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PSP/ Royal College of Art

November 15th, 2005 | Filed under: Humor, Social, Urbanism | 1 Comment »

6 students from the Royal College of Art have designed a landscape of concept furniture derived from the statue-like forms of people sitting, standing or leaning against walls engaged in playing the PlayStation Portable (PSP). The furniture is designed for use specifically when playing the PSP. . . Initial inspiration came from observing group play at a barbecue: when still light in the early evening, a group of players put their coats over their heads to create shade and see the PSP’s screen better. Despite not being able to see each other at all, they continued to happily taunt, insult and otherwise interact with each other as is the norm throughout the course of a game. [PSP/RCA]

Thanks, Matt.


One Comment on “PSP/ Royal College of Art”

  1. 1 phil nightingale said at 1:43 pm on July 3rd, 2006:

    From: Nick Nightingale
    To: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    Cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    Subject: fred the pervert
    Sent: 03 July 2006 17:00:28
    The next I find difficult to write about, but it needs to be said.
    This is based on my observances from the last 6 weeks in the workshop,
    but it is corroborated by conversation with my colleagues, in and out
    of vehicle design. Put simply, Fred’s behaviour with the women
    students of the school is terribly inappropriate, and seems to me to
    be an abuse of position. In the past weeks that I have been in the
    workshop, I have seen him put his arm around women’s waists and hug
    them up close to him as they discuss a project or plans (and have
    caught the embarrassed glance of the “huggee”), I have seen him
    “tickle” a women by sneaking up behind her and grabbing her waist
    (causing her to yelp and throw her arms and papers in the air), and
    have even seen him fully hug one of the students before getting down
    to work. All of the incidents above are incidents I have seen
    personally, and, as I say, I have heard the same (and worse) from my
    colleagues. Anyone who uses the workshops consistently will be aware
    of this, including several of the technicians whom I know have seen
    Fred’s behaviour while I was there with them. Male students tend not
    to ask for help from Fred as he seems disinterested in helping them,
    causing one of my fellow student from outside the department to
    comment that “if you want help from Fred, best that you wear a
    skirt…” . Surely this is not the behaviour one should ecpect or
    accept at an institution like the RCA. I do apologise if this seems
    like a personal attack, it is not meant that way. I mention it in the
    view that it is surely something that needs to be addressed for all
    the students who use the Darwin Workshops.


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