cybernetic labyrinth


minotaur/cyborg


Is not the hole, the Void, at the very heart of our pleasures…?

Are drugs not … the means for the most … autistic experience of jouissance and a commodity par excellence?

—Slavoj Zizek (via alterities)
weeatherhead:


Collage (paper and tape on paper; 6 x 6”)

weeatherhead:

Collage (paper and tape on paper; 6 x 6”)

aqqindex:

Alessandro Mendini, Objects, for Alessi

aqqindex:

Alessandro Mendini, Objects, for Alessi

roachpatrol:

archiemcphee:

Forget Google Glass, Android Wear, Smartwatches or contact lenses that give you night vision. Instead let’s talk about the awesomeness that is this 17th century Chinese abacus ring. It’s wearable tech from the Qing Dynasty, perhaps the world’s oldest smart ring.
Measuring a mere 1.2 centimeter-long by 0.7 centimeter-wide, the miniature abacus is a fully functional counting tool, but it’s so tiny that using it requires an equally dainty tool, such as a pin, to manipulate the beads, which are each less than one millimeter long.

"However, this is no problem for this abacus’s primary user—the ancient Chinese lady, for she only needs to pick one from her many hairpins."

[via Fashionably Geek and Gizmodo]

oh my god ancient chinese ladies knew where it was at

roachpatrol:

archiemcphee:

Forget Google Glass, Android Wear, Smartwatches or contact lenses that give you night vision. Instead let’s talk about the awesomeness that is this 17th century Chinese abacus ring. It’s wearable tech from the Qing Dynasty, perhaps the world’s oldest smart ring.

Measuring a mere 1.2 centimeter-long by 0.7 centimeter-wide, the miniature abacus is a fully functional counting tool, but it’s so tiny that using it requires an equally dainty tool, such as a pin, to manipulate the beads, which are each less than one millimeter long.

"However, this is no problem for this abacus’s primary user—the ancient Chinese lady, for she only needs to pick one from her many hairpins."

[via Fashionably Geek and Gizmodo]

oh my god ancient chinese ladies knew where it was at

Stupor. Impossible to go to bed in spite of the hour and the fatigue. I could have said about myself what Kierkegaard said a hundred years ago: “My head is as empty as a theater in which there has just been a performance”
—Bataille, The Impossible  (via tiredshoes)
indielowercase:

fuckyeahfutureshock:

The future of screens everywhere.
popmech:

Google announced their smart contact lens a couple months ago – one that could measure glucose without the need to prick the skin, a huge boon for those with diabetes. Not the sort to pause and take a breath after a win like that, the mad scientists of Silicon Valley already have version 2.0 on deck at the patent office, and, like every good piece of wearable tech, it’s got a camera attached. This means that soon you could be snapping selfies in every reflective surface you walk by with just a whim and a blink. Or, better yet, you could take a picture of literally anything else. Of course, bear in mind these are just patents - it could be a little while before you’re trolling South Beach winking at every bikini you see.
Google Is Making Your Eyeball A Camera


Lemme Gender and Technology for a second. Fuck creepshots, and fuck this write-up for treating them as cute and funny.

I wholeheartedly agree. I didn’t catch that part, but yeah, that’s absolutely awful.

indielowercase:

fuckyeahfutureshock:

The future of screens everywhere.

popmech:

Google announced their smart contact lens a couple months ago – one that could measure glucose without the need to prick the skin, a huge boon for those with diabetes. Not the sort to pause and take a breath after a win like that, the mad scientists of Silicon Valley already have version 2.0 on deck at the patent office, and, like every good piece of wearable tech, it’s got a camera attached. This means that soon you could be snapping selfies in every reflective surface you walk by with just a whim and a blink. Or, better yet, you could take a picture of literally anything else. Of course, bear in mind these are just patents - it could be a little while before you’re trolling South Beach winking at every bikini you see.

Google Is Making Your Eyeball A Camera

Lemme Gender and Technology for a second. Fuck creepshots, and fuck this write-up for treating them as cute and funny.

I wholeheartedly agree. I didn’t catch that part, but yeah, that’s absolutely awful.

vuls:

The Hundred Surnames in Tofu by Chen Qiulin

vuls:

The Hundred Surnames in Tofu by Chen Qiulin

2087:

me at work

2087:

me at work

(Source: s-hizuka)

fuckyeahfutureshock:

The future of screens everywhere.
popmech:

Google announced their smart contact lens a couple months ago – one that could measure glucose without the need to prick the skin, a huge boon for those with diabetes. Not the sort to pause and take a breath after a win like that, the mad scientists of Silicon Valley already have version 2.0 on deck at the patent office, and, like every good piece of wearable tech, it’s got a camera attached. This means that soon you could be snapping selfies in every reflective surface you walk by with just a whim and a blink. Or, better yet, you could take a picture of literally anything else. Of course, bear in mind these are just patents - it could be a little while before you’re trolling South Beach winking at every bikini you see.
Google Is Making Your Eyeball A Camera

fuckyeahfutureshock:

The future of screens everywhere.

popmech:

Google announced their smart contact lens a couple months ago – one that could measure glucose without the need to prick the skin, a huge boon for those with diabetes. Not the sort to pause and take a breath after a win like that, the mad scientists of Silicon Valley already have version 2.0 on deck at the patent office, and, like every good piece of wearable tech, it’s got a camera attached. This means that soon you could be snapping selfies in every reflective surface you walk by with just a whim and a blink. Or, better yet, you could take a picture of literally anything else. Of course, bear in mind these are just patents - it could be a little while before you’re trolling South Beach winking at every bikini you see.

Google Is Making Your Eyeball A Camera

cyborgorgy:

Researchers Demonstrate Electronic Health Patches
Wearing a fitness tracker on your wrist or clipped to your belt is so 2013.Engineers at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern Univ. have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/researchers-demonstrate-electronic-health-patches

cyborgorgy:

Researchers Demonstrate Electronic Health Patches


Wearing a fitness tracker on your wrist or clipped to your belt is so 2013.

Engineers at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern Univ. have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/researchers-demonstrate-electronic-health-patches

(Source: laboratoryequipment)

542245:

Yves Klein, installation view of Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers.

542245:

Yves Klein, installation view of Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers.

Polysics

Polysics

(Source: mugencho)

(Source: weissesrauschen)

(Source: generic-art)

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

Aristotle

(via panatmansam)