The Scientist’s New Clothes

New York fashion ran headon into technology geekdom this week at The International Consumer Electonics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Popular scientist and science communicator Neil DeGrasse Tyson was promoting a new line of wearable electronics developed by the MIT Lab

Tyson modeled a $250,000 beaded and spangled rock star suit with its own personal satellite. The satellite enables the wearer to disambiguate web preservation, integrate computer-assisted intranets, scale interactive sublanguages visualize integrated portals, create architect informatics frameworks, and make Mintos smoothies.

Tyson was demonstrating how to scale interactive sublanguages when a transformer blew and the suit became transparent. Tyson, typically unperturbed, was not amused.