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May 07, 2013
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May 07, 2013
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May 07, 2013 | ISBN 9780399160233
May 07, 2013 | ISBN 9781101620014
From the internationally bestselling creator of Wreck This Journal, a scavenger hunt that leads you to explore your world and transform your findings through creativity and chance…Within the pages of The Pocket Scavenger, you’ll be instructed to go on an unusual scavenger hunt, collecting a spectrum of random items: something that is miniature, a stain that is green, something from the year you were born, a used envelope, and more. Once your quarry is in hand, you’ll apply an alteration dictated solely by chance: create a funny character, make it into a building, conceal it, add polka dots, remove a section, add stripes, scribble on top, fold, turn into an article of clothing, make it “pretty,” and so on.The results: you’ll be forced out of habitual ways of thinking or acting, discover new connections, and try things you might not have done on your own, creating a version of The Pocket Scavenger that is utterly unique, dependent on time, place, experience, and you.
From the creators of Wreck This App and This Is Not an App comes an award-winning app experience that encourages you to use your phone or tablet to actually interact more with the world around you. With The Pocket Scavenger app, you’ll be asked to find and photograph a spectrum of quirky items: something that is miniature, a stain that is green, something from the year you were born, a used envelope, and more.Once your quarry is in sight, you can choose an alteration dictated solely by chance: create a funny character, add a family member, photograph it at night, make it “pretty,” and so on. After completing a scavenge, you can upload it to the map and see what scavenges are going on around you. You can also share your scavenges on social media before embarking on a new hunt.By incorporating chance into creativity, you’ll be forced out of habitual ways of thinking or acting, discover new connections, and interact with the world around you in ways you might not have imagined before. Apartment Therapy says The Pocket Scavenger “…is onto something that other app-makers have been trying to get at for a long time: the element of serendipity and spontaneity in our social media experiences… an app that attempts to bridge the divide between our mobile devices, our muses, and objects directly in front of us.” The app is “…designed to make you stop and look around you, and maybe even see the potential beauty in the most ordinary of objects,” as recommended by Games Fiend.The Pocket Scavenger app won the 2014 Digital Book Award for Best Adult Non-Fiction App.NOTE: In order to place your scavenges on the map for Fellow Scavengers to see, you will need to be signed in to Twitter.
Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books include Wreck This Journal, The Wander Society, This is Not a Book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Mess, Finish This Book, The Pocket Scavenger, Wreck This Journal Everywhere, Everything Is Connected, and The Imaginary World of… as well… More about Keri Smith
Praise for The Pocket Scavenger“Smith pushes kids (and adults) to break convention by seeing the world as inspiration, rather than simply ‘things.’” —GeekDad “The book encourages people to push against the boundaries of ‘normal’ creativity and make something unique. Even if what it tells you to do goes against your grain, do it. you’ll be surprised with the results.” —Hawwa, etc.“In a world where it’s all about ‘rush, rush, rush’ from one activity to the next, faces buried in phones, author Keri Smith brings a concept designed to make you stop and look around you, and maybe even see the potential beauty in the most ordinary of objects. The Pocket Scavenger is a great tool for bringing out the creativity in all of us.” —Games FiendsPraise for Keri Smith“Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves.” —The Believer“A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it.” —TIME Magazine
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