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Kickstarter says they will fund conceptual art. But what is that? This? Who decides? I aim to find out in this conceptual art project.

Art!

We've all heard of it. But do we know what it is? Who decides? Is it like pornography, where we know it when we see it? Or is it not like pornography, because we're supposed to have our clothes on when we look at it? And who is this we?

The point is, art might mean something different to everyone, but according to its guidelines, it seems that Kickstarter will only fund art that Kickstarter agrees is art. But what makes them an expert on what art is? Is it just because they have "art" in letters of their name? If so, then so does "my heart," so why can't my heart decide what art is instead of Kickstarter?

I say it can, with your help! My conceptual art project involves the raising of at least one dollar, which should be enough to buy one envelope and one stamp, which I will use to mail to Kickstarter's physical address, in order to inquire about the nature of art, or at least their definition, as to what qualifies as it, and whether this conceptual art project is indeed conceptual art.

I hope you (and they) help us reveal the answer! Thanks!

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    If you donate a dollar, I will include your name on the letter I write to Kickstarter asking them what qualifies as art, and I will get you their answer.

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    If you donate two dollars, I will include your name on the letter in a bigger font than the names of people who only donated one dollar.

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    If you donate ten dollars, you can have your own page in the letter that I send, with your name as big as you like (provided it fits on a page). The page can also include a bio, a photo, or anything else about you that you want me to include, as a concerned party wondering about Kickstarter's art policy.

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    If you donate one thousand dollars, I will fly to wherever you live (within the continental United States) and mail the letter to Kickstarter from your home. Let's do this together!

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    If you donate ten thousand dollars, I will fly anywhere in the world that you tell me to and mail the letter from there. Be my art patron, rich people!

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    If you donate ten thousand dollars but don't want me to fly anywhere, I will take an art class to provide me with the know-how to answer this question myself, and I will provide you with both Kickstarter's AND my answers.

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