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Creative Disturbance is an international platform supporting collaboration among the arts, sciences, and new technologies communities.
Creative Disturbance is an international platform supporting collaboration among the arts, sciences, and new technologies communities.
Creative Disturbance is an international platform supporting collaboration among the arts, sciences, and new technologies communities.
133 backers pledged $21,511 to help bring this project to life.

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CREATIVE DISTURBANCE

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ARE YOU CREATIVELY DISTURBED?  WE SURE ARE!

  • Yeah, we said it. If you're somehow engaged in the arts or sciences, especially with new technologies, you're going to love Creative Disturbance
  • The long version: Creative Disturbance is an international, multi-lingual, online network and podcast platform uniquely providing a virtual environment for people engaged in the arts, sciences, and new technologies to meet, collaborate, create, and socialize. In CD, new communities of thinkers develop, and unlikely connections emerge. One way of sharing and spurring those interactions is through CD's ongoing podcasts ('conversations') crowdsourced and produced by CD members.
  • In short: CD is a virtual coffee house for the world's intellectually curious.

What We're Crowdfunding For

We want to bring this unique and powerful platform to the world. To do so, we need additional students from around the world to join in, to build local Creative Disturbance communities in their area, to bring their universities, their technology companies, their research labs onto the network. So we will be providing grants to select students across the world for that purpose. The more we receive from our wonderful backers, the more students we can engage with around the world.

The Online Platform

Below is a quick look at some of our online pages. Click on the image to zoom over and check it out yourself. After our successful completion of this Kickstarter campaign, we'll be adding the networking and social connection functionalities...think of it as online dating for intellectuals... well, sorta.

Why Crowdfunding?

We're asking for you to help make Creative Disturbance an international reality. A key way we will do that is by offering grants to at least ten students across the globe to engage with Creative Disturbance as regional ambassadors, networking with others in their area both geographically and the area of their intellectual curiosity.


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 Why Creative Disturbance?

Our name can be interpreted in a number of ways, and so we leave its impression primarily up to you. That said, we see that there is a need for a disturbance in the arcane networks that currently connect the creatives of the world. We are rising to meet that challenge. Further, the name reflects that we primarily serve the intellectually curious of the world: individuals often disturbed about a number of problems to which they are seeking to innovate solutions, or to express through their art.

 Who Are The Creatively Disturbed?

We are members of the art, science and technology communities. We are innovators, thinkers, artists, visionaries, scientists, developers, researchers, writers, faculty, students, creators, deconstructionists, philosophers and poets… but not necessarily in that order. If you’re one of us, you know it. If you haven’t already become a member, now is the time to do so.

Creative Disturbance is currently in a prototype with an organisational node at The University of Texas at Dallas, managed from the Leonardo Initiatives of ArtSciLab of the Arts and Technology program, operated by faculty, students and research fellows, and sustained through donations, crowdfunding and perhaps through membership subscriptions.  Below you'll see some of our current inner circle, our Small World Team.

Click here to check out other Kickstarter campaigns offered simultaneously with this one through The University of Texas (Dallas) ATEC Crowdfunding Month.

Here's our core group with one degree of separation, working collectively to create and run Creative Disturbance.

DR. ROGER MALINA is a space scientist and astronomer, with a specialty in extreme and ultraviolet astronomy, space instrumentation and optics. He served as director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence and was NASA Principal Investigator for the Extreme Ultraviolet Satellite project at the University of California, Berkeley. In the fall of 2013 he founded the ArtSciLab in the ATEC Program at The University of Texas at Dallas.

MARK BEAM, co-founder of the Creative Disturbance, is the CEO of Beaming Inc, co-founder of ¡CATAPULTA!, Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) and an advisor to Hollaran Philanthropies.  He currently lives in Oaxaca, Mexico. Before turning his attention to the development of the social capital markets and impact investing, he was a senior executive for several major Wall Street banks in the United States.

CASSINI NAZIR is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Arts and Technology program at The University of Texas at Dallas where he teaches classes in interaction design, web design and design principles.His research interests include accessibility, interaction design, user interface and user experience.

STEPHANIE BRISENDINE is the Creative Director (some call her Chief Disturber) for Creative Disturbance and has been with the ArtSciLab since Spring 2014. Creative by day, front-end developer by night, she strives to achieve “unicorn” status by blending both worlds through Interaction Design and User Experience. She is currently an undergraduate in Emerging Media and Communications and plans to pursue her Masters in Interaction Design Fall 2015. @sabrisendine  www.sbrisendine.com

DAVID MARLETT is an Art-Science Research Fellow at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is an author, screenwriter, filmmaker, crowdfunding expert, recovering-attorney, PhD candidate in Immersive Cinema, innovator, storyteller, designer and a consultant. @david_marlett  www.DMarlett.com

KYLE KONDAS is a Visiting Lecturer at The University of Texas at Dallas. His studies include digital video production, on-line media, new media art and most recently the study of video games as art. Kyle is also a video artist who has exhibited his work in several exhibitions throughout Dallas and has co-created three programs for the Dallas Videofest since 2009.

YVAN TINA is a PhD candidate at the University of Aix-Marseille and at The University of Texas at Dallas where he is investigating the possible convergences of artificial life and biotechnologies with the performance arts. Yvan holds an M.A. in cultural mediation of arts and a B.A. in theater studies.

ANVIT SRIVASTAV is a graduate Computer Science student at The University of Texas at Dallas. He received his Bachelors degree in Information technology from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology in India. He has worked extensively with web technologies and is skilled in Ruby on Rails, Javascript, and PHP. His areas of interest are game development, cloud computing, web design, and network security. He is currently specializing in the field of information assurance.

SRUTHI AYLOO, a core enthusiast in the field of Intelligent and Interactive Systems, is a graduate student majoring in Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas. Sruthi joined the ArtSciLab as a Research Assistant in Fall 2014. Her other interests include web development, virtual reality, graphics and animation. @ShruthiAyloo

VIVEK RAMAN is a fourth-year Computer Science and Literary Studies major and a 2011 McDermott Scholar at the University of Texas at Dallas. Vivek has worked on projects ranging from audio dampening simulation and Swing-based UI development to part-of-speech identification in social media. His areas of interest include natural language processing and digital language usage.

STEPHEN WITT is a senior at UT Dallas majoring in Arts and Technology. His focus is in Game Design and Environmental Design.

COREY SMART

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Risks and challenges

The primary challenges (risks) will be in the marketing of the Creative Disturbance platform to a wide, international audience, and creating a sufficiently robust platform that can work easily in different languages and cultural contexts.

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    A set of CREATIVE DISTURBANCE STICKERS! Besides our cool logo, we'll seek ideas from you, our Backers, for other designs using our name and slogans; PLUS A SHOUT OUT on our site thanking you by name for helping us make this a reality.

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    Everything offered above; PLUS you'll be LISTED as one of the CREATIVELY DISTURBED FOUNDERS. For this small contribution, you will be helping make Creative Disturbance a great success.

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    Everything offered above; PLUS AN OFFICIAL CREATIVE DISTURBANCE T-SHIRT. Limited Editions just for you lucky Backers.

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    Everything offered above; PLUS you can add ONE "CONVERSATION" (podcast) to our VOICES OF THE CROWD Channel.

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    Everything offered above; PLUS you can add TWO MORE "CONVERSATIONS" (podcasts) (Total of 3) to our VOICES OF THE CROWD Channel.

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    Everything offered above; PLUS an ADDITIONAL OFFICIAL CREATIVE DISTURBANCE T-SHIRT; PLUS you will be a select SUPER DISTURBER, the exclusive group given special recognition on our website with highlighted membership, and preferential benefits to any future Creative Disturbance event; PLUS you can add TWO MORE "CONVERSATIONS" (podcasts) (Total of 5) to our VOICES OF THE CROWD Channel.

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    Everything offered above; PLUS you can add FOUR MORE "CONVERSATIONS" (podcasts) (Total of 9) to our VOICES OF THE CROWD Channel; PLUS you'll be invited to PARTICIPATE IN FOUR "CONVERSATIONS" IN OTHER CHANNELS of Creative Disturbance.

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    Everything offered above; PLUS you can add FOUR MORE "CONVERSATIONS" (podcasts) (Total of 13) to our VOICES OF THE CROWD Channel; PLUS you'll be invited to PARTICIPATE IN TWO MORE "CONVERSATIONS" IN OTHER CHANNELS of Creative Disturbance (Total of 6).

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    Everything offered above; PLUS you will be invited to serve on our DISTURBING ADVISORY BOARD for no less than one year. As a DAB Member you will help us select the awarding of grants to students around the world to spark conversations and regional gatherings of the intellectually curious in their area; PLUS you can add SIX MORE "CONVERSATIONS" (podcasts) (Total of 19) to our VOICES OF THE CROWD Channel; PLUS you'll be invited to PARTICIPATE IN FOUR MORE "CONVERSATIONS" IN OTHER CHANNELS of Creative Disturbance (Total of 10).

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    Everything offered above; PLUS you elite members of the Creative Disturbance community will be granted your own "Disturbance" (aka Channel) on the Creative Disturbance platform to create discussions around a topic of your choosing (within our guidelines) and will receive our production and marketing assistance for your Disturbance; PLUS you can add unlimited numbers of "CONVERSATIONS" (podcasts) to our VOICES OF THE CROWD Channel; PLUS you'll be invited to PARTICIPATE IN SIX MORE "CONVERSATIONS" IN OTHER CHANNELS of Creative Disturbance (Total of 16).

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Funding period

- (30 days)