Move to Detroit for $1 an inch and help build a new little globally networked city in a city is the short story.
For every dollar you inchvest you get a square inch of your own in Detroit that you'll be able to create on. Over the last few months I've been working through the first phase of the project. So far 4,200 inches have been claimed by nearly 250 people, mostly though Kickstarter:
LOVELAND Kickstarter Round 1: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jerry/♥☑♥☑♥☑♥☑♥-1-million-inches-in-det
LOVELAND Kickstarter Round 2: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jerry/loveland-2-first-there-inch-a-thousand-then-ther
The first 10,000 inches are part of colony called Plymouth that currently exists on the floor of my studio at the Russell Industrial Center. There's not much to do with your space...yet. But there will be. The pioneers who move into Plymouth gain special status as Founding Forefathers and Foremothers of the overall LOVELAND grid as it expands elsewhere in the city.
The project is being developed like a game or a story with new twists and elements being added regularly. The somewhat mysterious video posted with this project hints at one of the next additions. ;)
Call me: 908-343-1981 (my voice works better than the internet)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Oct 6, 2009 - Oct 20, 2009
Pledge $1 or more
You get one square inch in Detroit for ever dollar you inchvest, and you become a Founding Forefather/Foremother of LOVELAND, joining the Plymouth Colony of the first 10,000 inches. 4,200 inches of these first 10,000 have been claimed already.
Pledge $20 or more
You get one square inch in Detroit for every dollar you inchvest, and you become a Founding Forefather/Foremother, and you get a one square inch printed deed and a magnifying glass to look at it with.
Pledge $50 or more
You get one square inch in Detroit for every dollar you inchvest, and you become a Founding Forefather/Foremother, and you get a one square inch printed deed and a magnifying glass to look at it with, and you get a t-shirt that says "I've Got [blank] Inches In Detroit".
Pledge $1,001 or more
You get all of the above and become the largest inchvestor in LOVELAND so far.