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    “Synapse” etymologically is derived from the Greco-Roman syn + haptein, meaning to clasp, join, or come together. Simply, an intersection, a connection. Historically, it is a late-nineteenth century neuroscience term devised to describe the minuscule gap between & among our brain’s neurons. A synapse is literally empty space across which electro-chemical neurotransmitters travel from genetic, environmental, & volitional stimuli; hence, a synapse is the human void on this miraculous planet through which our most urgent solutions have found & will find gestation.  

    Symbolically, it is Nature’s most potent blank canvas: microscopic junctures en toto paint our homo sapiens legacy.

    Virtually, the www, mirroring synapses, is the epitome of biomimicry. We have an evolving planetary brain at our disposal.

    How we each choose to fill those internal chasms of synapses affects the self, the other, the community, the region, the planet.

    Free will lives there. Mega amounts.

    Hey, let’s solve stuff.  ;o)

  Why megasynapse?
  Thornton Communications

Mike Thornton (megasynapse.com)

multimedia design, instructional design, writing, research

CG Graphics (Cathy Gibbs Graphics)

graphic design, illustration

A native of Barbados, Cathy Gibbs Thornton is an award-winning graphic designer & illustrator whose hallmark is original & innovative concepts, design, illustration, & graphics. With a summa cum laude A.A. degree in Communication Design, a valedictorian B.A. degree in Advertising Design, & over three decades of experience, the quality of her creative work speaks for itself.

            Cathy’s diverse portfolios include both print & digital media: concepts, graphic design & layout, sketches, brochures & catalogs, newsletters, logos & stationery packages, flyers, mailers, billboards, corporate image, point of purchase & direct mail, maps & charts, display & exhibit graphics, customized invitations & cards, fine art illustration, airbrush & multimedia illustration, 3-D design, product packaging, calligraphy & typography, t-shirt & promo item design, promotional DVDs, menus, cartoons, book & media covers, ebooks & custom PDFs, renderings, original artwork for music & film media, mixed media, digital photo retouching/editing, & special effects.

            PaintedWord TM publishing merges visual design principles, literary design principles, & instructional design principles to output academic & literary product & services. It is our professional joint apex. 

            When presentation is everything, effective design & visuals make all the difference by creating a lasting first impression. We humans are exceptionally visual creatures.

            Cathy: 407.347.3050 / 305.378.6050 / 800.506.arts (2787)

            www: designarts.com

Natasha Thornton

cinematography, illustration

            Natasha: 786.253.7080

            www: designarts.com, natashathornton.com


            Final Reel RCAD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=jdIeIVlsugY

            Brevity’s Siren: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGhIC2TFsU8

            Collaboration: designarts.com, paintedword.net, lunarbench.org,    

            earthpax.org, hooray4.me, masterparent.org, urxyz.org

Jason Thornton

biopsych/neuroscience, marketing

Jason’s sister, Natasha, began describing him years ago as an energetic mix of Einstein, Jim Carrey, & St. Francis. That astute observation continues to ring truer than ever. Jason, too, was in public education Gifted & Magnet programs, then attended Miami-Palmetto Senior High School’s Scholar’s Academy when he, too, began dual enrollment college courses at 15. When our family moved from Miami to Orlando, Jason enrolled in Valencia College’s outstanding full-time dual enrollment program, & aced a spot in the Honor’s College, from which he earned a summa cum laude Honor’s A.A. degree at a youthful 17. Two years later, he earned his Honor’s B.A. degree from Sarasota’s New College of Florida, the state’s designated honor’s college, with a profoundly pragmatic thesis focusing on student awareness & associations with motivation, success, & progression.

            Jason is now a 4.0 graduate student at UCF working toward his M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with foci in experimental psychology/human performance, biological psychology, & neuroscience. His part-time work roles include Publix & developing various sections of megasynapse with his father. :)  (He seeks additional part-time work locally, so if you’re looking for an exceptionally bright, respectful, people-pleasing, fun guy in a responsible service role, call him! As a supremely confident extravert, he’s also superb at marketing, sales, networking, presentations, & PR.)

            Jason: 786-253-7079

            www: 3lbs.net, lunarbench.org, surveylife.org, truth360.org,               

            hooray4.me, masterparent.org, urxyz.org; westorangebiz.com

            Please see designarts.com portfolios for samples.

< Sept 3, 2015 1800 UTC

This census.gov global population clock indicates approx. 150 humans net gain every minute globally = 9,000 humans net gain every hour = 216,000 humans net gain every day = 78,840,000 humans net gain every year = 6,570,000 humans net gain every month (yr/12) = approx. the populations of CA, NY, & FL combined & added to global humanity annually as net gain = massive, exponentially expanding footprint upon the biosphere. How to solve our own species’ negative viral impact upon all else with good solutions soon? We’re cause #1. We’re solution #1.

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