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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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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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Windycon Science Fiction Convention 2018

November 8th, 2018

Tomorrow I head out for the Windycon Science Fiction Convention to set up for the convention’s art show. I’ll also be participating in the convention’s programming. I’ll be giving two presentations, moderating a panel discussion, and serving as a panelist on two other panels.

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Reflections on the 2018 International Space Development Conference

June 25th, 2018

If you were searching for me the last week of May you would have found me at the International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles. This is the second year in a row I’ve attended the conference. Before that, the last time I attended was in 2010 when the conference was held here in Chicago and for which I served as the conference website’s webmaster. I had three tangible reasons for attending the conference this year. First, the conference had a compelling collection of speakers and presentations. Add to this the presence of Jeff Bezos (Blue Origin and Amazon) and physicist Freeman Dyson whom I hoped to meet (it would be my second time meeting Freeman Dyson).

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Anak Krakatau aka Krakatoa Volcano

June 7th, 2018

I’m not sure what possessed me to seek out a Landsat image of Anak Krakatau (aka the Krakatoa Volcano) at this time – but I did. In my presentation Planet Earth As Art: The View From Space I do include images of several volcanoes so perhaps adding Krakatau was in the back of my mind. Whatever the reason,

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