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All In Good Time: Kickstarter on Late Projects

on Tuesday, Dec. 18th

Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler took to the site’s blog this week to address some of the criticism that’s been brewing over crowdfunding projects that don’t manage to meet their self-appointed deadlines. The lateness is angering backers who feel like they have bought and paid for goods.

Strickler sees the focus on lateness differently in the post entitled “Is lateness failure?

First, it incentivizes creators to take shortcuts to hit their deadlines. As legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto recently said, “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.”

The site has been fighting in recent months to restore the core of their chosen identity. Not as a storefront, but as a hub for creators to build communities.

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Augmented Reality: German Firm Shows Off Touch Based UI

We seem to be on a collision course with wearable computing.

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Will VR’s Killer App Make You Sick?

Polygon’s Ben Kuchera has a close-in look at the design philosophy going into Eve: Valkyrie, the “killer app” for virtual reality systems.

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Immersive Cinema And The Age of Voxelpunk

In the wake of the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR the issue of the future of virtual reality beyond games has stepped into the media spotlight.

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Tribeca’s Storyscapes Returns For An Epic Second Year

The Tribeca Film Festival leapt into the vanguard of transmedia art last year with the inaugural edition of Storyscapes, an event led by TriBeCa’s Director of Digital Initiatives Ingrid Kopp.

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Simple Machine Announces Micro-Festival Grants

We’ve been keeping up with Simple Machine, the independent film curation tool for festival and art house programmers, since running across their booth at South By Southwest last year.

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