Monthly Archives: July 2018

A plugin to your email client that actively engages spammers

So the idea here is that when you “mark as spam” it does­n’t just bin it. A bot fires up, and active­ly man­ages that con­ver­sa­tion such that you nev­er see it, but it responds to the email, then tries to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mr Squiggle

Locals sub­mit pho­to’s of grafit­ti in pub­lic areas, a glob­al com­mu­ni­ty of artist “Mr Squig­gle” it by turn­ing the graf­fi­ti into art work. The win­ning design is paid for their work and a graf­fi­ti artist draws it. In this way … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Leonly the bot that cares.

Specif­i­cal­ly devel­oped for lone­ly peo­ple, the elder­ly or peo­ple who feel vuner­a­ble, Leon­ly is a bot that sim­u­lates some­one giv­ing a shit. The cur­rent suite of speak­er­apps (Google Home, Ama­zon Alexa) are wait­ing for you to prompt it with ques­tions. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Replace single use plastics with skin

I am inspired by the 4Ocean cam­paign, but it does­n’t get to the heart of the prob­lem: Soci­ety’s depen­den­cy on sin­gle use plas­tics.  I can’t change soci­ety, but can I change plas­tic? Well we’d need to find some­thing that’s just … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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