Vanity Search Jewelry

robo | 06:28 PM


"The VanityRing doesn't have a jewel, instead it shows the number of hits one gets, when he searches Google for the name of the person who wears it, a more adequate value in our time. It is personalized using a custom software, and after the name is typed the ring will change its display to show the personal "attention carats", while every night, when it is inserted into its docking station the ring is reloaded and updated."

To play with this notion in relation to links, blogs, and viral media, I'll let you click here for the designers' name. Why not? It's just a link, which I found via Make: Blog, posted by Jonah Brucker-Cohen, who linked it via information aesthetics. I'm "RoBo", and Google isn't case-sensitive even when you use quotes. robo what? Not exactly.

It's like that movie The Jerk, where Navin proclaims: "Page 73 - Johnson, Navin R.! I'm somebody now! Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity - your name in print - that makes people. I'm in print! Things are going to start happening to me now." Thanks IMDB. The Web isn't necessarily in print, but you can print out part of it. A blog isn't in print, but we do aspire to leveraging it's advantages by updating iGargoyle more often than we have been. I've Googled people and only found their entry in an online phone book. But even then, knowing their location, be it their city or street, would help you find the right phone number. One of Goggle's many services involves geography now. I'll give you some keywords to search for yourself, using the engine of your choice: "Paul Virilio" and "Big Optics". Why? Sometimes, it's all about context. Remember, according to Navin R. Johnson: "I am not a bum. I'm a jerk."

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