Großartiger Marketing-Stunt der Schuhverkäufer von Atheist Berlin, die festgestellt haben, dass ihre Päckchen in den USA mit Atheist-Klebeband ziemlich oft ziemlich spät ankommen oder gleich ganz verloren gehen. Also haben sie’s getestet und insgesamt 178 Päckchen an 89 Leute verschickt, jeder Kunde bekam zwei, einmal mit und ohne Atheist-Klebeband. Ergebnis: 9 Atheisten-Pakete gingen verloren, nur 1 ohne Branding, die Atheisten-Pakete brauchten dreimal länger. Tolle Aktion! Auf dem Bild rechts trägt Matthew Chapman, Ur-Ur-Ur-Enkel von Charles Darwin, ein paar der gottlosen Schlappen.
We have lots of customers in the USA, but sometimes the shoes we send them take longer than they should to arrive, or even go missing. And, when some of our customers asked us not to use ATHEIST-branded packing tape on their shipments, we started to wonder if the delays were caused by the US Postal Service taking offence at our overt godlessness…
We sent 178 packages to 89 people, in 49 US-States. Each person was sent 2 packages; one sealed with ATHEIST-branded packing tape, the other with neutral tape. They all left Berlin on November 21st, 2012 and, in theory, the branded and unbranded packages should have travelled at exactly the same speed.
Google hat auf dem SXSW-Festival einen
sprechenden nervenden Schuh vorgestellt. Oder wie’s ein YT-Kommentator formuliert: „Forever alone.“
Using an accelerometer, a gyroscope, Bluetooth and some other off the shelf technologies, the Talking Shoe translates the wearer’s movements into funny, motivating and timely commentary. The things it says can be posted to Google+ by the user, sent to real-time ad units, if the user chooses to, and broadcast via onboard speakers. It can talk to the world and to the web.
Every move the user makes generates data that’s captured using an accelerometer, gyroscope and pressure sensors. That data then gets pushed to a web app on your mobile phone and translated in real-time into funny and motivating commentary. That commentary then gets pushed to banners and social media, creating new, interesting content in the digital world from something happening live in the physical one.
In Bosnien haben sie 1300 Paar Schuhe für Polizisten gekauft, von einem Hersteller von Leichen-Schuhen für Beerdigungen. These Boots are not made for walking:
Police chiefs in Bosnia-Herzegovina have spent £70,000 buying 1,300 pairs of new shoes and boots for their officers from an outfitters that only supplies footwear for bodies to wear in coffins. Officers complained that the shoes, never meant to be walked in, fell apart after just a few hours on the beat in Sarajevo.
Die Sache mit den Sneakern aus dem Leder von genetisch modifizierten Rochen hat sich aufgeklärt, der Hoax kam von Next Nature, einer Bande niederländischer Futuristen, die sich vor allem mit Konsum in der Zukunft beschäftigen (siehe auch ihr Nano Supermarket). Well played!
Rayfish Footwear is a fictional company that offered personalized sneakers crafted from genetically modified stingray leather. The launch of the company website http://www.rayfish.com catalyzed a debate on emerging biotechnologies and the products it may bring us. It also questioned our consumptive relationship with animals and products in general.
While such discussions often remain abstract, we aimed to make them tangible in a concrete product you can love or hate.
The shoes soles are decked out with over 500 denture teeth and remind one of Meret Oppenheim Objects in their subversive skewered surrealism. The shoes were chosen for their style and reflect aspects of the political philosophy (“survival of the fittest”) of Herbert Spencer’s Social Darwinism.
Klassische Anzugtreter mit 1050 Zähnen auf der Sohle. Kommt aus dem Designstudio Fantich and Young und hat was mit der Nahrungskette zu tun:
„Materials: Savile Row Oxford Shoes, Size UK15, 1050 teeth dentures.Apex predators are predators with no predators of their own, residing at the top of their food chain.“
Aus der aktuellen Ausstellung „Einstein at home“ der Historical Society of Princeton: „Einstein sitting on the front steps of his home in Princeton, wearing his fuzzy slippers. Photo courtesy of Gillett Griffin.“ (via Dangerous Minds, Retronaut)
Ihr erinnert Euch an die völlig absurden Sneaker aus genetisch modifizierten Stachelrochen? Die Sneaker sind grade nochmal eine ganze Ecke absurder geworden: Am Wochenende sind Tierrechts-Aktivisten in die Bude von Rayfish Footwear eingebrochen, haben die Gen-Rochen befreit und ins Meer geschmissen. You can’t make this shit up!
Meine Originalquelle Dezeen hat sein Posting mit der Meldung aus irgendeinem Grund gelöscht und ich finde nur ein weiteres Posting auf Newsday.com, kann also sein, dass das alles Bullshit und ein Viral oder ähnliches ist. But I want to believe!
Hier das Video der Aktivisten:
Hier das Statement des CEOs von Rayfish Footwear:
RayFish Footwear, a family-run company based in Thailand, has been raising bio-customized stingrays for more than a decade with plans to turn them into leather shoes. By implanting synthetic genes based on color patterns of other animals into fetal stingrays, the company has been able to raise rays with predetermined, one-of-a-kind patterns.
An unknown group of animal rights activists broke into the company’s facilities Sunday, destroying equipment and sneakers and, according to a YouTube video documenting the break-in, releasing living stingrays into the ocean.
“Does it worry me that genetically engineered stingrays are now free in the ocean, free to be eaten by predators and free to interbreed with wild populations? Absolutely,“ RayFish CEO Raymond Ong said in a video response.
Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Genetically Engineered Sneakers from Stingray Leather
TYWKIWDBI hat die Story von Big Nose George, einem Gangster aus Wyoming, aus dessen Überreste nach seiner Hinrichtung durch einen Lynchmob alles mögliche Zeugs gemacht wurde. Sein Schädel wurde ein Aschenbecher und ein Türstopper und aus seiner Haut nähte man eine Medizintasche und… Schuhe!
In 1878, [Big Nose George] Parrott and his gang murdered two law enforcement officers in the US state of Wyoming. In 1880, after getting drunk and boasting of the killings, the men were apprehended and Big Nose George was sentenced to hang on April 2, 1881, following a trial, but he attempted to escape while being held at a Rawlins, Wyoming jail. When news of the attempted escape reached the people of Rawlins, a 200-strong lynch mob snatched George from the prison at gunpoint and strung him up from a telegraph pole.
Doctors Thomas Maghee and John Eugene Osborne took possession of Parrott’s body after his death, in order to study the outlaw’s brain for signs of criminality. During these procedures, the top of Parrott’s skull was crudely sawn off and the cap was presented to a 15-year-old girl named Lilian Heath. Heath would go on to become the first female doctor in Wyoming, and is noted to have used Parrott’s skull as an ash tray, pen holder and doorstop.
Skin from George’s thighs, chest and face was removed. The skin, including the dead man’s nipples, was sent to a tannery in Denver, where it was made into a pair of shoes and a medical bag. The shoes were kept by John Eugene Osborne, who wore them at his inaugural ball after being elected as the first Democratic Governor of the State of Wyoming. Parrott’s dismembered body was stored in a whiskey barrel filled with a salt solution for about a year, while the experiments continued, until he was buried in the yard behind Maghee’s office. Today the shoes created from the skin of Big Nose George are on permanent display at the Carbon County Museum in Rawlins, Wyoming, together with the bottom part of the outlaw’s skull and George’s earless death mask.
Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Anthropodermic Bibliopegy with Nipples
The History behind Anthropodermic Bibliopegy
John Miltons Poems bound in human Skin
Heart-Sculpture made from human skin
Bulletproof Human Skin made of Spidersilk from genetically engineered Silkworms
Icelands Necropants made from human Skin
Kunst aus Menschenhaut
Ab morgen kann man in London potthässliche Nike-Treter von Kanye West kaufen für rund 300 Euro und es gibt tatsächlich Leute, die nachts auf der Straße vor’m Laden gepennt haben für ein Armband, das ihnen die Latschen sichert. Vice hat ein paar davon interviewt. I can’t believe these people actually exist.
VICE: Martin, you look like you’ve been through a revolution.
Martin: I slept the night before last. At around 12PM yesterday, when they opened, it was just mayhem. Everyone charged the gate. Security, there was only two of them… I don’t know, I reckon there must have been at least 250-300 people. In the end we stayed on, a spokesperson came out and apologised. They took my picture so they could remember me for today.
So will they let you in today?
I tried, but few people at the front said, “I’m not letting you in before me.” I know people who have been queueing and stuff but I was queueing the night before. I had to take care of family business, but then I came back. I even brought my son here today.
Did you have a sleeping bag the night you stayed?
Nah man, I just roughed it out.
You look really tired, man.
Where did you piss?
Round the corner.
Is £210 good value? Please tell me, I have no clue, I wear plastic bags on my feet.
I think so. Other people would disagree. My wife calls me crazy; my parents don’t know why I’m here.
Do you hope your son feels the same way about trainers when he grows up?
To be honest no, not really.
YT Direktsting, via Designboom
Rayfish Footwear bieten auf ihrer Website Schuhe aus dem Leder der Haut von angeblich genetisch modifizierten Stachelrochen an. DNA-Customized sozusagen, kostet auch nur 1500 Dollar. Sick.
at the rayfish footwear labs, they purportedly use the DNA which the have stored in their genetic library, to identify the genes responsible for color and pattern, implanting the synthetic ‘supergene’ cluster into fetal rays before they are born. as they grow and mature, they express the predetermined patterns on their skin. markings and coloration from dozens of varying species can be combined, resulting in an infinite variety of shoe designs.
using the brand’s online ‘grow sneaker tool’ you can select elements from dozens of animal patterns and remix them into something that nature itself could never have even imagined. working on the manufacturing principle of ‘one fish, one shoe’, rayfish footwear raises stingrays in their thai aquaculture facility where the family-run business creates these handcrafted shoes.
Vor ein paar Wochen hatte ich über Konzept-Designs für Chucks mit Illus zu Breaking Bad, Dexter und The Walking Dead gebloggt, die Dinger gibt’s jetzt hier zu kaufen. Wie’s lizenzrechtlich aussieht weiß ich freilich nicht, ich würde mich aber eher beeilen, schätze ich. (via Actually Gee)
Life.com hat eine Slideshow mit den Schuhen verstorbener Promis. So weit, so uninteressant. Aber: Da sind auch die Bronze-Schuhe von William Gaines dabei, Herausgeber und Erfinder von MAD Magazine und Herausgeber von Tales from the Crypt.
When MAD Founder and Publisher Bill Gaines died in 1992, MAD editor John Ficarra asked his widow, Annie, if he could have Gaines’ shoes — a pair of size 13 desert boots that Gaines always wore. (Ficarra felt he had no choice since Gaines, inexplicably, cut him out of his will, despite Ficarra’s years and years of dedicated service. Sometimes staying as late as 5 P.M.) But Ficarra showed no bitterness and immediately had the shoes bronzed and proudly displayed them on his desk.