I met Joel Clark and Tavit Geudelekian in Joel's Bushwick loft. They were talking, as people so often do in these situations, about a work of great literature. Joel's well-worn copy of Moby Dick was on the coffee table, next to an Apple laptop. The computer was displaying images from the card game that they have developed based on the novel. It is called "Moby Dick, or, The Card Game."
They created the project with Andy Kopas, Mark Perloff, and John Kauderer. Today it went live for fundraising on Kickstarter, with a goal of $25,000. The game mechanics combine luck and skill, much like a 19th century whaling [...]
"Alex Andon, the creator of the project, may have a degree in biology and environmental science from Duke. His jellyfish tank design may have won the Best New Aquarium Product at this year’s Global Pet Expo trade show. But he has jellyfish blood on his hands."
"I am self-publishing a book of poetry and artwork I created in my 20's called 'Violence + Feathers.' I worked as an actress on a very popular TV show in the 80's called FAMILY TIES. This book was created a short time after that series ended as I was acting in films and plays." —It's Justine Bateman's Kickstarter! Will she make it? "THIS PROJECT WILL ONLY BE FUNDED IF AT LEAST $19,000 IS PLEDGED BY SATURDAY OCT 29, 11:01AM EDT"! Preemptive note that the Internet requires, due to the "problem of conveying tone": I am bringing this up as a fascinating piece of the cultural moment, not as [...]
Would you like to see a documentary film about about the legendary British punk band, the Mekons? Would you like to help produce one? Awl pal Joe Angio recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to finish The Revenge of the Mekons, for which he has spent the last two years shooting footage.