Kickstarter ends 21 December 2018 at 6:00 PM MST http://kck.st/2reg2KV Our planet is in crisis. As readers, publishers, and writers, we must ask ourselves: In this pivotal moment, what is our role? Here: Poems for the Planet answers this question through poetry and a practical guide to activism, inviting readers to get inspired—literally, take in a new breath—and … Continue reading HERE: Poems for the Planet by Copper Canyon Press
“The Mushroom Hunters” by Neil Gaiman is one of the best poems I’ve read this year.
https://youtu.be/vjSohj-Iclc Boston Dynamics occasionally uploads these short videos demonstrating their latest robotics technology and capabilities. I'm always amazed by the leap forward in movement smoothness and efficiency. 🤖
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k Joel Hodgson has launched a $2 million Kickstarter to bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000! As a longtime viewer and someone who spends every Thanksgiving now watching Hodgson stream old episodes of MST3K online, I'm more than willing to donate a lot of money for a brand new season of cheesy movie riffing. The minimum goal would … Continue reading Mystery Science Theater 3000 Could Be Coming Back!
https://youtu.be/YQHsXMglC9A When I learned that my favorite director directed one of my favorite singer's latest music videos, I was extremely hopeful, but I never expected one of the best music videos ever filmed. Xavier Dolan has crafted for Adele's latest single "Hello" a video masterpiece full of setting, movement, and emotion. The lovely sepia tone … Continue reading New Favorite: Adele’s “Hello” Video Directed by Xavier Dolan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0cXgr0QIN8 Susan Fonseca gave a talk last January at a TEDx event in San Jose, California about waiting for promising emerging technologies to arrive. Her father passed away for need of an organ despite promising advances in 3-D printing. Fonseca's experience is a poignant illustration of what I refer to as "The Bittersweet Years". Technological … Continue reading The Bittersweet Years
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddJeWtQBiGs My second most favorite web series of the year: season 2 of “Husbands”. After a successful Kickstarter, the second season had higher production values and many special guest stars. Each episode was also longer than the first season episodes. The one negative: there were only four episodes in the second season!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3bSbnAXrM4 Neil Patrick Harris dreams THE LULLABYE - Neil’s Puppet Dreams - first episode of a very risque new series on the Nerdist YouTube channel.
https://vimeo.com/39287297 The Outs: State of the Union - by far my favorite web series this year. The perfect mix of humor and angst that suggests online video can reach the quality of award-winning cinema.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrlre6HKmWs Another funny web series about bear culture shenanigans and murder (!) that manages to be pretty risque even for YouTube.
https://vimeo.com/5229281 “Gay’s Anatomy” is “Grey’s Anatomy” meets “The Office” by way of “Queer as Folk”. This hysterical web series began its second season in 2012 after a long delay.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/eastsiderstheseries/56559858 The first episode of a new gay-themed web series called “Eastsiders”, starring Van Hansis and Kit Williamson. This is the latest great web series in a year packed full of them.
https://vimeo.com/33919422 Craig Mod is writer, designer, and publisher exploring the possibilities of digital books. He recently wrote about “Subcompact Publishing” that spawned a lot of discourse across the web. As you may recall, this year I have been spending a lot of time posting about digital publishing, in fact devoting one of my boards on … Continue reading Craig Mod’s Subcompact Publishing Concept
https://youtu.be/JUP9AOqoMFg Post 3 of 3 about the people using video and other media to help inspire all of us to discuss and create our own shared future. I am regularly watching their latest thought-provoking videos. Jason Silva has emerged as a leading spokesperson for the call to create a positive future for all of humanity. … Continue reading Jason Silva
https://youtu.be/L6yl_1Qp1Kg Post 2 of 3 about the people using video and other media to help inspire all of us to discuss and create our own shared future. I am regularly watching their latest thought-provoking videos. Ramona Pringle created and hosts “rdigitalife”, a web series about “the evolving relationship betwen humanity and technology”. The series began … Continue reading Ramona Pringle
https://youtu.be/W9Ddf7121pU Post 1 of 3 about the people using video and other media to help inspire all of us to discuss and create our own shared future. I am regularly watching their latest thought-provoking videos. Anna Stillwell and The Human Project [DEFUNCT] are using diversity as a powerful tool for exploring - and defining - humanity, technology, … Continue reading Anna Stillwell
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattyg/playa-time-lapse-20 Go gigabig or go home.
http://kck.st/rt8PAE Trailer for a documentary - filmed in 3D - about longevity. The filmmakers are raising money to finish the film via Kickstarter.