A Computer system running on 8 watts

I'm deeply suspicious of Green Computing concepts which promise an end to the issues plaguing our paradigm of endlessly updating. Dell's latest 'Regeneration' finalists are all fine examples of this (Note: Dell's removal of some of the more scathing indictment comments). With no other realistic route of innovation, minimization is the only reasonable route to pursue, and this 8-watt PC is a fine example. Running a cut-down version of Linux with down-clocked hardware in a small computer housing, this machine fulfils most modern day PC requirements at a small fraction of the power consumption.

Chris Boardman: Intelligent Bike concept

Cyclist chris boardman unveiled his latest cycle concept to the world's media recently. the new 'intelligent' bike counts calories as you pedal, plays music and uses a solar-powered motor when you get tired.

the carbon fiber frame has an inbuilt computer system, which incorporates an 'unbreakable' locking device that allows only the owner to open it via fingerprint recognition. spoke-less wheels make the bike more aerodynamic while the tires will be puncture-proof with self-inflating tires.

via designboom


Hitoshi Matsumoto's latest utterly bizarre work to debut at this years Toronto Film Festival, here is a synopsis of the plot:

In the central tale, a Japanese man (Matsumoto) wakes up alone in a brightly illuminated white room with no windows or doors. When he presses a mysteriously phallic protuberance that appears on one wall, a pink toothbrush materializes from nowhere, clattering to the floor and setting in motion a genuinely bizarre chain of events. Soon the imprisoned man is engaged in absurd and hilarious attempts to escape the gleaming room, releasing random objects from the walls, creating a life-sized Mouse Trap game in which a rope, a toilet plunger and an earthenware jug full of sushi might just be the keys to his escape.

Meanwhile, in a dusty town, a green-masked Mexican wrestler known as Escargot Man prepares for an important match. His family gathers around him, worried about his seeming impassivity before battle. As the nameless prisoner appears closer to escape and Escargot Man steps into the ring, Matsumoto amplifies the baffling yet suspenseful atmosphere to a crescendo of ridiculous excess.