Projects We Love: Become a Molecular Mixologist
Or a bio-artist, or a DNA tinkerer — all with one desktop device.
Kickstarter creators have so many stories to tell, and so much insight to share, that we couldn’t possibly capture it all. But the first season of our podcast Just the Beginning starts to scratch the surface. We keep coming back to one quote in particular, from artist and author Adam J. Kurtz in our very first episode:
“To me, art is when you feel something and then you create work that will evoke that emotion in others. And if that’s the definition… then a lot of people are artists.”
The entire first season of Just the Beginning is now online, with plenty more creative inspiration and notable quotables for you to ponder. Give it a listen, and leave a review to let us know what you think.
By Yixiao Jiang and John Min
Molecular mixology, painting with pigments from coral, extracting DNA from fossils — these are just a few of the applications the Feles team hopes to bring to your desktop. With their home biolab, they aim to make biotechnology radically more accessible — no biology PhD required.
By Beautiful Glitch
Fall in love at Monster Camp, battle it out in an epic snowball fight, or take the road trip of a lifetime in the long-awaited sequel to the popular multiplayer dating sim Monster Prom. (Bonus: It’s three games in one!)
By John Michael Boling
A self-aware chatbot, a washed-up AI academic, and a tech titan with possibly nefarious motives are at the center of this music-driven animated web series set in a world adjacent to our own. Watch the first episode, then back the project to help the team — led by net artist John Michael Boling — make more.
By Kadak Collective
This collection of graphic narratives from over 50 South Asian writers and artists will investigate what it means to be a “bystander” — by choice or by circumstance — in the midst of political and social upheaval.