1. Did you know that it’s the hundred-year anniversary of the year the Marx Brothers were given their iconic nicknames? Our Project of the Day, Marxfest, is a festival celebrating the work of the Marx Brothers, Groucho, Chico, and Harpo, and the two younger brothers Gummo and Zeppo. Among the festival’s highlights are a screening of Duck Soup at MoMA and a concert of music from the Marx Brothers movies. 

    Did you know that it’s the hundred-year anniversary of the year the Marx Brothers were given their iconic nicknames? Our Project of the Day, Marxfest, is a festival celebrating the work of the Marx Brothers, Groucho, Chico, and Harpo, and the two younger brothers Gummo and Zeppo. Among the festival’s highlights are a screening of Duck Soup at MoMA and a concert of music from the Marx Brothers movies. 

  2. Himalayan shvitz.

    Artist Trevor Amery brought his Portable Sauna installation to the 2nd Kathmandu International Art Festival, thanks to the support of his Kickstarter backers.

    Some 70 international artists and 25 Nepali artists got good and sweaty, along with a constant stream of visitors. For more from Amery’s two weeks in Kathmandu, check out his most recent newsletter.

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  3. When good tech goes bad.

    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 Chicago 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.

    The team’s current Kickstarter project will help fund this year’s festival, from Dec. 6-9. Do not adjust your screen — GLI.TC/H is our Project of the Day.

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  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. Dig South, strike gold.
Modeled after SXSW but designed with a local focus, Dig South aims to be the annual hub for digital innovation and the creative industries in the Southeastern US.
The creators have invited a few dozen national leaders in media, technology, and communications to join with local artists, designers and nonprofits for a weekend of big ideas and new directions in Charleston, SC.
Kickstarter backers can score first dibs on tickets, passes, and exhibition space — and share in the feeling of making a new tradition happen for the first time.
Side note: Charleston and April were made for each other.

    Dig South, strike gold.

    Modeled after SXSW but designed with a local focus, Dig South aims to be the annual hub for digital innovation and the creative industries in the Southeastern US.

    The creators have invited a few dozen national leaders in media, technology, and communications to join with local artists, designers and nonprofits for a weekend of big ideas and new directions in Charleston, SC.

    Kickstarter backers can score first dibs on tickets, passes, and exhibition space — and share in the feeling of making a new tradition happen for the first time.

    Side note: Charleston and April were made for each other.

  6. Northern Spark is a free, dusk-to-dawn, participatory arts festival that presents visual arts, performance, films, and interactive media indoors and outdoors in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Last year, in the course of one night, they say there were 50,000 visits to 100 projects by more than 200 artists at 34 venues in collaboration with 60 partner organizations and sponsors. That’s jaw-dropping! Even though we’re not local to the area, we’re making this lovely festival local to our homepage — they’re our Project of the Day!