Pioneer Corp has hired fashion designer Michie Sone and industrial designer Naoki Harasawa to create hip wearable computers. They’re using organic electroluminescent material the thickness of paper to integrate screens into clothing.
Risk analyst Louis Slesin, dubbed “Captain Radiation,” is interviewed in the latest issue of Shift. He gives some advice about using cell phones and laptops, talks about corporate cover-ups of the risks involved in using electromagnetic devices, and closes with an optimistic view of these technologies. Link.
New Zoid posts computer generated headlines that they claim are either transmissions from another world or plain old Internet art. They’re sometimes prophetic, sometimes disturbing, and usually a little bit funny.
The New York Post reports that Ecuadoran immigrant Omar Torrez has been living in a cave in Inwood Hill Park. He’s been hiding so well that “a Parks Department worker leading 20 children on a tour through the caves yesterday never noticed Torrez’s possessions in the 15-foot-deep tunnel.” As facisnating as this is, I question the Post’s coverage of this story. Isn’t this going to lead the Park Department to find and evict Torrez? Link (via New World Disorder).
A soccer coach from Cameroon was knocked down and dragged across a running track by police for weilding what was speculated to be a black magic charm. He was suspended from coaching for one match, but won an appeal to sit in on the African Nations Cup final against Senegal.