Now Playing Tracks


Rhizome - Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Internet Coolhunting

A collection of examples where pop culture was clearly inspired by smaller creative activities on the web (with some people not necessarily happy about it). With online chatter regarding the performance by Rihanna on Saturday Night Live and it’s adoption to the net-art ‘Seapunk’ style, it’s worth knowing that the mixed reaction is not an isolated occasion. Marketers employ ‘coolhunters’ to look out for interesting small cultural developments to make their artist’s seem ‘fresh’ and ahead of the game, an activity that has been happening since the early 1990s, which was a key subject in William Gibson’s 2003 novel Pattern Recognition.

Examples include Timbaland + Chiptune, Tumblr Fashion + Jeremy Scott, Paul B Davis “Datamoshing” Technique + Kanye West, and A Stroke of Genuis - Freelance Hellraiser + RCA.

Read the whole thing at Rhizome here

I just want this dress okay.


Introducing The Leap

The Leap is a small iPod sized USB peripheral that creates a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet to precisely interact with and control software on your laptop or desktop computer. It’s like being able to reach into the computer and pull out information as easily as reaching into a cookie jar. The Leap senses your individual hand and finger movements independently, as well as items like a pen. In fact, it’s 200x more sensitive than existing touch-free products and technologies. It’s the difference between sensing an arm swiping through the air and being able to create a precise digital signature with a fingertip or pen.

Watch how it works below:


Time In Words by Biegert and Funk

The QLOCKTWO was an innovative wall clock design magicked up by Biegert and Funk a few years ago, with words that describe the time instead of making it easy for you. What are you in such a big hurry for anyway, world’s ending this year anyways. Their new wristwatch edition will be available sometime in the Fall, however, just in time for read out “a quarter to annihilation” (hopefully)

(via: design-milk)

I think this is one of @mayermonkeyhead ‘s friends. 


Fire-Breathing Animatronic Pony

What was once a cuddly FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony has been gutted and outfitted with a combat-ready flamethrower to deter future playground attacks. Learn how to make your own and finally put the fear of god into the neighborhood kids at instructables. And check out a video of the flame-spewing skeletal machinehorse of the apocalypse in action:


fMRI images of a woman’s brain as she experiences an orgasm. Oxygen levels in the blood correspond to the activity of different brain regions and are represented here on a spectrum from dark red (lowest) to yellow/white (highest). Twenty snapshots of the data have been taken from a 12-minute sequence during which she approaches orgasm, achieves orgasm and then enters a refractory period. Video:


So in otherwords if a woman yells out YELLOW! YELLOW!!! OHHHH YELLOW!!!! You’d know she was entering O phase?

(Source: Guardian)


The Old Skool Tweetphone by UP Digital Bureau and Unteleported

Efficiency is for suckers with not enough time on their hands, the Tweetphone prefers to take things easy, man. Utilizing a rotary dial to input letters (and since there’s a few more letters than numbers, you’ll have to flip the rotary around several times for certain ones), the days of lightning-thumbing 140 characters is over, as evidenced by Tweetphone’s succinct twitter feed:

(via: engadgetdvice)

To Tumblr, Love Pixel Union