“The surface of a Cannabis sativa plant, showing glandular cells called trichomes that secrete a resin containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active component of cannabis when used as a drug.” Micrograph by Ted Kinsman for Wired Magazine.
Another animated illustration for Wired Italia. This accompanied a column about AI, specifically the question of how or if an intelligent machine could be told apart from a human. The text references the scene early in Blade Runner where a suspected replicant is questioned using the Voight-Kampff device so I drew inspiration from that, hopefully not too directly!
I’ve been working with the good people at Wired Italia quite a bit lately, on both the print and ipad editions of the magazine. These looping animations were commissioned to illustrate a feature on the best apps for different categories of consumer (geek, fitness enthusiast, family, workaholic, and globetrotter). It’s a fun challenge to do stuff that straddles new and traditional media like this, and I love the way they’ve been implemented in the app. Thanks to Daniela Sanziani for that clip, and her fantastic art direction.
Oh LEGOS, those glorious Danish bricks that we all loved as kids and secretly enjoy as adults. In the latest issue of Wired Magazine, photographer Tom Nagy is dispatched to LEGO HQ in all of its color-coded majesty.
A quick one for November’s Wired Italia, about the difficult and potentially dangerous search for powerful new materials. There’s an oblique reference here to the cover of the first ever Hulk comic (as well as to my own Avengers GIF).
Some of my favorite outtakes of Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani currently out in the current issue of Wired Mag. Lots of thanks to both of them for being fun and nice. Those two qualities really go a long way in my book. If you enjoy laughing, definitely for sure absolutely watch The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail on Comedy Central.