Ratha (papertygre) wrote,
Ratha
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License to Sit

Steve Mann (via) has produced a sculpture of a chair which downloads a sitting license from the internet. When the license is obtained, the chair retracts the spikes on the seat, and when the license expires, the spikes redeploy.

The piece makes a point about the rentware world we're fast approaching, where individuals are stuck in a kind of feudal relationship with commercial entities, who reach into our homes and track and bill us for the use of our household goods. [#]

There’s a discussion thread on Slashdot too.

Tags: art, culture, geek, ip
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