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Welcome to the Artsnova Digital Art and Space Blog

The Artsnova Digital Art and Space Blog consists of my reflections on art, computer graphics, photography, software, space exploration, astronomy and my personal activities.

Following are excerpts from my most recent blog posts. Click on either the post's title or the "Read the rest" link to read the entire post.

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The 2020 Capricon Science Fiction Convention

February 13th, 2020

The Capricon science fiction convention began today. While I have opted to not participate in the con’s art show this year, I will be participating in the con’s wonderful programming. This is something I look forward to every year. The panel I most look forward to being on is Making Work which provides for the rare opportunity to discuss and debate economics in a science fiction convention setting.

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2019 Year in Review

February 12th, 2020

2019 was a challenging year largely due to the pursuit of too many projects and interests. In a typical year, my time is divided between creative coding, digital art, photography, web work, developing and delivering presentations, attempting to keep up with developments in space exploration, managing Chicago Society for Space Studies, and work on other projects.

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February 12th, 2020

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Edgar Allan Poe Portrait Using The Raven

March 19th, 2019

Being a fan of Edgar Allan Poe and his poem The Raven, I decided to create a portrait of the author by using the text of his poem The Raven.

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From One Con to Another and Apollo Art

February 22nd, 2019

I spent last weekend at the Capricon Science Fiction Convention. This coming weekend it will be the SEA (Self Employment in the Arts) Conference. These are two very different sorts of ‘cons’ attracting very different audiences. Their common factor is that they both target my areas of interest. Here’s what I did and what I’ll be doing.

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Bryce Canyon National Park Antique Landscape Digital Art

December 13th, 2018

Yesterday I took some time away from my Earth as Art book project to do some experimenting with image processing and converting a digital photo into digital art. Specifically I took one of my photographs of Bryce Canyon and by using a somewhat convoluted workflow produced what I will call a digitally painted image.

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