„i dont know what an NFT is and im too afraid to ask“

Great answer to the question above by Tumblr user queersamus (be warned, there’s nsfw content in his blog):

imagine if you went up to the mona lisa and you were like “i’d like to own this” and someone nearby went “give me 65 million dollars and i’ll burn down an unspecified amount of the amazon rainforest in order to give you this receipt of purchase” so you paid them and they went “here’s your receipt, thank you for your purchase” and went to an unmarked supply closet in the back of the museum and posted a handmade label inside it behind the brooms that said “mona lisa currently owned by jacobgalapagos” so if anyone wants to know who owns it they’d have to find this specific closet in this specific hallway and look behind the correct brooms. and you went “can i take the mona lisa home now?” and they went “oh god no are you stupid? you only bought the receipt that says you own it, you didn’t actually buy the mona lisa itself, you can’t take the real mona lisa you idiot. you CAN take this though.” and gave you the replica print in a cardboard tube that’s sold in the gift shop. also the person selling you the receipt of purchase has at no point in time ever owned the mona lisa.

unfortunately, if this doesn’t really make sense or seem like any logical person would be happy about this exchange, then you’ve understood it perfectly.

I’m happy for any indie artist, who is getting paid thanks to NFTs, but this and the way most crypto currencies are working right know is pure, ecological madness. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Bitcoin should be banned and outlawed. (via @tibor)

Eyecam – Human Eye Webcam

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Sensing devices are everywhere, up to the point where we become unaware of their presence. Eyecam is a critical design prototype exploring the potential futures of sensing devices. Eyecam is a webcam shaped like a human eye. It can see, blink, look around and observe you.

Eyecam is a research project by Marc Teyssier. With contribution of Marion Koelle, Paul Strohmeier, Bruno Fruchard and Jürgen Steimle. This research was conducted during my stay at Saarland University Human-Computer Interaction Lab.

Aaron Craig’s Pop Mash

Pop Mash by Aaron Craig

Der Australier Aaron Craig vereint in seinem „Pop Mash“ getauften Kunststil äußerst ansehenlich und amüsant Elemente aus Cartoons, Comics, Produkten und Werbung. So treffen wir in seinen Mashups auf Astrobart, eine „Plastic Princess“ in Form einer She-Ra mit Spongebob-Gesicht und Barbie-Logo, oder eben das Frosties-Maskottchen Tony the Tiger in Battlecat-Montur.

Und auch was sich da sonst auf seiner Website, seiner Facebook-Seite oder seinem Instagram-Account entdecken lässt, ist überaus großartig. Ich sage es mal so: Auf diesen Blogpost folgt irgendwann mit Sicherheit ein Update, in dem ich sage, dass ich nun auch eine seiner Arbeiten mein Eigen nenne. 😌

(via Seriesly Awesome)

99 Smartphones im Bollerwagen führen zum virtuellen Stau in Google Maps

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99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps. Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route to avoid being stuck in traffic.

Wer auf seiner Straße Ruhe haben will, weiß dank des Berliner Künstlers Simon Weckert nun wie.