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8 ~weird~ projects Brooklyn technologists made in 2015

“Keep Brooklyn weird” is a thing that does not need to be said.

The True Love Tinder Robot is powered by Arduino. (Courtesy image)

Interesting people making cool things is a hallmark of the Brooklyn tech scene, but it’s not the only one. Another, for instance, is that people make weird stuff all the time.
Maybe it’s art, maybe it’s a hobby, maybe whatever, who cares? We’re here, we like weird stuff and there’s no shortage of it. Without further ado, let’s check out 8 weird projects Brooklyn technologists made this year.

1. This Chrome extension automatically makes your emails more friendly

Joanne McNeil’s “Emotional Labor” saves you the emotional labor of being nice in emails.

This is how emotional-labor.email works.
2. These GIFs are about sex: ‘Technophilia’ art show looks at sexuality in the internet age
Faith Holland’s first solo exhibition at Bushwick’s TRANSFER Gallery offers a fun, feminist take on “the new intimacy.”

This is a metaphor.

3. You’ll now be able to ride these unicorns at Burning Man

A group of eight artists are sending two rideable, storytelling unicorns to Burning Man following a successful Kickstarter campaign. Meet Loquacious and Lovely.

A rendering of Loquacious and Lovely in front of the Man.

With Best Stories Online, Patrick Steadman pulls a ClickHole on the web’s top tabloid.

A dog who won the lottery, according to Best Stories Online.
6. The Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon is coming back and it looks sublimely useless
Artisanal ad networks. Monetizing children. Welcome to tech’s bleeding edge of AWESOME.

"Tinder for Babies" by Sam Lavigne.

7. This bot lets science make your Tinder swipes for you

Brooklyn’s Nicole He has built the True Love Tinder Robot, which will “find you love, guaranteed.”

The True Love Tinder Robot in action.
8. Check out this DIY automated cat feeder
Robokitty is a solution for feeding your pets when you’re away from home.

Robokitty is the work of Brooklyn-based dev Rachel White.

Series: Brooklyn

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