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Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler on Creating Crowdfunding

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.11.2016 | Technology
92nd Street Y

"Could there be a world where a great idea can happen just because other people thought it was cool? Isn't that a universe we should live in where tha...

Two Capitalist Tales: A Kickstart and a Kick in the Head

Frank Islam | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Frank Islam

These are two tales about capitalism at its best and at its worst. These are true stories because even Hollywood at its brashest could not write fictional scripts better than these to depict the duality of capitalism.

The Global Search for Education: To Be or Not to Be?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

If imagination be the food of disruption, is the Bard also to be considered worthy of a TriBeCa Disruptive innovation Award?

Who Backs the Backers on Kickstarter?

Turnstyle | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts
Turnstyle

By Ike Sriskandarajah When it comes to raising money for the arts, Kickstarter has become the place to go. Since it launched in 2009, the crowd-fun...

Is Federal Money The Best Way To Fund The Arts?

Posted 05.01.2012 | Home

Is federal funding the best way to fund the arts? The worst? We've asked two experts on opposing sides to argue their case.

How The Internet Has Made Art Better

Posted 03.26.2012 | Home

We've written before about PBS' OffBook web show, a bi-monthly video series devoted to "cutting edge arts." The show has a tendency to preach to a cho...

Kickstarter Is On Track To Beat The National Endowment For The Arts In Funding

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 02.24.2012 | Home

Fundraising website Kickstarter is on track to beat the National Endowment for the Arts in funding, Talking Points Memo reports. In an exclusive in...

Brave Thinkers of Indie Film, 2010 Edition

Ted Hope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ted Hope

We have a bit of a redundancy in the recognition of those that create good work, but that good work does not end with what is up on the screen -- whic...

Kickstarter: Funding Creativity

Lisa Schiff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Schiff

More remarkable than getting the project funded (even if it fails), is the community of people that the project generates for the creator.