kevan + skin   11

Branded For Life
"Eventually, reporters, news consumers, or people willing to buy or sell skin ads tired of these “news of the weird” tattoo stories, and the trend died out by the late 2000s. So did most of the dot-coms. But many of the tattoos are still around."
skin  advertising  web 
september 2012 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
Invisible RFID Ink Safe For Cattle And People, Company Says - News by InformationWeek
"Somark Innovations announced this week that it successfully tested biocompatible RFID ink, which can be read through animal hairs. [The process] involves a geometric array of micro-needles and a reusable applicator with a one-time-use ink capsule."
surveillance  skin  paint  technology  cows  future 
january 2007 by kevan
The Singing Detective (2003)
Jumped a bit too quickly and unevenly between its stories, and Downey just came across as shoutily, shallowly annoyed rather than genuinely bitter. Made me want to have watched the whole of the original, but not to actually watch it.
filmlog  2stars  crime  mysteries  skin  death  love  medicine  delusions  writing  via:catriona 
january 2007 by kevan
Animal Controlled Computer Games: Playing Pac-Man against Real Crickets
"The cricket's new skin was very light, and therefore it did not get detected by our colour tracking anymore. We now had a cricket which could freely walk around in our maze, not getting detected by our system, which was still tracking its old skin."
games  insects  technology  skin  maze 
july 2006 by kevan
How to Get Ahead In Advertising (1989)
Very, very weirdly dated; that what might have been biting advertising/pollution monologues in the late eighties just come across as bland and scattershot anti-globalisation vagueness, now, with no great insight. The identity stuff is still good, though.
filmlog  3stars  advertising  skin  depression  business 
january 2006 by kevan | Mom sells face space for tattoo advertisement
"Jon Wolf of the company's marketing department said skin is not an uncommon spot for the casino to advertise: It already has another forehead, more than 100 arms, legs, chests and backs."
advertising  skin  faces  via:brendan 
july 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Washing machine fingers lazy male
Biometric washing machine that can't be used by the same person twice in a row. "Your Turn requires both partners to register their fingerprints on the sensor while it is hooked up to their home computer."
technology  skin  clothes  pointless 
may 2005 by kevan
Wired News: Jacket Grows From Living Tissue
Death-free leather. "Grown using a combination of mouse and human cells, the jacket is currently quite tiny (about 2 inches high and 1.4 inches wide) and would just fit a mouse."
clothes  rodents  science  skin 
october 2004 by kevan
MXR Lab: Human Power Harvesting Using Piezoelectric Material
Our power-hungry robot overlords need only fit piezo-electric pads into our shoes. Also, brilliantly: using skin-conductivity to transmit electronic business cards through handshakes.
clothes  electricity  skin  technology  walking 
august 2004 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Made in the shade
"There exists a popular misconception that sunscreens protect against skin cancer, although manufacturers never say this."
pestilence  psychology  science  skin 
may 2004 by kevan

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