1. What the future holds.
The Walker Art Center asked artist and futurist Julian Bleecker to offer up his top 10 developments of 2012 and Kickstarter popped up at #1.


A year ago it may have been an overstatement to say there’s been a renaissance of earnest pleas for funding personal projects, with Kickstarter being the canonical broker of such things… I’d say this is a recognizable achievement for the capitalization of weird ideas…. It’s not at all like shopping.


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    What the future holds.

    The Walker Art Center asked artist and futurist Julian Bleecker to offer up his top 10 developments of 2012 and Kickstarter popped up at #1.

    A year ago it may have been an overstatement to say there’s been a renaissance of earnest pleas for funding personal projects, with Kickstarter being the canonical broker of such things… I’d say this is a recognizable achievement for the capitalization of weird ideas…. It’s not at all like shopping.

    Read more.

  2. Peek into the future.
A documentary exploration of new media creativity, Clouds uses new 3D technology to share interviews in a videogame-like environment.
Presented as a database of tagged interviews, viewers can navigate through the project in every direction by simply typing in a question or search term. This future-minded portrait of the digital arts community is our Project of the Day.

    Peek into the future.

    A documentary exploration of new media creativity, Clouds uses new 3D technology to share interviews in a videogame-like environment.

    Presented as a database of tagged interviews, viewers can navigate through the project in every direction by simply typing in a question or search term. This future-minded portrait of the digital arts community is our Project of the Day.

  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