I have a picture in my head about these three scientists. They are/were like average aged men who don’t like their phone, because they find them hard to use. They preferably like to invent new technologies rather than use them. We should respect everybody who can reach this level of altruism.
math art | acrylic and oil pastel on paper, 50X60cm
science art | acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 110X160cm
Planetary Resources Inc
Planetary Resources Inc The Asteroid Mining Company by Oliver Sin
I made this science art picture about the Planetary Resources Inc. It’s company who started a revolution in the field asteroid mining. This alliance between scientists and billionaires will change the political construction of our society, because they will possess more resources from the space, than all other firms or governments can have in the next hundred years.
Space mining, asteroid mining– may sound even familiar, provided you know E.E. Smith’s Lensman series. Well, science-fiction may become real, as Planetary Resources announced that it’s going to mine outa space, so to say.
And why would they do that? Well, most of the precious metals and minerals on Earth derive from asteroid impacts, not to mention that their concentration in asteroids can be multiple hundred times higher than here on Earth. Modern technology and luxury craft uses gold, platinum, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, and osmium – all which are rare and expensive. But what if we had a near infinite supply of them?
Yet, even of a greater value is the water these asteroids may contain. As boosting water into the space is very costly, it would reduce the cost of space missions by a lot if there was a space water-source. And from that water even hydrogen could be made, which is one component of the rocket fuel (the other is oxygen). So mining asteroids seems absolutely reasonable.
And that is what Planetary Resources thinks too. First they try to find the richest asteroids for mining with their Arkyd-100 space telescopes. Then, the promising candidates are examined by the Arkyd-200s. The swarm of Arkyd-300 series will finalize the selection taking complementary measurements. After that, the mining process can start. How? Well, it still needs some further research, but it is surely worth the efforts.
Planetary Resources Inc. with the staff: Eric Anderson, Peter H. Diamandis, Chris Lewicki, Chris Voorhees, James Cameron, Thomas D. Jones, General T. Michael Moseley, Sara Seager, Mark V. Sykes, David Vaskevitch, John K. Villa, John S. Lewis, Eric E. Schmidt, K. Ram Shriram, Charles Simonyi, Larry Page, Ross Perot.
I always wanted to paint about something more durable than others, that’s why I use numbers.
Numbers are the cards in a game we used to call universe. I think that all the mathematicians feel this in their heart, but do not know it. They love to gamble for the big hit. “Untitled N” is the deck of cards.
science art | acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 80X120cm
Baroque ant eats bible. Art. Isn’t it?
When I’ve started high school (Miklós Radnóti High School, Dunakeszi) my father had that crazy idea to move to Göd-Újtelep. I don’t know anything about that place now, but back in 1999 it was a god-forgotten, dirty village. It was only renowned by its asylum for children. My school was to far, so I hadn’t got anything to have fun with. I was so bored, that one afternoon had that crazy idea to make an art collaboration with some kind of animals (too much spare time). Of course, our house had a big garden with some bushes, so my head started working. Not much later I’ve found a little anthill under of these weed. I went back to the house, got some food from the kitchen and started painting on my biggest paper on the floor. With the food. I used some chicken, cereals, honey and everything I could find in the fridge. After I’ve finished I’ve put the whole stuff on the top of that anthill. In the next two week the ants started eatings and have finished the artwork.
This was my first performance I think and the inspiration for one of my favorite science art painting, Universe.
Quantum mechanics is a descriptive branch of physics dealing with the atomic and subatomic world, giving explanation of the dual particle-like and wave-like behaviour of energy and matter. Max Planck, a German theoretical physicist, is considered father or the Quantum Theory. Planck (April 23, 1858 – October 4, 1947) started to deal with the black-body radiation problem in the 1890’s. In 1859 Gustav Kirchoff raised the question “how does the intensity of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by a black body depend on the frequency of the radiation and the temperature of the body?” Planck’s answer was that energy can only be radiated and absorbed in discrete amounts called “quantas”, or E = hν where h is the Planck’s constant and ν is the frequency of the radiation. Planck’s quantum hypothesis was used later by Albert Einstein to explain the photoelectric effect.
oil, oil pastel on canvas, 80X100cm private collection
Venus is the second planet around the Sun in our solar system. It is the only planet in the solar system that was named after a female character – namely Venus, the Roman goddess of love, sexuality, and affection, born of sea-foam. Its astronomical symbol is the symbol of the female sex in biology. For a long time it was believed that it is a star, hence the still popular Morning Star or Evening Star name. The planet has had a close connection to mythology for the past four thousand years. In many cultures it was closely related to womanhood, named after a goddess of love and war. Hence the Babylonians called it Ishtar, the Hellenistic Greeks named it Aphrodite, and the Romans, borrowing much of their mythology from the Greeks, called it Venus. (The goddess) Venus also had religious bonds too, many festivals, like Veneralia, Vinalia urbana or Vinalia Rustica were held for her favour during the year.
Science Art. Not so long ago it was just science-fiction, today it is rather reality that man can create human-like robots, androids, thanks to the rapid development of robotic technology. Now that we are so close to this dream becoming true the problematic questions seem to be ever more challenging. Are androids closer to robots or humans? Do they have rights? Can they or are they allowed to have feelings? What can they be used for? Many novels and films take one (or more) of these questions as their starting point to deal with mankind’s possible relation to human-like robots and, perhaps, to itself as well. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? or its film adaptation Blade Runner, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and many other gave a possible answer already to these issues. But creating life from lifeless things, shaping something human-like and, possibly, perfect is not something new. In the Greek mythology we see Pygmalion, who creates a beautiful women’s statue of ivory, and wishes she’d become real. And Venus, goddess of love, granted his wish. In some sense, maybe, she was the first gynoid (female android) ever mentioned.