For the Next Generation of Light Painters: Pixelstick

Light painting is the process of capturing light over long exposure shots, often creating words, quirky characters and flowing lines by waving a small light source such as a flashlight in sequence in front of a camera. Though many artists enjoy the challenges and rewards that come with light painting, many are also frustrated by… Continue reading For the Next Generation of Light Painters: Pixelstick

Kickstarter on the Rise: Over 50,000 Projects Funded to Date by over 5 Million Backers

As more and more people catch the entrepreneurial bug, creatives are increasingly turning to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter to fund artistic projects, new business ventures and more. Yesterday Kickstarter announced that it passed two milestones: over 50,000 projects successfully funded by over five million backers from around the world. What’s more, Kickstarter reports that over… Continue reading Kickstarter on the Rise: Over 50,000 Projects Funded to Date by over 5 Million Backers

Dutch Wind Turbine Sale Sets World Crowdfunding Record

Setting a new world record for crowdfunding, Dutch households purchased a wind turbine in just 13 hours through Windcentrale, a company that facilitates cooperative wind turbine purchases.

Protesters Crowdfund $99K and Counting to Demand Change in Turkish Government

What began as a peaceful protest against the removal of green space from Istanbul and spiraled into a┬áviolent attack by the police, complete with teargas and water cannons,┬áhas erupted into a larger protest against the government in Turkey and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policies. Now protesters are criticizing the government’s use of force, lack… Continue reading Protesters Crowdfund $99K and Counting to Demand Change in Turkish Government

Helping Students Afford the Cost of a New PC for College

Microsoft has launched Chip In, a new Kickstarter-style crowdfunding program to help students raise money toward the cost of a new Windows PC for college. The first program of its kind, Microsoft hopes Chip In will compete with others’ back-to-school promotions (such as the $100 gift card to the Mac App Store Apple offers with… Continue reading Helping Students Afford the Cost of a New PC for College