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Smell the smell

In March of 2013 I flew to Los Angeles on short notice. It was two days after the Veronica Mars Kickstarter project had launched. Kickstarter’s “Hollywood moment.” I was with Veronica Mars’ creator Rob Thomas in Austin. I sat in his office as the $2 million budget that had

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Introducing the Creative Independent

This morning Kickstarter launched a new project that we’re very excited about: The Creative Independent. The Creative Independent is a new resource of emotional and practical guidance for creative people. Each weekday The Creative Independent will publish one essay or interview from an established or emerging artist in which

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The object, offline

On Monday I spoke at the Museum of Modern Art at a salon to discuss “objects that are born in the digital realm and are then transposed to the physical world.” Here’s what I shared.

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Life and leadership lessons from Dungeons & Dragons

Last year I started playing Dungeons & Dragons for the first time. As a D&D newbie I was nervous. Would I have to wear a costume? I didn’t even know how the game was played. For those new to Dungeons & Dragons, here’s how it works:

Life and leadership lessons from Dungeons & Dragons
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24 hours

There are crazy days and then there are days like yesterday. Kickstarter has experienced some frantic hours but nothing like what happened in the 24-hour span between Wednesday at 6:54pm and Thursday at 6:44pm. Two million-dollar projects, a major political speech involving Kickstarter, an amazing band launching a

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Why we started Kickstarter

This week, a website that I co-founded opened its doors. It’s called Kickstarter, and it’s an easy, feel-good way to raise money to do anything: make a record, produce a book (which is what I am doing), invent an invisibility cloak, put on a show… The possibilities are