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November 24, 2015 AUTHOR: zachary CATEGORIES: Real World, Technology Tags:

Circuit Board Tattoos

This one just in from Gizmodo.

Hacking always jumps tech from it’s original use to a new application:

The Tech Tats will certainly take your cyborg cosplay to a whole new level, butChaotic Moon Studios actually developed them for medical monitoring purposes. Instead of wearing a temporary (and cumbersome) chest strap or arm cuff to monitor a patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, or other vitals, a circuit board tattoo could be applied to their arm that would wirelessly communicate with a smartphone app to keep tabs on them.

 

 

March 4, 2015 AUTHOR: zachary CATEGORIES: Reading List Tags: , ,

Robotic Spider Dress

Cool looking wearable tech.

From The Designer:

“3-D printed sensor based animatronic/mechatronic dress enabled by the Intel Edison acts as the interface between the body and the external world using technology and the garment as a medium of interaction. Testing-phase. The design will be showcased during CES alongside the Synapse dress for Intel, January 6-9th in Las Vegas, soon more…”

This one in via KillScreen:

“Generally seen on the bodies of tall sinewy models, Anouk’s work sits at the intersection of fashion and wearables. It bumps shoulders with plenty of other disciplines as well—in particular, videogames. Once you put clothing with feedback sensors on your body, something as simple as wearing a flannel shirt becomes an exercise in onboard interface. More specifically, her creations “use a lot of animalistic features that people can relate to.”

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March 3, 2015 AUTHOR: zachary CATEGORIES: Journal, Reading List Tags: , ,

Checkpoint – a documentary film

I saw this documentary when I was on the Jury for the Newport Film Festival. I tried to persuade my fellow jurors to give it the best documentary award, they didn’t go for it.  But, regardless of your feelings on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, I think it is an incredible document of the challenges of segregation, the frustration of military rules and orders and the  insanity of the whims of power.

You can read more about it on wikipedia.

 Checkpoint (original title: Machssomim) is a 2003 documentary film by Israeli filmmaker Yoav Shamir, showing the everyday interaction between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian civilians at several of the regions Israel Defence Forces checkpoints. The film won five awards at various film festivals, including Best International Documentary at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, best feature-length documentary at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and the Golden Gate Award for Documentary Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Although the film was generally well received, it was also controversial and reactions from audience members and critics were sometimes very angry.[1][2]

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