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Just What WWII Needed: A DINOSAUR SUPER SOLIDER [In a Kickstarter Film]

Turnstyle | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson Here's something your history teacher never filled you in on. In World War II the United States had a secret weapon. A lone solider...

Teddy Bear Detective Sleuths Up Kickstarter Clams

Turnstyle | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson Let me cop to a weakness up front: the first story I ever wrote, in the third grade, was about a dectective. A detective who just s...

Amanda Palmer Wants You To Play For Free

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.14.2012 | Arts

Amanda F***ing Palmer is the queen of crowd-sourcing. She raised an impressive $1.2 million over Kickstarter this year to pay for her newest album, "T...

Think Again: Of Groupthink and 'Groupthink'

Eric Alterman | Posted 11.13.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

Why journalists feel compelled to ape one another so closely in this election season is a bit mysterious.

Crowdfunding 201: Once More Unto The Breach?

Turnstyle | Posted 11.05.2012 | Arts
Turnstyle

By: Lucas McNelly In the return of Crowdfunding 201, filmmaker and crowdfunding pundit Lucas McNelly brings us up to speed on the project that ate up...

YouChoose: How Digital Platforms Are Changing the Entertainment World

Steven C. Beer | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Steven C. Beer

Based on recent trends, we anticipate that more and more established filmmakers, musicians and authors will turn to using the digital world as a liberating resource and vital tool for creating, marketing and distributing their work.

Amanda Palmer: The Crancing Queen

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

When Amanda Palmer climbed up on stage to play, the word YES was written on her chest in large black letters. Which kind of says it all -- in a nutshell -- about this artist, and the way she shows up in the world.

Join the Insurgency Against the Jobs Crisis

Jeremy Heimans | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
Jeremy Heimans

Solving our economic woes and jobs crisis requires us to first ask the right questions. We can make jobs for jobs' sake, or we can rebuild our economy with good jobs that reflect our values.

WATCH: Awesome Publication Needs A Few More Dollars

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.08.2012 | New York

"Loud flashes of yellow are all around you in this city—46,000 taxi sedans, vans and S.U.V.’s streaking across the streets of New York," writes Di...

9 Weird Products That Came Out This Year

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.04.2012 | Small Business

July offered a shimmer of good news for a stagnant U.S. economy. Consumer spending, a driving force of the economy, was up 0.4 percent in July, the hi...

Streets of Afghanistan: Help Bring Groundbreaking Photo Exhibit to Kabul

Anna Brones | Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact
Anna Brones

2012-09-07-Screenshot20120907at11.43.46AM.pngThis unique collaboration of Afghan and Western photographers immerses the viewer in the landscapes and faces of Afghanistan.

Motor City in Ruins: 'Detropia' Reveals the Decline and Fall of the American Empire

Michael Rose | Posted 11.06.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Detropia doesn't offer solutions to the financialization of the U.S. economy, but it does point a vivid picture of what our world will be like unless we find the will to turn things around.

If A Kickstarter Project Fails, Where Does The Money Go?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

Kickstarter success stories tend to capture attention, but what happens when a project's funding goals are met and its founders aren't showing signs t...

Outgrow.Me: Where Kickstarter Projects Go When They Mature

Turnstyle | Posted 11.05.2012 | Technology
Turnstyle

By: Noah J. Nelson Until now there hasn't been a one-stop-shop for crowdfunded projects that have met their goals but are still availible for prchase...

Kickstarter On What Happens When A Project Fails

AllThingsD | Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

Kickstarter projects promise rewards to people who fund them....

TechScape: Is Your Grandma Facebooking & Tweeting?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

For too long now, our Seniors have been disconnected en masse from the Internet ... disconnected from the outside world in many ways. If they're in poor health or house-bound, they may be isolated, lonely and alone.

Crowdfunding: Kickstarter vs. IndieGoGo

Jim Kukral | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business
Jim Kukral

For my first project for my book series, I ended up raising over $35,000 on my own, without either Kickstarter or IndieGogo. For my second campaign called Jim For Life, I purposely choose to go with IndieGogo over Kickstarter. Here's why.

Writer Ross Pruden Wants Your Dimes

Turnstyle | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts
Turnstyle

By: Noah J. Nelson Writer Ross Pruden spends a lot of time talking about crowdfunding. On his own blog Infinite Distributions, at TechDirt and as tho...

Sexism and Misogyny Ruin the Reputation of Video Games as an Art Form

Matthew Byrd | Posted 10.21.2012 | Teen
Matthew Byrd

If the video game industry ever wants to be perceived as high art by a larger mainstream culture, it must finally address the institutionalized sexism that has come to define the medium.

How She Raised $10,000 To Make Candles

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Kickstarter is a website filled with projects looking for funding, but some dreams are left unfulfilled when only pennies have rolled in by the campai...

City Bus-Sized 'Orbiting' Garden Can Grow 50 Pounds Of Basil A Day

Posted 08.20.2012 | Home

Imagine a sustainable farm that is about the size of a city bus and is capable of producing fifty pounds of basil per day. Not only is that possib...

Kickstarter's Biggest Winners

The Wall Street Journal | Erik Sofge | Posted 08.20.2012 | Small Business

FOUR YEARS AGO, Kickstarter was adorable. The site—which allows designers, independent artists, philanthropists and any netizen with a dream to soli...

Kickstarter Project Rises From 'Reject' Pile, Attracts Staggering Sum

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — A funny thing happens on Kickstarter, the website where people ask for money to finance their projects. Sometimes, they get more mon...

Welcome To The Kickstarter For Porn

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.17.2012 | Technology

It seems that if any totally safe-for-work service exists on the Internet, there's bound to be a "for porn" version of it created at some point. Call ...

Vital Crime Resource Needs Funds

Posted 08.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Homicide Watch wants to mark every death in the District of Columbia. Remember every victim. Follow every case. And they need $40,000 to...