Jesse and I, as part of print all over me are doing a creative residency at Kickstarter. I love kickstarter. I remember years ago when kickstarter was kickstartr and I was like – why didn’t I think of that! Such a great solution to a problem. Print all over me in part started because people were having problems fulfilling kickstarted manufacturing projects. I love the vibe at kickstarter. The space is beautiful, they have a garden, a library, free kombucha! The people that work there all seem fascinating individuals. Kickstarter has built such an amazing culture – it really something to admire.
At Kickstarter, ostensibly we will be working on a mental health card game based on DBT. DBT is a treatment for borderline personality disorder and cannot be entirely treaded with psychotropic drugs. It is about the dialectic between being who you are and changing.The tag line in something like: You are perfect just the way you are, just change.
However as we are doing this part of me wants to kickstart a line of code metal tee shirts, or gender fluid jumpsuits.
One thing I am going to focus on is conscious computation and a lot of the work I started at Recurse. At the end of my time there, I am considering kickstarting the prayer blockchain glowing orb! I am also thinking about the ideas around conscious computation, and some of the ideas around anthropology – like the idea of prayer tech and perhaps turning that into something, perhaps a podcast, series of classes, or website.
The other residents are fascinating, one person is working on erotica, another on sci fi comics, another on African American farmers, I could go on. I just cannot wait to talk with the other folks and learn more about what they are doing.