Get this guy to the Maker Faire! The Daily News reports this morning about a Queens truck driver who "took a move from the magician's playbook" and rigged up his license plate with a secret cable so that he could make it disappear as he drove through toll plazas, avoiding the $40 payment. The cable, ingeniously, was routed all the way to the cigarette lighter cavity in the dash, allowing the driver to flip the license plate up under the chassis and out of surveillance sight.
Allan Chochinov is a partner of Core77, a New York-based design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts, and Chair of the new MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Allan lectures around the world and at professional conferences including IDSA, AIGA and IxDA, has been a guest critic at various design schools in including Yale University, IIT, Carnegie Mellon, Ravensbourne, RMIT, University of Minnesota, Emily Carr, and RISD. He has moderated and led workshops and symposia at the Aspen Design Conference, the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Compost Modern, and Winterhouse, and is a frequent design competition juror. Prior to Core77, his work in product design focused on the medical, surgical, and diagnostic fields, as well as on consumer products and workplace systems. He has been named on numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts, and The One Club.