Profile

Cover photo
Brennan Young
Works at Laerdal
Attended Goldsmiths College
457 followers|49,730 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Brennan Young

Shared publicly  - 
 
Gordon Pask and Stafford Beer. Two cybernetic giants who are long overdue for a resurgence.
 
“Adaptive learning” might be one of the latest education technology buzzwords, one that’s often uttered alongside that o…
4 comments on original post
1
Jesper Balslev's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
You've got that magic touch, hummingbird.
 
"Rather than just waiting patiently for any pollinator that comes their way to start the next generation of seeds, some plants appear to recognize the best suitors and “turn on” to increase the chance of success, according to a new study published this week.
Being picky may increase access to genetic diversity and thus give the plants a competitive advantage over their neighbors, but there is a risk, the researchers say. If the preferred pollinators decline for any reason, the plants may not reproduce as easily and could decline as well.
These findings stem from the discovery that the showy red and yellow blooms of Heliconia tortuosa, an exotic tropical plant, recognize certain hummingbirds by the way the birds sip the flowers’ nectar. The plants respond by allowing pollen to germinate, ultimately increasing the chances for successful seed formation.
Researchers from Oregon State University and the Smithsonian Institution announced their results in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a professional journal. “To our knowledge, these findings provide the first evidence of pollinator recognition in plants,” they wrote.
Matt Betts, an associate professor in the Oregon State University College of Forestry is the lead author. Adam S. Hadley, also at Oregon State, and W. John Kress of the Smithsonian Institution are co-authors. The National Science Foundation provided support for the research.
In experiments at the Las Cruces Biological Station in Costa Rica, Betts and Hadley began by trying to pollinate Heliconia plants by hand. Although such methods are commonly used in plant propagation, the researchers were puzzled by their lack of success. So in an enclosure known as an aviary, they exposed Heliconia to six species of hummingbirds and a butterfly. The team discovered that two types of hummers – violet sabrewings and green hermits – achieved more than 80 percent success in fertilizing the plants.
By controlling the sources of pollen, the researchers excluded the possibility that fertilization could be explained by specific birds carrying higher quality pollen".
View original post
2
1
William L. Weaver's profile photokrithi l's profile photo
 
Fantastic! =]
Add a comment...

Brennan Young

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
This song is just fantastic. Brian Wilson meets Burt Bacharach. Potty mouth lyrics tho.
1
Add a comment...

Brennan Young

Shared publicly  - 
 
The right to bear candy
 
How To Sneak Chocolate Into An American Cinema
7 comments on original post
4
1
Sebastian Costin's profile photoJohn Hardy didn't vote for Abbott's profile photo
 
:D
Add a comment...

Brennan Young

Shared publicly  - 
 
brilliantly simple candle recycling design
 
Best of 2014: Regenerative Candle Forms New Ones As It Melts

I never thought about innovating the candle. Very creative. 
Benjamin Shine creates an old-school light source that can rise from its own ashes.
3 comments on original post
5
Add a comment...

Brennan Young

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
a very earnest little number
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
457 people
Allison Eloise Ellerby's profile photo
Thomas Lein's profile photo
Tommy Bünger's profile photo
Jón Hnefill Jakobsson's profile photo
Ada O Camara's profile photo
Jeffrey J Davis's profile photo
Lars Buster Nielsen's profile photo
Temu Bacot's profile photo
‫جاوشين هؤرمزيار‬‎'s profile photo

Brennan Young

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Absolutely gorgeous slice of power pop with a gentle bossa nova feel.
1
Add a comment...
 
Long may there be such stories, long may there be such women. Congratulations sisters for March 8th!
5
1
Jarvis “Jar” Spencer's profile photo
Add a comment...

Brennan Young

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Avant-garde prog rock meets Spike Jones. Dave Stewart of National Health (not the guy from Eurythmics) reimagines 'The Collapso'. A glorious racket.
1
Add a comment...

Brennan Young

Shared publicly  - 
 
Animated patterns painted on walls by ebook screen bods
1
Add a comment...

Brennan Young

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
I've had the vinyl for years. An amazing album, and hands down the best from 5th Dimension. Really superior psychedelic soul. I haven't heard better. Gorgeous vocals and wonderful arrangements from Mr Webb. The CD arrived in the post today!
2
Noodleydoo's profile photo
 
I agree. I discovered this album as a 70's kid who missed the 5th's heyday in the 60's completely.
Add a comment...

Brennan Young

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Researchers explain how they have used the brain's ability to bring together information from different senses to make white people feel that they were inhabiting black bodies and adults feel like they had children's bodies. The results of such virtual bodyswapping experiments are remarkable and have important implications for approaching phenomena such as race and gender discriminatio
Researchers explain how they have used the brain's ability to bring together information from different senses to make white people feel that they were inhabiting black bodies and adults feel like they had children's bodies. The results of such virtual bodyswapping experiments are remarkable and have important implications for approaching phenomena such as race and gender discrimination.
View original post
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
457 people
Allison Eloise Ellerby's profile photo
Thomas Lein's profile photo
Tommy Bünger's profile photo
Jón Hnefill Jakobsson's profile photo
Ada O Camara's profile photo
Jeffrey J Davis's profile photo
Lars Buster Nielsen's profile photo
Temu Bacot's profile photo
‫جاوشين هؤرمزيار‬‎'s profile photo
Education
  • Goldsmiths College
    BA Fine Art (Studio Practice) & Art History, 1991 - 1994
Links
Story
Tagline
Shameless onanist and flâneur. Stimulating party conversationalist. Outrageous fees!
Introduction
Into second-order cybernetics, epistemology, (para)politics, biology & evolution.
Bragging rights
I can play the piano. Not to shabby at painting, drawing and cooking. I made a turing-complete computer language interpreter without ever having any formal computer science training.
Work
Occupation
Developer, lecturer & digital artist
Employment
  • Laerdal
    Software Developer, 2014 - present
  • Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA)
    Lecturer, 2004 - 2014
Basic Information
Gender
Male