Confessions of a researchaholic

January 29, 2023

Sense of self as an evolutionary construct

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:56 am

How would individual cells of our bodies work together as individuals?
The sense of self might be an evolutionary construct to help that happen, without other (deep) philosophical or religious reasons.

January 27, 2023

Mr. ???? walking

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 9:41 pm

Mr. ???? was introduced to me during an early morning dream on January 23 2023.
I forgot his name after waking up but still remember his face and his motion on an elliptical machine.
This is an exercise of recording (the vibe of) his face with a walking body motion.

January 23, 2023

Asian competitive advantage for SIGGRAPH

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:30 am
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I liked to joke that Asian folks have a competitive advantage for SIGGRAPH since its deadline is usually before the lunar new year, but this year proves a rare exception.

Neither matters that much to me anymore, though.

January 22, 2023

Stick caterpillar dream on January 18 2023

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 8:24 pm

I dreamed about a caterpillar crawling with its front part sticking up stiff due to fungal infection, which I captured by a physical acrylic painting on the evening and digitally drew and animated a few days later.

January 21, 2023

Dream on January 19 2023

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 5:02 pm
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This is the second dream I had (or remembered) after 4:40 am and I already forgot the first one.
Found myself sweating and heart pumping fast both times.
Seeing this Behance project for images and captions, or the Instagram link below.

January 16, 2023


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 12:38 pm

Sometimes I am envious about people who can stay in bed after waking up in the morning; I either feel bored at that time or have to record a vivid dream before it is gone.

January 15, 2023

Calm temple calf

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:48 pm

After this image from this article.

January 14, 2023

Contented wild boar

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:02 pm

After this image from this article; the boar seems more contented in print than in digital.

January 13, 2023

New technology new bugs

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:38 pm

Programmers are well aware of the fact that every time we add some new code we may also create new bugs.
(And when we fix the old bugs we may create new ones, ad infinitum.)

This seems to apply to technology in general, for impact in climate, environment, biology, economy, culture, society, etc.

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