Godzilla and Jeopardy - Jason Raish

Washington Post Sunday Outlook cover. Article is about human brains vs. computers, knowing things vs. just looking it up online, etc... It asks how important is knowing things now that its a click away on your iphone/ipad/smart phone/computer? IBM's super computer Watson went up against two human Jeopardy contestants and blew them away. It did get some questions wrong. Watson was the only contestant to miss the Final Jeopardy! response in the category U.S. CITIES ("Its largest airport was named for a World War II hero; its second largest, for a World War II battle"). Rutter and Jennings gave the correct response of Chicago, but Watson's response was "What is Toronto?????

Boston's Weekly Dig cover. they used my Japanese new year's card image for that week's cover.

Network world spot about next generation firewalls that can monitor employees computer actions.

Network world lead image about flattening your servers in the new year and starting from scratch.

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Artist Inspiration - 原田泰治 はらだ たいじ Taiji Harada

I discovered this Japanese artist the other day at the post office here in Tokyo, Japan. I saw a sheet of his stamps on the counter and instantly fell in love with his paintings. Then a few days later i saw one of his paintings on the wall in the Ryokan I stayed at in Nagano! So i have to share this with the rest of the world! His name is 原田泰治 (はらだ たいじ) or Taiji Harada in English.

this is the sheet of stamps i saw and bought and scanned.

these are the scanned stamps. would love to have a print for my wall.

The painting I saw on the wall of the Ryokan in Nagano

detail of that painting

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Leading off 2011

....were a bunch of other illustrations but here is what i have for now.

full page illustration for strategic finance about knowing your IT stuff and spotting your weak points.

spot for Emory Magazine about the evolution of man and how humans aren't the only ones that have caring and empathy just because we have morality and religion.

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