Umbrella immerses user in a veil of sound

Artist experiments with the design of the personal sound system

Gotta love artists – always taking what we thought we once knew and blowing it up and creating something entirely new and different. Take for instance, the personal sound system. You think you know what it is:

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Then BAM – an artist like Dmitry Morozov comes around and creates something completely new. Called “Anywhere”, what you see below is an ordinary umbrella, stripped of its cloth, and outfitted with an Arduino Uno microcontroller, optical relays, and a micro SD wav player to create a system that literally immerses the user into a veil of sound.

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Does your dad have everything? Get him bacon for Father’s Day then!

Bizarre gift idea from everyone’s favorite processed meat maker, Oscar Mayer

Holidays like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are hard to shop for – you want to give your parents something nice, but it’s hard when they already have everything they could possibly want in you.

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All kidding aside, these are hard holidays to shop for. That’s why Oscar Mayer is trying to make things easier—they’ve launched a new campaign called “Say it with Bacon” and it offers three bacon gift sets to choose from, including “The Commander, “The Matador,” and “The Woodsman”.

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