Sad that YOUR ADVISOR fell asleep reading the eighth chapter of your postmodern magnum opus? Run those early chapters through the Whedonator to add fantastical beings and hard-to-believe stories about how Hayden White swore in Chinese and was filmed slinging daggers into demons hearts while living in Joss Whedon's black-and-white L.A. mansion.
Add some classic walk-and- to that chalk-and-talk lecture, turning your classes into compressed perfect-dialog minuets of an hour. Your classes will hang on your every word.
See below for context. The internet fridge is a go to example for how the idea of "smart" devices can fail us. It would be fun to see something that plays with the idea of the smart fridge to remind us of the limitations of tools and hacks. From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_refrigerator "By the late 1990s and the early 2000s, the idea of connecting home appliances to the internet (Internet of ...more »
Markov-chain editor that inserts random draws from the Shakespeare Insult Kit (http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/shake_rule.html) into manuscript reviews.
Computer-controlled device which, when turned on, activates a feline-distracting remote device to get the cat off of your desk/hands so you can keep working.
Waze-like social networking app that aggregates social knowledge about snack locations to the entire world.