1. Occupy the farm.

    On April 22, 2012, more than 200 urban farmers and community activists marched onto 10 acres of fallow farmland owned by the University of California and began to plant.

    Throughout the growing season, these activists tended to their crops while engaging in an increasingly contentious dispute with the school over the fate of the land. A veteran filmmaker, Todd Darling, was there to document the entire process, and Occupy the Farm is the result.

    With just three days left to fund the production, the documentary is $3,500 short of its goal — but the gap is closing.

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  2. #opengov.
Waldo Jaquith likes to know what his legislators are up to. Problem is, the Virginia General Assembly dosen’t archive their proceedings online — they sell each video for $10 per DVD.
Jaquith launched a Kickstarter project to purchase every video recording from the 2012-2013 sessions and make them available through Richmond Sunlight and the Internet Archive.

    #opengov.

    Waldo Jaquith likes to know what his legislators are up to. Problem is, the Virginia General Assembly dosen’t archive their proceedings online — they sell each video for $10 per DVD.

    Jaquith launched a Kickstarter project to purchase every video recording from the 2012-2013 sessions and make them available through Richmond Sunlight and the Internet Archive.

    View on Kickstarter
  3. America’s biggest losers.
Presidential Losers is an art book dedicated to all the men who tried — and failed — to win an American presidential election.
Earlier this year, Austin-based writer/director Shannon McCormick hit on a novel idea to promote a theater festival about the American presidency. He invited 75 contemporary artists, cartoonists, and designers to each create a portrait of one of the losing contenders from each federal election dating back to 1800. 
The resulting exhibition was a hit, so McCormick launched a Kickstarter project to raise funds and gauge interest in publishing a book. This gallery of failure has already gone down in history — and now it’s our Project of the Day.

    America’s biggest losers.

    Presidential Losers is an art book dedicated to all the men who tried — and failed — to win an American presidential election.

    Earlier this year, Austin-based writer/director Shannon McCormick hit on a novel idea to promote a theater festival about the American presidency. He invited 75 contemporary artists, cartoonists, and designers to each create a portrait of one of the losing contenders from each federal election dating back to 1800. 

    The resulting exhibition was a hit, so McCormick launched a Kickstarter project to raise funds and gauge interest in publishing a book. This gallery of failure has already gone down in history — and now it’s our Project of the Day.

    View on Kickstarter
  4. Presidential Losers.

    Earlier this year, Austin-based writer/director Shannon McCormick hit on a novel idea to promote a theater festival about the American presidency. He invited 75 contemporary artists, cartoonists, and designers to each create a portrait of one of the losing contenders from each federal election dating back to 1800. This gallery of failure showcased some of the country’s biggest losers, stretching from John Adams’ feisty rematch against Thomas Jefferson to Mitt Romney’s defeat last week.

    The resulting exhibition was a hit, but only reached a few hundred patrons in the Austin area. So McCormick launched a Kickstarter project to raise funds and gauge interest in publishing a book. Pledge a “Henry Clay” and the first edition will be landing in your mailbox just in time for Inauguration Day.

  5. Nocturnal Emissions.

    Brooklyn-based musician Shilpa Ray has a lot to say about politics in America — an attitude reflected by her songs, which draw on contemporary social and political issues for inspiration and rock out in the face of hypocrisy, peer pressure, and casual ignorance.

    Something Shilpa Ray doesn’t have a lot of? Funds. So she turned to Kickstarter to make a music video inspired by the recent controversy over US Senate candidate Todd Akin’s remarks on rape. Yesterday, Ray launched the video into the world, bringing a touch of black humor to a serious debate.

  6. Life Begins at Incorporation.
Matt Bors has been obsessively drawing political cartoons every week since 2003. A finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, Bors’ work has been printed in papers across the country — but he’s still never published a collection of his work. 
Now Bors has compiled his satirical gems into a single 225-page volume, Life Begins at Incorporation, and he’s looking for backers to make his book a reality. The cartoonist sees America getting more “cray cray” by the day, and his darkly funny drawings are payback. Just in time for two more days of political madness, Bors’ book is our Project of the Day.

    Life Begins at Incorporation.

    Matt Bors has been obsessively drawing political cartoons every week since 2003. A finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, Bors’ work has been printed in papers across the country — but he’s still never published a collection of his work. 

    Now Bors has compiled his satirical gems into a single 225-page volume, Life Begins at Incorporation, and he’s looking for backers to make his book a reality. The cartoonist sees America getting more “cray cray” by the day, and his darkly funny drawings are payback. Just in time for two more days of political madness, Bors’ book is our Project of the Day.

  7. Filmmaker AJ Schnack and his crew went to Iowa in April 2011, and stayed there all the way up until January 3, 2012 — Caucus Day. During that period, they filmed every single one of the Republican candidates, trailing them on their respective quests to win over voters, and come out on top of the race. The resulting documentary, simply titled Caucus, contains moments that Schnack warns “may surprise us.” Our curiosity is piqued, so we’ve elected this our Project of the Day.

    Filmmaker AJ Schnack and his crew went to Iowa in April 2011, and stayed there all the way up until January 3, 2012 — Caucus Day. During that period, they filmed every single one of the Republican candidates, trailing them on their respective quests to win over voters, and come out on top of the race. The resulting documentary, simply titled Caucus, contains moments that Schnack warns “may surprise us.” Our curiosity is piqued, so we’ve elected this our Project of the Day.

  8. Three days left! The Baffler has been publishing long-form journalism for the last twenty four years. In that time, they’ve both delighted and rankled the populace on the topic of Big Business — specifically anti-Big Business. Their latest issue features work from the acclaimed and opinionated likes of Barbara Ehrenreich, Thomas Frank, and David Graeber, and we are more than sort of curious to see what will come next. Issues new and old are available to backers, but better hurry — only three days left to get ‘em!

    Three days left! The Baffler has been publishing long-form journalism for the last twenty four years. In that time, they’ve both delighted and rankled the populace on the topic of Big Business — specifically anti-Big Business. Their latest issue features work from the acclaimed and opinionated likes of Barbara Ehrenreich, Thomas Frank, and David Graeber, and we are more than sort of curious to see what will come next. Issues new and old are available to backers, but better hurry — only three days left to get ‘em!