be nice to the robots. they’ll remember you once they take control

the website calls it a sort of social networking example:

examining a tweenbot

examining a tweenbot

placing an 18″ self-propelled, smiling, cardboard robot on a street in manhattan and letting it travel at a constant speed in one direction with a sign asking for assistance – leaving its fate in the hands of passersby

are we maybe moving in a new direction in terms of collective behaviors? or is it only because it was a small robot that people even bothered checking on it, even telling it, “you can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”

http://www.tweenbots.com/
from boing boing and engadget and by now, most of the intarwebs

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April 16, 2009. human behavior, robots. Leave a comment.

Indian baby dropping ritual

check out how excited everyone is about it

August 18, 2008. cute, human behavior. Leave a comment.

never let anything stop you (the failing edition)

May 19, 2008. Tags: , . empowerment, human behavior. Leave a comment.

never let ANYTHING stop you (“handicapped” breakdancing edition)

May 2, 2008. Tags: , . empowerment. Leave a comment.

holding Jesus ransom,

until the weiner poopie gets cleaned.

April 28, 2008. Tags: , , . empowerment, etiquette, human behavior, ridic, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

not homeless

from: ihasahotdog

April 25, 2008. Tags: , . animals, cute, pictures, serious. 3 comments.

what would you do in an elevator for 40 hours?

the article itself is ridiculously long and every other paragraph seems like a tangent on elevators, but there’s an interesting idea to it

how would you spend 40 hours with yourself?

here’s the time lapse video:

here’s the article:
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/04/21/080421fa_fact_paumgarten?currentPage=all

a fun snippet:

Loading up an empty elevator car with discarded Christmas trees, pressing the button for the top floor, then throwing in a match, so that by the time the car reaches the top it is ablaze with heat so intense that the alloy (called “babbitt”) connecting the cables to the car melts, and the car, a fireball now, plunges into the pit: this practice, apparently popular in New York City housing projects, is inadvisable.

April 22, 2008. Tags: . human behavior, serious. Leave a comment.

japanese train during rush hour

April 14, 2008. Tags: , , , . japan, travel. Leave a comment.

made of chopsticks

“…spent the last two years of his career collecting used chopsticks from the cafeteria. An experienced canoe builder, Ogawara spent over 3 months gluing 7,382 chopsticks together into strips to form the canoe shell, to which he added a polyester resin coat.”

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April 9, 2008. Tags: , . crafts. Leave a comment.

inside and upclose.

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“vice” has undertaken a video project in which they are posting short, weekly videos taken by a staff member that somehow finagled his way into north korea. the videos are haunting, eerie, and incredibly interesting. i would most definitely suggest a viewing to get an inside look at this cloistered culture.

the vice guide to north korea.

April 7, 2008. Tags: . film, international issues. Leave a comment.

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