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Body-Technology Interfaces | Sternlab
"Laptop Compubody Sock for privacy, warmth, and concentration in public spaces

Learn to make your own on Instructables.

See more pictures on Flickr.

Cell Phone Ski Mask

Ski Mask for Eating a Sandwich

Keyboard Interface for Computer Programming"
compubody  wearables  knitting  glvo  computing  computers  mobile  phones  typing  eating  sandwiches  privacy  warmth  gaming  craft  design  technology  via:meetar  chatroulette  wearable 
june 2013 by robertogreco
Buttons for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
"Buttons is a camera that takes other people's pictures. When you press the camera button, Buttons records the current time or location, then searches the net for other photos that have been taken in the very same moment or place. Photos that are at once not yours but also somehow yours."
iphone  applications  cameras  chatroulette  serendipity  ios 
july 2010 by robertogreco
The Daily Show Reveals Chatroulette To Be Filled With Creepy Journalists
"If you’ve read about random video chat site Chatroulette lately, you’ll know that it is filled with naked people and journalists. And that’s exactly what The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart found in his exposé of the Web service. In between the random pervs, he actually found more journalists looking for pervs, or something."
jonstewart  chatroulette  humor 
march 2010 by robertogreco
apophenia » ChatRoulette, from my perspective [See also:]
"So I’m still not sure what to say except that I feel this weighted sense of Le Sigh. The same mix of depression and exhaustion I felt this morning when I was playing peek-a-boo with a smily child in an airport and her parents whisked her away, glaring at me as though I was the devil incarnate. I realize that many parents think that they’re doing good by their kids when they choose to limit their exposure to the randomness of the world, but it just makes me deeply deeply sad. And so I simultaneously am amused by ChatRoulette and depressed because I realize that so many folks would prefer to keep themselves and their teens/college-aged-kids sheltered rather than giving them a way of thinking about systems like this and teaching them to walk away when things get weird. And this deserves a Le Sigh Royale." [See also this comment:]
chatroulette  technology  danahboyd  socialsoftware  2010  socialnetworking  yeoldeinternet  interaction  youth  privacy  communication  web  safety  overprotectiveparenting  parenting  culture  internet  teens  socialmedia 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Chat Roulette - Vex Appeal
"Cocks aside, the instantly frustrating thing with the experience is the level of passivity from most participants - clicking “next” endlessly, demanding the internet give them something to see, without considering what others might be seeing in them. I exhausted myself trying to emit a gigawatt of sunshine, big smiles and thumbs-up every two seconds, then, when my face started aching, playing everyone the 7th chord from the beginning of “Hard Days Night.”

But occasionally when I found someone who was doing a fun thing of their own (see above) or who was at least receptive, it was mildly rewarding, and the randomly rewarding nature of that experience meant I did spend a good hour doing my best to make the odd person smile.

Even so, by the end, the endless wave of humanity ground me down, and before I knew it I was clicking Next with the same indifference as the next bored guy, after bored guy, after bored guy."
via:blackbeltjones  chatroulette  internet  culture  society  entertainment  boredom 
february 2010 by robertogreco

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