The KotoHana Flower (0)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006 by , under

Featured at the CEBit this year, this little flower is an example of new "Sensibility Technology". It reads one's emotions and relays them over a wireless network (I also believe the flower changes color accordingly). The flower can send your emotions over the internet, so anyone from far away will be aware of your crazy mood swings.

My prediction: we can expect to see Sensibility Technology integrated inside chat software anytime soon. Smilies? Out. Real-time feeling communication? Yes yes.

Also useful for more concrete everyday application: controlling DUI - Your car could "feel" that you had a little too much to drink, and refuse to start. Moreover, it could relay the info to a nearby police car. The possibilities are endless.




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The Woodring Monitor (0)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006 by , under

I accidentally fell on a blog, today.

And it did not hurt. Because I fell in dreamland. And dreamland's host, Jim Woodring, provides some purty far out illustration work (sometimes reminiscent of R.Crumb's work with Mr. Snoid), sculpture and other interesting artistic bits, coupled with short stories and crazy poetic thoughts.

I'm not sure what it's all about, but the part of me who likes strange creative thinking is super satisfied.

Check out The Woodring Monitor.




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