June 18, 2012
World Exclusive: bookofjoeTV goes live next week
Yes, after many years of blather and nonsense, I have broken through and am dee-lighted to announce here and now that next week Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 12 noon ET, I'm going live from my treadmill workspace, with Gray Cat riding shotgun and handling all the tech stuff so I can focus on making a complete fool of myself.
Read all about it here and be sure to reserve your spot in the star-making machinery today.
Free, the way we like it.
Full disclosure: I'd never heard of Shindig, my host for the event, until last week when I got an email or tweet or something, I don't remember exactly, from my friend A.J. Jacobs, announcing that his Shindig event was about to start.
I signed up, joined in, and had a blast.
Would that you think the same of mine.
Your cat will see you now
By Santa Fe artist Krista Brooks of Retro Pets.
Art prints, greeting cards, or magnets.
[via Jeri Dansky]
BehindTheMedspeak: Last Minute Robot — End of Life Care Machine
From LikeCool: "The Last Minute Robot consists of a padded caressing arm and a mechanical recorded voice designed to guide and comfort dying patients with a carefully scripted message. It was created by Dan Chen, an artist, designer, and engineer who just graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA in Digital + Media. He built the machine as one of a series of functional robots capable of reenacting human social behaviors."
"The device is activated and an LED screen reads 'Detecting end of life.' At this point, the doctor exits the room, leaving the patient alone by him or herself. Within moments the LED reads 'End of life detected' and the robotic arm begins its caressing action, moving back and forth, stimulating the sense of comfort during the dying process. Simultaneously, the robot annunciates the patient's name using a script, while stroking the patient through death."
Sounds good to me: I'll take one.
One thing, though: Is there battery backup for end of days?
From the New York Times: "There was... a new iteration of IdeaPaint, a product that turns interior walls into erasable whiteboards: Create is a clear coating that can be slathered onto walls of any hue, so that users can maintain a consistent color scheme even if one of the walls in the room has become a giant memo board. (It is sold in kits that cost $225 and cover 50 square feet.)"
"Be water, my friend" — Bruce Lee
Little Mouth Necklace
Made from super Sculpey.
Gapminder — "Explore the world from your computer, even when you have no Internet"
Fair warning: there goes the day.
[via TC_Chu's Point]
N.Y.C. Sewer Pillow
Original photo printed on canvas, then sewn onto black fabric.
12"Ø x 4"D.