December 12, 2012

Italian conceptual artist, bubble wrap cut in 3-minute, 5-minute, and 10-minute squares...

... people waiting at the bus stop...

It's the principle of "occupied time."

9 comments:

Chuck Currie said...

Smartphones are the epitome of occupied time.

Cheers

Kit said...

Exactly - radio streaming, RSS feeds, Twitter, email, games...bus tracking apps ... they're all right there.

EDH said...

"Antistress For Free!!"

What about the person sitting next to you? There's a bubble wrap popping externality, where your stress is transferred to the person next to you listening to the popping.

I got the answer: "Pop and Trade" legislation!

Mitchell the Bat said...

There must be something wrong with me when I can't think of an attractive woman, and bubble wrap, without thinking about sex.

Palladian said...

When I saw that it was a story on NPR, I knew exactly what the first comment on their site would be:

Cute idea, but all I can think about is the waste... Do we really need to produce and throw away (in the trash or on the streets) more plastic? What is the difference between sheets of bubble wrap and plastic bags?

It's hard to have innocent fun among Puritans.

rehajm said...

Smartphones are the epitome of occupied time.

Althouse on a smartphone is the epitome of occupied time.

Ambrose said...

Why is this display in English if it is in Milan?

edutcher said...

Something useful off NPR - for once.

kentuckyliz said...

Your antistress toy is a war veteran's cue to hit the dirt.

We have a lot of hypervigilant vets trying to get over their PTSD.

No bubble wrap or balloon popping, please.

Be kind.