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!! OMG, how dildo-y: Gel Remote !!

Panasonic has re-thought the design of the remote control so that we might think about how we interact with the television:

Constructed of a soft, flesh-like gel, the remote appears cold when off. Once turned on, however, it seems to come to life. A soft light emanates somewhere from within as the center of the device begins to slowly rise and fall, mimicking the tranquil motions of breath. Left undisturbed, the remote will slumber peacefully. But should a human hand approach, sensors inside alert it to the imminent touch. It stops breathing, grows rigid – the light from within is extinguished. A remote is the ideal meaphor for the disturbance electronic distration poses to life. If we had to interrupt its life before it could interrupt ours, we may think twice before picking it up.

Panasonic need not worry, cause if I had a swelling, glowing, jelly phallus sitting around I wouldn’t be watching TV in the first place.

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    Are…are they *serious*?! What did they do, hire a Fine Arts student who switched to Industrial Design, fresh out of art school? UGH. This has conceptual art written all over it. Why do we need to *rethink* the way we think about our remotes? Why must our established conceptions about remotes be challenged? Silly!
    >_> Guess who quit art school for that exact same reason? (hint: author of this post)

    I’ve always wanted a cell phone like this. Panasonic, get on it!

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