From the Vienna Bienalle: 1. Intelligent robots must serve the common good of humanity and help us humans to lead an ecologically, socially, culturally and economically sustainable life. Read the rest
Cat 'Luca' sleeps in his basket as a waitress serves some food to customers in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. After three years of negotiations with city officials over hygiene issues, Austria opened its first cat cafe last Friday. 'Cafe Neko', "Neko" meaning cat in Japanese, was opened by Vienna resident Takako Ishimitsu, 47, from Japan. Customers can stroke and interact with their five feline hosts, named Sonja, Thomas, Moritz, Luca and Momo, who all came from an animal shelter and now freely roam about the cafe and take naps. There's a slide show with more photos here. Read the rest
Johannes from Vienna arts/pranks/tech collective Monochrom gave this fun TEDxVienna talk on "context hacking" -- making pranks out of pranks, subverting subversion, transcending mere grossouts, and being melancholic postmodern leftists.
TEDxVienna-Johannes Grenzfurthner-On how to subvert subversion (Thanks, Johannes!) Best of Boing Boing tv: we love monochrom. - Boing Boing Monochrom: Campfire At Will - Boing Boing TV Soviet Unterzoegersdorf part 2: Monochrom's retro-sov-kitsch game ... Monochrom phatzine: telephone-book-sized cyberculture zine - Boing ... BBtv - Monochrom: Economic Recession Wisdom from Sock Puppets ... Monochrom: Dollar devaluation for dummies (video) - Boing Boing Monochrom: Fisch Interview - Boing Boing TV Read the rest
Relumine by Mischer'Traxler (via Crib Candy) Extension cord lamp kit - Boing Boing Lamp made out of egg cartons - Boing Boing Wrecking ball lamp - Boing Boing Floor lamp doubles as a power strip - Boing Boing Homebrew steampunk lamp - Boing Boing Lamp reminiscent of geometry homework - Boing Boing Read the rest