November 1st, 2007 | researchmaterial

A speculative “design probe” on the concept of electronic-ink tattoos. Really just a piece of video art (10MB WMV), but worth a look.

Apparently I Am The Space Detective Of Perv Or Something

November 1st, 2007 | people I know

Susannah Breslin writes of me:

Nowadays, Warren Ellis is future kink’s preeminent virtual coolhunter. From his gonzo-porno explorations of Second Life sex, “Please Stop Doing That to the Cat,” to his DON’T LOOK coverage of mind-boggling body modifications, Ellis goes where no man has gone before, exploring the outer reaches of extreme fetishism.

Graphomaniac Art In Kharkov

November 1st, 2007 | researchmaterial

Via EnglishRussia:

One Russian guy in Kharkov, Ukraine preferred was obsessed with some idea which he tried to express in writing on any flat surface he met. All his flat carried his scriptures, the local lobbies and walls of houses also had not stayed untouched.

Many photos, all amazing:

The Invisible Tank

November 1st, 2007 | researchmaterial

Sort of.

In secret trials last week, the British Army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted that an invisible tank would be ready for service by 2012. The new technology uses cameras and projectors to beam images of the surrounding landscape onto a tank.

Professor Sir John Pendry, of Imperial College London said…the only drawback was the reliability of the cameras and projectors. But he added: “The next stage is to make the tank invisible without them – which is intricate and complicated, but possible.”

November 1st, 2007 | researchmaterial

Your productivity killer for the day: hosts “a searchable database of over 200,000 text files on a variety of subjects.” The breadth of material in here is astonishing.