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Keri Smith

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Keri Smith is the author of Wreck This Journal, How to Be an Explorer of the World, This Is Not a Book, Mess, and Finish This Book, along with other titles. She lives in New York. For more information, see kerismith.com.

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KERI SMITH

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From the creator of Wreck This App and This Is Not an App comes a whole new imaginative app experience, one 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 site, you can choose to be assigned an alteration dictated solely by chance: create a funny character, conceal it, 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 through Twitter and Facebook and 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.

  • iPad Screenshots
The Pocket Scavenger iPad Screenshot - Scavenge #55 Something that was made by hand screen
The Pocket Scavenger iPad Screenshot - My Scavenges List screen
The Pocket Scavenger iPad Screenshot - Scavenge #25 Several Kinds of Leaves screen
The Pocket Scavenger iPad Screenshot- Scavenge #35 Something Made from the Year You were born screen
The Pocket Scavenger iPad Screenshot - Scavenge #35 Something Made from the Year You were born - Fellow Scavenges map screen

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