Farrah Bostic digs robotsWell, close enough. I like things that REMIND me of robots, including robots themselves, which are an obvious reminder. Robotic things, homages to robots, references to robots - those all work. But I also like rockets. And ray-guns. (Also, the sound the doors on the Enterprise make when they open and shut. Touch-screens. Video phones. My iPad.) Basically, the stuff that symbolizes what we used to think the future would look like. Some of it's here already, and I think that's pretty cool. Ok, that's enough.
Monthly Archives: August 2008
so. i’ve taken to twittering. and then gareth kay pointed out that don draper, the lead character of the AMC show “Mad Men” is also twittering. so i followed his tweets, and now he’s following mine, and so is peggy … Continue reading
hi there – coming at you LIVE from the westin buckhead in beautiful, muggy atlanta. i just had linguine in white clam sauce – frankly, too much linguine. safely back in my hotel room, i unbuttoned my jeans and heaved … Continue reading
via BoingBoing.a robot housekeeper. an etiquette and protocol droid. a portable extension of the ship’s computer. robotic arms that build cars. we often think of robots in terms of utility – it’s that slavic root again (‘to do, to labor’). … Continue reading
so i’m sitting here talking to my friend about robots and she says, “what makes a robot a robot, and not just a computer?” let’s ask toothpastefordinner. toothpastefordinner.com well that’s not quite right. so let’s try wikipedia. it says: While … Continue reading
MSNBC has looked into the crystal ball and concluded that these are the 10 careers for the future (and i’m guessing that like any good group of hack-futurists, they pivoted on the present and then did a google search). also, … Continue reading
what do robots represent if not the future – a utopian future, a dystopian future, any flavor of these two you like or fear. i work in a business where we’re trying to tell our clients what to do next … Continue reading