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“It is a startling next step in the natural burial movement. Even as more people opt for interment in simple shrouds or biodegradable caskets, urban cemeteries continue to fill up. For the environmentally conscious, cremation is a problematic option, as the process releases greenhouse gases.
““Composting makes people think of banana peels and coffee grounds,” Ms. Spade said. But “our bodies have nutrients. What if we could grow new life after we’ve died?””
This is awesome. I don’t understand how this is “sick” or where the “YUCK factor” is. You’ve already passed on. What do you care about what happens to your body?
And how is it any better (or less “yucky”) to have your body pumped full of preserving fluids, then buried in a cemetery, where eventually detritivores such as beetles and worms will crawl through your orifices?
“Doctors too often fail to take a woman’s risk seriously and treat it aggressively, or to provide adequate recommendations for prevention, Dr. Andersen and other experts say. “This is especially true for young women,” she said. Yet, she added, “among women between the ages of 29 and 45, it looks like the incidence of heart disease is rising.””
“Karen is a fictional coach in a software-driven experiential art piece. Part story, part game, designed to be played over a period of days, it offers a deliberately unsettling experience that’s intended to make us question the way we bare ourselves to a digital device.
“The dynamic that unfolds is somewhat reminiscent of “Her,” the 2013 Spike Jonze film in which Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love with an operating system. With Karen, however, it’s not the user but the app that starts exhibiting inappropriate behavior.”
Free starting April 16 on Apple’s app store, pay only if you want to see the psychological profile the app will have constructed of you at the end.
Also, Blast Theory’s projects sound pretty cool.
Hahha… It looks like I was “on trend” when I bought that Angry Birds coloring book, crayons and markers two years ago.
I also admit that, a few months ago, I dove into that coloring book and colored a few pages with crayons and it was relaxing. I actually did find myself wishing the pictures were more ornate and I had pencil crayons to do more detailed work.
Looking forward to reinventing myself in two and a half decades!