Tag: Boomeranged Metaphors

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Cavemen Used ‘Facebook’ Already

Scientists claim to have discovered a “prehistoric version of Facebook” used by ancient tribes to communicate with each other. After analyzing over 3000 rock art images in Sweden and Russia, Mark Sapwell and his team from Cambridge University concluded that the sites functioned like an “archaic related stories version” of social networks where users shared thoughts and emotions and gave stamps of approval to other contributions – very similar to today’s Facebook like.

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Hangout for Digital Natives

The Progress bar is where digital natives, icon fetishists, gold farmers, sufferers of augmented reality disease and other lovers of boomeranged metaphors meet. Via The Popupcity.…

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Charging Phones by (and with) Camp Fire

With areas of New York still without electricity, BioLite recently came to the rescue of Brooklynites by  setting up a charging station with camping stoves that convert excess heat to electricity. As…

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Transfer Your Window!

Did you ever get annoyed about the same view you got by looking out of your window? Transferable windows will be the solution! Imagine you buy a special kind of window which you can place on your wall wherever you want, enabling you to get different views, not always looking at the same tree or house of your neighbors.

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Where Games are Made

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For his Made of Myth series, Marc Da Cunha Lopes goes back to the places where the elements of great game classics were made. You really didn’t think it was all virtual, right? Above: the gold rings from Sonic.
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Put on your Pixelhead

A while ago we wrote about the Pixelhead mask by artist Martin Backes. Now he informs us that the masks are for sale. Get one while they last!…

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Just Browsing

Dutch designer Boris Rijksen experiences a culture shock when he enters the real world after a day of screen work. Before, the ‘digital immigrant’ struggled to understand digital situations, but what about…

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Turn Your Laptop into a Retro Typewriter

Miss the soothing clacking of typewriter keys? Long for satisfying clang of a carriage return? Noisy Typer, a piece of freeware for your Mac, adds the nostalgic noises of a typewriter to…

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A Second Life for Rescued Plastic Pens

Artist Willis Elkins “rescues” plastic detritus from the sea. His most recent venture, the Jamaica Bay Pen Project, retrieves sun-baked, useless pens from the shores of New York’s Jamaica Bay and reinvigorates…

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