Holy Bionic Eyeball!
Yesterday we received a hefty donation from the folks at Square Enix, a donation that sent us over the edge. At first we thought "Square Enix" might be a pen name for a donor who wished to remain anonymous. It turns out that's not the case and Square Enix, the gaming company responsible for the famed game: Deus Ex (!) has backed our project. There is an obvious symmetry between the themes of augmentation in their game and what Tanya is attempting to do in real life. Much potential in future collaboration! Square Enix's reward is a souvenir eye-camera (batteries not included)! Thanks infinitely for taking us beyond our funding goal, guys!
And thanks to EVERY ONE of you who has donated your hard-earned money, and spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues. Thank you for your spirit, for believing in this hair-brain idea and for sending this story on to it's next chapter.
But it ain't over 'til it's over. We still have 6 days to go before the end of our Kickstarter chapter so thanks for continuing to spread the word! If you have donated please let people know on FB, Twitter, or on the bus that you were part of making a bionic camera eye. We hope you'll stay along for the ride because this is truly just the start of our journey.
As a crowdfunded effort, this project is definitely yours too. That's why we'd like to invite NY backers who have donated at the $20 level or above to join us for a celebration on Sunday, July 31 at the Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg. Tanya's in New York until Monday and she'd like to thank all of you New York backers in person. Special highlights will include a video installation, live video projections from supporters of our project and a silent auction including a signed print from notorious photographer Dan Winters. Then on Tuesday, August 2nd, she'll return to the fog for a celebration at Kunst-Stoff Arts in San Francisco with live performances by Project Agora and Haggai Cohen Milo. Your name is on that guest list too.
If you've backed at a lower tier and would like to attend one or both (you jet-setter, you) of these events, you can adjust the amount of money you've donated online or pay the difference at the door. Or if you are strapped for cash (totally understandle) and you still want to come you can help us out at the event. We can use all the help we can get.
Thanks for making this dream a reality. I'm thrilled you helped us on the way. The better to see you with my dears.
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