Interview: Becky Crew

Australian science writer and author of "Zombie Birds, Astronaut Fish and Other Weird Animals"

Becky Crew spent her childhood in the picturesque Blue Mountains in Australia, with her (human) family and a menagerie that included dogs, cats, pigeons, crabs and all kinds of critters. Suffice to say she has always had a bit of a fascination with living creatures. While she didnt love science class in school, and then worked in finance, she and a friend started the animal-focused …

Wake Alarm from Tiny Hearts

A new alarm app that attempts making mornings easier

If your natural reaction to the alarm going off is to cause your phone physical harm, Tiny Hearts‘ Wake Alarm could be perfect for you. Released today, Wake Alarm was created in an attempt to make mornings easier, with an almost completely personalized wake-up call. The alarm has three modes: Slap and Flip, Swipe or Shake. Each mode requires the user to respond differently; from …

Tender Lotto by Seth Kinmont

Explore the concept of value through a winnable artwork

Part of the New Museum’s 2013 Ideas City Festival, Seth Kinmont’s new project, Tender Lotto, explores the concept of value and the creation of it. Rather than just a sculpture to be viewed, Tender Lotto is an artwork to be experienced and involved in—its outcome is entirely dependent on viewers’ actions. People are invited to purchase currency invented specifically for the project, effectively entering a …