Making Shitty Art Out of Shitty Situations
June 7, 2019 4:59 PM   Subscribe

Simone Giertz, Queen of Shitty Robots, celebrates the completion of x-ray therapy for her brain tumor by turning her radiation mask into a Westworld-style LED lamp. (previously and previouslier)
posted by Doktor Zed (10 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
I love her so much. Also that lamp is not shitty at all, it totally achieved the effect she was going for.
posted by soren_lorensen at 5:23 PM on June 7, 2019 [8 favorites]

Fuckin' a, Simone.
posted by cortex at 6:12 PM on June 7, 2019 [3 favorites]

Damn, what a great video. I too love Simone Giertz, her heart and her humanity and her wonderful ideas.
posted by Songdog at 6:40 PM on June 7, 2019 [7 favorites]

I know someone who wore one of those to a Halloween celebration, and some poor little eight(?) year old uncostumed boy who had been standing on one of those cast iron gratings that protect the roots of sidewalk trees, and perusing the costumes of witches, goblins, skeletons, zombies, monsters, vampires, and etc. as they passed by with a self-possessed smile of quiet satisfaction on his face, he took one look at her and ran down the street with terror on his face.

Had to admire his good judgement, really.
posted by jamjam at 6:56 PM on June 7, 2019 [4 favorites]

It's like a trophy from her war against Brian.
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:52 PM on June 7, 2019 [1 favorite]

Ariel Waldman took Brian to Antarctica a few months ago.
posted by rhamphorhynchus at 10:13 PM on June 7, 2019 [5 favorites]

Westworld-style LED lamp me when it can read audio books to me output a live 3D mechanical 'mask' that fully reproduces the facial movements of whomever I'm communicating with.
posted by fairmettle at 4:33 AM on June 8, 2019

I have one of these from my mom. It's just kind of hung on the wall. This is a cool project.
posted by runcibleshaw at 7:22 AM on June 8, 2019

Is she cured? I heard she had surgery to remove it but it returned. I'm really hoping she comes out of this all okay, her awesomeness is off the charts.
posted by JHarris at 7:39 PM on June 8, 2019

Cured is a tricky word with tumors, but my understanding is this was a subsequent round of radiation after the otherwise good surgery wasn't wholly successful in removing the tumorous material. Sounds like so far so good.
posted by cortex at 10:28 PM on June 8, 2019 [4 favorites]

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