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This week Wired wrote about the long-form investigative narrative journalism project MATTER, which will focus on science and technology: "The stories themselves are going to be really good, I think. Matter’s founders, Giles and Bobbie Johnson, are both first-rate journalists, and they’ve quietly amassed a list of really good writers and editors they want to work with. They have a smart model: rather than soliciting detailed pitches, they’re more interested in writers coming to them with vaguer ideas. The writer then gets matched to an editor very early on — before the piece is even formally commissioned — and the final article comes together as a collaboration between the writer, editor, and publishers."
Popular Photography profiled Dennis Manarchy's Vanishing Cultures project to create a "mind-blowing in scale, 35-foot camera that produces two story tall prints, all in an attempt to capture some of the forgotten and evaporating societies of the United States."
G4's "Attack of the Show" produced a segment on Kickstarter featuring a technology, product design and board game project, including Dash, the smart phone stereo for your car, the clever iPad and laptop sleeves from Wonder Threads and the Chicken Caesar board game from Nevermore Games."
This American Life interviewed Louis Ortiz, an Obama doppelganger and the subject of The Audacity of Louis Ortiz, a documentary project chronicling his transition from 2008 when he "lost his job and was playing in pool tournaments in The Bronx to scratch together some money," until one day when "a friend pointed out that Louis looked strikingly similar to a man who had been in the news: presidential candidate Barack Obama. And that's when everything started to change for Louis, in ways he could never have expected."
And last but not least, io9 featuredthe currently funding webseries project, The New Kind, "an anime-influenced series set in the post-human future," which they said "will leave your heart pounding and your brain wanting more."
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