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Harrison Bergeron party from back in the day

OK, that allusion is a little unfair, since there’s really only, er, augmentation going on here, rather than deliberate handicapping.

So waaaaay back in 1997, German artist Hans Hemmert (who since has done some interesting things with balloons) threw a party at which each guest was outfitted with a pair of shoe-stilts chosen to bring his or her height up to 2.0 meters, so that all the guests could interact, literally, on the same level. I’m guessing, however, that there was no dancing. [via Core77]


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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