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July 30, 2011

Strangle Poise Lamp

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From the website of the Museum of Modern Art show "Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects": "In response to research connecting exposure to violence in the media with the urge to commit violent acts, James Chambers designed a line of speculative products that allow users to act out aggressive inclinations by hurting objects designed for the purpose. The Strangle Poise Lamp (a clever play on Anglepoise, the classic British desk lamp designed by George Carwardine in the 1930s) is turned off by being strangled, a safer way, according to the designer, to 'live out the fantasy' that begins with watching violent films."

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Who needs a lamp? Breakfast and getting dressed can be murderous: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emz_Wr24ctQ
Emmy-winning intro with Blood Orange.....

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 31, 2011 12:41:20 PM

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