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A toy figurine can be handled in such a way that it can be used to express the desires of its handler. A child may pick up a toy soldier and say "pew pew". Such a child has the toy act in a similar manner as would the child.
Where your old mouse was there is now a replica figurine of yourself.
The hunched forward curve of your back provides ergonomic support to your palm. As you move the figurine before the glowing screen its lifeless eyes follow correspondingly.
Well, I was going to be diplomatic, but since you've egged me on...
The original Bean Angel collectible [normzone, Mar 14 2012]
Similar to what [not_morrison_rm] describes [csea, Mar 15 2012]
|Uh huh. Actually I was thinking this would be using a mouse to control the movements of a smaller replica me...which would also be holding a mouse.
|Is this some kind of gearing down process for nano-fabrication?
|I did a search for beanangel figurines the other day and got some interesting hits.
|I was really expecting a computerized version of the 'where
did the bad man touch you' dolls they use in child-
|I don't see an anno by notmorrison in the idea linked.
Recursion is an aspect of this idea, but more of a recursive
biofeedback. Hopefully the effect of the idea was some
perception of holding yourself by your own back in the
palm of your own hand but on some sort repeating
recursive scale. By simultaneously performing the same
action as the object being controlled, for example looking
at something on the screen and clicking it, a person can
become somewhat of a puppet to their own hand. If the
idea is recursive at all it is because the biofeedback mirror
keeps repeating actions. The user looks at the bone
button on the hb screen, the mouse looks at the bone
button, the user clicks the bone button, the mouse clicks
the bone button. That's not infinite recursion, but think
now of a user in a motorized rolling swivel chair controlled
by the same mouse. User moves mouse, mouse moves
user. User is still in control of cognitive function, but the
recursion takes place in the mind of the user as it is
necessary to use the device. Man controls image, image
controls man, man becomes image of own image, image
becomes image of own image, etc.
|**ah i see now that notmorrisons anno can be found in this