Get Bent

Saturday May 13, 2017

At a time where electronics are often replaced rather than repaired, a rogue group of hackers are soldering against the system. They are circuit benders, and they’re giving new life to old tech.

Gangs in the '70s and '80s meant business – so much so that many even had their own business cards. A new book by urban historian Brandon Johnson looks at 60 of the best.

“Sound tracker” Gordon Hempton is on a mission to save the last silent places in nature. 

The Encyclopaedia of Robots

Tuesday May 02, 2017

When the singularity occurs and we’re all enslaved by machines, it’ll pay to be on the good side of whoever runs, a one-stop repository of information about – you guessed it – old robots.

Melbourne studio yelldesign make mouth-watering, paper cut-inducing meals and cocktails entirely out of paper. 

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. 

Much like anyone under 40, hermit crabs are struggling to find quality permanent housing. Luckily, these artists are coming to the crustaceans’ aid.

Rather than working unpaid internships, these design students bought an old school bus and turned it into a mobile studio.