This Week in Kickstarter
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This Week in Kickstarter we've been getting into the Holiday spirit. Don't believe me? Just scroll over the Kickstarter logo atop the page. Oh, and dig our freshly designed blog header. Maybe this spring the header will sprout flowers as an animated .gif. Designers, take note.
As Congress began a markup on the controversial SOPA bill, a new project launched that really puts the ramifications of the bill in perspective — "█ ██████ SOPA ███ ███ █ ███ ███ ████ STUPID T-SHIRT." If you believe in free speech and an uncensored web, we encourage you to reach out to your local congressman or congresswoman and speak your mind. It's now or never.
We've long been fond of Kickstarter going to Space, and, well, the Three Astronauts Opera project are getting us a little bit closer. Founding Executive Artistic Director Grethe B. Holby was on hand as NASA launched the Curiosity Rover, which will eventually touch down on Mars, to discuss how Art is essential in exploring space and the sciences at large. We couldn't agree more.
In other WWW-related news, our old pal Allison Weiss popped by Kickstarter HQ and performed a little ditty from her first Kickstarter funded record. Her recent project just finished up this week, so expect new tunes soon, and maybe even a cover of a certain Robyn song. Wink Wink Nudge Nudge.
God Help the Girl! No, not Allison Weiss, rather Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian's musical film adaptation of his 2009 project God Help The Girl project. As Stuart puts it in his project, the film follows "a girl called Eve who is in hospital dealing with some emotional problems and starts writing songs as a way of getting better." Oddly enough, I was not asked to share the songs I wrote too cheer me up while in the hospital with chicken pox. Hmmm.
Trying to celebrate early this year? The Brooklyn Night Bazaar's got you covered. Even better, the former project creators and teaming with fellow Kickstarter alums Bring to Light: Nuit Blanche to host an amazing weekend worth of music, shopping and hanging out. It kicked off last night with a special DJ appearance by Mr. DFA/LCD himself, James Murphy. #swag
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