This week in Kickstarter we saw Indie Game: The Movie! Apparently, so did the New York Times, who named the film a Critic's Pick(!), noting that Indie Game "succeeds where many chronicles of more established creative spirits fail." With that in mind, put down the controller and check out the movie at a fine theater near you.
While we were laughing/crying/cheering over Indie Game, our own Stephanie Pereira gave a talk in Minneapolis. While she was presenting, @austinkleon was taking notes, except his notes were more a beautiful illustration about how Kickstarter works. It's, um, pretty awesome and reminds me that the doodles I made in High School notebooks were horrendous.
As always, there are some new projects I just can't help but talk about. Tatjana from Postick is doing something that I've literally dreamed about. The concept is simple — make a sticker label that can transform anything into a postcard. Think about all the photos you can slap one of these bad boys on and send to your parents. No more excuses for missing Mother's Day!
And finally, for all the beat makers out there, be sure to check out the latest amazing thing to come from the ever-incredible Beyond Digital project. Sufi is a free set of plug-ins for Ableton and other music applications, created by d/j rupture and cohorts, which "include four software synthesizers hardwired to North African maqam scales with quartertone tuning built-in, a device called DEVOTION which lowers your computer’s volume 5 times a day during call to prayer (presets include Agnostic, Fervent, Devout), and a drone machine." Now you know what I'll be doing all weekend. Download and drone out!