HT @ChappellTracker Brickit uses an AI-powered camera to rapidly scan a pile of Lego bricks and then suggest things you can quickly make. Brickit app will even point out where a particular brick is lying in your pile of Lego blocks. Available on Apple App Store as of now, the app is expected to be available on Android soon.
The catch with today’s Twitter NFT drop is that nobody can buy them — Twitter users can reply to the tweet for the chance to get one of 7 NFTs, which were minted on Rarible, an NFT marketplace, in editions of 20, which makes 140 NFTs total. #NFT
Over the last two months, Spotify has dabbled with in-app paid virtual concerts. Now a new report from The Information says that the streaming service is exploring not only getting further into virtual events but possibly live events as well.
Instagram is building its own version of Twitter’s Super Follow with a feature that would allow online creators to publish “exclusive” content to their Instagram Stories that’s only available to their fans— access that would likely come with a subscription payment of some kind. #Instagram
AR mirrors for testing how different hair dyes might look on you; shelves of beauty products fitted with QR codes for point-and-click shopping; and an employee commanding Alexa to play “only happy music.”
MT @KarenMusings OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! I’m looking for a new voice to contribute a short story to the YA anthology COOL. AWKWARD. BLACK. Unpublished and unagented Black writers send me your stories! Submissions open on June 15th.
MT @softskull Some news! Beginning today, through July 20th, Soft Skull will be open to unagented, full manuscript submissions for adult literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid projects. There is no submission fee. See our Submittable for details.
RT @womenjournos 2020, 2021 journalism grads who identify as a woman (cis or trans) or non-binary! JAWS wants to gift you a discounted one-year membership plus access to both the 2020 CAMP on Demand content and this year’s Conference And Mentoring Program.
RT @bfnyt The NYT is looking for photo editors with news experience to work on an as-needed basis to help cover vacations and busy times. Please send CVs/resumes to deputy photo editor Beth Flynn photoediting [at] nytimes [dot] com. You can work remotely, but you must be in the US.