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Technical pumpkins

A geek’s love of science and technology comes through even in their art. WIRED (who else?) has a photo gallery of technically-inspired jack-o-lanterns, and have now extended their contest for those of us who waited to carve our pumpkins so they didn’t melt before the big day. This is a great example of new technology spotlighted in old-fashioned illumination. Would it defeat the whole purpose to carve a lightbulb onto a pumpkin?

It’s now raining at my house, though, so I don’t know if my pumpkins will even make it outside. Phooey!



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.