BRB, re-installing democracy.
In today's horrifying news, human faces may evolve into bug-eyed monstrosities in the next 100,000 years, according to artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm. In a collaborative project with computational geneticist Dr. Alan Kwan, Lamm illustrated how human faces might change once we've mastered the science of genetic engineering, giving us enormous eyes that wear a futuristic contact lens version of Google Glass. Thankfully, Lamm's predictions have since drawn the ire of Forbes staff writer Matthew Herper, who criticized the illustrations for being unscientific and based on pure speculation.
About 35 years ago, Nancy Featherstone handmade her then-boyfriend Donald a short-sleeved shirt to wear in the humid summer heat. She continued to make him shirts and soon began to make her own with the leftover fabric after they were married. As her sewing skills progressed, she began making entire matching outfits and as of last month, the couple has amassed four wardrobes worth of matching coordinates.
Nancy recently told The Guardian that the outfits have brought them closer together, as they try to wear the same thing even when he used to travel for business. The couple even has an entire closet dedicated to flamingo patterned clothing, in honor of Donald's 1957 creation: the plastic pink flamingo.
Copenhagen-based interaction designer Phillipp Meyer completed a tactile comic book which tells stories through Braille-like raised circles representing different characters that are set in perforated boxes to separate the panels. Titled "Life," the comic offers a relatively simple narrative of two people falling in love, allowing the reader's imagination to fill in the details. A digital version of the comic, along with an in-depth white paper on its creation, is available at Meyer's website.
You'd think the National Security Agency could afford a decent designer with their vast resources and classified budget, but as you may have already noticed, the recently leaked slideshow on the PRISM program suggests quite the contrary. So freelance designer Emiland De Cubber took it upon himself to help out the clandestine agency with their horrible design choices by redoing the entire presentation, which is available for public viewing on the presentation site SlideShare. After learning it the hard way that they can't always keep their top secrets remain top-secret, perhaps the NSA won't skimp on that part of the budget next time around.
Microsoft just can't seem to catch a break this year. Already up against a tough crowd following the lukewarm reception of the XBox One unveiling, the latest strike against the company comes from yesterday's demo match of Killer Instinct, an upcoming reboot of the 1994 fighting arcade game, during which the male presenter (and the producer of the game) told his struggling female colleague and co-host to "just let it happen, it'll be all over soon." For more deets, check out Know Your Meme's coverage of E3 2013.