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Pin-Up Sneak Peek!

Here's a pencil preview for a pin-up I'm illustrating with +Brian Miller of +victoria paege, based on photos of her by Dennis Mong. Full-color illustration will officially debut later as a limited print.

But if you're attending +Phoenix Comicon this week, you can score this FREE special edition 4x6 promo card from us in Artist Alley at 4128! (while supplies last)

#phxcc #pinups #pinup #art #illustration #cosplay #geek #events
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"Now, I'm the One That's Cool."

Happy Geek Pride Day! Remember what it was like to endure being a geek? If so, this song is for you.

Performed by The Guild. Written by Jed Whedon & Felicia Day.

#geekprideday #geekpride #geeky #geek #holiday #music
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+Dawn Siadatan, haha, well, for what it's worth, I appreciate your tip as well as your angst (even if I don't share it). :)
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Happy Towel Day!

In addition to Geek Pride Day, it's also Towel Day! This holiday is celebrated as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams [amzn.to/13QGN7L].

On this day, May 25, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their love for the books and the author, as referred to in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after Adams' death on May 11, 2001.

This year, astronaut Samantha Crisoforetti sends us this wholly remarkable Towel Day greeting from the International Space Station (ISS).

www.towelday.org // #towelday #samanthacrisoforetti #iss #douglasadams #hitchhikersguide #hhgttg #h2hg #space #geek #holiday #events
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Happy Geek Pride Day!

Today is Geek Pride Day! Celebrated each May 25, it's a holiday to promote geek culture!

The date was chosen because May 25, 1977 was the first of the Star Wars films [amzn.to/1y8cIQb] but two other geek-related holidays are today: Towel Day, for fans of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy by Douglas Adams [amzn.to/13QGN7L], and the Glorious 25 May for fans of Discworld by Terry Pratchett [amzn.to/173rKcZ].

This holiday originated in 2006 in Spain as "Día del Orgullo Friki" or "Orgullo Friki" and spread around the world via the Internet.

www.orgullofriki.com
Image: deviantART user "koscum"

#geekprideday #geekpride #geeky #geek #holiday #events
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+Adventure.Cat, =^.^= !
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Viking's Grave & Sunken Ship: Photogrammetry Transforms Archaeological Sites!

Mapping an archaeological dig takes plenty of measuring, photographing, note-taking and drawing plus a great deal of time. Now, most of this work can be done with photogrammetry -- a method that uses two dimensional images of an archaeological find to construct a 3D model. In many ways, this is much more precise than older, more time-consuming methods.

Archaeologists are already putting this technique to use. When a possible Viking grave was found in Skaun in Sør-Trøndelag (2014), the excavation site was mapped using photogrammetry.

For archaeologists studying a site, the manner in which artifacts are found, how deeply they're buried, and where they're placed in relation to each other can provide a lot of information. Photogrammetry also makes it easier for archaeologists to share their findings with others as the 3D models produced can be saved as regular PDF files which they can send to colleagues for feedback.

Example of a Viking archaeological site: https://ntnu.box.com/shared/static/51nxbf6fi269suwklzi574za62j3eric.pdf 

Marine archaeologist Fredrik Skoglund of NTNU University Museum tried this with the Dutch ship "De Grawe Adler" (the Grey Eagle), which sank in 1696 by Strømsholmen in Hustadvika, and was discovered in 1982 when dredging for sand destroyed parts of the ship.

"I swam along the whole length of the wreck a few years ago and took pictures," Skoglund says.

But Skoglund did this without ever considering the possibility of making a 3D model of the wreck. The photos were taken underwater making it slightly harder to put them together, but not impossible. If the results are precise enough, they can be used to monitor the ship's decomposition, which can be difficult to see. This will help put in place appropriate protection measures.

Model of "De Grawe Adler": https://ntnu.box.com/shared/static/5cdo0m36b94def106vd8dhnh4l7gh6la.pdf

In the future, perhaps we'll be able to put on 3D-glasses and virtually visit an excavation site.

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NTNU University Museum - Detailed image of a shield boss found in what is likely a Viking's grave in Skaun

Full story:
http://gemini.no/en/2015/05/the-vikings-grave-and-the-sunken-ship

Additional:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaeology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photogrammetry

#vikings #archaeology #photogrammetry #3dmodeling #3d #computational #algorithms #computer #science #technology #sciencesunday #scienceeveryday
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Early Birds vs Night Owls!

Considering my upcoming appearance with +victoria paege at +Phoenix Comicon, this feels relevant to reshare. Many artists, including me, are night owls that suffer the disadvantages discussed in this AsapSCIENCE video when we're attending daytime events like comic cons. But it's not all bad news for those us naturally active at night...

#biology #psychology #sociology #genetics #earlybirds #larks #nightowls #teamnosleep #science #scienceeveryday #sciencesunday
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Early Birds vs Night Owls!

They say the early bird gets the worm, but with humans do morning people really have an advantage over night owls? Does one come out on top as more successful than the other? AsapSCIENCE quickly and concisely breaks down this battle over bedtime.

For more details and additional info:

Personality
www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201208/early-risers-are-happier-healthier-and-more-productive-night-owls

Intelligence
www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/smart-people-sleep-late-82486792.html

Long-term Attention
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19390047

Genetics
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18802415
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S105381191300921X
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ana.23636/abstract;jsessionid=3787FB4A72846B94541734231F04B16A.f01t01

#biology #psychology #sociology #genetics #earlybirds #larks #nightowls #teamnosleep #science #scienceeveryday #sciencesunday
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Are you more of an early bird or a night owl? And how similar are you to the way they're described in this video?
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New Computational Technique Advances Color 3D Printing Process!

Columbia Engineering's assistant professor of computer science Changxi Zheng, while working with China's Zhejiang University researchers, developed a technique that enables hydrographic printing to color surfaces with the most precise alignment ever attained. Hydrographic printing is an industrial method that's widely used for transferring color inks on a thin film to the surface of manufactured 3D objects.

Using a new computational method they developed to simulate the printing process, Zheng and his team have designed a model that predicts color film distortion during hydrographic immersion and uses it to generate colored film that they say guarantees exact alignment of an object's surface textures.

"Attaining precise alignment of the color texture onto the surface of an object with a complex surface, whether it's a motorcycle helmet or a 3D-printed gadget, has been almost impossible in hydrographic printing until now," says Zheng. "By incorporating -- for the first time -- a computational model into the traditional hydrographic printing process, we've made it easy for anyone to physically decorate 3D surfaces with their own customized color textures."

To prove that this simulation works, Zheng and his collaborators used off-the-shelf hardware to build a calibrated system with a mechanical apparatus precisely controlling an object's immersion. A 3D-system measures the object's orientation and its dipping location. They were able to compute a color image to feed into their hydrographic system for precise texture registration. To avoid severe film distortion and the danger of the film tearing, they introduced a multi-immersion design where the object is dipped multiple times, each with a different orientation and a film printed with a different color pattern.

"This system is easy to set up for personal use and it's quite inexpensive, less than 40 U.S. cents per printing," Zheng notes. "And it works for a wide range of complex surface geometries and materials."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrographics_(printing)
http://www.cs.columbia.edu/cg/hydrographics
http://engineering.columbia.edu/new-computational-technique-advances-color-3d-printing-process

#hydrographics #printmaking #printing #decorativeart #3dprinting #3d #computational #algorithms #computer #science #technology #sciencesunday #scienceeveryday
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See My Illustrations at Phoenix Comicon 2015!

Thanks so much for following my work on Google+! If you're in the area, see my illustrations in person at +Phoenix Comicon!

I'm appearing with +victoria paege at this event. We're signing autographs, posing for photos, selling prints and geeking out with fellow fans of comics, cosplay, sci-fi, science, technology and more in Artist Alley at 4128.

http://phoenixcomicon.com // #phxcc #comics #scifi #fantasy #pinups #pinup #art #illustration #cosplay #geek #events
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May 28-31: Phoenix Comicon 2015!

My next appearance is with +victoria paege at +Phoenix Comicon! We're signing autographs, posing for photos, selling prints and geeking out with fellow fans of comics, cosplay, sci-fi, science, technology and more in Artist Alley at 4128.

http://phoenixcomicon.com // #phxcc #comics #scifi #fantasy #pinups #pinup #art #illustration #cosplay #geek #events
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Happy Birthday, Peter Cushing!

Peter Cushing was an English actor and BAFTA TV Award Best Actor winner who lived from May 26, 1913 to August 11, 1994.

He's famous for his many appearances in Hammer Films in which he played Sherlock Holmes, the sinister scientist Baron Frankenstein, the vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing, and more. His best-known roles outside the Hammer productions include Doctor Who in Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) and Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966) as well as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977). [amzn.to/1GBHYun]

To commemorate Cushing's birthday, I'm sharing this sketch card I painted for the Star Wars Perspectives (2014) trading card series of him as Grand Moff Tarkin!

#petercushing #horror #scifi #movies #starwars #illustration #art #grandmofftarkin #tarkin #starwarstuesday #starwarseveryday
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+Steven Bailey, that was Admiral Motti. :) Grand Moff Tarkin, Peter Cushing's character, was the one that told Vader to release Motti from the Force choke... I mean, release Motti from the too snug collar check. :p
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Happy Geek Pride Day!

"The stuff that use to get us mocked and beat up for liking has become completely mainstream..."

#geekprideday #geekpride #geeky #geek #holiday
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X-23!

Sketch card I painted for the Marvel Universe 2014 trading card series of X-23, known for her X-Men, X-Force and Avengers Academy appearances! My model for this illustration is +victoria paege.

#marvel #comics #art #illustration #x23 #theavengers #avengers #xmen #xforce #superherosunday
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+Angelina Cabarubias, thanks!
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Iron Man!

Sketch card I painted for the 2012 Marvel Greatest Heroes (The Avengers) trading card series of Tony Stark aka Iron Man!

#marvel #comics #art #illustration #superheroes #theavengers #avengers #tonystark #ironman #superherosunday
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Professional illustrator. Life-long geek. Inspired by science. Guided by reason. Zombie fit. [ Google Glass Explorer | NASA Social Alumni ]
Introduction
Circle me for my art, science news and geek fun!

2015 Appearances
Comic-Con International: Jul 8-12, San Diego, CA - Booth 5560
Phoenix Comicon: May 28-31, Phoenix, AZ - Booth 4128

2014 Appearances
Fan Fest: Dec 12-14, Glendale, AZ
Comic-Con International: Jul 23-27, San Diego, CA
Phoenix Comicon: Jun 5-8, Phoenix, AZ

2013 Appearances
Las Vegas Comics Expo: Sep 28-29, Las Vegas, NV
Comic-Con International: Jul 17-21, San Diego, CA

2012 Appearances
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival: Nov 3, Las Vegas, NV
Comic-Con International: Jul 11-15, San Diego, CA
Phoenix Comicon: May 24-27, Phoenix, AZ

2011 Appearances
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival: Nov 5, Las Vegas, NV
Comic-Con International: Jul 20-24, San Diego, CA
ConCarolinas: Jun 3-5, Charlotte, NC - Artist Guest of Honor
Phoenix Comicon: May 26-29, Phoenix, AZ 
Motor City Comic Con: May 13-15, Novi, MI
WonderCon: Apr 1-3, San Francisco, CA

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Bio
I'm a professional illustrator and sketch card artist on popular properties like Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Classic Sci-Fi & Horror Collector Series, Grimm Fairy Tales and more.
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I have an ongoing cosplay inspired and sexy pin-up series that features models in original costumes. Know a great model or interested yourself? Contact me!

I'm also a shutterbug and one of my favorite places to shoot photos is around San Francisco.

I'm also a NASA Social Alumni. I've been given opportunities to go behind-the-scenes at various NASA facilities to speak with scientists, engineers, managers and more so I can share what I learn with my social media followers.
#NASASocial (Twitter)

In May 2013, Google invited me into their Glass Explorer program. You'll often find me exploring new ways of doing things with Google Glass.
#throughglass (Google+)

In 1995, I created the award-winning +World Famous Comics, one of the Web's first and largest destinations for comic book and entertainment fans.
worldfamouscomics.com/about

Kai Justiss, a Jedi seen in the Star Wars Expanded Universe books and magazines, is named after me and based on my likeness.
starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kai_​​Justiss

Recent Art Projects
Marvel Masterpieces (in stores early 2015)
Star Wars Masterwork (in stores Feb 11, 2015)
Marvel Premier 2014
Star Trek TOS Portfolio Prints
Star Wars Perspectives
Marvel Universe 2014
Marvel: The Bronze Age
Marvel Premier
Star Wars Galactic Files
2012 Marvel Greatest Heroes - The Avengers
Grimm Fairy Tales
The Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters
Classic Vintage Movie Posters: Sci-Fi & Horror - Series 2
More

Art for Films
The Congregation
Zombie Prom
www.imdb.com/name/nm2180618

Favorite Quotes
"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
- Carl Sagan

"Don't be content in your life just to do no wrong. Be prepared every day to try and do some good."
- Sir Nicholas Winton

"With great power there must also come — great responsibility!"
- Stan Lee

"If you want to make enemies, try to change something."
- Woodrow Wilson

"hello, world"
- Brian Kernighan & Dennis Ritchie
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Philadelphia, PA - Taipei, Taiwan
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