One week and some change to go!
As we roll up to one more week in the Mn3 Kickstarter campaign, I've decided to take to the virtual streets to help get the word out. This Sunday, I will host a Do-It-Yourself Q&A on the IAmA message boards of reddit, the social news website.
IAmA is a place to go to offer people the chance to ask questions about an experience or quality that is central and unique to one's life, as my predicament next year will be. For example, a recent IAmA poster was a robotics researcher working on autonomous robots for the Army, who half-jokingly offered to answer any questions about the coming robot apocalypse.
Another IAmA post title reads, "I've been in a knife fight in Guatemala, ran a bar in Cambodia, taught geography in Vietnam, sold printers in Tokyo, was face to face with an aggressive hammerhead shark in Belize, and was the first foreign english teacher in Ko Chang Thailand. I'm 26 and have never had a lot of money. AMA."
The "AMA" part of the post title always means "Ask Me Anything." So if you know anyone who visits reddit a lot, or are curious about reddit yourself, stop by the IAmA board a while on Sunday evening, about 8:30 PM Pacific, and...AMA.
Or, if you'd prefer, I'll be doing my own Do-It-Yourself AMA on Facebook at the same time for those of you who aren't into reddit. I look forward to whatever challenging or wacky questions you've got, so have it through Facebook Chat, reddit, or whatever, and I'll see you Sunday night!
Also, here is my latest article on This or That, which gives you yet another taste of something kind of like the genre of Mn3. In this post, I use simple rules of probability to try and explain why marriages and other long-term relationships go south even when the couple is still attracted to one another. The article helps you not only understand probability theory, but apply to something very important: your romantic life.
Finally, here is a picture my two year old daughter drew on Sunday of banana. I'm not kidding you. She drew it and then said immediately, "I drew a banana!" She even has the ridge and color down!
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 15, 2011.
Sep 14, 2011 - Oct 15, 2011
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ANTH 101 PACK: You get: (1) access to Backers-only blog, where you can ask questions, answer -my- questions, and make suggestions about Mn3; and (2) I tell my daughter stories about her teddy bear, Fuzzy, in which he teams up with dragons to fight evil giant octopuses, herd stegosauruses, or battle luchadores in space. I'll keep up the tradition while I'm away, drawing her a series of picture books and mailing them home. You'll share in our tradition, receiving digital copies of the picture books. Check out the concept art in the project description.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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1st YEAR FIELD SCHOOL STUDENT PACK: You get everything from the Anth 101 Pack, plus: (1) a beautiful, high resolution, digital album of my best photos from Dominica, including stories about each photo; and (2) your name in the acknowledgments of the PDF version of the book.Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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2nd YEAR FIELD SCHOOL STUDENT PACK: You get everything from the 1st Year Field School Student Pack, plus: (1) the zero-th PDF edition of Mn3, the book, upon its release; and (2) when I return from Dominica, I will snail mail you a random page copied from my field research log (with names and locations withheld to protect the innocent, of course).Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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FIELD ASSISTANT PACK: You get everything from the 1st Year Field School Student Pack, plus: (1) a zero-th edition physical copy of Mn3, the book, upon its release; and (2) a CD copy of "Salvation for Ordinary People," the latest album from Buffalo Death Beam, an awesome Washington state band that is "an eclectic mix of modern, folk-inspired melodies with eerily beautiful harmonies," and has been called the "best kept secret in the Palouse." What's better, their drummer is another anthropologist, who does archaeology in the Central African Republic.Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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FAVORITE FIELD ASSISTANT PACK: You get everything from the Field Assistant Pack, plus: (1) a pair of tickets to "A Guide to Visitors," a bimonthly, unscripted, live performance of real stories around a different theme for each performance (A Guide to Visitors is held in Seattle, to which travel is not included); (2) an individual or family name of your choice in the acknowledgments of the physical version of the book.Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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FAVORITE FIELD STUDENT PACK: You get everything from the 1st Year Field School Student Pack, plus a zero-th edition physical copy of Mn3, the book, upon its release.Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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LEAD FIELD ASSISTANT PACK: You get everything from the Field Assistant Pack, plus: (1) your physical copy of the book is signed with a personal message; (2) an individual or family name of your choice will appear the acknowledgments of the physical book; and (3) I'll send you a sketch of Fuzzy, looking the pinnacle of badassitude, drawn on an index card.Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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MY n OF ? PACK: You get everything from the Lead Field Assistant Pack, plus: (1) get advertised in the sponsor links banner at the bottom of the landing page on the My n of 3 website (www.mynof3.com), the size of your spot proportional to your relative contribution; and (2) I will write a Dr. Seussian rhyme about a topic of your choice. Don't believe in my Seussian skillz? Check out the Seussian rhyme link at the bottom of the Mn3 project description.Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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"WOW. THANKS, DUDE." PACK: For your fifty hard-earned dollars, you get everything from the My n of ? Pack, plus I will personally draw AND color you (filling an 8 1/2 x 11 in. piece of paper) a picture of Fuzzy, my daughter's teddy bear, doing something awesome, like riding a Tyrannosauraus Rex with laser beams coming out of its eyes, or commanding a legion of robot sharks against hordes of evil mutant (and giant) octopodes. I can't guarantee you that my daughter won't also scribble some color on it. But I -can- guarantee you that she will. And I am not sh*tting you.Estimated delivery: Jul 2014