Part of a small project i worked on a while ago i called PolyScape is where i made low poly environments and senses in 3DS Max , this project was primarily to get ideas of the art style for a game assignment. i got inspired by some of the low poly assets made in cinima4D.
this particular one was inspired by inspired by Japanese architecture and culture
24 March 2014
Balancing on this dense forest of poles are the beginnings to the first molecular model of a protein ever to be made. Representing single atoms, each little ball is located in exactly the right position. The man behind the model is John Cowdery Kendrew, who was born on this day in 1917. Together with biologist Max Perutz, he won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for finding out the structure of two proteins using a method called X-ray crystallography. Though it’s essentially a type of microscopy that zooms in incredibly far, it’s tricky to use. Rather than creating a magnified picture, it produces a dotted pattern that scientists need to decipher. And to generate a clear pattern, the protein molecules need to be in a perfect crystal formation. Kendrew and Perutz cleverly accomplished both, and thereby pioneered a new level of understanding into the biomolecules that run life.
Written by Emma Bornebroek
allusions and references to biblical, talmudic, haggadic, and medieval themes, figures, and ideas are commonplace in these stories…yet the stories represent not only continuity but discontinuity in tradition…the dispersion of the jews among the nations through forced exile and natural migration has steadily expanded the themes and forms…this reciprocal process [of transmission] occurred intensely among the jews and is a distinguishing characteristic of jewish folklore…the experience of exile - living as an ethnic minority among other peoples - has had a major part in shaping jewish narrative traditions…the creative nature of storytelling notwithstanding, the tales in these volumes have a summative quality. they conclude an era in jewish culture, representing traditions of communities that are no longer. their narrators are immigrants or survivors of war, shaped by…catastrophic consequences and dramatic renewal of jewish life…common themes recur. the themes are forged by similar social experiences and recurrent references to canonic traditions, rituals, religious beliefs and observations, social organization, and systems of value, ideas, and practices. [jewish fairy tales] become literary, historical, and ethnic manifestations that, their diversity and conflicting trends notwithstanding, share a core literary tradition that make jewish societies not just imagined communities, but a community of shared imagination.
post 629 of an infinity-part series