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Reading, Writing, Making

Help kids design, hack, tinker, and create by supporting a pilot program to build makerspaces in schools.
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Eyes Underwater

So much of the world's waters remain unexplored — but this portable underwater drone could change the tides of ocean exploration.
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Something Weird

The American Genre Film Archive needs your help to preserve cult classics for the next generation of experimental film lovers.
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Staff-picked projects

Little Sun Charge: a solar phone charger by Olafur Eliasson

by Little Sun

Little Sun Charge is a high-performance solar phone charger and light designed by artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen.

Awesome 'Possum, Volume 2

by Angela Boyle

Second volume of the natural science comic anthology collecting art from twenty-two artists.

AquaJar: A love story between fish and plant

by AquaJar

The coolest Mason jar you'll ever own. A non-electrical eco-system of life between fish and plant. And boy you'll love it!

"Braxon Vs. Oregon" San Francisco Premiere

by ENTITY Contemporary Dance

"Braxon Vs. Oregon," an emotive dance theater production surrounding the Death with Dignity Act, makes its San Francisco debut!

Obi - A Smart Laser Toy for Cats

by Dan Provost & Tom Gerhardt

A beautifully designed laser pet toy, controlled and programmed with your iPhone.

Brunswick Park: Apparel for alarm clock to last call.

by Jessica Garbarino

Technical fabric. Classic designs. Ethical manufacturing. ⅓ of the price.

Real Boy — a documentary

by Shaleece Haas

REAL BOY is a coming-of-age story about a transgender musician and his search for the meaning of family, given and chosen.

UNCORKED — Why Not Wine Online? (from Journee NYC)

by Journee

Netflix-style library of wine classes taught by the world's leading experts for $8/month from Journee in NYC.

Less - Like Chess but Less!

by Invented4

Less is a simple strategy board game for two or four players. It's easy to learn and fun to play.

The Beauty Clause

by Melissa Sievers and Jordan Harshman

The Beauty Clause is a book project dedicated to discovering, understanding, and celebrating beauty in cultures around the world.

Kids' Music Star Will Stroet records new album in Nashville

by Will Stroet

Children's musician & Kids' CBC star Will Stroet is going to Nashville to record a new album, "Wordplay," with producer Steve Dawson

Friend of a Friend: A Photobook & Gallery Show

by Jeff Meltz

A photobook & gallery show of 100+ instant film portraits of people I know or sort-of know or don't actually really know all that much.

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Eureka! The Art of Science

by Monkey Minion Press

An art book about scientists who changed the world.

Vortex Dress

by Laura Thapthimkuna

Fashion designer creating her very first fully 3D printed dress inspired by space and black holes.

CHASE: What Matters Most? at Dixon Place

by ANIMALS Performance Group

This anonymous bank refuses to take the apocalypse seriously; lethal apathy and manic joy perform in CHASE: What Matters Most?

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