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Isolated nuns use a bad news RSS gadget to get prayer fodder

A group of non-speaking, highly-isolated nuns uses a gadget to display an RSS feed of bad news, so they can pray about it.

Goldie is a piece of electronic equipment designed by Interaction Design Studio at Goldsmiths, University of London, and headlines from the outside world scroll across the top: on the day of my visit, “Two German aid workers kidnapped in Sudan; Yorkshire soldier killed in Helmand; EU condemns Darfur ambush”. When the Poor Clares see the messages, they pray for the people they read about.

Via Gizmodo

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