Using Kickstarter to jumpstart your art career | TheArtCareerProject.com Ah the Internet. What a simultaneously wonderful and terrifying place. One moment you can experience a random act of kindness from a complete stranger halfway across the world. The website was only born in 2009 and really didn’t receive major acclaim until the following year. It used to be that only artists with the resources, support, and infrastructure were able to create works and projects for public consumption, but Kickstarter has leveled the playing field by allowing for anyone with a creative idea to seek out funding from people interested in the arts. That’s not to say that celebrities and professionals aren’t using Kickstarter as well. Of course, like with any upstart website or business, there are plenty of issues with Kickstarter as well. Start with a fully-fleshed out plan If you look at some of the projects currently looking for funding on Kickstarter, you may think that creating your own page to hype your project is a simple task. Featured Monthly Kickstarter Projects
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Five Tips for Artists Using Kickstarter Beth Pohlman is an ACC jewelry artist who's in the midst of a kickstarter campaign to raise funds to create her work for our 2013 Baltimore show. We asked her to write about the experience so far, and she also offers a few tips for other artists considering doing a campaign. Back in September, after weeks of low-level anxiety and constant email checking, I finally got my results from the American Craft Council jury: I got in! I sat down and did some math, figuring out how much material I would need to make enough work to really knock people’s socks off. Kickstarter is a crowd-funding site for people who are doing creative projects. Here are some things I’ve learned that might help if you are considering doing a Kickstarter campaign: It takes a lot of work to get the campaign ready to launch. You have to make a video. Make sure you are actually making money. It takes time to get the money. Work it baby, work it. Beth Pohlman lives and works in ever interesting Baltimore, Maryland.
Firefox OS History Firefox OS was publicly demonstrated in February 2012, on Android-compatible smartphones. By December 16, 2014, fourteen operators in 28 countries throughout the world offered Firefox OS phones. In January 2016 Mozilla announced that Firefox OS would power Panasonic's UHD TVs (as previously announced Firefox OS "would pivot to connected devices"). In September 2016 Mozilla announced that work on Firefox OS had ceased, and that all B2G-related code would be removed from mozilla-central. Project inception and roll-out Commencement of project This led to much blog coverage. According to Ars Technica, "Mozilla says that B2G is motivated by a desire to demonstrate that the standards-based open Web has the potential to be a competitive alternative to the existing single-vendor application development stacks offered by the dominant mobile operating systems Jan Jongboom at the Simonyi Conference - 2014 Development history Demonstrations
Society of the Spectacle Guy Debord 1967 Written: 1967;Translation: Black & Red, 1977;Transcription/HTML Markup: Greg Adargo. Chapter 1 “Separation Perfected” But certainly for the present age, which prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, representation to reality, the appearance to the essence... illusion only is sacred, truth profane. Nay, sacredness is held to be enhanced in proportion as truth decreases and illusion increases, so that the highest degree of illusion comes to be the highest degree of sacredness. In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. The images detached from every aspect of life fuse in a common stream in which the unity of this life can no longer be reestablished. The spectacle presents itself simultaneously as all of society, as part of society, and as instrument of unification. In a world which really is topsy-turvy, the true is a moment of the false.
Niccolò Machiavelli Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (Italian: [nikkoˈlɔ makjaˈvɛlli]; 3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He was for many years an official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He was a founder of modern political science, and more specifically political ethics. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. His personal correspondence is renowned in the Italian language. He was Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power. "Machiavellianism" is a widely used negative term to characterize unscrupulous politicians of the sort Machiavelli described in The Prince. Life Machiavelli was born in a tumultuous era—popes waged acquisitive wars against Italian city-states, and people and cities often fell from power. Works The Prince
How to bypass an Android smartphone’s encryption and security: Put it in the freezer Security researchers at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany have shown that they can extract photos, surfing history, and contact lists from Android smartphones, even if the phone is locked and the disk is encrypted. The software, called FROST, has been open-sourced by the researchers and is reasonably easy to use, if you’re interested in replicating the results. There is a caveat, though: As the name suggests, you need to put the phone in the freezer first. The attack vector used by Tilo Müller, Michael Spreitzenbarth, and Felix Freiling is referred to as a cold boot attack. Cold booting (or hard booting) is where you reboot a system by cutting the power completely, and then turning back on. Six successive RAM dumps from a Galaxy Nexus, as its RAM slowly loses data integrity. “But RAM is volatile,” you decry. Reading RAM is difficult, though. Now, as we mentioned, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes for RAM to lose its data.
Slow Quest Bermondsey to Borough | In Search of Space My second urban wander last week was from Bermondsey to Borough, when I was fortunate enough to be travelling back from docklands towards the city around 5pm, with time to spare to jump off the tube early and continue at least some of my journey on foot. I chose Bermondsey as I had a loose idea that I might find the road that featured in the BBC TV series/book The Secret History of Our Streets: London but as I'd not properly prepared for this I had no recollection of what it was called or where it was ... for future reference I it's Reverdy Road. Instead however I drifted westwards from Bermondsey tube station, in the vague direction of home, but with no real idea where I was going or what I planned to see. The first section of my walk was a fairly uninspiring trek down the busy Jamaica Road. Turning into Shad Thames I was immediately greeted with what, to me, seems like real docklands. Shad Thames, London SE2 Shad Thames, London SE2
on Thomas Pynchon's Mason and Dixon, Part 3 [includes Topics and a Map] Large conclusions seem inappropriate for this present stage of earliness in our reception of this wonder-filled new gift from Pynchon. We need to keep our discussions as open and wide-ranging and undogmatic as possible, to place the novel's comic and tragic world views in continual juxtaposition. We need to keep our humility and our sense of humor about us as well, even as we try for readings as ambitious as the novel clearly is. We need to meditate on the irony that Pynchon's deepest exploration of aging and mortality may be also the novel whose humor is freest and most liberated, the book in which Pynchon is able to satirize most trenchantly those personal and artistic traits---creative paranoia and a mania for invisibility---for which he is most notorious. Instead of further "conclusions" I offer below some questions and topics for further thought directly relevant to the issues I have raised here: Note also that an on-line concordance to Mason and Dixon is being assembled.