"After the earth dies, some 5 billion years from now, after it’s burned to a crisp, or even swallowed by the Sun, there will be other worlds and stars and galaxies coming into being - and they will know nothing of a place once called Earth."- Carl Sagan (via westcoastweekends)
My dash this morning is nothing but pixie haircuts, infrastructure porn, and transhumanism.
Why isn’t it like this all the time?
Energy Addicts by Naomi Kizhner
An invasive jewellery collection that converts kinetic energy from the body’s involuntary movements into electricity.
How can we as human bodies become a natural resource?
Naomi Kizhner designed the Energy Addicts accessories in response to the world’s impending energy crisis, looking for an existing energy source that is yet to be tapped in to.
"It interested me to imagine what would the world be like once it has experienced a steep decline in energy resources and how we will feed our energy addiction," Kizhner told Dezeen. "There are lots of developments of renewable energy resources, but the human body is a natural resource for energy that is constantly renewed, as long as we are alive."
"I wanted to explore the post-humanistic approach that sees the human body as a resource," she added.
The pieces would be embedded into the surface of the skin to capture the energy of subconscious movements, such as the flow of blood through the veins and blinking, transforming it into a useable energy resource.
There was this idea a few years back, when “wearable computers” were still going to be the future, that you could power all the wearables in your “personal area network” off your bioelectrical field. The idea never took off (or was never put on, heh heh heh) but it still resurfaces every now and then in projects like these.
Which could mean either that even bad ideas can be inspirational, or that maybe this idea just needs a new approach and a few more “failed” prototypes before it works. Hmm.
It’s official. Liam Neeson has become the Sad Stephen Seagal