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Nathan Shafer holding iPhone running AR app that shows the former extent of the now receded glacier behind it

Kickstarter: Nathan Shafer

AR in AK Guest Post by Nathan Shafer There are just a few hours left to pledge to literally the coolest AR piece in the world! And by cool we mean glacial! I am in the process of virtually reconstructing the former termini at Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. That is right outside […]

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Neal Stephenson

SEATTLE, 12 June — Author Neal Stephenson and his 2-year-old Subutai Corporation want to throw away plastic triggers and bring “real” swordsmanship to video gaming. Along the way he seems interested in exploring the future of writing: novels, fiction, etc, in an age of instantaneous networking. The “Clang” project will produce semi-proprietary “user sharable” resources, […]

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Rosemary Williams

MINNEAPOLIS, 15 April — Local artist and Associate Professor of Art at Saint Cloud State University, Rosemary Williams is fundraising at Kickstarter.com for her multimedia / video project Two-Faced Beauty, wherein she reperforms the life of her namesake / doppelganger from a half-century ago, Rosemary Williams. Broadway showgirl Rosemary Williams was an up-and-coming model and […]

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The Kickstarter Conundrum

YOUR WALLET, 13 March — Last month Kickstarter’s co-founder Yancey Strickler famously, or now infamously, told Carl Franzen of Talking Points Memo that “it is probable that Kickstarter will distribute more money this year than the NEA.” (National Endowments for the Arts) Kickstarter will distribute over $150 Million to user’s projects. NEA’s FY 2012 budget […]

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