1. In Chicago? Come chat with us — we’ll be at Creative Chicago Expo all weekend. We’re tabling today (Preston Bradley Hall, booth 128), and on Saturday, we’ll be hosting an event. Here’s what’s going down: 
Saturday, 3/15, 3-4PM, Millennium Room
A presentation and panel with creators Elaine Short (Let’s Be Awkward Together), photographer Carlos Ortiz (We All We Got) and Casey Burkitt (Rebuilding Exchange). 

    In Chicago? Come chat with us — we’ll be at Creative Chicago Expo all weekend. We’re tabling today (Preston Bradley Hall, booth 128), and on Saturday, we’ll be hosting an event. Here’s what’s going down: 

    Saturday, 3/15, 3-4PM, Millennium Room

    A presentation and panel with creators Elaine Short (Let’s Be Awkward Together), photographer Carlos Ortiz (We All We Got) and Casey Burkitt (Rebuilding Exchange). 

  2. This Saturday, in conjunction with the first Project Jams, we’ll be hosting meetups in 5 different cities. If you’re free Saturday Night (5/18), we’d love for you to join us! 
NYC: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Portland: Basecamp Brewing, 930 SE Oak St, Portland, OR, 97214
San Francisco: Jamber Wine Pub, 858 Folsom St., SF, CA 94107
Chicago: Green Door Tavern, 678 North Orleans St, Chicago, IL 60654
LA: One Eyed Gypsy, 901 E. 1st St, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

    This Saturday, in conjunction with the first Project Jams, we’ll be hosting meetups in 5 different cities. If you’re free Saturday Night (5/18), we’d love for you to join us! 

    NYC: 3rd Ward195 Morgan AveBrooklyn, NY 11237

    Portland: Basecamp Brewing930 SE Oak StPortland, OR, 97214

    San Francisco: Jamber Wine Pub858 Folsom St.SF, CA 94107

    ChicagoGreen Door Tavern678 North Orleans StChicago, IL 60654

    LA: One Eyed Gypsy901 E. 1st StLos Angeles, CA, 90012

  3. Meet Cobalt.
This tough customer is the prototype for Chicago-based artist Bryan Sperry’s new sculpture series, Warriors of the Apocalypse. 
Made largely from found materials on the rough-and-tumble streets of Sperry’s Pilsen neighborhood, his retro-futuristic forms imagine a world of dystopian freedom fighters emerging from the urban landscape. The artist is currently funding production and publication of a full-color catalog documenting his found-object cyber soldiers.

    Meet Cobalt.

    This tough customer is the prototype for Chicago-based artist Bryan Sperry’s new sculpture series, Warriors of the Apocalypse

    Made largely from found materials on the rough-and-tumble streets of Sperry’s Pilsen neighborhood, his retro-futuristic forms imagine a world of dystopian freedom fighters emerging from the urban landscape. The artist is currently funding production and publication of a full-color catalog documenting his found-object cyber soldiers.

    View on Kickstarter
  4. Do not adjust your screen.
GLI.TC/H is about what happens when technologies begin to break. 
A free, open festival of tinkerers, hackers, artists, writers, and coders based in Chicagoland but active worldwide, GLI.TC/H brings curiosity and humor to the search for truth in failure. Inspired by the unintentional absurdity of digital hiccups, the artists behind the festival hacked their Kickstarter project page, transforming it into an appropriately glitchy mess.
This year’s US festival runs from Dec. 6-9 in Chicago.

    Do not adjust your screen.

    GLI.TC/H is about what happens when technologies begin to break. 

    A free, open festival of tinkerers, hackers, artists, writers, and coders based in Chicagoland but active worldwide, GLI.TC/H brings curiosity and humor to the search for truth in failure. Inspired by the unintentional absurdity of digital hiccups, the artists behind the festival hacked their Kickstarter project page, transforming it into an appropriately glitchy mess.

    This year’s US festival runs from Dec. 6-9 in Chicago.

  5. New life for old sounds
Thanks to the Creative Audio Archive and 180 Kickstarter backers, more than 1,000 unique recordings of seminal Chicago musicians will be preserved for the next generation.
Malachi Ritscher was a musician, recording engineer and activist, who recorded countless live performances in Chicago’s experimental music scene over nearly 25 years. Ritscher committed suicide in 2006 as an act of protest against the Iraq war, leaving behind a slew of unanswered questions — and his unparalleled archive of seminal music.
As a living tribute to Ritscher’s artistic dedication, the Creative Audio Archive is preserving and sharing his phenomenal body of recordings. We’re thrilled that this unique resource will continue to inspire future generations of musicians in Chicago and beyond.

    New life for old sounds

    Thanks to the Creative Audio Archive and 180 Kickstarter backers, more than 1,000 unique recordings of seminal Chicago musicians will be preserved for the next generation.

    Malachi Ritscher was a musician, recording engineer and activist, who recorded countless live performances in Chicago’s experimental music scene over nearly 25 years. Ritscher committed suicide in 2006 as an act of protest against the Iraq war, leaving behind a slew of unanswered questions — and his unparalleled archive of seminal music.

    As a living tribute to Ritscher’s artistic dedication, the Creative Audio Archive is preserving and sharing his phenomenal body of recordings. We’re thrilled that this unique resource will continue to inspire future generations of musicians in Chicago and beyond.

    View on Kickstarter
  6. Last summer, the Chicago-based art and print studio Sonnenzimmer hosted a satellite print shop at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. It was in this setting, surrounded by every poster they’d ever made, and the inquiring eyes of enthusiastic museum-goers, that they were put to the question: “What are these?” After much contemplation, debate, sweat, and consideration, they have they answer. Warp And Weft: Poster Construction is a book exploring “the compositional approach, historical influence, and individual story” behind 30 of their favorite screen printed posters, pairing graphic design with thoughtful writing and single-color wire frame breakdowns of each composition in order to creatively display how they arrive at their final product. A Project of the Day so good, we want to frame it and hang it on the office wall.

    Last summer, the Chicago-based art and print studio Sonnenzimmer hosted a satellite print shop at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. It was in this setting, surrounded by every poster they’d ever made, and the inquiring eyes of enthusiastic museum-goers, that they were put to the question: “What are these?” After much contemplation, debate, sweat, and consideration, they have they answer. Warp And Weft: Poster Construction is a book exploring “the compositional approach, historical influence, and individual story” behind 30 of their favorite screen printed posters, pairing graphic design with thoughtful writing and single-color wire frame breakdowns of each composition in order to creatively display how they arrive at their final product. A Project of the Day so good, we want to frame it and hang it on the office wall.

  7. KSR IRL: This Saturday, 10/22 @ 12:30p, join Kickstarter’s Stephanie Pereira at the Hand-in-Glove conference in Chicago, where she’ll school y’all on the ways of Kickstarter. School in session at the ACRE Artist Residency booth at the MDW Fall Showcase, 3636 S Iron Street.
Then at 8p that night, superawesome Kickstarter proj Phonebook 3: a directory of independent art projects & spaces, throws their launch party @ threewalls gallery! Catch Stephanie at one or both. (And please wish her a happy birthday when you do!)

    KSR IRL: This Saturday, 10/22 @ 12:30p, join Kickstarter’s Stephanie Pereira at the Hand-in-Glove conference in Chicago, where she’ll school y’all on the ways of Kickstarter. School in session at the ACRE Artist Residency booth at the MDW Fall Showcase3636 S Iron Street.

    Then at 8p that night, superawesome Kickstarter proj Phonebook 3: a directory of independent art projects & spaces, throws their launch party @ threewalls gallery! Catch Stephanie at one or both. (And please wish her a happy birthday when you do!)

  8. KSR IRL: Sunday 10/16, 1p @ The Strawdog Theater in Chicago, Woman School: A Modern Farce opens! The Vintage Theater Collective production runs through 11/9.
Adapted from Moliere’s The School for Wives, Eric Powell Holm’s Woman School follows one man’s quest to keep his fiancée as “safe and stupid” as possible. Remember how they wanted wig money, and then they got it?
…Hooray!
Click here for showtimes & tix.

    KSR IRL: Sunday 10/16, 1p @ The Strawdog Theater in Chicago, Woman School: A Modern Farce opens! The Vintage Theater Collective production runs through 11/9.

    Adapted from Moliere’s The School for Wives, Eric Powell Holm’s Woman School follows one man’s quest to keep his fiancée as “safe and stupid” as possible. Remember how they wanted wig money, and then they got it?

    …Hooray!

    Click here for showtimes & tix.