Variations on normal by Dominic Wilcox


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March 14, 2011, 3:00 pm
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A fence

You might be asking ‘why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?’ But the garden fence industry is very powerful and they kill any idea that would threaten their plank quantity sales. When I was twelve, while lying in bed, I worked out how to make a perpetual motion machine. This would solve all the world’s energy problems, I fell asleep in the excitement of planning how I would spend the profits. When I woke up I realised that I had forgotten what my idea was. I apologise. I’m frowning in regret as I write this even today. However, now in the age of the internet I can quickly put my ideas on this website so that the world can reap the rewards before I forget.

This idea was first shown in Icon magazine, 2008 in my ‘Lost sketchbooks’ series. Follow me on twitter or facebook.
Update: An artist has recently made something similar but with a window net, it works well… see here

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Awesome! It’s a good thing that the curtain industry isn’t as powerful as the fencing industry –

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Comment by Lawrie Cape

yeah this is the same as mentioned in the post at the bottom. works well.

Comment by Dominic (admin)

I was just about to tell you about the moving courtain. It’s funny how similar ideas apear in such a parallel way.

If we didn’t forget our great night ideas, the world would be such a better place, with all those ideas in motion. A simple solution is to always have a sketchbook next to bed.

Comment by Tomas

I’ve forgot more than i remember, at least I think I have if I could remember.

Comment by Dominic (admin)

Another classic.
Perhaps we could all have personal railings that envelope us whenever we pass a sensor at a restricted site.

Comment by blackwatertown

erm while being very creative, it does not seem very practical. fences are generally used to keep people or animals in and out. and what would happen if there were two people walking by at either different distances or different directions? at any rate, great post, and keep it up!

Comment by chemdawg

If you are worried about two people walking by just buy two.

Comment by Dominic (admin)

Cute, but how is it cost saving? Building and maintaining something like that would cost a LOT more than a simple wooden fence.

Comment by Livia

Yes it’s madness.

Comment by Dominic (admin)

that idea is really good..with that, people can see your backyard/frontyard and the real beauty of your house..

Comment by Freelancers Guide

You better just remove any fences and set up automatic self-directed shotgun…

Comment by Anton

You should sell this to the US Border Patrol.

Comment by Adrian

if many people came????

Comment by murali




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