Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

Robots Reading James Joyce

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Want to read Finnegans Wake but can't drag yourself off Twitter for long enough? Allow this bot to tweet it to you, line by impenetrable line.

Lonely Skyscrapers

Tuesday April 25, 2017

Here’s something you don’t see every day: photos of skyscrapers all on their lonesome. Photographer Florian Mueller is the genius behind the lens.

Less useful than Google Maps; much nicer to look at.

Your decedents are going to have a very different night sky above them, according to this video from the European Space Agency.

Truck in a Box

Saturday April 22, 2017

The world’s first flat-packed car might just be the most important vehicle of the 21st century.

Can’t keep your pot plants alive? This robotic enhancement might be just what you – and your plants – need.

365 Knots in 365 Days

Thursday April 20, 2017

Artist Windy Chien set herself a challenge: to tie a different knot a day for a year. Her collection is making our inner Cub Scout very jealous. 

The Black Hole of Los Alamos

Wednesday April 19, 2017

Nuclear waste is something most people go out of their way to avoid, but for 40 years "Atomic Ed" and his military surplus store couldn’t get enough of it. 

Tokyo’s not all flashing lights and kaleidoscopic signage, as Polish artist Mateusz Urbanowicz’s charming watercolours illustrate.

Aussie photographers Greta van der Star and Tim Flower stumbled on this abandoned 1960s-era hotel while driving through New Zealand. We're sure glad they had their cameras on them.