Crowdsourcing as an Engine of Iteration

Kickstarter and other such crowdsourcing sites are typically thought of simply as places to raise money. Yes, they can be, but they are much more than this. Even more important than raising funds, Crowdsourcing is a way of testing and iterating and growing your way to success. Most folks don’t seem to get this. I certainly didn’t when first started using Kickstarter four years […]

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Kickstarters in Spaaaaaaace!

The year that I was born, Carl Sagan (the pre Neil Degrasse Tyson “Cosmos” guy) had this to say about a solar wind powered spacecraft: Now, almost 40 years later, it finally really exists! The first test mission just successfully completed last week, and I was one of the folks eagerly tuning into the press conferences […]

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Kickstarter lessons learned (aka 69 days to success)

I did my first Kickstarter project in 2011/12 before most people knew what Kickstarter was. Since then, I’ve advised a couple artist/tech friends with their crowd-funding campaigns on a variety of platforms. Now I’m the co-writer for a Stomp-like stage show debuting in LA soon (UPDATE: It’s called Radatatical: A Journey in Rhythm and you can support […]

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“Could Love” on Kickstarter

I hope your 2012 is off to a great start! Mine sure is, I write this post while on a train from Freiburg, Germany through the beautiful countryside to Basel, Switzerland. I’ve just spend the last few weeks performing, teaching, & traveling in Europe where I’ve been met with a great response every step of […]

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