Monday, January 25, 2010

that's whats up


So, as you may know by now, I have this incredible curiosity and admiration for prosthetics and the people who use them. The carbon fiber, blade style extensions (sported here by Aimee Mullins) are not anything new at this point. I had to post this pic regardless because I cant help but think they're amazing. According to Professor Dr. Br├╝ggemann of the German Sport University in Cologne, "once the runners hit a certain stride, athletes with artificial limbs needed less additional energy than other athletes" giving them a controversial advantage over their competitors.

Monday, January 18, 2010

quirky

I thought Quirky was interesting for a couple reasons. They get ideas for free, they get user feed-back, design, and research for free, and from what I can tell they don't actually put anything into production with out minimum run guarantee.... So what happens when you mix Etsy, gambling, e-bay and Facebook with product design... er what?