objects and fields
"Flash My Fire", Jalouse France, March 1999
Photographer : Alexei Hay & Justine Parsons
Model : Marleen Berkova
(via I see double / j)
Cambodia’s Lost Rock n Roll: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten (Trailer)
Verner Panton design, 1960s
cf. vertical relations
Bizarre proof-of-concept tech by Dr. Hirotaka Osawa are glasses with small displays that give attention to others around you.
The idea here is that we have technology to help us work in areas such as physical labour and brainwork, but not “emotional labour”, the social face-to-face aspects of job roles. Video embedded below:
Have you ever had trouble concentrating in the office as people walk by and glance at you? Do you come off as unfriendly or aloof, when you’re really just focusing on your work?
Dr. Hirotaka Osawa from Tsukuba University, in Japan, has developed a new wearable device to help us with something called “emotional labor.” His idea is that people could adopt cyborg technology to increase the emotional comfort of those around us. In this case, the device is a crazy pair of glasses that display eyeballs on their lenses.
The device’s virtual eyes naturally follow people and movement, making it appear as though you’re friendly and approachable, even if you’re too busy doing something else or too tired to actually look friendly and approachable.
"This emotional support reduces a user’s cognitive load for social manners," Osawa says.
lest we forget amelia is a leading anti-trust economist and professor, for which work she received an OBE
yes, possibly the most liberal things in the world, but still
i see listening to heavenly as an important part of building counter-hegemony
Although it’s not clear how or why this song has become such a staple in Vietnam’s New Year culture, a quick search will lead you to a treasure trove of Vietnamese takes on it. This year, the Hanoi Opera House and Swedish Embassy have even played along, with a concert featuring a Swedish band singing ABBA hits. The purpose – ringing in the new year by celebrating Vietnam and Sweden’s diplomatic relations!More fun facts here
this is a little late, but !!!
vn’s are serious ABBA fans, too, they know the deep cuts
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