During the 1960s to 1980s, it was not uncommon for advertisers to use women in revealing outfits, particularly miniskirts, to promote computer systems. These tactics were meant to appeal to a male-dominated industry, with the idea that sex sells being exploited to grotesque ends. Continue reading »
Steve Jobs Showing Andy Warhol How To Use a Macintosh Computer that Sean Lennon Received for His 9th Birthday in 1984
It was October 9, 1984, and Steve Jobs was going to a nine-year-old’s birthday party. He’d been invited just a few hours earlier by journalist David Scheff, who was wrapping up a profile of the Apple Computer wunderkind for Playboy. Jobs was far from the highest-profile guest, however. Walter Cronkite, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Louise Nevelson, John Cage, and singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson were also in attendance. And Yoko Ono, of course—it was her son’s birthday, after all. Continue reading »
This sculpture is the brainchild of artificial intelligence artist Ben Snell. He trained his computer, named Dio after the Greek God Dionysus, to become a sculptor. With practice, Dio developed its own style and, inspired by the classics. Continue reading »
In computers and the Internet, a geek is a person who is inordinately dedicated to and involved with technology. As computer technology becomes less frightening to larger numbers of people, society seems to be developing a more tolerant, even benevolent view of the geek. Continue reading »
Original advertisement for the Kitchen Computer: “If she can only cook as well as Honeywell can compute.” Why would anyone want a computer at home? Before the personal computer era and its avalanche of possible uses, the perennial answer was: “to store recipes.” Continue reading »
It’s the early eighties, and the computer was finally entering the home in a big way. Of course, most of us had no idea how to use these things … and software and hardware companies were only too quick to tell us exactly what we needed to buy. Whether it was a dot matrix printer for the home or word processing software for small businesses, the booming eighties economies meant a seemingly unlimited supply of consumers rabidly gobbling up any tech put before them. So, let’s have a look at few items for sale… Continue reading »
This Russian guy has a hobby of making different things from the remainders of old Soviet electronic and electric parts. He deliberately collects different old Soviet switches, buttons, small bulbs and indicators. Here is one of his latest works – a computer case made from all this old Soviet scrap parts. Continue reading »
In the 1980s, computers were sold like sport cars: with sexy women and pin-ups. I propose a look back to the past with the covers of the Yugoslavian magazine Racunari, published in the 1980s and 1990s. It is impressive to note that at that time, mixing women and computers necessarily meant sexy secretary or incapable woman and slave of her computer. Continue reading »
This colourful series of ten historic computers, created in close collaboration between INK and Docubyte, documents the beginning of our computing history. Continue reading »
For decades, Benetton has been known for using models of different skin colors, ethnicities and appearances to promote diversity with its “United Colors” campaigns. But the latest campaign doesn’t use real models; instead, the Italian fashion retailer has used computer-generated faces based on data from different cities around the world. Continue reading »
Although her looks indicate otherwise, Saya is not your typical Japanese schoolgirl. Her parents, Teruyuki and Yuki Ishikawa, have big dreams for their beautiful daughter. They want her to play a character in a movie they are self-producing. Where will she find the time with all her schoolwork? Not to worry. Saya is only as real as the pixels on your screen. Her soft cheeks, lush, black hair and hazel-brown eyes are all computer-generated imagery. Continue reading »
This guy turned on his computer after a month and couldn’t understand why it was not working properly. He opened it up to investigate and found the strangest thing inside. How is that even possible? Continue reading »
A smartphone usually is laying on your desk without any additional purpose. Once I decided that it can be turned into a classic pixel icon — the «happy computer». The only thing you need is a special stand that looks like a small computer case. It took me few days to design a blueprint and now it is ready and I want to share it with everyone. Continue reading »
It takes around 30 hours to build each model, and Iain refuses to use glue – depending instead on arranging the bricks in a way that gives them maximum strength. He orders his bricks ‘in bulk’ online and owns around 50,000 pieces of Lego.
Physicist Stephen Hawking rendered in Lego by imaginative father Iain Heath. Continue reading »
So others claim that you can’t differentiate between real life and the virtual world in your computer anymore? They can’t be right, can they?
To make the difference crystal clear for you and them, we designed the Computer Window Wall Sticker. This looks like a window on your computer and has the inscription, “Outside World – Real life 2.0,” with a globe icon next to it. Just apply the stickers around or on a real window of your home and no mix-ups are possible anymore.
With this sticker set, the computer window has a maximum hight of 2.2m and a maximum width of 2m. Since it comes in sections, you can fit it to all smaller-sized windows.
With the Computer Window Wall Sticker, you can decorate your home in a very geeky way—and you finally know what’s behind this piece of glass…
For those of you who grew up playing video games, surely you would have noticed how far graphics in video games have come over the years. Imagine playing your NES and SNES titles on a High Definition 3DTV, won’t the pixels look all the more pronounced? Well, just like how there seems to be an app for everything, there is also nothing a good computer algorithm cannot fix – and here we are with one which is capable of automatically fixing all those pixels on your behalf, letting Mario look super smooth. Full article…