Good news for surfers, divers, snorkelers and other ocean sports lovers! There’s always a chance to come face to face with a shark, especially for Australian surfers. The last 2 years there have been five fatal sharks’ attacks in Western Australia. Fortunately Hamish Jolly and his team from Shark Attack Mitigation Systems developed a new technology to frighten off sharks.
An immense animal flock of 1.5 million air balloons took off from the land of Cleveland in 1986, forming an uncontrollable cloud of magnificence proportions. The show, known as Balloonfest ’86, was organized by the United Way to break the world record for biggest simultaneous launch.
The liberation of the ‘creatures’ grew as a giant tree and started drifting in the azure, filling the sky like a surreal painting of Magritte. The result was incredibly disarming from any point of view, after the charming it was pure perturbation.
Back in the 1950s three robots, free from any human influence, were playing music for an amused audience.
Le Trio Fantastique — guitarist Wink, drummer Blink and saxophonist Nod — was the creation of a Belgian engineer with the nickname of Zenon Specht. The robot band was a feature of Antwerp’s Robot Club, but also appeared in fairs and made a tour of department stores in France between 1954 and 1959. The trio’s repertoire included not only bebop, but also jazz, tango and classical tunes, for only a nickel a song.
“These eccentrics don’t need pot of LSD to go on a blast. All they need to get turned on is plug ‘em in and keep ‘em oiled”, promoted their poster.
This retro-futuristic trio is exemplary of human distant longing for technology that integrates with our body and senses, to the point of taking our place!
Is forward compatibility for analog mailboxes too much to ask?
Peculiar image of the week.
Regular readers of this blog know we are closely monitoring razor technology as a symbol of our co-evolutionary relationship with technology. This basically means that, like the bees and the flowers, people and technology are caught in a relationship of mutual dependence: we serve our technology as much as it serves us. And just like humans, technology wants to prosper, propagate and grow.
The latest species in the Razorius line is the Razorius Gilletus Gold Plastic. Like the exorbitant feathers of the peacock, which only function is to aesthetically stand out amid its competitors, this new species of Razorius Gilletus only differs from its predecessor with a thin layer of gold paint on its plastic body.