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  • MRK: Prints 2006-20012

    Open Edition prints available here: Inprnt
    All posters are gallery quality glicée prints.

    MRK (Markos Kay) is a visual artist and design director based in London. Coming from a traditional Graphic Design and Fine Art background, he first became fascinated with 3D generative art during his Masters degree at Central St. Martins. His works have been exhibited internationally, while his video installation “aDiatomea” is a permanent exhibit at Haeckel’s Phyletic Museum in Germany. MRK's work fuses science with art, dealing with themes of emergence, evolution and complexity as well as virtuality and artificial life.

    www.mrkism.com

    Flickr set
  • The Flow

    The Flow looks at the supervening layers of reality that we can observe, from quarks to nucleons to atoms and beyond. The deeper we go into the foundations of reality the more it loses its form, eventually becoming a pure mathematical conception. Layer upon layer the flow builds new codes that create new codes, each version computing a new state based on the previous one.

    Visit www.mrkism.com/flow for more information
  • Biosemiosis fig.27 / $40.00
    Biosemiotics is a growing field that studies the production, action and interpretation of signs in the biological realm. Biosemiotics attempts to integrate the findings of scientific biology and semiotics, representing a paradigmatic shift in the occidental scientific view of life, demonstrating that semiosis (sign process, including meaning and interpretation) is its immanent and intrinsic feature.
    source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biosemiotics

  • Inner Cell fig.1 / $40.00
    The major organelles of a eukaryotic cell: the nucleus that is involved in DNA maintainance and RNA transcription, the rough endoplasmic reticulum that is involved in the translation and folding of proteins, the smooth endoplasmic reticulum that plays a role in the expression of lipids and the energy producing mitochondria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organelle
  • Inner Cell fig.3 / $40.00
    The outward expression of data (genes) in the central cell structures. Starting from the data code (DNA) in the central processing unit (nucleus) through the output switches (nuclear pores) carried by data transporters (mRNA) to the data translation points (ribosomes) where it is translated into complex molecular data (proteins) and then modified in compact meaningful states (folding) in the data optimisation sites (RER) until finally released by distribution sites (SER) and carried via data transporters (vacuoles).
  • Nucleons fig.12 / $40.00
  • Data transmission at the nuclear level / $40.00
    Data is stored within each nucleon in the form of 3 quarks, whose combination determines whether the nucleon will have a 0 or 1 value (neutrons and protons). Data is exchanged between the nucleons through quark pairs (mesons) and virtual particles holding the nucleons together. This is essentially the same data exchange that occurs between valence quarks (residual strong force.) Data is expressed in the form of electromagnetism from the positively charged protons that act as data transceivers attracting complementary value entities (electrons) and repulsing same value entities.
  • fig.31 Atomic Orbital / $40.00
  • fig.33 Atomic Orbital / $40.00
    The nucleus acts as a permanent storage site of quark triplets (baryons, ie. protons and neutrons) which make up the electromagnetic signature of the nucleus. This code holds together another layer of code around it made out of electrons (atomic orbitals) whose form depends on the structure of the nuclear code. This results in the various chemical elements, each with its own intricate electromagnetic signature which enables them to interact in increasingly complex ways creating compound molecules.
  • fig.2 Cell Nucleus / $40.00
  • fig.7 Data processing in the nucleus / $40.00
    Data is stored in the form of nucleic acids (DNA) within the nucleus while data converters (ribosomes) are produced in the nucleolus. DNA data is transcribed by enzymes and released in the form of tRNA a special kind of code that can be transported to other parts of the cell where it is transformed into more complicated codes like proteins. The release of RNA is controlled by the input-output switches (pores) that cover the nuclear envelope, these also control the incoming data from the cell that feedback information back to the DNA, creating a continuous complex machinery of data transmission and reception. The Central Processing Unit (the nucleus) in effect acts as a beacon of information within the cell.
  • fig.23 Sea Quarks / $40.00
    Hadrons, along with the valence quarks (qv) that contribute to their quantum numbers, contain virtual quark–antiquark (qq) pairs known as sea quarks (qs). Sea quarks form when a gluon of the hadron's color field splits; this process also works in reverse in that the annihilation of two sea quarks produces a gluon. The result is a constant flux of gluon splits and creation colloquially known as "the sea".[77] Sea quarks are much less stable than their valence counterparts, and they typically annihilate each other within the interior of the hadron. Despite this, sea quarks can hadronize into baryonic or mesonic particles under certain circumstances.
    Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark#Sea_quarks
  • Insect Traps

    ‘Insect traps’ explores the digital nature of organic molecules and biological organisms. Virtual insects are injected in closed simulated environments where they fight for their lives against larger than life biomolecular structures.

    Video
  • Insect Traps #37 / $40.00
  • Insect Trap #46 / $40.00
  • Fly vs Viruses #41 / $40.00
  • Fly vs Viruses 29 / $40.00
  • Beetle vs Proteins #59 / $40.00
  • Beetle vs Proteins #44 / $40.00
  • The Body Manual

    An ongoing project about the human body and its connection to nervous, cellular, molecular, atomic and quantum processes. It explores the mathematical and geometrical aspects of the body. Research on this project started in 2005 and has resulted in volumes of hand rendered and computer rendered illustrations.
  • Body Connections 3 / $40.00
  • Body Connections 4 / $40.00
  • Body Connections 5 / $40.00
  • Body Connections 2 / $40.00
  • Body Connections / $40.00
  • aDiatomea

    aDiatomea is an artificial life system that uses various methods and notions of a-life research. The basic principle of aDiatomea is that every aspect of it is entirely mathematically generated and thus it is not created purposefully as an art piece but as a complex system that takes a life of its own. These artificial organisms are based on actual unicellular organisms known as Diatoms. These beautiful microscopic creatures are constructed using the superformula, an equation that can reproduce organic forms. Granular sound is injected in these organisms, acting as their life-force, while they interact with each other and their environment. This film shows a recording of 36 seconds of evolution in 5 different colonies of artificial diatoms, pushing the boundaries of complex computer calculations.

    More information here
  • Dust Particles 1 / $40.00
  • Dust Particles 2 / $40.00
  • Penales / $40.00
  • Centrales / $40.00
  • Diatom Colonies / $40.00
  • aDiatomea 1 / $40.00
  • aDiatomea 2 / $40.00
  • Unfold Human Consciousness

    A 3D map of Spiral Dynamics, an anthropologic theory on the evolution of mankind. We can witness an unfolding development, starting from its core 100,000 years ago, through the various stages of existence we have been through until today, and to our postulated manifestating future. The formation of our development rotates around the ideals of its time while it slowly unfolds into new states of being. The previous stages move towards the centre never losing their influence and adding to the grand scheme we call human consciousness.
  • Unfold 2 / $40.00
  • Unfold 1 / $40.00