kevan + prison + technology   6

Marc Steinmetz Photography | Escape Tools
Scratch-built tools and weapons. "Shotgun made from iron bedposts; charge made of pieces of lead from curtain tape and match-heads, to be ignited by AA batteries and a broken light bulb."
prison  technology  design  germany  via:amuchmoreexotic 
june 2009 by kevan
The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
The Count of Monte Cristo in Space, with a straightforwardly amoral protagonist; driven and ruthless, with no attempts to be arrogant or likeable. The good, undated writing style makes it easy to forget how groundbreaking the random sci-fi tropes were.
booklog  space  mysteries  secrets  technology  science  prison  future  lies  business  skin  via:alex 
march 2007 by kevan
chris glass: How to catch a mouse without a mousetrap
A cardboard tube with a bit of food at one end, hanging over the edge of a worktop, above an empty bin.
rodents  prison  technology 
december 2006 by kevan
Temporary Services - Prisoners' Inventions
Improvised tools, appliances and game pieces. "When I set my mind to the task, though, I recognized the surprising range of inventions and innovations that I had witnessed. I had just become so used to it all that the uniqueness no longer registered."
prison  technology  hacking  design  via:arbroath 
may 2006 by kevan
Bright Coop, Inc.
Conveyor-belt chicken-catcher. "Extendible conveyor enables rotating fingers to harvest chickens against the house walls and in corners." Dystopian foreshadowing.
technology  food  birds  prison 
march 2005 by kevan
SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Straitjackets for mental patients?
American 'mechanical restraint' company in talks with the NHS. "[Spokesman] says people need to 'open their eyes' to the advantages." And listen to some Beethoven.
clothes  psychology  prison  technology 
february 2005 by kevan

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