Friday, March 29, 2019

"Mindscapes" by Paul Micarelli - Artist Reception

This past week, I had the honor of hosting an artist reception for my very first solo exhibit, at the Williamstown Grand Theatre gallery.

"Mindscapes" Art Exhibit by Paul Micarelli

I put together a collection of digital art, traditional media, sculpture, photography, and made a version of the board game I created, "Da Vinci's Challenge," just for the show.

The reception was great and I was humbled to be able to experience it. My family and friends came out to see my work, support me, and enjoy food & drinks.

It was awesome to seem my name in lights on the theater marquee, and it was very fulfilling to have both my parents be able to share it with me, as well as my siblings and other people I care about.

My wife Loretta is my biggest supporter, and I've some of the wonderful people who were there I've met through her. She has brought so much into my life, and I feel like we push each other to new heights all the time. Every day I meditate and give thanks for her and all the blessings in my life, as well as the strength & wisdom to overcome the challenges that inevitably arise.

Here is a photo gallery from the event:

I've uploaded a lot of my art to my website, under "Fine Art", with a link to buy prints:

The wall of my framed art prints in the gallery.

 Family & friends enjoying the reception.

 "BioTechGnosis" by Paul Micarelli
Everyone was intrigued by this mixed-media sculpture & it became known as "Techno Monkey"

The copy of the "Da Vinci's Challenge" game I made for the show.

Click the link for more photos:

Monday, March 25, 2019

Chimp Experiencing Virtual Reality

This video shows a chimpanzee popping balloons in virtual reality. It's obvious that a primate, with sensory organs and a nervous system so similar to ours, could become immersed in VR as easily as humans.

Virtual reality devices are basically just ways to trick our brain using visual & audio stimuli. As long as a living creature has similar senses, there's no reason why it wouldn't affect them, too.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

"Mindscapes" Art Exhibit by Paul Micarelli

 I am excited to announce my first solo art exhibit, on display now at The Grand Theater in Williamstown, NJ, until April 13, 2019.

Here is the Facebook event page for the artist reception, on Wed. March 27, 2019 from 7-10pm:

Although my profession is a graphic artist, through Paul Micarelli Design, I also create fine art that I have frequently shared on this blog.

The exhibit features prints of my digital artwork, fractal designs, photography, mixed media sculpture, traditional fine art, and a custom-made Da Vinci's Challenge board game that I created.

If you live in the area, I would be happy to see you at the reception. Below are some examples of the art that will be in the show:

Monday, March 11, 2019


This amazing video by Jan van IJken shows the development of a single cell zygote into the hatched  larva of a newt.

It is an up-close look at the miraculous forces that work within biology, in which complex systems emerge from simple self-replicating structures.

Watching something like this increases my sense of awe at the incomprehensible wonders of nature, leaving me shaking my head at the mystery of it all.

Friday, March 01, 2019

Foldable Devices & The Omega Concept

I've been seeing a bunch of news stories about the new folding phones & devices that are coming out.


This is just one of the many technologies that I predicted with the concept computer system I created over 20 years ago, as a college student:

There were several components to the Omega computer system, which were precursors to actual products that ended up coming onto the market:

• Portable computer unit that had integrated cameras & touchscreen (iPhone & all smartphones)

• Foldable keyboard

• Augmented reality eyepiece w/ headphone (Google Glass & Microsoft Hololens)

• ...and now, the folding touchscreen device is coming to the market (Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X)

Here is the description that accompanied my product design:


Omega Interactive Display
"Interactive: Omega Interactive Display is a flatscreen, touch-sensitive LCD monitor  that allows you to write, choose items, draw, and navigate directly using the Omega stylus. Input devices such as the mouse and drawing tablets are unnecessary with our easy to use interface.
Compact: Our 17" display is 95% viewing area, with almost no surrounding casing to take up space. You get a combination of sight and sound in one compact unit with the stereo speakers embedded behind the screen. The display also folds in half for easy transportation or storage.
Wireless: Since the Interactive Display is powered by our wireless electricity transmission and also has a wireless data connection to the Omega Computer unit, there are no cords or batteries to deal with. This means you can use it anywhere- on the sofa, in the kitchen, or outside! If you want to stay in the office, you can attach it back to its stand for a space-saving work area.
Multi-media: Our Interactive Display contains high-quality 6"x9" flat stereo speakers to complete the Omega multimedia experience. Watch video, enjoy lifelike gaming, or hear crystal clear music while computing without the burden of seperate speaker hookups!"


There are many technologies that I envisioned for this project that are only now being released or still under development. I'm still kind of surprised at how inventive "past me" was!

The next leap was 10 years ago, when I came up with a concept for an Apple branded brain-computer implant, which is nowhere near being available as a commercial product: