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Jim Plaxco
Works at Artsnova, Digital Art Gallery
Attended Northern Illinois University
Lives in Schaumburg IL
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I installed Bitdefender Total Security (includes anti-virus, firewall, etc.) a few hours ago and since that time have experience not one, not two, but three Blue Screens of Death - something this laptop has experienced only a couple times in its multi-year history. These crashes have caused me to lose work. What good is security if it makes your computer unreliable?
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Finished reading The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future by Martin Ford.
The focus of the book is on the impact of AI and robotics on automation and the impact of automation on jobs and the impact of that on our economy and the mass market.
It is worth reading for Ford's description of the history and the potential problems in the future.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002S0NITU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002S0NITU&linkCode=as2&tag=artsnova99-20&linkId=Z6ITFQ4HQC6PQV5A
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gital painting of one of my addictions - Fresh Brewed Coffee Digital Painting http://www.redbubble.com/people/jimplaxco/works/21523511-fresh-brewed-coffee-digital-painting via @redbubble#art #coffee
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My commentary on judging the student art submitted to the NSS space art contest.
Title: Winners of 2016 National Space Society Space Settlement Student Art Contest Announced
URL: http://www.artsnova.com/blog/NSS-Space-Settlement-Student-Art-Contest-Winners #spaceart #space #art #artcontest
The National Space Society has announced the winners of its 2016 NSS Space Settlement Student Art Contest. As one of the contest's art judges, it was once again an interesting experience. While I did not write about my experiences judging last year's contest, I did write about Judging the 2014 ...
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My first video addition to my youtube account in quite some time.
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I've added new art to my Redbubble portfolio  - Vincent van Gogh Generative Portrait.  See the description on the page for more information.
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A pet peeve of mine is web sites that are designed so that they are only 10 percent signal but 90 percent noise. Case in point is Network World. The area in white in the photo is the content (signal). This is one of a set of 11 pages with each page listing one of the OS' available for the Raspberry PI. I bailed after the 3rd page and headed over to a more user-friendly site
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Added a new work of landscape art titled Desert Night to my Redbubble account
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A "New Rembrandt" painting? No. The portrait is not a lost work by Dutch master but a 3D printed painting made by software that distilled the features of a Rembrandt. The painting was created by algorithmically analyzing 168,263 Rembrandt painting fragments. See the story at
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/apr/05/new-rembrandt-to-be-unveiled-in-amsterdam#img-1
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The new and improved Saatchi Online Art Gallery search tool eliminates that one thing that makes search tools most useful: the ability to search using keywords. Just another reason why Saatchi is on my "do not like" list. #saatchi #art
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Education
  • Northern Illinois University
    Master of Science in Computer Science, 1979 - 1981
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Jim Plaxco is a digital artist specializing in abstract art, algorithmic art, astronomical art, computer art, and space art. A portion of Jim's work can be seen at http://www.artsnova.com
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Digital Artist, Artsnova Digital Art Gallery
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Jim Plaxco is a digital artist specializing in astronomical/planetary/space art, abstract art, algorithmic art, and alternative portraiture. His digital art tools include photography, 2D and 3D graphics software as well as graphics software of his own design. A portion of Jim's work can be seen at http://www.artsnova.com with information on commissioned art available at http://www.artsnova.com/art_commissions.html As a Solar System Ambassador for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jim has used his artistic and image processing skills to create astronomical and planetary images using data from a variety of space missions to illustrate his educational presentations. In addition to creating art, Jim has judged space art contests for NASA, International Academy of Astronautics, and the National Space Society. Jim is also a programmer with expertise in web design, data mining, database design, data analysis, and network design. His languages include C, C++, CSS, HTML, JAVA, JCL, ISPF, SAS, REXX. Jim is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of algorithmic art, digital art, space art, space exploration, planetary science, astronomy, and image processing as it relates to planetary science missions and astronomical science. Jim has taught astronomical image processing as a Guest Lecturer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago Specialties:Computer Graphics: Photoshop, Lightwave, Mojoworld, Painter, Bryce, AIP4WIN, IRIS, Processing / Web Design: HTML, CSS, SEO / Data Analysis: C++, SAS, Java / Experienced with NASA PDS data files and FITS astronomical data files
Employment
  • Artsnova, Digital Art Gallery
    Owner, 2007 - present
    Digital artist creating creating abstract art, algorithmic art, astronomical art, space art, and alternative portraiture. Available for commissioned work - for details on commissions see http://www.artsnova.com/art_commissions.html Available for presentations on digital art and online marketing for artists. For details, see http://www.artsnova.com/art-lectures.html
  • ATT Global Network Services
    Database Administrative Specialist, 1999 - 2007
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