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This Week in Kickstarter

Occupy Wall Street has been all over the media this week, and Kickstarter is no exception. #OWS-related Kickstarter projects range from DIY publications to art projects, media collaborations, and performance collectives, but what they all have in common is momentum. We took some of the Occupy Wall Street projects and put them all on one handy curated page for your perusal. 

All of this making the world a better place business makes us pause to ask ourselves: What is the meaning of life? Well, Song-A-Day dude Jonathan Mann recently found out, and he didn't even have to hole up in a Nepalese monastery for a decade to do it. In fact, all he did was sing a song to Siri, who told him, amongst other things, that the meaning of life was, well, "42." Though, I guess we all pretty much knew that already. 

Tomorrow We Disappear is a documentary project about a slum in India filled with people who were once traveling acrobats, magicians, storytellers and street performers. Quite a lively bunch, if you can imagine! The land has recently been sold to real estate developers, so the urgency to document this community while it still exists is all the more real. Over on the blog, the project creators share the backstories of some of the colony’s inhabitants. It’s pretty amazing stuff.

Hey, all you hepcats out there in radio — er, Internet land. We see you. We hear you. And so, we gathered you on this "jazzy" curated page, where swinging is a priority, and horns are, uh, aplenty!

Where Brooklyn at?!?! Just south of Queens, which is exactly where the Moveable Type letter press will be this Saturday, aka TOMORROW! As major fans of antiquated technology, we're pretty excited, so much so that Kickstarter will be joining them at the Brooklyn Flea, and giving away these original posters all day long. For free! Dat's wassup.

And if you're one of our neighbors to the Midwest, take heed! This Saturday, 10/22 at 12:30pm, join our very own Stephanie Pereira at the Hand-in-Glove conference in Chicago, where she'll be hosting what we call "Kickstarter School," and it's open to the public. School will be in session at the ACRE Artist Residency booth at the MDW Fall Showcase, 3636 S. Iron Street. Come say hi, hear some of our advice on how to make a great Kickstarter project, and bring your questions!

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      Creator E. Charles Berry on October 21, 2011

      Funny, I put a occupy wallstreet project up and it ended over a month ago with 0 funding and now you're attempting to capitalize off of it. As are others. Pure garbage.

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      Creator Charlie Gibson on October 23, 2011

      Don't be so negative, man. Perseverance! Get your project out there as much as these people did.

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      Creator Liz Caldwell on November 29, 2011

      It's not easy, but you just got to keep trying. If one project fails, try another one... eventually you'll launch an idea that becomes pure gold :)