Wednesday, May 28, 2008

network society

"....the network society is developing a culture which we could define as “hyper-realistic” due to its attempt to achieve a profound comprehension of a reality that is at the same time recognised as digital (the “hyperlink”). Both processes are understood as transformation tools in which the hybrid public spaces of the network society configure a new commons which is the stage for social and individual creation." Juan Freire

Thursday, May 22, 2008

nude toys

"In a world where the value of life decreases daily, where boundaries between real and artificial are increasingly blurred, bye the toy that will truly confuse kids and rob them of any remaking sense of the natural. Epidermits are fully functioning organisms, resulting from advanced tissue engineering and the lasted fuel cell and electronics technology. They don't feel pain - or think - but follow a complex set of algorithms. They require minimal maintenance, can be stored in state aof forced hibernation in a standard refrigerators, and are customizable with different body, skin and hair selections and through tanning, tattooing and piercing." -Epidermis Interactive Pet by Stuart Karten Design

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

delicate boundaries

"As digital technologies become more embedded in everyday life, the line between the virtual and real is increasingly blurred. Delicate Boundaries imagines a space in which the worlds inside our digital devices can move into the physical world. Small bugs made of light, crawl out of the computer screen onto the human bodies that make contact with them. The system explores the subtle boundaries that exist between foreign systems and what it might mean to cross them."