The Three Internet Structures of Solar System

June 19th, 2014

Notes on the three internet structures that appear in Solar System.

Internet
This is the first Internet, as we have today. It contains only content, and it does not moderate itself. It is a persistent record of the raw dump of human consciousness, aggregated into a single place that anyone can access.

Intranet
This was invented after privacy became less important to society. The Intranet sought to add context to content, tagging every piece of information on the Internet with its corresponding human element. Good humored interactions now displayed their sources; angry interactions revealed just where the anger was coming from. The Intranet became a dynamic footnote for every person’s life, for others to read at will. Some people still opt out of the Intranet, like Hector. However, this is viewed as socially deviant behavior.

DripNet, Karma, etc.
This, the third internet invention, is what allowed humanity to prosper to its current point. I call it DripNet, but that is not likely to be its actual name. This internet is a karmic modulator for the entire scope of human interaction as it occurs over the network. Where the internet was humanity’s Id, and the Intranet its Ego, this is humanity’s Superego. I’m not sure of the date, but this Internet had only recently become active.

DripNet assesses the ability of person’s network interaction to harm another person, and adjusts it accordingly, without knowledge of either the person who initiated the interaction or its respondent. This creates a multitude of internetworks, perhaps one for each person. In this manner, the flow of hatred and fear from person to person (as exemplified in Secretary) is stopped and whisked away to the fringes of “humanity’s consciousness,” what the global network had become.

DripNet also has the ability to maintain people’s persons. When people grow out of the vehement passions and bonds which caused them to ardently spill out into the internet with pride, those old people are deleted, since they have been effectively been abandoned by their sources. I’d imagine that there are some hard-core history groups which preserve the data of the network, but DripNet cleans up public interactions which no longer have a source. In this way, people’s own persons are verified by themselves, and the internet becomes a continuum of a life instead of an immutable record.

Solar System, page 291

March 4th, 2014

This page features outsize dimensions. A viewing space for smoothly viewing the entire image has been made available here, a gracious gesture courtesy NofNA reader Andrey Gribkov. This space features the ability to drag the image around on the screen as well as zooming in and out with the mouse’s scroll wheel.

‘Pika’ relocated

January 28th, 2014

Due to its distance from the Nature of Nature’s Art world, the story Pika has been relocated to its own subdomain, located at the following address:

http://pika.nofna.com

MoCCAFest 2013

March 22nd, 2013

MoCCA, now a subsidiary of the Society of Illustrators, will be holding its annual festival at the 69th Regiment Armory (68 Lexington Ave, in between 25th and 26th streets) on April 6th and 7th, 11AM until 6PM. I will be attending on both days, situated at table #153 and a half, down isle E.

Please click here for a reference to table #153.

More information can be found on the MoCCAFest website, at http://www.societyillustrators.org/Mocca_Event.aspx?id=8605.

The 10%+ Second Edition

March 10th, 2013
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The second edition of 10%+ has been completed and is now released for sale. Please visit the NofNA bookstore for more information.

Solar System stopped for 10%+ books

January 16th, 2013
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The current NofNA story, Solar System, will not update as I work on compiling the new edition of 10%+. Updates will resume when the books have been completed and sent to the printer.

Recompiling the books will take an unknown amount of time, but there is not much to be changed. The books will be condensed into 3 volumes from the old 6-volume format and will feature new covers. Thanks to modern printing technology, the RGB colors as shown through a computer monitor will be reproduced more accurately in print.

See you soon.

Two books now available

August 13th, 2012
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The Tortoise and the Hare, as well as The 10%+ Addendum (second edition), are now available from my on-demand printer, Ka-Blam.

The 10%+ Addendum, a print-exclusive sequel to the main story arc 10%+, has been re-mastered into a new format, now with RGB coloring that more closely matches the way I originally drew it.

The Tortoise and the Hare is a new, compact tale from Nature of Nature’s Art. Drawn with traditional media, this is a retelling of the original fable by Aesop, in which the Tortoise and the Hare agree to a race. The tortoise proves to remain the victor, although, as with other NofNA stories, not in the way you might expect.

As with other on-demand titles, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

The age-old showdown returns.

My father’s demise

May 22nd, 2012

My father died on Saturday. He had terminal brain cancer and fought the psychological reality of that for about 3 years. I was with him for a large portion of the final year, and I was able to witness his last breath. He did not die easily. His disintegration was a disturbing and confusing phenomenon, because it was difficult to tell which sections of time were occupied by “Dad”. But I’m glad that it’s over, for him and for me.

He was buried on Monday.

I’m not sure what is going to happen next, but after I settle all of his affairs, NofNA updates will attempt to resume to a normal schedule.

MoCCA Fest 2012 and Future Plans

April 30th, 2012

Hello all,

I’ve returned from the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival for 2012. Every year I have a lot of fun. Many people stopped by my portion of the festival to have a glance at the books on display and to chat a little bit. Toby, Amina, Michael (who I later remembered bought a book from me at a festival prior), even Suzanne–Flash–from SR (I missed Jen though!).

The experience made me want to create more content for the festival next year. As a result, I don’t think I’ll be updating NofNA as much as before. I plan to update only once or twice a week and use the rest of the time to finish old projects that should have been finished long ago, including the reissuing of the 10%+ books.

My father, who is terminally ill, is also requiring more and more care as he nears the end of his life. I feel that this schedule will further benefit him as well.

Until next update, thank you for reading.

MoCCA Festival 2012

April 18th, 2012
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Barring any more medical emergencies, NofNA will be at MoCCA fest again this year. I hope to see you there. Simply look for the banner to the left.

MoCCA Festival is held at the 69th Regiment Armory, which is located in between 26th street and 25th street, on Lexington Avenue. Hours of operation this year are:

Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29. Both 11am-6pm. That’s one weekend from this weekend.

MoCCA has supplied respondents with a mapquest map. Click here to view it.

Click here for a map to the NofNA table, which is table L6.

I will have copies of 10%+ and Secretary‘ to display, with the books Untitled and Wild Style for sale. I will also be doing free sketches, so you should drop by and ask for something.