The term cyberspace was first used by the American-Canadian author William Gibson in 1982 in a story published in Omni magazine and then in his book Neuromancer. In this science-fiction novel, Gibson described cyberspace as the creation of a computer network in a world filled with artificially intelligent beings. The real cyberspace is a global … Continue reading The Birth of the Cyberspace
This artwork is part of a series of five paintings that is called Cybernetic Musings. In these series I explore recent developments into the cyberspace. The title of this work refers to an old annotation that medieval cartographers made upon unexplored territories "Here be dragons" and also refers to one of my own works where … Continue reading Here be Rats …
Ours is the Age of Science; but from a study of most contemporary art, one would find it difficult to infer this most obvious of facts. Contemporary literature, graphic arts, and music, contain remarkably few references to contemporary science—few references even to the metaphysical and ethical problems which contemporary science has raised.A survey showed that … Continue reading Cryptomathics: the complexity of simplicity.
I would like to start this post with a quote by Ai Weiwei: Life is art. Art is life. I never separate it.This comes after long weeks of fretting over the fact that I’m in a rather turbulent period in my life where lots of changes happen, prohibiting me of having time to dedicate on … Continue reading Sometimes Art is just Life.
Evolutions in technology and knowledge have always provoked a conservative counter reaction by people who see their current ways of doing things and earning a living being threatened. The latest evolutions in the information technology isn’t any different in that aspect as the introduction of the printing press was for the mediaeval scribes or the … Continue reading About Artificial Intelligence.
Fighting with Depression (acrylic on canvas 72’ x 48’, 2016) is a canvas that I created when I was dissatisfied with the lack of recognition my work received. By the time I finished the canvas I felt already in a better mood, so I added the swallow´s nest in the storm lantern. Don’t ask me … Continue reading HOW NOT TO GET DEPRESSED AS AN ARTIST
This post 's aim is to make it easier to understand why fame & fortune is not easy to manage.
This painting (acrylic on canvas 24' x36') illustrates how the art-world functions. Many are called, only few are chosen. A variety of pages where artists post are filled with delusional pep-talk. The latest example was a debuting writer who got ecstatic about her first rejection letter from a publisher. She saw it as a proof … Continue reading Many are Called, Few are Chosen.
Halloween is more than just a party occasion: it´s a time of the year that many Christians are commemorating their departed relatives and friends.
Since ages are the flea markets the natural biotope of artists as a place of inspiration, to buy ingredients for their art, or to sell their creations.
The Blogoscope. Acrylic on canvas 46 x 36 cm by Shaharee Vyaas. More info on https://maharajagar.com/2021/10/15/the-blogoscope/(opens in a new tab)
“Being simple is the most complicated thing nowadays.” -Ramana Pemmaraju The principle of simplicity or parsimony—broadly, is the idea that simpler explanations of observations should be preferred to more complex ones—is conventionally attributed to William of Occam, after whom it is traditionally referred to as Occam's razor. This does not mean that there will be … Continue reading The Complexity of Simplicity
Valkyrie. Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 cm by Shaharee Vyaas.
Porcupinefish are also called blowfish because they have the ability to inflate their bodies by swallowing water or air, thereby becoming rounder. This increase in size (almost double vertically) reduces the range of potential predators to those with much bigger mouths. A second defense mechanism is provided by the sharp spines, which radiate outwards when … Continue reading The Blowfish who Stole my Weekend.
An incredibly comfortable chair. One that looks nice. I just want to be able to sit and work without having to use any muscle in my body except my fingers and maybe my brain muscle. Those who're following me for a while will probably notice that my studio became a little crammed. That's also a … Continue reading My Kingdom for a Comfortable Chair.
Let me start with the admission that most artistic projects are abandoned by their creators at a certain point. That doesn’t mean they’re unfinished projects: it just indicates that the artist moved on to other pastures of inspiration, style and interest. Everyone who’s artistically active, knows how difficult it is to resist the tsunami of … Continue reading Abandoned art vs. unfinished art.
The Cambridge dictionary defines the two words as follow: 1. A Passion for something: an extreme interest in or wish for doing something 2. An Obsession: something or someone that you think about all the time. While a passion is “extreme behavior” it lacks the indefinite time connotation. We all have passions but how many … Continue reading Is being an artist a passion or an obsession?
Nuclear Mysticism is composed of different theories that try to show the relationships between quantum physics and the conscious mind.
My main motivation to turn to audio books was that I’m spending so much time of the day staring at a screen, that in the evening my eyes are too tired to read any further.
Marketing is the bane of my existence as a writer. It distracts me from what I really want to be doing: writing. It forces me to enter into the uncivilized world of advertising, where strident ads claw their way into the consumer’s consciousness, convincing the public to buy what they don’t want, can’t use, but must have.