Creative Victuals
The assumption driving these kinds of design speculations is that if you embed the interface–the control surface for a technology–into our own bodily envelope, that interface will “disappear”: the technology will cease to be a separate “thing” and simply become part of that envelope. The trouble is that unlike technology, your body isn’t something you “interface” with in the first place. You’re not a little homunculus “in” your body, “driving” it around, looking out Terminator-style “through” your eyes. Your body isn’t a tool for delivering your experience: it is your experience. Merging the body with a technological control surface doesn’t magically transform the act of manipulating that surface into bodily experience. I’m not a cyborg (yet) so I can’t be sure, but I suspect the effect is more the opposite: alienating you from the direct bodily experiences you already have by turning them into technological interfaces to be manipulated.

- MIT Technology Review takes on Google Glass. H/T Ampersand Spur. For follow-up fun, see White Men Wearing Google Glass.

It’s not that I don’t like napkins or washing my hands — I’m a fan of both — I just like being clean (and not sticky) during meals. 
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These finger chopsticks are perfect for people who hate using napkins or washing their hands.

It’s not that I don’t like napkins or washing my hands — I’m a fan of both — I just like being clean (and not sticky) during meals. 

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These finger chopsticks are perfect for people who hate using napkins or washing their hands.

Beautiful and bananas. (Sidenote: Bummed me out to find a typo in that article.)
theatlantic:

Saturn’s Hurricane Is a Super Storm on Steroids, Even for the Solar System
[Image: NASA]

Beautiful and bananas. (Sidenote: Bummed me out to find a typo in that article.)

theatlantic:

Saturn’s Hurricane Is a Super Storm on Steroids, Even for the Solar System

[Image: NASA]

Ida Frosk Food Art

Just discovered Ida Frosk’s food art blog. Love her creations and mission to keep food fun and healthy. 

It also reminded me of my friend Malaka and her fantastic food zine, The Runcible Spoon

People Can Change

I’m not proud of it, but I used to loathe Natalie Merchant. My trouble with her was almost entirely wrapped up in the song “Kind and Generous,” in which I found her voice grating. 

I sort of love her now (thanks almost entirely to Ophelia), and very much enjoyed this Hairpin piece looking back on Natalie Merchant’s role in Lilith Fair. (The piece gets bonus points for mentioning other 90s goodies like BMG, hidden tracks (!) and when we saw Paula Cole’s hairy armpits on the Grammys).

So, there you have it. People can change. Although I still don’t care for Alanis Morissette as a singer/songwriter. She did just fine in her role on Weeds, though. 

 

Oh, advertising. 
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He won a gold medal in butt wiping

Oh, advertising. 

iheartchaos:

He won a gold medal in butt wiping

Source: fedoralicious

Good iPhone etiquette.

Good iPhone etiquette.

Would it be weird to put this in baby’s room?
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“In Catalina” : Encounter with the sheep
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Would it be weird to put this in baby’s room?

eatsleepdraw:

“In Catalina” : Encounter with the sheep

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Don’t manage people. Manage activities.

- Good management advice from Ryan Carson of Treehouse

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Mr. Rogers and Koko.
Fred Rogers on facing sadness and anger

Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. It takes strength to face our sadness and to grieve and to let our grief and our anger flow in tears when they need to. It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it.

From “20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers” over at Mental Floss.

nprfreshair:

Mr. Rogers and Koko.

Fred Rogers on facing sadness and anger

Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. It takes strength to face our sadness and to grieve and to let our grief and our anger flow in tears when they need to. It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it.

From “20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers” over at Mental Floss.

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