Playgeek Magazine project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
€2,735 pledged of €29,000 goal
backers
By Lieven Scheire
€2,735 pledged of €29,000 goal
backers

About

(this is not a crowdfunding gag, we rrreally want to make this magazine and need your support)

Eying bare technology has been a favourite geek passtime since the Industrial Revolution. Yet too often, hard core technology fans have been condemned to roam the internet, ploughing their way through an array of dubious sites to secretly stare at low quality pictures. Playgeek Magazine wants to change all that. We offer a magazine crammed with classy photographs of stripped machinery, cavorting in a beatiful setting. Imagine an open MRI scanner on a tropical beach, or a vintage calculator – sprawled out on a rug by the open fire - flashing you an extra bit.

Playgeek Magazine aims to be a subtle and stylish magazine. One you can leave on the coffee table without blushing. Think of us as something you could give away as a present, or enjoy together with your fellow geeks.

Our very first shoot involved a washing machine – a cheeky little next-door number. Well, it was a blast. She showed us everything: circuits, condensators, pipes, pumps, mechanics and that mesmerizing behind of an electric motor she had. That first moment got us dreaming of more models – the kind of heavily exotic machinery you could really sink yourself into. A jet fighter would be great. Or the tokamak in a nuclear fusion reactor. It got us dreaming of the kind of machine fit for a spread in New Scientist.

If you'd still rather read it for the articles, though, then that's fine of course. We know it's not just looks that count. True passion for our models springs from understanding the finer tunings as well. Each of our photo shoots is accompanied by deep probing articles, written by our most dedicated technophiles. Geek poetry that knows how to praise the unparalleled beauty of a naked machine, while telling you all about its bits and parts and how they function. For your instruction and entertainment.

(noobdisclaimer: no organic nudity will be shown in this magazine)

Risks and challenges

We've been nurtuting this idea for a long time. So much so that, with some nerd-friends of mine, we tried a first sexy-machine photo shoot on my show, De Schuur van Scheire (Scheire's Barn), a comedy-science programme on Belgian national TV. We got a lot of good reactions after that particular episode. Enough for us to start considering the possibility of more nerds like us who want to see Play Magazine actually happen.

In order for this idea to work, we needed to think things through in lines of production, preprint-print, and handling. We needed to break our heads over the budget. Nevertheless, we think we have a good idea of the effective cost and effort going into a project like Geek Magazine. We do believe we will be able to deliver a fun and classy product!

In case, however, of any delays due to printing or distribution, we'll be sure to communicate on time and keep you updated. You have our word that we will do our utmost to deliver your copy of Playgeek Magazine ASAP.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €5 or more About $5

    Digital copy of Playgeek Magazine.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    13 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    Printed copy of Playgeek Magazine.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    60 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €18 or more About $19

    Two copies of printed Playgeek Magazine. One for yourself and one to give away to a fellow geek!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    18 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €25 or more About $27

    Signed copy of Playgeek Magazine. With the signature of the four inventors: Lieven, Bart, Henk and Kurt!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    41 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €150 or more About $162

    2 persons can come to a Playgeek Magazine photoshoot as our guests, and meet the models. The photoshoot will be in Belgium. Travel costs are at your own expense.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €1,500 or more About $1,624

    You can select a machine of your choice to be featured in Playgeek Magazine, provided that we (or you) can get the machine to our location, and that we can clear the copyrights of photographs of this machine.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (42 days)