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  1. Open Source Follow Through

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    It's no secret that we love open source projects at Kickstarter, so when an update from the Open Source Lion Tracking Collars project popped into my inbox this morning, I was really excited to learn what they had been up to.

    Having already received my own GROUND Lab shirt last year, it was great to hear that they shipped all their rewards (it's a moment all Kickstarter creators relish), and that their field tests in Kenya went even better than expected. Take a peak at some of their photos from the field, including shots of the GPS unit they've been working on.

    If you're interested in learning more about GROUND Lab's open source tracking project, drop by their site for more info and check out some sexy sample data.

  2. Accidental Music Brings New Sounds to Orlando, World

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    Orlando, Florida is like a lot of cities in America, but there is one crucial difference. Well, maybe two. Firstly, they have the glistening geodesic castle of Epcot, and secondly, they have a seriously interesting classical music scene. What’s an interesting classical music scene, you say? Isn’t a "concert hall" that place where my Germanic grandmother went every Friday with all her ladies? Don't "composers" only exist in a mythical hallway filled with busts of angry dead dudes with furrowed brows?  I can’t speak to the former, and as for the latter — well, yeah, but that’s not the whole story.

    Classical music is still alive and kicking these days, although you may not recognize it in its contemporary incarnation. Enter the Accidental Music Festival, an event looking to celebrate the culture of new music in Orlando through concerts, discussions, and composition workshops meant for just about anyone. The result?  A vibrant culture of new music composition and performance that will fill the concert halls of today and tomorrow. New music, classical music, electronic music, avant-garde music, unclassified music — whatever you want to call it, it's good music.

    Do you spend most of your days further up north? Don't worry, there are plenty of opportunities to hear some transcendent new sounds in the Big Apple, otherwise known as New York City.

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