1. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.15: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    • Project of the Day is Neal Stephenson’s swordfighting video game Clang.

    • Read about what happened This Week in Kickstarter.

    Read about the awesomeness (and struggles) of cult-favorite reform radio station WFMU on USA Today.

    • We love Final Frontier Design’s 3G Space Suit. It’s a space suit, people!

    • The crowd digs The Portrait Machine Project, pictured above, a colorful portraiture project.

    Read about a project to reimagine classic Atari game M.U.L.E. on VentureBeat.

    • Don’t miss this fully comprehensive breakdown of a game creators’ quest to fulfill their project rewards.

  2. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.14: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 

• Project of the Day is super cool plant-art-installation Plant-In City. 

• The solar-powered sound installation Sun Boxes, pictured above, launches their second project.

• Read our weekly newsletter!

• We love Home Project, a pop-up installation inviting local residents to share how they feel about their home.

• The crowd digs Tammany Hall, a board game project about taking power at all costs.

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.14: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    • Project of the Day is super cool plant-art-installation Plant-In City.

    • The solar-powered sound installation Sun Boxes, pictured above, launches their second project.

    Read our weekly newsletter!

    • We love Home Project, a pop-up installation inviting local residents to share how they feel about their home.

    • The crowd digs Tammany Hall, a board game project about taking power at all costs.

  3. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.13: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 

• Project of the Day is the video cooking app Panna. 

• Watch Yo La Tengo perform a cover of The Modern Lovers’ “Roadrunner” for a documentary on legendary free-form radio station WFMU. 

• Projects in the News is on the blog. 

• We love The Bedford Bag an all-purpose pack that transforms from backpack to shoulder bag to tote.

• The crowd digs NY_Hearts, a walking theater piece that takes place at eight different locations around New York City”s Lower East Side. 

• Read about a storied violin from 1715, and one man’s mission to make a record with it.

• Check out Break The Walls, pictured above comics inspired by the music of The Pixies. Trust us.

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.13: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    • Project of the Day is the video cooking app Panna.

    • Watch Yo La Tengo perform a cover of The Modern Lovers’ “Roadrunner” for a documentary on legendary free-form radio station WFMU.

    • Projects in the News is on the blog.

    • We love The Bedford Bag an all-purpose pack that transforms from backpack to shoulder bag to tote.

    • The crowd digs NY_Hearts, a walking theater piece that takes place at eight different locations around New York City”s Lower East Side.

    Read about a storied violin from 1715, and one man’s mission to make a record with it.

    • Check out Break The Walls, pictured above comics inspired by the music of The Pixies. Trust us.

  4. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.11: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 

• Project of the Day is the documentary Oxyana. 

• Watch magical monster maker Phil Tippett interviewed on Ain’t It Cool News. 

• Our new project round-up is on the blog.

• We love A Drink With Dave, the second season of Dave Holmes’ sweet web talk show. 

• The crowd digs Tropes Vs Women in Video Games, an exploration of the five most common stereotypes of women in video games.

• Read about Neil Stephenson’s quest to create a video game about sword fighters, pictured above.  Yessss!

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.11: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    • Project of the Day is the documentary Oxyana.

    Watch magical monster maker Phil Tippett interviewed on Ain’t It Cool News.

    • Our new project round-up is on the blog.

    • We love A Drink With Dave, the second season of Dave Holmes’ sweet web talk show.

    • The crowd digs Tropes Vs Women in Video Games, an exploration of the five most common stereotypes of women in video games.

    Read about Neil Stephenson’s quest to create a video game about sword fighters, pictured above. Yessss!

  5. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.8: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 

• Project of the Day is the food-themed comics anthology Digestate.

• Read GeekDad’s round up of cool animation projects on Wired.

• Check out our newsletter, if you didn’t see it yesterday!

• We love Warp & Weft, pictured above, a book exploring the history of thirty posters from the Chicago-based print studio Sonnenzimmer.  

• The crowd digs Dead State, a zombie survival RPG. Eek!

• Read this piece from XOXO Festival founder Andy Baio, about cool new ways he thinks people should use Kickstarter.

• Don’t miss this performance of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” posted by The New Yorker.   See the Kickstarter project that made it possible here. It’s pretty neat!

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.8: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    • Project of the Day is the food-themed comics anthology Digestate.

    • Read GeekDad’s round up of cool animation projects on Wired.

    • Check out our newsletter, if you didn’t see it yesterday!

    • We love Warp & Weft, pictured above, a book exploring the history of thirty posters from the Chicago-based print studio Sonnenzimmer.

    • The crowd digs Dead State, a zombie survival RPG. Eek!

    Read this piece from XOXO Festival founder Andy Baio, about cool new ways he thinks people should use Kickstarter.

    • Don’t miss this performance of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” posted by The New Yorker. See the Kickstarter project that made it possible here. It’s pretty neat!

  6. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.6: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 

• Project of the Day is from the 15-person, globe-spanning ensemble Akoya Afrobeat.

• We round up some cool press mentions for currently funding projects on our blog. 

• Read about the Daft Punk/New Orleans brass band mash-up Brassft Punk on Arts Technica. 

• We love You Smell Like Whiskey and Bad Choices, pictured above, a sweet and amusing little theater project. 

• The crowd digs Spitting Ether, a “nightmarish” dance piece exploring the afterlife. Eeek!

•  Read the inspiring story of Frank Morgan, subject of a currently funding documentary project, in the NY Times.

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.6: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    • Project of the Day is from the 15-person, globe-spanning ensemble Akoya Afrobeat.

    • We round up some cool press mentions for currently funding projects on our blog.

    Read about the Daft Punk/New Orleans brass band mash-up Brassft Punk on Arts Technica.

    • We love You Smell Like Whiskey and Bad Choices, pictured above, a sweet and amusing little theater project.

    • The crowd digs Spitting Ether, a “nightmarish” dance piece exploring the afterlife. Eeek!

    Read the inspiring story of Frank Morgan, subject of a currently funding documentary project, in the NY Times.

  7. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.5: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 

• Project of the Day is the high-end soccer magazine Howler. 

• Our staff rounds up some favorite, new projects on our blog.

• Read all about Amanda Palmer (and her closing party) in the NY Times.

• We love Negative: Nothing, the story of a man who walked the length of Japan to demonstrate his solidarity. 

• The crowd digs Space Command, a series of sci-fi films featuring some of the biggest names in contemporary science fiction, pictured above.

• Check out a rad piece on sustainable meat practices featuring Sugar Mountain Farm on NPR.

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.5: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    • Project of the Day is the high-end soccer magazine Howler.

    • Our staff rounds up some favorite, new projects on our blog.

    • Read all about Amanda Palmer (and her closing party) in the NY Times.

    • We love Negative: Nothing, the story of a man who walked the length of Japan to demonstrate his solidarity.

    • The crowd digs Space Command, a series of sci-fi films featuring some of the biggest names in contemporary science fiction, pictured above.

    • Check out a rad piece on sustainable meat practices featuring Sugar Mountain Farm on NPR.

  8. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.4: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 

• Project of the Day is photography project Olympic City. 

• Yancey breaks down Amanda Palmer’s million dollar project. 

• Listen to a preview from Outliers, an audio/video voyage through Iceland. 

• We love Photogenesis, ambient music generated from photographs.   

• The crowd digs Matthew Lillard’s award-winning film Fat Kid Rules the World, pictured above.

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 6.4: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    • Project of the Day is photography project Olympic City.

    • Yancey breaks down Amanda Palmer’s million dollar project.

    Listen to a preview from Outliers, an audio/video voyage through Iceland.

    • We love Photogenesis, ambient music generated from photographs.

    • The crowd digs Matthew Lillard’s award-winning film Fat Kid Rules the World, pictured above.

  9. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.31: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 

• Project of the Day is film noir-esque adventure game Project Fedora. 

• On the blog: a round-up of cool knitting projects and a recap of The Week. 

• Watch Edible City, a Kickstarter-funded documentary on the local food movement. It’s free!

• We love Photo Crop, (pictured above) a tiny photography project about the Big Wide World.

• The crowd digs Krammer & Stoudt, a suave menswear line.

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.31: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    • Project of the Day is film noir-esque adventure game Project Fedora.

    • On the blog: a round-up of cool knitting projects and a recap of The Week.

    • Watch Edible City, a Kickstarter-funded documentary on the local food movement. It’s free!

    • We love Photo Crop, (pictured above) a tiny photography project about the Big Wide World.

    • The crowd digs Krammer & Stoudt, a suave menswear line.

  10. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.31: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 


• Project of the Day is feature film Baby Lu. 

• Our own Elisabeth Holm talks veteran filmmakers, The Canyons, and Kickstarter for Sundance.
• Check out our newsletter! (And, while you’re at it, our complete archive.)

• Read about Indie Game: The Movie (pictured above) and independent distribution on GigaOM.

• We love Brain Pong Jumbo, a video game that you can control with your mind.

• The crowd digs Two Guys SpaceVenture, an old-school adventure game.
• Another cool thing: this interview with Andy Smetanka, creator of the stop-action animated film And We Were Young.

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.31: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    • Project of the Day is feature film Baby Lu.

    • Our own Elisabeth Holm talks veteran filmmakers, The Canyons, and Kickstarter for Sundance.

    • Check out our newsletter! (And, while you’re at it, our complete archive.)

    • Read about Indie Game: The Movie (pictured above) and independent distribution on GigaOM.

    • We love Brain Pong Jumbo, a video game that you can control with your mind.

    • The crowd digs Two Guys SpaceVenture, an old-school adventure game.

    • Another cool thing: this interview with Andy Smetanka, creator of the stop-action animated film And We Were Young.

  11. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.30: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 

• Project of the Day is Melissa Clarke’s new art series After the Ice.

• A round-up of our favorite new projects is on the blog.

• Read about the girl-centric building toy Roominate on Wired.

• We love Muñeca Mexicana Handcrafted Food, delicious handmade Mexican sweets.

• The crowd digs Ghost Line, an experimental dance film on 16mm (picture above).

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.30: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    • Project of the Day is Melissa Clarke’s new art series After the Ice.

    A round-up of our favorite new projects is on the blog.

    • Read about the girl-centric building toy Roominate on Wired.

    • We love Muñeca Mexicana Handcrafted Food, delicious handmade Mexican sweets.

    • The crowd digs Ghost Line, an experimental dance film on 16mm (picture above).

  12. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.29: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 
• Project of the Day is Phil Tippett’s Mad God.
• A Q&A with participatory art project Other Travels on the blog.
• The NY Times Bits blog writes up the XOXO Festival.
• We love Howler, a new magazine about soccer. 

• The crowd digs The Story of Flewn, an interactive book about a bearded whale on stilts in search of a new ocean.

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.29: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    • Project of the Day is Phil Tippett’s Mad God.

    • A Q&A with participatory art project Other Travels on the blog.

    • The NY Times Bits blog writes up the XOXO Festival.

    • We love Howler, a new magazine about soccer.

    • The crowd digs The Story of Flewn, an interactive book about a bearded whale on stilts in search of a new ocean.

  13. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.23: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 
Project of the Day: Cheese & Crack
On the blog: A round-up of projects that celebrate alternative education. 
Kickstarter IRL: Albany filmmaker raising funds for new film, The Perfect Color.
Poorcraft pops up in USA Today
Kansas City filmmaker takes on “Corporate FM”.
Check Out: If you missed out on pledging for the build-your-own-adventure game Yogventures, you’re in luck. Pre-orders are now open! 
Staff Selects: Plant-In City, an architectural installation that interprets plant activity into sound and light displays.   
Crowd Favorite: Forage Kitchen, a SF-based shared kitchen space. 
Read: Our weekly newsletter!

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.23: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    Project of the Day: Cheese & Crack

    On the blog: A round-up of projects that celebrate alternative education.

    Kickstarter IRL: Albany filmmaker raising funds for new film, The Perfect Color. Poorcraft pops up in USA Today Kansas City filmmaker takes on “Corporate FM”.

    Check Out: If you missed out on pledging for the build-your-own-adventure game Yogventures, you’re in luck. Pre-orders are now open!

    Staff Selects: Plant-In City, an architectural installation that interprets plant activity into sound and light displays.

    Crowd Favorite: Forage Kitchen, a SF-based shared kitchen space.

    Read: Our weekly newsletter!

  14. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.23: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 
Project of the Day: Uchronia Typeface
On the blog: Kickstarter projects in the news — hypothetical buildings, sonnet exchanges, and tiny tape recorders.  
Kickstarter IRL: The Adventures of a Video Game Rebel, SF Weekly reports on Tim Schafer:  Of course, what passes for work inside Double Fine might resemble play at other companies. Schafer sidles up to a duo testing what looks like a computerized funhouse mirror. He wiggles from side to side, and the screen shows him rippling like a sine wave. He turns around, and his virtual body corkscrews. They’re building the sequel to Happy Action Theater, a “video toy” published by Microsoft this year. 
Check Out: Free literary rag Electric Literature has just launched!
Now Trending: You’ve Got Mail. Man vs George making just-cute-enough greeting cards for all occasions, Hashtag The Planet will turn emo-comics into silly cards, and Postick will let you turn anything into a postcard. Just put a stamp on it!
Staff Selects: Granny’s Dancing on the Table, a feature film mixed with psychological adventure game and International Grannyday. 
Crowd Favorite: Mad God, a short film from animation legend Phil Tippitt that pulls out all the stops.

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.23: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    Project of the Day: Uchronia Typeface

    On the blog: Kickstarter projects in the news — hypothetical buildings, sonnet exchanges, and tiny tape recorders.

    Kickstarter IRL: The Adventures of a Video Game Rebel, SF Weekly reports on Tim Schafer:

    Of course, what passes for work inside Double Fine might resemble play at other companies. Schafer sidles up to a duo testing what looks like a computerized funhouse mirror. He wiggles from side to side, and the screen shows him rippling like a sine wave. He turns around, and his virtual body corkscrews. They’re building the sequel to Happy Action Theater, a “video toy” published by Microsoft this year.
    Check Out: Free literary rag Electric Literature has just launched!

    Now Trending: You’ve Got Mail. Man vs George making just-cute-enough greeting cards for all occasions, Hashtag The Planet will turn emo-comics into silly cards, and Postick will let you turn anything into a postcard. Just put a stamp on it!

    Staff Selects: Granny’s Dancing on the Table, a feature film mixed with psychological adventure game and International Grannyday.

    Crowd Favorite: Mad God, a short film from animation legend Phil Tippitt that pulls out all the stops.
  15. KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.22: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance. 

Project of the Day: Diamond Trust of London

On the blog: Our featured creator, Jason Rohrer, talks limited-editions, Nintendo DS, and game development. Check it out.

Kickstarter IRL: Truck Farm Chicago gets written up by GOOD Magazine. The Wrap wrote about the relationship between Kickstarter and filmmakers, which they think is lookin’ pretty good. They quote Matthew Lillard’s currently funding project, Fat Kid Rules the World: 

Mainstream Hollywood doesn’t know how to make money on a movie like this.They don’t believe that there is an audience, and we mean to prove them wrong.

Now Trending: Making friends (literally, though). Between open-source robotics and home-tech innovation, building-your-own-‘bot is becoming a totally realistic extracurricular activity. Just ask Hexy the Hexapod, a low-cost, open-source hexapod kit, the DIY cardboard Kinetic Creatures, or the self-propelling hobby robot Troller 1D.

    KICKSTARTER DIGEST, 5.22: Everything you need to know about today, in a glance.

    Project of the Day: Diamond Trust of London

    On the blog: Our featured creator, Jason Rohrer, talks limited-editions, Nintendo DS, and game development. Check it out.

    Kickstarter IRL: Truck Farm Chicago gets written up by GOOD Magazine. The Wrap wrote about the relationship between Kickstarter and filmmakers, which they think is lookin’ pretty good. They quote Matthew Lillard’s currently funding project, Fat Kid Rules the World:

    Mainstream Hollywood doesn’t know how to make money on a movie like this.They don’t believe that there is an audience, and we mean to prove them wrong.
    Now Trending: Making friends (literally, though). Between open-source robotics and home-tech innovation, building-your-own-‘bot is becoming a totally realistic extracurricular activity. Just ask Hexy the Hexapod, a low-cost, open-source hexapod kit, the DIY cardboard Kinetic Creatures, or the self-propelling hobby robot Troller 1D.