This is such a cool idea. It’s a custom bracelet of a soundwave rendered in 3D. The bracelet is “designed” by the waveform of the message it encodes. And they’re a steal of a deal at $18.
The bracelets are part of the Sound Advice Project, a teen anti-drug abuse initiative, geared at getting parents to talk to their kids. The idea is that, as a parent, you record some message to your child (“Drugs are bad, m’kay”) and he or she carries that message with them at all times. Not sure that giving a 3D model of a soundwave is really the most direct way of talking to your kids, but it sure gets points for creativity and conceptual chutzpah.
FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID!!
I’m stoked about this app - it was created in response to a White House challenge to create an app to help prevent sexual violence. It’s free. It’s available for iPhones and Androids. It could save you or someone you care about.
WHOA WOWOW WHAT A GOOD
IF YOU HAVE A SMARTPHONE THIS IS AMAZING I HAVE WANTED SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOREVER
For the linkphobic or lazy: It’s an app that lets you pre-select up to 6 of your contacts. It then has four buttons that automatically deploys a message to all of the selected numbers - a car icon that deploys a text saying “I need to get home now” that AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDES YOUR CURRENT GPS LOCATION AND A GOOGLEMAP TO WHEREVER YOU ARE, a phone icon that deploys a text reading “I need a distraction, please call me and pretend you need me”, an icon when you’re unsure or nervous about a relationship or sexual situation that sends you links to websites and resources and deploys an appropriate text, and the proverbial oh-shit button that automatically contacts two emergency contacts or hotlines of your choice
what a good app
And don’t forget: The fact that you have something that can near-instantly send a quick photograph or video to a secure e-mail server can in and of itself be a powerful weapon against multiple forms of violence before it even happens.
Your electronic eye can be a weapon in and of itself.
TW’d this cause it made me have weird feelings about my second rape because this could have saved me, I think.
Valentine Photo Project: Photograph a special message to your Valentine on a roll of film. Give them the roll to develop on Valentine’s, and they’ll get the picture.
(Digital alternative: Shoot a message in photo form & give it to them a USB Film Roll.)
SUCH A CUTE IDEA. Screw midterms - where is my camera+usb?
WHEREDOTHEYSELLTHOSE?! I need them so bad. This is absolutely perfect.
They sell them at Target
This is a fantastic idea.
Raging pharmacology boner.
Bonus points for being single chemical pills.
you should check out their website! http://www.helpineedhelp.com
If you think that packaging is brill, wait until you see the site.
This company is a marketer’s wet dream.
That website is fantastic. Seriously, click on it and check out the whole site. Best waste of time EVER.
they have them at CVS, Target, Duane Reade, Rite Aide and stuff
HEY WRITER FRIENDS
there’s this amazing site called realtimeboard which is like a whiteboard where you can plan and draw webs and family trees and timelines and all that sort of stuff. you can also insert videos, documents, photos, and lots of other things. you can put notes and post-its and, best of all, you can invite other people to be on the board with you and edit together!!
this is really really awesome and a great tool for novel planning, so if you’re doing nanowrimo…. this could be good for you!!
Korean designers Je Sung Park and Woo Jung Kwon have developed an invisible umbrella that will keep you dry by repelling rain. Consisting of a simple plastic stick that creates an artificial wind at the top, the ‘umbrella’ deflects raindrops before they hit you by sucking in air at the bottom. The intensity of this wind-shield can be varied depending on weather condition and number of people sharing the device—the length of the stick is also adjustable.
so it’s basically a force field
Cool Design of the Day: A Comic Book for the Blind
Copenhagen-based interaction designer Phillipp Meyer completed a tactile comic book which tells stories through Braille-like raised circles representing different characters that are set in perforated boxes to separate the panels. Titled “Life,” the comic offers a relatively simple narrative of two people falling in love, allowing the reader’s imagination to fill in the details. A digital version of the comic, along with an in-depth white paper on its creation, is available at Meyer’s website.
Turn up your volume and click on anyone to get started - Monotunes via JE;SU
Click on any combination of characters to create your own mix. Find the right combinations and you’ll unlock hidden secrets.