"It's full of paper here," said Matteo Bormetti, speaking of the layers of flyers and posters covering every vertical surface around the Austin Convention Center during South by Southwest. Bormetti and his business partner Matteo Sarzana were in town from Milan to promote their mobile site, nipple.io, which is designed to track and quantify users’ sexual experiences. "We have to do something special, something strange, to take the attention of the people."
For Nipple, that something special is large, bright pink posters. One shows a Fitbit-wearing penis and says, "You quantify everything, start quantifying your sex!" On another is a vulva with a beer bottle pointing toward it. It reads, [...]
In context of New York City's ambitious plans to compost 10% of its residential food waste and process much of that waste into biogas, the New Yorker has put up a slideshow of artistic perspectives on food decomposition, and NPR has another idea for what you might do with your leftovers, many of which are non-compostable to begin with: you could use an app called LeftoverSwap to barter them, or just give them away.
In our politically divided, socially stratified world, it is nice to know that 48% of Americans can agree on one thing: ghosts are everywhere. Floating around, seeing you when you’re sleeping, knowing when you’re awake, silently judging all the life choices you’ve made since college.
But sometimes, just knowing that they’re out there isn’t enough. What about the times when you want to reach out to ghosts, to find out what really killed them, or see if they have any good dating advice?
In the past, communicating with the beyond was a costly and time-intensive endeavor. If you opted to bypass the traditional séance route, you had to [...]