1. Super excited to announce the first Kickstarter Hack Day, Saturday September 14th at Hack Manhattan! 
Join us for a day of fun and creativity hosted by Hack Manhattan. Have a project you’ve been meaning to work on? Bring it along! Not sure what you want to do, or just want to experiment? We’ll have some hardware from Kickstarter Creators for you to play around with!
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    Super excited to announce the first Kickstarter Hack Day, Saturday September 14th at Hack Manhattan! 

    Join us for a day of fun and creativity hosted by Hack Manhattan. Have a project you’ve been meaning to work on? Bring it along! Not sure what you want to do, or just want to experiment? We’ll have some hardware from Kickstarter Creators for you to play around with!

    Sign up here

  2. LISA stands for Leaders in Software and Art. It also is the name of a rad arts and technology conference that will be taking place in New York City this coming October 16th. It’s for anybody who is interested in art, tech, the future, meeting cool people (etc.), and will feature panels from artists and art experts all over the world. Some names include Eyebeam’s Amanda McDonald Crowley, Christiane Paul, adjunct curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum, media artist Erik Sanner, Fernanda Viegas, co-leader of Google’s data visualization group, Ken Johnson, the New York Times art critic, and more and more and more. Check the full list on their project page, check ‘em out IRL in New York this fall — and be sure to check them out as our Project of the Day

    LISA stands for Leaders in Software and Art. It also is the name of a rad arts and technology conference that will be taking place in New York City this coming October 16th. It’s for anybody who is interested in art, tech, the future, meeting cool people (etc.), and will feature panels from artists and art experts all over the world. Some names include Eyebeam’s Amanda McDonald Crowley, Christiane Paul, adjunct curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum, media artist Erik Sanner, Fernanda Viegas, co-leader of Google’s data visualization group, Ken Johnson, the New York Times art critic, and more and more and more. Check the full list on their project page, check ‘em out IRL in New York this fall — and be sure to check them out as our Project of the Day

  3. Come celebrate the recent success of one of our fave doc projects, When the Drum is Beating, with a party at the Canal Room in New York City. Incentives to attend include: it’s free (!!), it’s a chance to mingle with director Whitney Dow (check out his guest post on our blog), and the band will be giving a super special live performance. You do not want to miss this. The deets: Dec 13th at 7:30pm, with the band hitting the stage at 8:30pm. 

Get there early! RSVP by clicking on the image, above.

    Come celebrate the recent success of one of our fave doc projects, When the Drum is Beating, with a party at the Canal Room in New York City. Incentives to attend include: it’s free (!!), it’s a chance to mingle with director Whitney Dow (check out his guest post on our blog), and the band will be giving a super special live performance. You do not want to miss this. The deets: Dec 13th at 7:30pm, with the band hitting the stage at 8:30pm.

    Get there early! RSVP by clicking on the image, above.

  4. The Degenerate Craft Fair

    A month ago we were asked by the folks at the Degenerate Craft Fair — taking place in December in both Brooklyn and Manhattan — if Kickstarter would like to have a booth at the event. Since the organizer was Kickstarter creator Amy Wilson, we said yes even though we have nothing to display or do really when it comes to this kind of thing.

    Then it hit us: why not invite our own project creators to come in and spend a few hours demonstrating their creative powers? They could offer workshops, do live demonstrations, display and sell some of their work, whatever it is that they do.

    We made a few inquiries with some of the creators we know best, who quickly agreed. The folks behind Remedy, the Underground Library, Wonder City, Teach the World How to Doodle, Art as Fashion, and several more among them. We’ll be posting schedules of who will be where and when so that everyone can come out and meet some of our incredible project creators.

    But we want more people. If you’re in NYC and have a Kickstarter project and something to contribute, please get in touch. We’d love to have you as part of our booth. Just leave a comment or hit the contact button on our Learn More page.

    The Fair takes place December 4th at Silent Barn (DIY venue in Bushwick), December 13th and 14th at 303 Grand St. in Williamsburg, and December 18th and 19th at BravinLee in Chelsea. Folks from Kickstarter will be on hand as well, and we’re expecting good times. Expect future announcements on exact scheduling. And again — if you’d like to come out and help, please drop us a line.

    Thanks everyone, and happy Thanksgiving!