Saturday, March 15, 2008

Little White Lies

I have a love/hate relationship with weighing scales. They never show me the numbers that I would like to see. Maybe I should get this White Lies scale by Alice Wang. 'This scale allows one to lie to him/herself. The further back you stand, the lighter you become. The user can gradually move closer and closer to reality'. Perfect, but in the long run, I don't think this would work for me. Mirrors always tells the truth...

This scale with two others scales belongs to the collection called Asimov's First Law. The collection explores whether we are being psychologically harmed by the simple gadgets that surround us.