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01.20.15 Rhett Jones

Illma Gore is a self-proclaimed street artist who wants your name on her body. For the introductory price of $10 she’ll permanently tattoo a name or one to two words on her skin. After briefly being taken down without explanation, her crowdfunding campaign was reinstated last week and it has passed its $6,000 goal. A […]

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11.28.14 Prachi Gupta

In a move that’s reminiscent of that time Oculus Rift raised a buttload of money only to fold into Facebook, Sony has suckered the general public into paying for one of its new projects. The WSJ reports that the massive electronics company was behind the wildly successful crowdfunding campaign that has raised 3.5 million yen […]

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06.30.14 Sophie Weiner

Ukraine’s military is strapped for cash, so much so that they’ve been openly asking for donations to help in their preparations for further conflict with Russia and Russian separatists within the country. A group called the People’s Project (whose website is more than a little dystopian) took this fundraising to the next level, crowdfunding the […]

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06.03.14 Andy Cush

On her Twitter profile, Tatiana Moroz proudly displays the hashtags #bitcoin, #liberty, and #truth. Her most popular recording is a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War,” followed by a song with the unlikely title “Make a YouTube Video” (it’s about making a YouTube video). Also notable: “Bitcoin Jingle,” an earnest acoustic number that extols […]

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04.14.14 Andy Cush

Richard D. James, he of many monikers, recorded an LP’s worth of music under his alias Caustic Window in the early ’90s that never saw release. Now — twenty years and a slew of Aphex Twin, AFX, and The Tuss releases later — it may see the light of day. A crowdfunding campaign to purchase […]

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03.19.14 Andy Cush

When we posted about the impending closing of Goodbye Blue Monday last week, we remarked that some crowdfunding might be in order to help save the beloved Bushwick bar. As it turns out, GBM manager Sunday Wright had the same idea, and has already raised $3,750 through a GoFundMe campaign at the time of this […]

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03.14.14 Andy Cush

Today’s New York Times features a full-page ad from an organization affiliated with the Occupy Gezi protests commemorating the life of Berkin Elvan, a 15-year-old boy who was killed by a police teargas canister during a demonstration. The group, called Gezi Democracy Movement, funded the ad on Indiegogo. “Fifteen-year-old Berkin Elvan died after 269 days in a […]

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09.20.13 Andy Cush

It’s impossible to overstate the influence of Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier on the nearly three centuries of western music that have followed it. It’s the kind of cultural landmark that should be freely available to anyone who’d like to listen, play, and marvel at its beauty, and now, thanks to this Kickstarter campaign, it may […]

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