Sunday, March 2, 2008

High Flying Sport -

"Surf Shakers"
digitally manipulated fractal flame collage by Mick Mather

LAST WORLD, Thermosphere - In an effort to rehabilitate Last World's atmosphere, the Ministry of Science & Future Technology has purchased a modernized fleet of high-flying processors that are expected to boost and enhance the output of ground-based units. The ships are huge, kilometer-size behemoths that circle the planet, skimming along - or, as the pilots call it, surfing the thermosphere. Each is equipped with a number of atmospheric seeding devices as well as a particle accelerator configured to accomplish such tasks as super heating water, breaking up ice sheets and raking permafrost layers known to contain bacteria and other organisms that assist in speeding up the process of planet warming and atmosphere stabilization. This shake & bake approach to creating livable environments for future colonists is standard technology fare, but the addition of the Surf Shaker high-fly unit is quite a new wrinkle. In this artist rendition, a pair of processors can be seen as they go about their important work in tandem. Since pilot rotation is heavy during this phase of planetary rehab, opportunities for young men and women seeking work after graduation are above average for qualified individuals. The Ministry of Education has implemented an internship program for seniors and graduate level students who are encouraged to apply. What's in your future?


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This is very cool, I LOVE this blog. I am sorry it has ceased.

Sorry I wasn't always good at keeping up--so busy!

Have you tried artrage--there's a free version which works pretty well and a $25 version which is fully functional. You can do lots for little, but it takes a little learning curve, not too bad. Has layers.

Mick said...

mary stebbins taitt:
Thanks for the kind words here, Mary. As I've said before, while it was too much for me to keep with, there's always tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. Who knows what might happen.

Thanks for the artrage info ... my old computer won't stand for anymore software though, so I have to pass.