Kickstarted, a Kickstarter to Document the Crowdfunding Revolution — Kickstarted, a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary on crowdfunding, is one of our top crowd-based projects of the moment. It is the documentary film project of producer Jason Cooper and design pro Jay Armitage to tell the story of the crowdfunding movement. According to Cooper and Armitage: “Our goal is to present a truthful, exciting and inspiring look at what it means to be creative, independent and funded by the crowd.”
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was allegedly caught on video smoking crack, and Gawker ran a “Crackstarter” to buy it from Somali drug dealers. Plus, Planetary Resources wants to launch a telescope into space, and has turned to the crowd for help. We discuss those stories and more in our 25th installment of the Crowded Room.
Square Enix, a video game publisher who posted a $134 million loss for the last fiscal year, recently expressed interest crowd-driven platforms like Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight as a way to reform its business model.
As protests continue, Turkish activists have raised almost $100,000 on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to place a full-page ad in the New York Times that explains the unrest taking place in their home country.