Speaking of MoMA, not only are they exhibiting the likes of AT&T and Nokia at the museum, there is an incredible display online. Combining science with design, there are over 300 concepts in Elastic Mind that are translated into physical objects. The purpose, they say, is to “combine research with attentive consideration of human limitations, habits, and aspirations.”
All we know is that spending a couple of hours on the site may not have the impact of seeing the show itself, but it certainly is worth the time. For example, in Collection for the Lonely Man, it includes the Sheet Thief, which winds up the bed clothes to the other side. Others are Cold Feet, Heavy Breather, Plate Thrower, and Hair Alarm Clock that will run hair across the user to wake him.
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New police cadets in New York are receiving iPods to help them in their studies. They are pre-loaded with information on Penal Law, criminal procedure, warrants, and ethics. About 950 recruits received the PMPs for their studies and are expected to graduate late this month.
“Now a recruit can watch a class on ‘search and seizure’ while going home on the subway,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
That’s certainly a pleasant thought. The next time you take a train in NY and the rookie is too busy checking out the
information to catch the baddies mugging that old lady in the back of the car, we can all be content in knowing that he/she is just doing some homework.
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