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In 11 studies, we found that participants typically did not enjoy spending 6 to 15 minutes in a room by themselves with nothing to do but think, that they enjoyed doing mundane external activities much more, and that many preferred to administer electric shocks to themselves instead of being left alone with their thoughts. Most people seem to prefer to be doing something rather than nothing, even if that something is negative.
Lsjbot is a wikipedia bot that contributes to the Swedish wikipedia with an astonishing 10,000 articles a day, now surpassing 2.7million articles, that is 8.5% of the entirety of the Swedish Wikipedia. The bot is writing articles for all the world’s living creatures. The operations discussed here . Completed projects are creating articles for all the world’s bird species and all the world’s fungi (via Wikipedia).
OK Soda was a soft drink created by The Coca-Cola Company in 1993 that aggressively courted the Generation X demographic with unusual advertising tactics, including endorsements and even outright negative publicity. It did not sell well in select test markets and was officially declared out of production in 1995 before reaching nation-wide distribution. The drink’s slogan was “Things are going to be OK.”
Wristwatch Series / NENDO
A wristwatch series, inspired by the drafting instruments draftsmen use to prepare precise plans and drawings.
The first watch, scale, borrows the layout of a calibrated ruler. The scale marks are printed directly on the crystal
rather than on the face to emphasize the link to gradations. We hoped our design would function like a tool to
help wearers measure time as they would measure length.