Etsy Crush of the Week & Giveaway: WetheSciencey

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“You had me at meteorite necklace”, is how I felt when I landed on WeTheSciencey’s Etsy shop. So I can own a necklace that has a metorite fragment in it? SOLD! Who wouldn’t want to flaunt a bit of space around their neck?! And that’s not it! We the Sciencey’s shop is bursting will all sorts of science and sci-fi items that will have you manically clicking “Add to Cart”. What makes it even better is every month WeTheSciencey chooses a new Kickstarter project to back with a percentage of every sale. It’s a win/win!

The handmade (and space-made) meteorite necklace is just as beautiful as I daydreamed! It arrived in a cute little drawstring bag which includes an informational card about the meteorite fragment history and meteorites in general. The necklace itself includes an 18in silver-color chain with genuine meteorite fragment(s) incased in a glass bottle pendant. My meteorite fragment is a chondrite from fall NWA 869 and was found in 2000 in Northwest Africa. It’s pretty freaking cool.

Oh, and there’s a giveaway! Details below.

Interview with Noah of WeTheSciencey:

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

WeTheSciencey-Mad Scientist Chemistry Cookie Cutter KitI’m Noah, a 23-year old human girl who likes to think of herself as a creator and who is always on the lookout for grand adventures and tea with Jammie Dodgers. That aside, I am a sailor-in-training and I also want to be an astronaut.

Can you tell us the origin story of your shop, We the Sciencey?

One day, as I was sitting in chemistry class and sketching reaction mechanisms, the thought occurred, “wouldn’t it be brilliant to be able to buy things that are …chemistry-y! but beautiful, because there’s something quite lovely about science.” Just look at the stars on a clear night, in place far away from civilisation…it’s science, but it’s beauty. I wanted to make a place where the two could be celebrated together. Science & art. And then, maybe a semester later, I discovered ‘Doctor Who’. It was perfectly inspiring and added the fictional and imaginative side; I loved that I found an outlet for so many things I loved since childhood, and knew others loved as well. I wanted to share it and have been doing so since!

Which have been some of your favorite pieces to make? WeTheSciencey- Doctor Who Whovian Timey-Wimey Greeting Card Set

The Meteorite Necklace is, by far, my favourite piece in the shop. Somehow I always end up day-dreaming and imagining the life of the meteorite and its incredibly epic journey hurtling through time and space. It’s kind of mysterious and awe-inspiring! I also just like the idea of people carrying bits of outer-space around with them. :D

Do you have any (other) geeky obsessions? If so what?

I LIKE CHEMISTRY. And SPACE. Art & design. Anddd…well, lots of things. In terms of science-fiction, I’m definitely a Trekkie-Whovian-type hybrid. I find science fiction to be full of wonder and fantasticalness. If I feel a bit stuck, creative-wise, just watching an episode of Star Trek (original
series mostly) or Doctor Who always jostles my imagination awake again.

If you had to live in a fictional sci-fi universe for a month, which would it be and why?

Definitely the Doctor’s universe. I mean, just. Yes. Just think…the adventures, the cultures, the mysteries, the questions and answers and discoveries and beautiful vastness andandand! *sigh* CAN I JUST GO NOW?!?! >.<

WeTheSciencey- Star Trek Spock Hand StampWhich science fiction tech can you not wait to become science reality?

A replicator! The closest thing I have is the MakerBot Replicator 2 which is a 3D printer. And though, it is pretty freaking amazing, it is limited to creating objects out of 2 varying types of materials and requires a lot of time/learning (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing ;) ). The Star Trek replicator could solve a lot of problems, especially food and medicine shortages. It could also cause a lot of issues if misused. So, while I think it would be a lovely piece of equipment to have in theory….perhaps it might be better that it doesn’t exist. SO. The TARDIS, then. =]

If you were on a deserted island what video game, comic/book, movie, TV show would you bring?

I’d bring: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, A brilliant chemistry textbook so I can invent things to retrofit the island, Space Odyssey 2001, and the Doctor Who series’.

Where do you live on the internet?

You can find the WeTheSciencey shop at etsy.com/shop/wethesciencey and the blog at www.wethesciencey.com. On Twitter: twitter.com/wethesciencey and Facebook: Facebook.com/wethesci. When I’m not blogging on wethesciencey.com, I’m at galaxychild.tumblr.com (caution: it’s mostly poetry with the occasional meandering into things rather spacey and timey).

WeTheSciencey Giveaway!

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Three winners will get one of the items above!

Enter the giveaway:

  • Follow WeTheSciencey on (if applicable):
  •      – Facebook: facebook.com/wethesci
  •      – Twitter: twitter.com/wethesciencey
  •      – Tumblr: wethesciencey.com
  • Answer the following question in the comments section:
  •      Q: Which science fiction tech can you not wait to become science reality?
  • Giveaway ends Monday, August 26th

Giveaway over. Congrats, Kathryn, Jessica, Ada!

 

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36 Comments

  1. I have to agree, the replicator has always been the tech that I can hardly wait to become real. That & the transporter… because I would so love to be able to visit my long-distance friends with that much less hassle!

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  2. I’d love for time travelling to become a real thing. Imagine all the possibilities!! Travelling back in time and actually finding out how people lived in the old old days! Or checking our descendants in the future :)

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  3. I can’t wait for prosthetic bodies like in Ghost in the Shell. I’m kind of a daredevil, and it would be awesome to be able to do parkour stunts. And if you did break your leg, just shut off your nerves and install a new one!

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  4. I have two actually, if that’s ok. One would be personal force fields. That way, no one can get hurt from whatever!! The second is a cloaking device because it would be awesome to have!!!

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  5. I’m waiting for nanobots, living on other planets, but most of all – time travel (blue box not required, but preferred).

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  6. That meteorite necklace is gorgeous and clearly something I need in my life.

    All the future tech I can think of comes from Star Trek but it’s hard to narrow it down to just one item. I’m going with the big 3 – Replicator (Star Trek and NOT Stargate), Transporter (even though I have reservations about the whole taking you apart and putting you back together again), and Tricorders. For everyone who has ever had health issues that they couldn’t figure out right away, being able to just get a scan and know everything would be a miracle. Then again, I also just watched Elysium and that medical chamber that that cure anything and everything would be beyond amazing. As long as it doesn’t have any horrible side effects like the sarcophagus from SG1.

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  7. I’m kind of a fan of Pacific Rim, so at first I was going to say that I would very much like for there to be an real-world analogue for the tech they use for Drifting, but as there seems to be little reason for it to be real (there have been no kaiju attacks on us, thank God for that), then I’d have to go practical and yearn for the portable transwarp beaming devices they use in Star Trek…hey, they could shave a whole lot of time off commutes! And also lessen the outrageous degree of Philippine traffic jams…

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  8. Love the meteorite necklace! How beautifully awesome an idea. I would have to say the TARDIS or the Holodeck. Imagine the fun you could have with both! It would take Cos Play to a whole new level! Thanks and love this new site! Have a great day!

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  9. Replicator (ST), Transporter, and because I am a horrible person Stealth Boy or some other form of personal cloaking field

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  10. I’ve got to say either Self-healing technology or bioprinting with living cells. I’ve been reading random things about bioprinting and it would be amazing if people could get that instead of being put on a waiting list for organ transplants….also teleportation would be rad..and lightsabers. Definitely lightsabers.

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  11. I’m waiting for a teleportation device and/or my own TARDIS. :) I’d love to be able to instantly travel wherever I feel like going.

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  12. Teleportation, It could make so many things easier and even save lives, if you think about it, by putting the people and resources needed together if an emergency occurs. It could make traveling faster and less expensive (no more fuel), bring people who love each other together (I’ve been living for 15 years in a different country than my bro so I know) and, ultimately, I believe it could reduce poverty, by making good less expensive and more broadly available. No more spoiled yogurts, yay!!

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  13. Mass relays/deep space travel would make for some awesome road trips. Disneyland? Nah, I’m going to the Alpha Centauri system for a super even tan.

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  14. Teleportation! I adore travel, just not the actual getting from here to there part (except when it involves trains).

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  15. I can’t wait to see a real TARDIS. No, wait. I want to see a real Timelord. Could someone PLEASE invent a Timelord? Be quick, don’t let Moffat get his hands on him…

    A replicator would be handy.

    But if you want to know what near future invention I am really looking forward to, it’s the driverless car. My hope’s on more security and green developement.

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