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Nano & Nature
September 14, 2005
Multi-talented Artist John Burch launched a blog recently, titled "Nano & Nature."
Burch, owner of Lizard Fire Studios, was an electrical engineer for 18 years before starting Lizard Fire Studios to get more control of his own work and to find a more creative path. Software, game development and, finally, animation have played their part and are all contributing to the company's future. That wide background helped a lot when working with pioneering nanotechnologist Dr. K. Eric Drexler on the nanofactory animation project. What started out as one week's worth of graphic work offered as a contribution to the Foresight Nanotech Institute, turned into a nine month project of design, animation, and what Burch considers the high point of his animation career. Burch provided mechanical design for most of the non-chemical mechanisms of the factory as well as the concept of using extrusion in the final stage. All mechanical and character animation, audio recording and production were provided by Burch and Lizard Fire Studios. The studio contributed over six months of full-time resources to this project to get the factory to version 0.8.
The blog, Nano and Nature, brings together two strong currents in Burch's life: nature and nanotechnology. Nature has always been important to Burch, who was raised on farms and spent a great deal of time outdoors, then, and now as an adult. Recently there have been protests against nanotechnology by some in the ecological/environmental communities. Burch thinks it is important to clarify where the actual dangers lie. He believes that nanotechnology is the only way to save nature. Without it, the human race will consume the Earth's resources, thereby destroying the biosphere we all depend on.
Some of his work can be seen in our Nanotechnology Art Gallery and at Lizard Fire Studios.
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