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A lamp that’s happy to see you

The Gravity is a lamp that stands upright when you’re in the room, but slumps down to the ground when you leave. Now, of course, like any geek, I’m all in favor of mucking with technology to foreground its latent animism and reify the psychologically daemonic subtext of modern digital life … but still, this is pretty wack. The Funfurde blog puts it nicely:

The Gravity is equal parts cute and creepy. Cute because it’s sort of like a pet that’s happy to see you when you come home. Creepy because it’s a lamp that moves by itself!

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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