At Kickstarter, we love to live vicariously through or project creators. Lucky for us, they’re always checking in — and they always seem to be popping up all over the world. From the mighty Mississippi to the Great Wall of China, below are a handful of my favorite, recent updates. You can find a whole bunch more just like ‘em by checking out our Follow feed.
Veasey and Daniel, of the Canoe Down the Mississippi River project, have been periodically dropping backers a line from the water. Their feisty updates are alive with city names, descriptions of river banks, and parallel-running train tracks — super exciting!
“The new states we’ve crossed into has come with new terrain, and new sights. Oftentimes, the river is flanked by huge bluffs that rise above the banks of the river. We are hitting large and small towns all the time now. Railroads making their way along the edge of the river are a constant sight. We have passed through 13 lock and dams so far since the first one in downtown Minneapolis, MN.”
“There are a lot of things fueling my fascination with the Wall - the way it still shapes the city even where it’s no longer visible, the symbolic power of its destruction and the euphoria that you can still feel in that aftermath. How did Waltraut Zille, one of my first Berlin cabbies, adjust to driving once the Wall came down? I’m exploring all of these ideas as the book unfolds.”
The Tze Chun Dance Company only spent a few days in Beijing, but they still found time to say hello in their latest update, which details their adventures in dance, along the Great Wall, and with very yummy looking food (above).
“After 28 hours in transit, the company arrived in Beijing late Saturday evening. We headed straight to the theater on Sunday morning and spent the day rehearsing, lighting, and performing our show….Although we were all jet-lagged from the 12-hour time difference, the performances went better than we could have ever imagined.”
And even our backers can get pretty global, as evidenced by this comment from the Farm Lot 59 page. Aww!