Zhang Huan

Photo by Zhang Huan

“Some people ask me: “You are Buddhist?” Inside, I’m a Buddhist; outside, I’m an artist. You know, Buddhism emphasizes Buddha should always exist in your mind.” © Zhang Huan

Zhang Huan – contemporary American (native Chinese) photographer, painter, sculptor and performance artist. His works, which you can find at his website, are strange and eclectic… made with Buddha in mind.

One of Zhang Huan installations – “Peace” – is a bronze copy of the artist nude hangs horizontally in front of large bronze bell. When the viewer pushes the body towards bell the loud bong running through the gallery. In his “My Boston” series a man pictured with a huge book wrapped around his neck.

$200 Laptop

Well known laptop and computer peripherals manufacturer from Taiwan – Asus – announced ultra portable notebook PC. 900 grammes Eee PC 701 equipped with 7″ LCD screen, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Ethernet card and modem. RAM 512Mb. It will store user’s software and data on the 4Gb, 8Gb or 16Gb flash-drive. This tiny laptop is fully compatible with Windows XP or Linux. But the most important in this release is the price: cheapest configuration will cost you about 200 (two hundred) US dollars. Some kind of OLPC not only for poorest.

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Twelve 5-9 wristwatch from Tokyoflash, Japan

Japanese design company Tokyoflash is selling a lot of unusual and unique LED watches online. Most of them are pretty geeky. For example, the Twelve 5-9 L wristwatch shown above tells time using three groups of LED lights: the first group is for hours, the second is for the first digit of minutes, and one for the second minutes digit. It’s 2:55 in the picture above – fairly easy to read, and of course a nice conversation starter.

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