The seeds of elective body modification are born every day. These out of a tragic accident, but a truly inspiring story via Fresh Air on NPR.
“My biological body will degrade in time due to normal, age-related degeneration. But the artificial part of my body improves in time because I can upgrade. … So I predict that when I’m 80 years old, I’ll be able to walk with less energy than is required of a person who has biological legs, I’ll be more stable, and I’ll probably be able to run faster. … The artificial part of my body is, in some sense, immortal.”
Photo: Len Rubenstein/Crown Business
This is pretty awesome digital pop star action.
Japanese pop star takes the stage as a 3D hologram. – via LA Times
This one just caught my eye. Worth more than a retweet.
See the question and more over at Warren Ellis’s blog.
Identify a character in your idea.
1) What does that character WANT?
2) What does that character need to do to GET what they want?
3) What are they prepared to DO to get what they want?
The inhabitants of Rivertown surely did their homework and caught wind of the artsy, high class version of lowdown living. (okay they definitely didn’t do any homework). But this is a great visual model of what stacks of shipping containers can look like as they are re-purposed into living quarters. I doubt the refugees in Rivertown would have access to beautiful 36″ circular windows and ikea flooring. But, I like the open doors to create balconies and entrances.
Here’s some more from wikipedia.
Here’s a link to the project site itself: ContainerCity.com