By Cory Doctorow at 9:39 pm Tue, Jul 13, 2010
Bubble Series par Melvin Sokolsky pour Harper's magazine 1963
maybe because they all volunteered for it… the worst prison is the one you deliberately accept. ;)
Wow! That’s way better than a JetPack.
Am I the only one mildly disturbed by the lack of visable airholes in this thing? I’m hoping those two gawkers in the lower right are sharing my concern.
Well, based on this article http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/resnotes/notes/94-11.htm, humans consume about 550 liters of oxygen per day, which is just under 23 liters per hour. The bubbles appear to be about 2 meters in diameter, giving a volume of about 4200 liters. Dry air is about 20% oxygen (which, at least initially, is probably what those spheres are filled with), so there should be about 840 liters of oxygen (minus the volume taken up by the model) in the sphere. So, I would expect that the models should be able to stay in those spheres for a full work day without even coming close to exhausting their O2 supply. Of course, they may not know this, so they may end up spending significantly more oxygen frantically screaming and banging on the sphere.
that dress in photo #2 is stunning to me. love these — i can haz desktop versions?
It’s Boing! – the Miracle Plastic!
My kingdom for a time machine!
An article on the retouching
I can’t help but picture it bouncing over the streets of Paris.
You know, this perfectly creates a physical representation of how fashion interacts with the world. Brilliant!
Looks like Chi-Chian’s caught in a holografusion bubble again.
Don’t open it. You’ll ruin the collectibility.
Pretty neat photos. But the ones on the ground remind me of hamster balls.
Man, The Flaming Lips are going to be pissed to see this!
Speaking of future transportation methods….http://bit.ly/HEKi
I always wondered why the ‘rovers’ from “The Prisoner” always had the skewed faces of the captured runaway pressed against the wall either in orgasim or agony. Now I know what it was, and why no one ever escaped “The Village”.
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