"Virus" circa 2002 : Inspired by a paragraph I read in an old Time Life book (The Cell) explaining the basic attack mechanism of a virus. The quote below is not the original text that inspired the animation but the essence of it is close enough:
"Viruses that attack bacteria were named 'bacteriophages'. The term phage originates from Greek phagein, which translates as 'to eat'. The phage infection cycle seems to be simple but extremely efficient: a single phage injects its genome into a bacterial cell, switching the cells' programme in its favour so the host cell will eventually die and release about 100 new phage particles.1 "
"Brain and mind are not the same. Your brain is part of the visible, tangible world of the body. Your mind is part of the invisible, transcendent world of thought, feeling, attitude, belief and imagination. The brain is the physical organ most associated with mind and consciousness, but the mind is not confined to the brain. The intelligence of your mind permeates every cell of your body, not just brain cells. Your mind has tremendous power over all bodily systems."
I am thrilled to announce the launch of ReptileMind.com 2016! Reptilemind is the creative portfolio of Christopher Hayes, visual artist.
ReptileMind was officially launched as a dot com on April 29th 2003 but it's origins stretch back to somewhere in mid 1998 (this being roughly it's tenth edition). The site's early years were spent as a few pages of HTML stashed away in hidden directories on whatever server I could get inconspicuous access to. Once ISP's began offering modest bits of server space to their subscribers for "Personal Pages" it moved up a few directories and became a legitimate albeit fourth class citizen on my (eek!) AOL account. In retrospect it is a miracle that it's content escaped the notice of AOL's TOS police but thankfully it survived....
I grew up in the pre-personal computer age. Pong, Pac Man, Atari and an occasional brief encounter with the commodore 64 was as close as I came to computer technology as a kid. By the time I entered college, the Mac Plus had hit the market and the school opened its first computer center. Though a marvel at the time, the Mac Plus for me was essentially a glorified type writer, a type writer which I had to schedule time in upwards of a week in advance in order to use for writing my term papers. That was OK though, lack of access was no big deal. I was majoring in film and writing term papers was just about all the use I had for a computer back then.
It wasn’t until somewhere around 1993-1994 that I met the internet and it was only then that my opinions about the computer began to change. My discovery of the internet heralded the beginning of what would become a career in web design and video motion graphics. In 1995 I abandoned my dream of becoming a fine artist in exchange for a career in digital media (those who love me should have shot me, but who could have known). I set about learning HTML, Cold Fusion and finally ASP....