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The Oxygen Catastrophe


Detail from: "Sailing-Ships" (c. 1886-1890) - Constantinos Volanakis

There is a database, of all ships, ever. Some user friendly software is connected to it. The user chooses a ship and a sea on a date. Extrapolating from climate models and viewpoints. The software can place the ship heroically in the scene. Dimensions and styles are chosen. A robot arm is then instructed to paint the scene in oil, or if budget constraints are present, the picture can be printed in the variety of methods available. A frame is 3d printed in an inert metal or plastic of some sort, maybe with a celluloid component. A brass didactic panel is included in the frame.

17 Mar 2018


4 Mar 2018

Broken Flow

Get Your Jacket

27 Feb 2018 — by D Duprey


15 Feb 2018


Follow the Numbers

31 Jan 2018


Highway 16 from Prince Rupert to Prince George on the Pacific coast of Canada has a dangerous history and these characteristics demand a new method of moving people through this region.

There is a rail link and it is dominated by freight, the road, long and often suffering from hostile climate, landslips, flooding or black ice conditions. The river, does not link these two communities.

A pipeline was recently proposed along this route for oil, a slightly larger tube with a nice plastic road, protected from UV and weather damage, small battery powered Personal Rapid Transport system driving excursionists to their destinations.The pipe will have tail winds pushed trough and forgo any complex pressurisation procedures.

Various new technologies, recently developed, indicate this is a viable method.

Battery powered, long distance, high speed Personal Rapid Transport systems can provide the required mobility. Speed in this case, due to the long distances would be the most details followed swiftly by the durability of the travel surface and safety.

Other possible solutions is to resurrect the river boat service with a sophisticated craft that can navigate the tricky and variable river waters or, change the national train signalling to allow for PRT pods to share the rail line. New technologies often focus on glittering use case scenarios, when in quiet corners, desperate need demands new thinking, tools and actions.

map of the area
28 Jan 2018

Botanical Radiance

19 Jan 2018


Mystery in the Kitchen, Don Haldane, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

15 Jan 2018

I've Gotta Hunch

6 Jan 2018

xmas card

self portrait in balck and white with a disingenuous commentarty about longing

5 Jan 2018

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