ cells.

 

Interested in this piece in the exhibition – old CRT televisions and feedback….

WILL THIS BEAR ANY RELATION TO MY DEGREE SHOW? (BELOW)

 

A BA student created the umbrella sculpture below, Helen Farley – I thought it was visually sophisticated.

I mentioned to the artist about Jean Tinguely and his Métamatic sculptures.

 

7 seconds – the average amount of time people look at a painting at the Louvre

 

 

 

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