1. We ended up going through the favorites and then narrowing it down to seven to eight hours, and then we got it down to five hours. We wanted to get it down to three. It took forever to lose those last 10-15 movies. It was the hardest thing ever. Getting it down from seven to five to three was really trying. That was the hardest part of the whole process, really. You end up liking so many things.

    George Schmalz on the selection process for the Fourth Annual Kickstarter Film Fest

  2. I’m really into the diminishing art of true shared experience. Pizza is probably one of the purest forms of that, really. That being the case, it was a huge driver in pursuing this idea beyond something that was merely our heads, and shaping it into a thing other people could experience alongside us. The fact that no one up until us in pizza history had thought to express it the way we have, well, that was a gigantic bonus. For those reasons and a multitude of others, we felt compelled to pursue this project with extreme vigor. I guess you could say the project chose us, even. Pizza is the great equalizer. It’s all around us, all the time.

    —Brian Dwyer of the Pizza Brain Pizza Museum, on why he decided to do a project. Read more here

  3. We’ve always had big dreams, but we also had an inkling that traditional funding wouldn’t let us have the creative freedom to do things our way. For example, we ended up using most of our Kickstarter money to buy a boxtruck, turn it into a neon studio-apartment, drive it around the country and throw free grilled cheese parties for strangers. I’m not sure how a traditional investment situation would have responded to that, but we have some educated guesses.

    Lauren Krakauskas, Freaker USA

  4. Project of the Day—The Great Kingdom is a documentary about Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, the creators behind Dungeons & Dragons. The film tracks the game’s humble beginnings through its eventual rise to multi-million dollar industry, focusing on the lives of Gygax, Arneson, the hundreds of others that helped shape the legendary RPG, and their families. 

    Project of the Day—The Great Kingdom is a documentary about Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, the creators behind Dungeons & Dragons. The film tracks the game’s humble beginnings through its eventual rise to multi-million dollar industry, focusing on the lives of Gygax, Arneson, the hundreds of others that helped shape the legendary RPG, and their families. 

  5. speculativerelationships:

    So, since we are still working on putting all the pieces together, we wanted to give you all a treat for being the awesome, patient people you are.  Here’s what you are seeing:

    1. back cover design, featuring a fresh illustration from the man, Mike Manomivibul!

    2. Scott Kroll’s "4 out of 5"

    3. Isabella Rotman’s "The Dream Program"

    4. Tyrell Cannon’s "Corridor-C"

    5. Daniel Warren Johnson’s "The Purest Form"

    Some sneak previews from Speculative Relationships, an anthology of sci-fi romance comics! 

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  6. Project of the Day — Charlie Phillips has been photographing African-Caribbean funeral practices in London for fifty years. How Great Thou Art is a photo book that celebrates the evolving traditions, people, and cultures surrounding those practices. The title is taken from a popular hymn sung at funerals, which praises the life of an individual. It’s a declaration of love and celebration for the traditions and cultures of the African diaspora in London.

  7. prostheticknowledge:

    Electric Objects

    Kickstarter campaign for a device to bring art and the internet onto your walls - video embedded below:

    A framed high-definition screen and integrated computer that hangs on your wall and brings art from the Internet into your home.

    There’s more art on the Internet than in every gallery and museum on Earth.

    But many of these beautiful objects are trapped. They’re trapped inside of devices like our phones, our tablets, our TVs, our laptops — devices designed for distraction, living between texts, tweets, football games and emails from work. 

    So we wanted to make a new way to bring art from the Internet into your home.

    Introducing EO1, a computer designed to bring the beauty of the Internet into your home.

    You can find out more at the Kickstarter project here

    View on Kickstarter