Project of the Day — Codemancer, a game about a young girl named Aurora who has to save her father from an evil sorcerer. In Aurora’s world, magic works the same way as programming does in ours — she has to learn to use spells made up of combined runes to command her familiar.
Teaching tech to journalists.
For Journalism is an online educational project designed to teach the essentials of digital production to working journalists. Each course is created by a team of developers, designers, and coders with technical skills and a passion for the news.
Designed by a crafty mom, these fun flashcards teach the Arabic alphabet through a set of 28 colorful animals.
Koloud Tarapolsi was frustrated while trying to find a cute and engaging Arabic alphabet poster for her kids, so she took matters into her own hands. The Arabic Alphabet Fun Flashcards are the happy result. Say marhaba to our Project of the Day.
Aero is a 3D bird game that teaches the physics of flight while soaring across beautiful tropical landscapes.
Created by nonprofit development studio GameDesk and Bill Nye the Science Guy, this educational game is our Project of the Day.
The little electronics company that could.
Founded ten years ago to make it easier for DIY tinkerers to score parts and supplies, SparkFun has grown to become a hub for the worldwide maker community (and a major partner for many Kickstarter hardware projects). Now the crew is planning a 50-state tour next year with their custom-made education kits to spread the joy of electronics nationwide.
Get on the bus and start soldering — the SparkFun Tour is our Project of the Day.
What’s next for the book?
The Open Utopia is a free, open-source edition of Thomas More’s 16th century classic, reimagined for the 21st.
More’s description of an alternative society hinges on the concept of common property — an open model of collective ownership that resembles new approaches to copyright in the digital age. At least half a millenium ahead of his time, More’s work resonates even more strongly today.
After successfully funding the production of The Open Utopia project on Kickstarter, creator and professor Stephen Duncombe is officially launching the initiative tomorrow evening in New York City. Locals should feel free to join him at NYU — and everyone else can take a look at his revised text on Social Book, a new platform that allows multiple readers to experience a book together.
Electric Abyss is a little like art school in a book.
Drawn from years of experience as a comic artist, illustrator, and teacher, Heidi Black’s massive tome reveals every tip and trick she’s gleaned throughout her career. Whether you’re working in pen and ink or manipulating images in Illustrator, Black has answers to the questions she’s spent years learning how to ask.
We’re happy to catch sight of LA Game Space popping up across the web. More than just a one-off project, the creators hope to develop an interdisciplinary venue for design, research, and play in the heart of Los Angeles’ arts district.
LA Game Space - Kickstarter
Ambitious yet exciting project looking for funding - a creative gaming Bauhaus to educate, develop and push the video game into a forward thinking artform:
Game design has always featured creativity and experimentation, from the earliest pioneers to the recent rise of independent creators. And yet, we have barely begun to explore the potential of video games.
Let’s create a place for exploring that potential. A place for game innovation, education, and exhibition, where all of us can play and make and study and showcase games. A place where we will rediscover what games have been, and re-imagine what games can be.
Join us in founding LA Game Space!
You can find out more at the project’s Kickstarter page here
No bones about it.
The Morbid Anatomy Anthology is a lavishly-illustrated book compiling the best lectures, articles, and obscure findings from Morbid Anatomy Presents.
The Brooklyn-based collective specializes in topics “generally unfit for polite conversation” — pickled heads, preserved human tattoos, and death-themed 19th-century Parisian cabarets, to name a few — so the anthology is sure to be a glorious nightmare of the mysterious and macabre.
Perfect! And just in time for Halloween…
Today’s Project of the Day is Studio H, a documentary covering a year in the lives of designers Emily Pilloton and Miller as they teach the fundamentals of innovative design to high schoolers in struggling Bertie County, NC. Their driving ethos? “Design. Build. Transform.” From the creators of acclaimed documentaries Wordplay and I.O.U.S.A., the film explores how great design can make a very real difference in people’s lives.
The Poetry Project’s effort to make the entire archive of Public Access Poetry actually accessible to the public is now on Kickstarter
Their archive includes the likes of Eileen Myles and Arthur Russell! This project is kind of the best.