I just backed this children’s book project. I love it. I hope you do too.
Posts from crowdfunding
Eyebeam is a “a nonprofit studio for collaborative experiments with technology” which is based in NYC and has been connecting artists with technology for twenty years.
Eyebeam is moving into a new studio and is doing a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for some extras. They have already reached their minimum funding target of $15k but if they can reach $20k, they will be able to “purchase live-streaming equipment to enable event programs to be accessed globally.”
This is what the goTenna network map looks like on the west side of the island now:
So they kicked off this crowdfunding campaign to purchase another 300 devices to get more mesh connectivity on the island.
I backed the project yesterday and it would be great if the AVC community could close this out with more donations today. The total raise is $15k.
If you want to learn more about goTenna, this Techcrunch story is a good place to start.
In a few short months the goTenna mesh device has built this network around the US:
I’ve been a fan of the idea of people-powered mesh networking for a long time. It is great to see it happening.
I would like to highlight a few quotes from that post:
Kickstarter is for projects, Drip is for people. – Kickstarter and Drip are different. Kickstarter is about funding a project. Drip is about supporting a person.
In recent years, we’ve seen the growing validation of subscriptions for serial online content creators — podcasters, YouTubers, bloggers — using tools like Flattr, Patreon, and Steady. It’s been great to see organizations build tools like these — the world is far from having too many tools for creators. But there remain large groups of artists and creators who don’t see subscriptions as fitting their creative practices. Our goal with the new Drip is to change that. – Drip is about expanding the market for subscription patronage beyond serial online content.
creators will be able to export their data and content, and we’ll even help creators securely transfer subscription and payments information to other subscription platforms. We believe creator independence means not being locked into a platform by design. – Subscriptions are different than campaigns, they are for the long run. Being able to leave one platform and join another is critical.
Every Drip begins with a founding membership period to help creators build momentum. The founding membership period is a way for creators to entice their fans, friends, and new audiences to jump in and build up their base of support. (This is not all-or-nothing like Kickstarter, but it does build on our experience that a strong call to action is essential.) – Kickstarter knows that having a call to action is key to generating early support for a project. Until now, that notion has not existed in the subscription market.
We also designed Drip to be both separate from but complementary to Kickstarter. One way we’ve done that is that existing Kickstarter users can use their stored account and payment details to easily support creators on Drip. Kickstarter and Drip are different services but they share user accounts and payment credentials. If you are logged into Kickstarter, you are logged into Drip.
We will operate Drip with the mission and values codified in Kickstarter’s Public Benefit Corporation charter, which mandate our commitment to helping people bring their creative projects to life, not putting profit first, and maintaining higher standards for our practices. We think these commitments are more important now than ever. – Kickstarter is a different kind of company, a Public Benefit Corporation. Their products and business practices reflect these values.
I backed about ten drips yesterday. It is about the simplest thing to do on the Internet if you already have a Kickstarter account.
If you are interested in doing the same, you can find some great Drips here.
I just backed this project. I looks like so much fun. I used to love paper airplanes when I was a kid.
Mexico City is an amazing place. The Gotham Gal and I were there around this time last year.
The people, the culture, the energy are all great in Mexico City. It feels like a place on the move where good things are happening.
So I was upset to hear about the devastating earthquake last night.
We have had so many natural disasters in the last month and I understand that we may all be fatigued from giving to all of these needy causes.
But I took some time this morning to give and thought I’d share with all of you where I sent some funds in case you want to do the same.
- Salma Hayek’s Crowdrise Campaign to UNICEF’s on the ground relief efforts: I donated $1000.
- Bitso’s (Mexico’s largest crypto exchange) Campaign to benefit Red Cross and Brigada de Rescate Topos Tlaltelolco A.C.: I donated 2 ETH.
It feels good to send some funds to organizations on the ground that are actually helping people in a difficult time.