TV on T-Shirt!
May 24, 2002 6:04 AM   Subscribe

TV on T-Shirt! Wow! What a cool idea!
posted by heimkonsole (23 comments total)
One word: Commercials.
posted by alumshubby at 6:08 AM on May 24, 2002

Great, now that $12 Gap T shirt you have will cost $150 & have an animated logo.
posted by password at 6:11 AM on May 24, 2002

Brings navel gazing to a whole new level.
posted by dchase at 6:12 AM on May 24, 2002

"One word: Commercials."

Another word: Art.

Imagine a club situation where everybody gets a shirt at the entrance and then imagine a VJ projecting images and animations on the dancing crowd. If you've ever been to a so called "intelligent" techno club like the berlin-based WMF you know what I mean.

But, an animated NIKE-Logo would be cool too...
posted by heimkonsole at 6:15 AM on May 24, 2002

Big deal. The Teletubbies have been doing this for years.
posted by misterioso at 6:16 AM on May 24, 2002

Another word: Irrelevant.
A solution to a problem we don't even have yet in order to distract us from problems we don't currently have solutions for.

Next word: tragedy.
posted by dash_slot- at 6:25 AM on May 24, 2002

Robin Williams wore something like this at the Oscars three years ago. At the time, I think they said such garments would be on sale within 18 months. siigh...
posted by Marquis at 6:26 AM on May 24, 2002

The battery-powered optical-fibre fabric should "open new horizons for fashion designers..."

Won't somebody please think of the fashion designers?!?!?

But seriously, I think this is really neat. Sure there are a ton of commercial possibilities, but the whole concept of optical-fibre fabric makes me all excited for the future in a jet-pack kind of way, instead of making me dread the future in an environmental disaster, eat our young to live kind of way. Plus it could very well hasten the advent of Lit Wear.
posted by jennyb at 6:32 AM on May 24, 2002

"Another word: Irrelevant.
A solution to a problem we don't even have yet in order to distract us from problems we don't currently have solutions for."

yet another few words: it's not about healing the world. it's a new funny gadget. good and clean fun for nerdy people. no distractions at all. no need to like it (or find it interesting), no need to hate it ('cause nobody gets hurt of flashing shorts... ahm ..shirts).
posted by heimkonsole at 6:34 AM on May 24, 2002

Dash Slot. Sorry we can't all keep the pedal to metal when it comes to the worlds pressing issues. While I appreciate the attention you give them, can you just have a little fun on a Friday?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:13 AM on May 24, 2002

"This will revolutionize the marketplace," said Dr. Tinky-Winky. "[It's] time for tele[t-shirts], time for tele[t-shirts]!" said Professors Dipsy and Po, barely containing their glee. Laa-Laa could not be reached for comment.

I know, I know, misterioso beat me to it.
posted by joemaller at 7:14 AM on May 24, 2002

Don't forget Po.
posted by Marquis at 7:24 AM on May 24, 2002

"A new life awaits you in the off-world colonies! A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!"
posted by dong_resin at 7:24 AM on May 24, 2002

How long before the first lawsuit when someone programs their shirt to blink so fast that it causes epileptic seizures for those that view it?
posted by grum@work at 8:04 AM on May 24, 2002

I just found this on the same site and I felt it was acually more interesting that LCD paint has been realized. Entire walls, cielings, and curtains can become TV screens--think of the possibilities once they find a means to preserve/protect the thin outer layer!
posted by mosspink at 8:08 AM on May 24, 2002

Finally, men all over the world will have an excuse for staring at women's chests...
posted by KnitWit at 8:20 AM on May 24, 2002

That's "excuse" as contrasted sharply with "reason."
posted by alumshubby at 9:01 AM on May 24, 2002

Fruit of the Lumen?
posted by i_cola at 9:47 AM on May 24, 2002

for some reason, the thought of pr0n on tshirts came to my mind. one may initially think that this wouldn't be an issue considering you don't see people wearing pr0n tshirts now. but having the ability to change what is displayed on your shirt instantaneously can make things quite interesting. imagine someone is walking down the street with the care bears playing on their shirt, and then a big ol' cock comes out of no where. i mean, wtf? damn that tyler durden.

don't mind me, i'm just crazy.
posted by physics at 10:40 AM on May 24, 2002

The demo unit only has 64 pixels... What's that good for?

Ooh.. Tetris on your lover's chest...
posted by kfury at 11:03 AM on May 24, 2002

Weeee! Finally, a new meaning for TS/TV.
posted by fnord_prefect at 11:15 AM on May 24, 2002

People already do crazy stuff like this with EL wire. Go to Burning Man and you will see acres of glowing colours bent into all kinds of shapes, like miniature neon. I'm sure this new technology will go over just as well when the components are readily available. I also doubt we'll see companies putting out video-logo T-shirts anytime soon; this is expensive stuff, and the people who are likely to be interested in it will have their own ideas about what it should look like.

It's too bad glowy stuff goes over poorly at the clubs I frequent...

posted by Mars Saxman at 11:40 AM on May 24, 2002

Once it includes color can I finally get a polycarbon suit with a recording feature that allows me to replay backgrounds at will?
posted by yonderboy at 1:26 AM on May 25, 2002

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