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Approach Vector by TalkyMeat, literature

The only human at the robot poetry slam by TalkyMeat, literature

The only human at the robot poetry slam by TalkyMeat, literature

Approach Vector by TalkyMeat, literature


Hey everyone look I'm not dead I made an art

Morta Felix, Galactic Gobshite by TalkyMeat, visual art

My Bio
Recovering postgraduate, proud father of cloudzee, tutor at Edinburgh University's School of Informatics, aspiring science fiction writer & podcaster ( ) & co-founder of Robot Squid Publications.

Favourite Visual Artist
René Magritte, Joan Miro
Favourite Movies
La Cité des Enfants Perdus, Spirited Away, Children of Men
Favourite TV Shows
I don't watch much telly. I quite like the Infinite Monkey Cage on Radio 4 though. If I were dictator of the universe, it would be mandatory listening. Also really enjoying The Golden Kamuy rn.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Queen Adreena, Nine Inch Nails, Skating Polly, Tom Waits, Einstürzende Neubauten, Fugazi, Angelspit, Nomeansno
Favourite Books
Hard to pick a fav. Right now, I'm enjoying Madeline Ashby's *vN*, and Herman Cappelen's *Fixing Language*.
Favourite Writers
Cory Doctorow, Calvert Watkins, Andy Clark, James Hogg, Lawrence Sterne, Angela Carter, Christiana Nusslein-Vollhard, Charles Darwin
Favourite Games
Pokémon Go. Yes, I'm that basic.
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
iPad Pro & Apple Pencil
Other Interests
Science! Also, philosophy is fun and useful. I write science fiction, which gives me plenty of opportunities to talk about both ;-)
My super awesome son cloudzee ( made this Morta art for my birthday and askjhddkjfdskjgdksd it is awesome! I think it really capture's Morta's state of mind when she's wired on adrenaline :D
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In What is Morta up to in this awesome birthday art @tanzipan made for me?

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Happy birthday, dad! by cloudzee Doing a little funky dance?
Retreating to a safe distance from her latest homebrew thermite experiment?
Fleeing the scene, having been warned of the approach of a teacher who would only see vandalism where Morta sees art?
Making a dash for the escape pods, as the spaceship she was stowing away on has suffered a critical antimatter leak?
Doing a gloating/showing-off dance on top of the bike shed, and entirely failing to spot the loose tile the janitor was supposed to fix last term?
Evacuating her school's underground high-energy physics labs, but it is TOTALLY NOT HER FAULT? …room temperature superconductors my arse
Running from the biggest bully in her school, having kicked his arse with a runup while he tied his shoelace?
Trying to get out of line-of-sight before that big anti-personel drone finishes powering up?
Hoping she can get to the river before the skrgxwyz swarm, whose nest she kicked on a dare, catches up with her? (bees ain't got shit on skrgxwyz)
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Thank you cloudzee ( - it's super awesome!
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Thanks for the favs, dear! :D

thank you for the watch good sir! :)
According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway because bees don't care what humans think is impossible.
The entomologist August Magnan did once remark, in the 1930's, that the honeybee's flight ought to be impossible; and this has stuck in the public imagination ever since. But the fact is, scientists have since figured out that Magnan was making a number of faulty assumptions - in particular, he didn't have access to high-speed photography good enough to show the actual motion-path of a bee's wingbeat, and so assumed that the bee's wingbeats were up-and-down, rather than back-and-forwards. The aerodynamics of honeybee flight are now mostly figured out, and certainly no longer an enigma - much less a cute story about the limitations of science.…

And while it is the case that the bees themselves do not care what humans think impossible, natural selection most definitely cares about what is in fact possible. 
Yo that was beautiful and logical, wasn't expecting that kind of response. I did that out of boredom.
Happy birthday bud
Yayyy! Thanks!