Funding Friday: Half-Light

Earlier this week, I backed this project from an artist in Iran.

The project is now over. It was funded with almost $10,000. So her photography book will be made and shared with the world.

It is too bad that I didn’t share this with all of you while the project was live so you could back it as I did.

But this project exhibits all of the things that makes Kickstarter so important to me.

It is from the heart, it is art, it is full of meaning, it is from a person halfway around the world that I don’t know and probably will never know.

And it moved me.


Comments (Archived):

  1. jason wright

    the curse of oil, that bar to understanding. we really do need to make more of a conscious effort to get the MSM’s darkness out of our lives, out of our minds.’Iran’ = ‘Aryan’, for anyone who didn’t know.

    1. Adham AbdelFattah

      Why does the “Iran = Aryan” part matter?

  2. awaldstein

    yup agree completely and thanks for sharing.the idea that we can use scalable technology and extended community to support artisanal and artistic endeavors is a focus of mine and this, as does Kickstarter, exemplifies it to a T.…also why i am now focusing on figuring out how do this with agricultural artisanal endeavors that can be tokenized and supported. wine, superfoods, cacao and more.

  3. TeddyBeingTeddy

    We are simple creatures, so vulnerable to convincing story tellers. This one was such a great story. You wonder how many of these are just scams, praying on our love of a good story.

    1. jason wright

      we want to believe. we want to connect. it’s the question of ‘trust’ across digital networks showing itself yet again.

  4. Guy Lepage

    Very cool. Coming from Vancouver, I have a lot of Iranian friends and have a few super talented Iranian designer friends as well. IMO, there is a mini design renaissance going on there right now. Such amazing smart and talented people and their work and entrepreneurship seems to reflect that.

  5. jason wright

    i don’t understand the “What do you think?” sandwiched between the Policy and the Comments. Are readers being asked to select an emoji that reflects their response to the post? Is this a new Disqus feature?

  6. Mahvash Nejad

    A real moving story; perhaps a story of many [men/women] battling cancers of such types shared in the story. Being an Iranian-American, born in Tehran, it definitely struck a chord with me. Thanks for sharing.

  7. maxniederhofer

    Thank you for sharing this. Resonated deeply