January 9th, 2006


[/.] Musical scanjets and media hacking.

I don't have time to do a properly snarky and amusing writeup for these, so you're just going to have to use your imagination ;]


9) Jessica Chobot

Take one girl from Detroit, add in a Sony PSP, apply tongue, and take photograph: Instant internet celebrity. Jessica ‘Hatsumi’ Chobot arrived on the gaming scene last spring when a photo of her licking her PSP in a provocative manner appeared on the internet. Over the course of the year, Jessica bounded into the headlines by becoming one of IGN’s "Babes" after her visit to E3.

Not one to let the headlines die and gracefully fade away after 15 minutes, Jessica reappeared in the headlines in December, rubbing promotional material for "Gears of War" on her butt. While Camille Paglia would salute this woman for unabashedly abusing the male psyche to get ahead and advance in gaming media, traditional feminists likely rolled their eyes at the setback she encouraged. At years end, Chobot now works in some fashion for IGN.


And from the "scanners with good taste" department:

According to the article, "The HP ScanJet 3c/4c have a variable speed scan head that is driven by a stepper motor. The Play Tune command can be used to move the head at different frequencies." They have a video of a scanner playing "Fur Elise.""

  • Current Music
    Beethoven: Fur Elise (stepper motor remix)