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By Jegan Vincent de Paul
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About this project

IN A FEW WORDS...

ALTRNTV is an open call to artists, designers, writers, and thinkers to submit ideas which radically imagine new possibilities for the energy grid. Through these creative submissions, ALTRNTV seeks to transform how people relate to one another and to our ecological future.

The goal of ALTRNTV is to foster visions of the cultural and social future of the energy grid, expressed in inspiring and artistic media. By opening up the 'future of energy' to a larger creative audience from multiple disciplines and demographics will allow for visionary ideas not possible within traditional and institutional frameworks.

This project already has the support of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and I need your pledges on Kickstarter to can actually make this happen!

THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN

1. In January 2011, we will reach out to as many creative people as we can to let them know about ALTRNTV and how they can participate in the submission of their ideas and visions of a future energy grid.

2. In the Spring of 2011, all the proposed ideas will be reviewed by a jury of several internationally recognized persons in the fields of art, culture, technology, design and energy. One of the ideas will be selected and supported to be developed further into a creative piece such as a short film, comic book, website, essay, animation (like the The Story of Stuff) or pretty much any artistic medium.

3. A full color catalog containing all the proposed ideas with the authors will be published online and available to the world for free (download) or a hardcopy that can be purchased via blurb.com ( This is the catalog you get - signed by the chosen author - for pledging $25 on Kickstarter!).

WHY I NEED YOU GUYS AND KICKSTARTER

ALTRNTV itself is a project that needs to be organized and funded to actually happen! Organizing an international open call for ideas is fairly complicated and requires many things and people to be successful. So here is what I need your pledges for:

1. Design and build a robust website that will clearly communicate and accept all submissions in the form of texts, images or video.

2. Design, produce, and disseminate all the material to get everyone to know about ALTRNTV - including post cards & posters.

3. Design and publish the catalogs (some of which will be for you guys on Kickstarter.)

4. A small honorarium to at least five jurists who will dedicate their time to review all the proposed ideas.

5. Work with a grant writer to find a fairly generous sponsor that will support the selected idea to be developed further into a creative medium.

6. Finally to allow me to dedicate a significant amount of time to continue to organize and implement the whole thing, before, during and after submissions are received.

YOUR PLEDGES WILL GO A LONG WAY TO MAKE THIS PROJECT A REALITY - SOUNDS LIKE A CLICHE - BUT EVERY EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!

This project has the potential to unearth new social solutions in regards to energy and the energy grid, which is why any contribution on your part- $1, $5, or $10, makes a difference.

CONNECT VIA:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AltrntveGrid and Facebook: http://on.fb.me/AltrntvGridChallenge
The official site for ALTRNTV is: http://altrntv.com/ (which is in progress), and for now you follow can follow some of our back ground research here: http://www.alternativegrid.org.

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    You receive a cool ALTRNTV button and postcard.

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    You are recognized as a contributor in the ALTRNTV catalog and website. You receive a cool ALTRNTV button, post card, poster and full color catalog of all entries from around the world signed by the winner.

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    You are recognized as a supporter in the ALTRNTV catalog and website. You receive a cool ALTRNTV button, poster and full color catalog of all entries from around the world signed by the winner. I make you a letter size, mailable 2D piece of energy-related art based on a personal theme you chose.

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    You are recognized as a patron in the ALTRNTV catalog and website. You receive a cool ALTRNTV button, poster and full color catalog of all entries from around the world signed by the winner. I make you a mailable 3D piece of energy-related art based on a personal theme you chose.

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    You are recognized as a patron in the ALTRNTV catalog and website. You receive a cool ALTRNTV button, poster and full color catalog of all entries from around the world signed by the winner. I make you a simple, elegant and really cool website related to art or energy for you or someone you love.

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