1. Project of the Day—In 1964, Bob Parsons bought his stepson Gram Parsons (who you may know from influential band The Byrds or his equally influential solo work) a place to perform music. That place was Derry Down, and it went on to host shows by Parsons and a bunch of other legendary musicians like Tom Petty and the Allman Brothers. The building’s since fallen into disrepair, but with some fixing up it could once again become a legendary place to hear music.

    Project of the Day—In 1964, Bob Parsons bought his stepson Gram Parsons (who you may know from influential band The Byrds or his equally influential solo work) a place to perform music. That place was Derry Down, and it went on to host shows by Parsons and a bunch of other legendary musicians like Tom Petty and the Allman Brothers. The building’s since fallen into disrepair, but with some fixing up it could once again become a legendary place to hear music.

  2. Project of the Day—A Brief History of Time Travel is a documentary about our relationship with time travel. What that means is that we love making movies about time travel—writing books about time travel, talking about time travel, basically we love interacting with time travel in every way except the actual activity itself (because it’s not possible—just FYI). Even without ever actually doing it, humanity has a long, interesting relationship with portraying it, and now we can look at this history in one place.

    Project of the Day—A Brief History of Time Travel is a documentary about our relationship with time travel. What that means is that we love making movies about time travel—writing books about time travel, talking about time travel, basically we love interacting with time travel in every way except the actual activity itself (because it’s not possible—just FYI). Even without ever actually doing it, humanity has a long, interesting relationship with portraying it, and now we can look at this history in one place.

  3. Project of the Day—Everyone loves a library! How could you not. What an incredible service. You just walk in and they let you take books for free. One thing that libraries have been struggling with, though, is how to make available all those self-published books that might not easily find their way to shelves. Publishing platform JukePop is working to fix that, so that eventually libraries will be able to offer easy downloads of self-published work to e-readers. It’s a massive undertaking, and it’s already off to a good start.

    Project of the Day—Everyone loves a library! How could you not. What an incredible service. You just walk in and they let you take books for free. One thing that libraries have been struggling with, though, is how to make available all those self-published books that might not easily find their way to shelves. Publishing platform JukePop is working to fix that, so that eventually libraries will be able to offer easy downloads of self-published work to e-readers. It’s a massive undertaking, and it’s already off to a good start.

  4. Project of the Day—Far Beneath the Ship is a sci-fi short about “a doomed mission to mars, and the value of manned space exploration, based on a real life speech Nixon never gave.” Confused? President Nixon preemptively wrote a speech in case the Apollo 11 astronauts got stranded on the moon. They didn’t. The speech was revealed in 1999 and has been circulating since. The film repurposes the ideas in that speech to create a narrative about a doomed astronaut on his first trip to mars in 2001.

    Project of the Day—Far Beneath the Ship is a sci-fi short about “a doomed mission to mars, and the value of manned space exploration, based on a real life speech Nixon never gave.” Confused? President Nixon preemptively wrote a speech in case the Apollo 11 astronauts got stranded on the moon. They didn’t. The speech was revealed in 1999 and has been circulating since. The film repurposes the ideas in that speech to create a narrative about a doomed astronaut on his first trip to mars in 2001.

  5. Project of the Day—j.viewz’ DNA Project makes the entire creation of an album public and collaborative. Fans have a chance to download individual sounds and play around with the actual DNA of the songs j.viewz is creating. But it isn’t just a fun distraction, you can make your own remixes or upload your own files that will ultimately become, in some way, part of the completed album. 

    Project of the Day—j.viewz’ DNA Project makes the entire creation of an album public and collaborative. Fans have a chance to download individual sounds and play around with the actual DNA of the songs j.viewz is creating. But it isn’t just a fun distraction, you can make your own remixes or upload your own files that will ultimately become, in some way, part of the completed album. 

  6. Project of the Day—This is probably the vaguest sentence we will write today, but we’re doing it anyway: people everywhere are making things all the time. It’s a true fact. What’s cool about it though, is that a lot of these people happen to be kids. Decatur Makers wants to be Atlanta’s first all-ages makerspace, a hub for anyone (including kids) to come and make, tinker, build and learn.

    Project of the Day—This is probably the vaguest sentence we will write today, but we’re doing it anyway: people everywhere are making things all the time. It’s a true fact. What’s cool about it though, is that a lot of these people happen to be kids. Decatur Makers wants to be Atlanta’s first all-ages makerspace, a hub for anyone (including kids) to come and make, tinker, build and learn.

  7. Project of the Day—Concerts are cool and all, but concerts in specific outdoor environments are even better. SASSAS (say that ten times fast), otherwise known as the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (also say that ten times fast), wants to throw a free concert series at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Los Angeles. They’ve already thrown concerts at budget motels, other parks and, somehow, a carousel.

    Project of the Day—Concerts are cool and all, but concerts in specific outdoor environments are even better. SASSAS (say that ten times fast), otherwise known as the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (also say that ten times fast), wants to throw a free concert series at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Los Angeles. They’ve already thrown concerts at budget motels, other parks and, somehow, a carousel.