Posts Tagged: kickstarter

Glow-in-the-Dark Trees

Hoping to give new meaning to the term “natural light,” a small group of biotechnology hobbyists and entrepreneurs has started a project to develop plants that glow, potentially leading the way for trees that can replace electric streetlamps and potted flowers luminous enough to read by.

WHAT. It also has a Kickstarter ("inspired by fireflies and aquatic bioluminescence"!), through which they've already raised more than 400% of their goal money. But then it gets a little freaky ("widespread random and nation-wide release of synthetic organisms," plus — why not — the etymologies of luciferase and luciferin, although I guess that's light in general), and then [...]


Lesbians of Long Island

I'm sure we've all wanted to make documentaries about our beloved, eccentric lesbian aunts, but this woman actually did. (The trailer starts at 0:50, and it's got impassioned serial-killer conversation content.)


The Nu[de] Project

If you're in a place where it's appropriate to look at cool pictures of naked people, The Nu Project is a collection of portraits of women in their homes (anyone can volunteer), and will eventually be a Kickstarted book, too, if you want one of those.


Would You Let Your Pet Spend Eternity on Your Lap?

Ahhhhhhh. I, uh, umm… I might, I cannot. I eeeeeeeeeeeeee.

(You can fund this on Kickstarter if you want to see the whole movie made, which I think, obviously, you do.)



My Experience Working at a Marijuana Dispensary

I'm a terrible waitress. I know this because I’ve been fired from every waitressing job I’ve ever had, and this is not a great thing if you’re an unemployed actor who needs a rent-paying gig that offers both flexibility (for auditions) and enough cash to keep you afloat (between acting jobs). It was 2006, and I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. But then a major TV network flew me from New York to Los Angeles to screen test for a sit-com pilot, and I landed at LAX with $500 to my name and a certainty that THIS was the gig that would finally put me on [...]


Morning Music: Etch the Line, by Correatown

I'm now on my second listen through this lovely six-track EP from independent Los Angeles dream-pop band Correatown (helmed by vocalist Angela Correa).

They're "DIY," which means they've got a Kickstarter to raise money for their first album — the minimum requested donation is a dollar, but if you give them $65, Angela "will create a LIVE freestyled rap-ditty (performed to the end credits music of The Wire!) about YOU or a subject of your choosing," if you give them $350, you get "the most delicious meal you can imagine," for four, served in the LA area (or where tour dates coincide), and you don't even want to [...]